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Start Preamble June 19, 2003.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICR's) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of these ICR's with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor. To obtain documentation, contact Vanessa Reeves on 202-693-4124 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail: reeves.vanessa2@dol.gov.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employee Standards Administration (ESA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202-395-7316/this is not a toll-free number), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Agency: Employment Standards Administration.

Title: Economic Survey Schedule.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.

OMB Number: 1215-0028.

Frequency: Biennially.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; State, Local, or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 55.

Number of Annual Responses: 55.

Estimated Time Per Response: 45 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 41.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0.

Description: From WH-1 is used by the Department of Labor to collect data and prepare an economic report for the industry committee which sets industry rates in American Samoa. This collection of information is authorized by 29 CFR 511.6 and 511.11.

Agency: Employment Standards Administration.

Title: Notice of Termination, Suspension, Reduction or Increase in benefit Payments.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

OMB Number: 1215-0064.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 325.

Number of Annual Responses: 9,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: 12 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 1,800.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing service): $3,600.

Description: 20 CFR 725.621 requires coal mine operators who pay monthly black lung benefits must notify Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC) of any change in benefits and the reason for that change. DCMWC uses this notification to monitor payments to beneficiaries.

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Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-16162 Filed 6-25-03; 8:45 am]

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