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Start Preamble July 21, 2008.

The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of 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: 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 toll-free numbers)/e-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within Start Printed Page 4347630 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: New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number).

Title: Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Initiative Evaluation.

OMB Control Number: 1205-0NEW.

Form Number: None.

Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments and Private Sector.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,600.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,200.

Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.

Description: This data collection covers qualitative information to be obtained through on-site, unstructured interviews with representatives in each of the 13 regions awarded WIRED funding. Data to be collected includes information regarding the regional context, goals, planning, structure, partnerships, collaboration, activities, funding, challenges, innovations, approaches for measuring success, and sustainability. For additional information, see related notice published at 73 FR 16912 on March 31, 2008.

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Darrin A. King,

Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-17006 Filed 7-24-08; 8:45 am]

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