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Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

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Start Preamble March 17, 2006.

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: New Collection.

Title: Generic Solicitation for Grant Applications (SGAs).

OMB Number: 1205-0NEW.

Frequency: On occasion and annually.

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

Type of Response: Reporting.

Number of Respondents: 50.

Annual Responses: 5,750.

Average Response time: 20.75 hours.

Total Annual Burden Hours: 119,312.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $2,836,058.

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

Description: Requesting approval for a generic Solicitation for Grant Application form for information collection requirements for SGAs that extend beyond what is collected on currently approved standard forms. OMB approval of this generic SGA form will assist the Department to carry out its responsibilities under the Paperwork Reduction Act by accurately accounting for the public burden associated with grant applications through promoting a common structure for reporting the Start Printed Page 14950information collection requirements contained in DOL's SGAs.

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Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer/Team Leader.

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[FR Doc. E6-4273 Filed 3-23-06; 8:45 am]