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Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Application for Job Placement and Training Services

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of request for comments.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Application for Job Placement and Training Services Start Printed Page 16044authorized by OMB Control Number 1076-0062. This information collection expires June 30, 2014.

DATES:

Submit comments on or before May 23, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments on the information collection to Jack Stevens, Division Chief, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW., MS-20 SIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 208-4564; email: Jack.Stevens@bia.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jack Stevens, (202) 208-6764.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) is seeking renewal of the approval for the information collection conducted under 25 CFR part 26 to administer the job placement and training program, which provides vocational/technical training, related counseling, guidance, and job placement services, and limited financial assistance to Indian individuals who are not less than 18 years old and who reside with the Department of the Interior (DOI) approved service areas. This information collection includes a form: BIA-8205, Application for Job Placement and/or Training Assistance.

II. Request for Comments

The IEED requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents.

Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB Control Number.

It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

III. Data

OMB Control Number: 1076-0062.

Title: Application for Job Placement & Training Services.

Brief Description of Collection: Submission of this information allows DOI to administer the job placement and training program, which provides vocational/technical training, related counseling, guidance, job placement services, and limited financial assistance to Indian individuals who are not less than 18 years old and who reside within DOI approved service areas. The information collection includes an application for services, quarterly progress reports, and information from employers regarding opportunities. Response is required to obtain a benefit.

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

Respondents: Individuals seeking to participate, or currently participating, in the IEED job placement and training program.

Number of Respondents: 4,900 per year, on average.

Number of Responses: 7,450 per year, on average.

Frequency of Response: Once annually to apply for services, quarterly to provide progress reports, on occasion to provide information regarding job opportunities.

Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,726 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost: $0.

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Dated: March 14, 2014.

John Ashley,

Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources.

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[FR Doc. 2014-06249 Filed 3-21-14; 8:45 am]

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