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Start Preamble July 21, 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: king.darrin@dol.gov.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employment 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 of responses. Start Printed Page 44102

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title: Reporting and Performance Standards System for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Youth Programs Under Title I-D, section 167 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

OMB Number: 1205-0429.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.

Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Reporting.

Information collection requirementNumber of ResponsesFrequencyAnnual responsesAverage response time (hours)Annual burden hours
Plan Narrative12Annually12560
Data Record12On occasion5,000315,000
Report from Data Record12Annually12224
Budget Information Summary (ETA-9096)12Annually1215180
Program Planning Summary (ETA-9097)12Annually1215180
Program Status Summary (ETA-9098)12Quarterly487336
Totals5,09615,780

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

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

Description: Section 185 of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). (Pub. L. 105-220) requires funds recipients to keep records and submit such reports as may be required by the Secretary of Labor “to permit the tracing of funds to a level of expenditure adequate to ensure that the funds have not been spent unlawfully.” The WIA Final Rules at 20 CFR 667.300 require annual plans and quarterly performance reports from all “direct grant recipients”.

The primary uses of the data under WIA 167 Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Youth Program are to provide material reports to the Secretary of Labor, respond to Congressional inquiries, support Congressional testimony on behalf of the program and to identify areas of technical assistance need and performance improvement. Data is also used to establish performance standards for each of the required performance measures per regulations at part 669, subpart D, sections 669.500 and 669.510.

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Darrin A. King,

Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-18965 Filed 7-24-03; 8:45 am]

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