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Start Preamble August 13, 2009.

The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection requests (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 each 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: 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 Department of Labor—ETA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-5806 (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.Start Printed Page 41742

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

Title of Collection: Unemployment Compensation for Ex-servicemembers (UCX)—ETA Handbook 284.

OMB Control Number: 1205-0176.

Agency Form Number: ETA-841 and ETA-843.

Affected Public: State Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 88.

Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden (does not include hour costs): $0.

Description: Federal Law (5 U.S.C. 8521 et seq.) provides unemployment insurance protection, to former members of the Armed Forces (ex-servicemembers) and is referred to in abbreviated form as “UCX”. The forms in the Handbook are used in connection with the provisions of this benefit assistance. For additional information, see related notice published at Volume 74 FR 23887 on May 21, 2009.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

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

Title of Collection: Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) Program.

OMB Control Number: 1205-0245.

Agency Form Number: N/A.

Affected Public: State Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 52.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 429,897.

Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden (does not include hour costs): $0.

Description: The Benefits Accuracy Measurement program provides reliable estimates of the accuracy of benefit payments and denied claims in the Unemployment Insurance program, and identifies the sources of miss-payments and improper denials so that their causes can be eliminated. For additional information, see related notice published at Volume 74 FR 14579 on March 31, 2009.

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Darrin A. King,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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