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Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

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Start Preamble November 15, 2005.

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 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 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.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration (ETA).

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Title: Trade Act Participant Report (TAPR).

OMB Number: 1205-0392.

Frequency: Quarterly.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Type of Response: Reporting.

Number of Respondents: 50.

Annual Responses: 200.

Average Response time: 2.5 hours.

TAA burdenHours per TAPR submissionStates submitting per quarterAnnual TAPR burden hoursApplicable hourly rateAnnual TAPR burden dollars
TAPR Submission2.550500$32.50$16,250
Data Collection0.330,0009,00032.50292,500

Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,500.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: 0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $308,750.

Description: On June 16, 1998, OMB approved a Government Performance Results Act compliant data collection Start Printed Page 70881and reporting system for the Trade Adjustment Assistance program. This system was revised in 2000 and is now known as the Trade Act Participant Report (TAPR). States implemented the TAPR beginning with the first quarter of fiscal year 1999, and have continued to collect and report data every quarter since then.

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Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-23146 Filed 11-22-05; 8:45 am]