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Start Preamble October 26, 2007.

The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission 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; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Katherine Astrich, OMB Desk Officer for the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316 / Fax: 202-395-6974 (these are not a toll-free numbers), E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see below).

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: Revision of a currently approved collection.*

Title: Benefits Timeliness and Quality Review System.

OMB Control Number: 1205-0359.

Form Numbers: ETA-9050; ETA; 9051; ETA-9052; ETA-9054; ETA-9055; ETA-9056; and ETA-9057 (*the previously used Form ETA-9053 is being eliminated).

Affected Public: State Governments.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 37,532.

Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.

Description: The information collected under the Benefits Timeliness and Quality (BTQ) Review System and associated forms (see above) is one of the primary means used by the Department to assess state Unemployment Insurance (UI) program performance levels and to ensure that the Secretary's oversight responsibilities for determining the proper and efficient administration of the UI program are carried out pursuant to the Social Security Act Title III, section 303(a)(1). State Workforce Agencies also use the BTQ performance measures for their internal UI program assessment.

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Darrin A. King,

Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-22080 Filed 11-9-07; 8:45 am]

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