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 contacting Ira Mills at the Department of Labor on 202-693-4122 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail: Mills.Ira@dol.gov. This ICR can also be accessed online at http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm.
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: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) Program.
OMB Number: 1205-0245.
Type of Response: Reporting.
Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; farms; Federal Government; State, local, or tribal government.
Type of Response: Reporting.
Number of Respondents: 188,984.
Annual Responses: 47,160.
Average Response time: 63.1 hours.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 429,805.
Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: 38.4.
Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 504.0.
Description: The Department of Labor is revising its Benefit Accuracy Measurement program to modify the data collection methodology because of a program change. The BAM program Start Printed Page 37099provides reliable estimates of the accuracy of benefit payments and denied claims in the UI program, and identifies the sources of mispayments and improper denials so that their causes can be eliminated.Start Signature
Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer/Team Leader.
[FR Doc. 06-5796 Filed 6-28-06; 8:45 am]
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