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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Annual Refiling Survey Forms

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The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the information collection request (ICR) sponsored by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) titled, “Annual Refiling Survey Forms,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).


Submit comments on or before November 5, 2010.


A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden Start Printed Page 61775may be obtained from the Web site,​public/​do/​PRAMain or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an e-mail to

Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-7314/Fax: 202-395-7245 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-mail:

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Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at

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The DOL is seeking OMB reauthorization of the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS) information collection. While the primary purpose of the ARS is to verify or to correct the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to establishments, there are other important purposes of the ARS. The ARS seeks accurate mailing and physical location addresses of establishments as well as geographic codes such as county and township (independent city, parish, or island in some States).

The ARS constitutes an information collection within the meaning of the PRA. Under the PRA, a Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it is currently approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB control number. Furthermore, the public is generally not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a currently valid OMB control number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB Control Number 1220-0032. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2010. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2010 (75 FR 29782).

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1220-0032. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:

  • 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 currently approved collection.

Title of Collection: Annual Refiling Survey Forms.

Form Numbers: Forms BLS-3023-(NVS), BLS-3023-(NVM), and BLS-3023-NCA.

OMB Control Number: 1220-0032.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions, and farms.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,296,334.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,296,334.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 128,838.

Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.

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Dated: September 30, 2010.

Michel Smyth,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-25106 Filed 10-5-10; 8:45 am]