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Start Preamble August 14, 2003.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICRs) 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 each ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting 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 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 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: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Title: International Price Program (IPP)/U.S. Export Price Indexes.

OMB Number: 1220-0025.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Frequency: Monthly and quarterly.

Type of Response: Reporting.

Number of Respondents: 4,350.

Number of Annual Responses: 20,575.

Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 1 to 30 minutes with an average of 9 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 12,612.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

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

Description: The International Price Program indexes, a primary economic indicator, are used as: Measures of movement in international prices, indicators of inflationary trends in the economy; sources of information used to determine U.S. monetary, fiscal, trade, and commercial policies. They are also used to deflate the Gross Domestic Product.

Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Title: International Price Program (IPP)/U.S. Import Product Information.

OMB Number: 1220-0026.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Frequency: Monthly and quarterly.

Type of Response: Reporting.

Number of Respondents: 5,400.

Number of Annual Responses: 23,420.

Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 1 to 30 minutes with an average of 9 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 15,495.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

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

Description: The International Price Program indexes, a primary economic indicator, are used as: Measures of movement in international prices, indicators of inflationary trends in the economy; sources of information used to determine U.S. monetary, fiscal, trade, and commercial policies. They are also used to deflate the Gross Domestic Product.

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Darrin A. King,

Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-21272 Filed 8-19-03; 8:45 am]

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