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Start Preamble May 28, 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)/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—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 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: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.

Title of Collection: BLS/OSHS Cooperative Agreement (Application Package).

OMB Control Number: 1220-0149.

Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 58.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 348.

Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.

Description: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) awards funds to agencies in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam to assist them in operating at least one of the two Occupational Safety and Health Statistics (OSHS) cooperative statistical programs. The OSHS Cooperative Agreement (CA) is the vehicle through which State Grant Agencies are awarded these CA funds. The CA package includes application instructions and materials, as well as financial reporting, closeout and other administrative requirements, as spelled out in OMB Circular A-102, Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments, and its implementing Start Printed Page 26737common rule in 2 CFR Part 215, and as published by the Department of Labor at 29 CFR Part 97. Federal Assistance is encouraged by Public Law 91-596, The Occupational Safety and Health Act. For additional information, see related notice published at Vol. 74 FR 12906 on March 25, 2009.

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Darrin A. King,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-12824 Filed 6-2-09; 8:45 am]