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Start Preamble September 8, 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: mills.ira@dol.gov.

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: Application For Alien Employment Certification.

OMB Number: 1205-0015.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Individuals or households; Not-for-profit institutions: Farms; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 112,000.

Number of Annual Responses: 112,000.

ActivityRespondentsHours perTotal hours
Permanent100,0002.8280,000
H-2A4,00014,000
H-2B8,0001.411,200

Total Burden Hours: 295,200.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

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

Description: The Form ETA 750, Part A, is utilized to collect information that permits the Department to meet federal responsibilities for administering two nonimmigrant programs: the H-2A and H-2B Temporary Labor Certification Programs. The H-2A temporary agricultural program establishes a means for agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers to bring nonimmigrant aliens to the U.S. to perform agricultural labor or services of a temporary or seasonal nature. The H-2B program establishes a means for employers to bring nonimmigrant aliens to the U.S. to perform temporary nonagricultural services or labor.

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Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-21055 Filed 9-17-04; 8:45 am]

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