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 Amy Hobby on 202-693-4553 (this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@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 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: Extension without change of an existing OMB Control Number.
Title of Collection: Labor Condition Application for H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 Nonimmigrants.
OMB Control Number: 1205-0310.
Agency Form Number(s): ETA-9035, ETA-9035CP, ETA-9035E, and WH-4.
Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits, not-for-profit institutions.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 77,500.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 368,991.
Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.
Description: The application form and other information collection instruments are to be used by employers seeking to use nonimmigrants (H-1B, H-1B1, E-3) in specialty occupations and as fashion models or by those who want to report violations. The collection of information will permit the Department to meet its statutory responsibilities for program administration, management, and oversight. For additional information, see related notice published at 73 FR 36357 on June 26, 2008.Start Signature
Darrin A. King,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-26544 Filed 11-6-08; 8:45 am]
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