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Start Preamble May 18, 2009.

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 Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number)/email:

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor—Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 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 Fderal 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: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Type of Review: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection.

Title of Collection: Veterans Supplement to the CPS.

OMB Control Number: 1220-0102.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 400.

Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.

Description: The Veterans Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS) is conducted biennially and the next scheduled date is August 2009. This supplement is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and by the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS). Data collected through this supplement will be used to determine policies that better meet the needs of our Nation's veteran population. The supplement provided information on the labor force status of veterans with a service-connected disability, combat veterans, past or present National Guard and Reserve members, and recently discharged veterans. Data are provided by period of service and a range of demographic characteristics. The supplement also provides information about veterans participation in various transition and employment training programs. Respondents are veterans who are not currently on active duty or are members of a household where a veteran lives. For additional information, see related notice published at Vol. 74 FR 9830 on March 6, 2009.

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Darrin A. King,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-11899 Filed 5-20-09; 8:45 am]