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Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

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Start Preamble September 10, 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 Web site at​public/​do/​PRAMain or by contacting Mary Beth Smith-Toomey on 202-693-4223 (this is not a toll-free number) / e-mail:

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor—Employment Standards Administration (ESA), 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: 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 Standards Administration.

Type of Review: Revision of an existing OMB Control Number.

Title of Collection: Applications for Authority to Employ Full-Time Students at Subminimum Wages in Retail/Service Establishments/Agriculture/Institutions of Higher Education.

OMB Control Number: 1215-0032.

Affected Public: Private Sector—Business or other for-profits, Not for-profit institutions, and Farms.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 389.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 97.

Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $175.

Description: The information is used to determine (1) whether a retail or service or agriculture employer should be authorized to pay subminimum wages to full-time students pursuant to the provisions of section 14(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and (2) whether an Institution of Higher Education should be authorized to pay subminimum wages to its own full-time students pursuant to the provisions of FLSA section 14(b). For additional information, see related notice published at Volume 73 FR 30980 on May 29, 2008.

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Darrin A. King,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-21546 Filed 9-15-08; 8:45 am]