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 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—Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 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: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Type of Review: Extension with change of a currently approved collection.
Title of Collection: Consumer Price Index (CPI) Housing Survey (CADC).
OMB Control Number: 1220-0163.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 126,895.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 12,394.
Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.
Description: The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by consumers for a market basket of goods and services. Each month, BLS data collectors visit or call thousands of retail stores, service establishments, rental units, and doctors, offices all over the United States to obtain information on the prices of the thousands of items used to track and measure price changes in the CPI. The CPI Housing Survey is the nation's primary source of information on residential rent change. For additional information, see related notice published at Vol. 74 FR 28726 on June 17, 2009.Start Signature
Darrin A. King,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-21715 Filed 9-9-09; 8:45 am]
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