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Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.


Submission for OMB review: 30-Day request for comments.


The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) 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.


Comments must be submitted on or before September 16, 2019.


Submit written comments to: Email: Please include the FMCS form number, the information collection title, and the OMB control number in the subject line of the message. Comments may also be sent to fax Start Printed Page 41989number 202.395.5806 to the attention of Desk Officer for FMCS.

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The information collection request is the Request for Arbitration Services (Agency Form F-43), OMB control number 3076-0016. No comments were received pursuant to FMCS's prior 60-day notice in the Federal Register on June 7, 2019. This information collection request was previously approved by OMB.

OMB is interested in comments on specific aspects of the collection. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:

(1) 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;

(2) Evaluates the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden of the proposed collection information;

(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic collection technologies or other forms of information technology.

Burden: FMCS receives approximately 16,000 responses to the form Request for Arbitration Services (OMB No. 3076-0016).

Affected Entities: Employers and their representatives, and labor unions, their representatives and employees, who request arbitration services.

For additional information, see the related 60-day notice published in the Federal Register at 84 FR 26683 on June 7, 2019.

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Dated: August 12, 2019.

Jeannette Walters-Marquez,

Deputy General Counsel.

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[FR Doc. 2019-17583 Filed 8-15-19; 8:45 am]