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Start Preamble June 26, 2003.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) 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 this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor. To obtain documentation, contact Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or E-Mail:

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), 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 responses.

Type of Review: New collection.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Evaluation of the Individual Training Account Experiment.

OMB Number: 1205-ONEW.

Affected Public: Individuals of households.

Frequency; One Time.

Type of Response: Reporting.

Number of Respondents: 3,840.

Number of Annual Responses: 3,840.

Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 1,920.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0.

Description: This ICR seeks OMB approval for a follow-up survey to be conducted as part of the Individual Training Account (ITA) Experiment. The experiment is designed to test three different approaches to providing ITAs. Data from the follow-up survey of ITA customers will be used to describe experiences inside the workforce system and labor market outcomes for ITA customers. Measures of these experiences and outcomes are necessary to the evaluation of the three approaches. Based on information from the survey and other data sources, the U.S. Department of Labor can advise local workforce boards on how to administer their ITA programs.

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Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-17190 Filed 7-7-03; 8:45 am]