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Start Preamble February 26, 2004.

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 each ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Department of Labor (DOL). To obtain documentation, contact Ira Mills on 202-693-4122 (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 DOL, 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 and Training Administration.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title: ETA 29 CFR Part 29—Labor Standards for the Registration of Apprenticeship Programs.

OMB Number: 1205-0223.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; State, local, or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 290,531.

Number of Annual Responses: 290,531.

Estimated Time Per Response:

SectionFrequencyRespondentsAverage time per respondentTotal hours
29.3 (Apprentice)One-time31,95620 minutes10,546
29.6 (Apprentice)One-time118,78650 minutes9,859
29.5 (Sponsor)One-time1,6882 hours3,376
29.5 (SAC)One-time1,4142 hours2,828
29.7 (Sponsor)One-time4050 minutes3
29.12One-time302 hours60

Total Burden Hours: 60,826.

Description: Title 29 CFR part 29 sets forth labor standards to safeguard the welfare of apprentices and to extend the application of such standards by prescribing policies and procedures concerning registration of apprenticeship programs.

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Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-4947 Filed 3-4-04; 8:45 am]