Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 1772-1773 [E6-148]

Download as PDF 1772 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2006 / Notices Clarke County Millwood Commercial Historic District, Parts of Millwood Rd. and Tannery Ln., Millwood, 05001624 Danville Independent City Pulaski County Jones, Arthur J., House 814 Scott St. Little Rock, 76000456 [FR Doc. E6–132 Filed 1–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–51–P Langhorne House, 117 Broad St., Danville (Independent City), 05001586 Fauquier County DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mount Hope, 6015 Georgetown Rd., New Baltimore, 05001625 Office of the Secretary Giles County Walker’s Creek Presbyterian Church (Boundary Increase), Walker’s Creek Balley Rd., Pearisburg, 05001622 Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request January 3, 2006. Goochland County Second Union School, (Rosenwald Schools in Virginia MPS) 2787 Hadensville Fife Rd., Goochland, 05001583 VIRGINIA Henry County Bassett, John D., High School, VA 57, Bassett, 05001587 Highland County Mansion House, VA 645, 161 Mansion House Rd., McDowell, 05001619 Loudoun County Francis-Gulick Mill, Address Restricted, Leesburg, 05001582 Norfolk Independent City Lambert’s Point Knitting Mill (122–0934), 808 W. 44th St., Norfolk (Independent City), 05001585 Richmond Independent City Gordon-Baughan-Warren House, 6303 Towana Rd., Richmond (Independent City), 05001621 Stafford County Hartwood Manor, 335 Hartwood Rd., Harwood vicinity, 05001618 Suffolk Independent City Cedar Hill Cemetery, S. of E. Constance Rd., Suffolk (Independent City), 05001584 Harrell, Joel E., Son, 110 Virginia Ham Dr., Suffolk (Independent City), 05001580 Wise County Fulton, E.M., House, 103 W. Main St., Wise, 05001581 WISCONSIN Fond Du Lac County Zion Congregational Church, N4042 Amity Rd., Alto, 05001579 A request for removal has been made for the following resources: rmajette on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ARKANSAS Clark County Cobb-Weber House, 307 N. 6th St. Arkadelphia, 02000956 Howard County Neal, Noel Owen, House 184 Blue Bayou Rd. S. Nashville vicinity, 03000959 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Jan 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted 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, may be obtained by contacting Darrin King on 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov. Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, 202–395–7316 (this is not a toll-free number), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. 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: Employee Benefits Security Administration. Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. Title: Disclosures by Insurers to General Account Policyholders. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Number: 1210–0114. Frequency: Annually. Type of Response: Third party disclosure. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Individuals or households; and Not-for-profit institutions. Number of Respondents: 104. Number of Annual Responses: 112,500. Estimated Time Per Response: 3.75 hours per policy for preparing the annual disclosure and 2 hours per policy for distribution. Total Burden Hours: 478,125. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $22,000.00. Description: Section 1460 of the Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–188) adding a new section 401(c) to ERISA to establish requirements for ‘‘Transition Policies’’ issued before December 31, 1998, to employee benefit plans, under which plan assets are held in the insurer’s general account. The regulation requires financial information to be provided to the plan policyholder when the policy is first issued, annually, and upon request. Ira L. Mills, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–147 Filed 1–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting comments concerning the E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 7 / Wednesday, January 11, 2006 / Notices proposed collection: Request for Earnings Information (LS–426). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before March 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0418, fax (202) 693–1451, E-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) (33 U.S.C. 901 et seq.), and its extensions the Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the Defense Base Act. These Acts provide compensation benefits to injured workers. The Secretary of Labor is authorized, under the Act, to make rules and regulations to administer the Act and its extensions. Pursuant to the LHWCA, injured employees shall receive compensation in an amount equal to 662⁄3 per centum of their average weekly wage. Form LS–426, Request for Earnings Information is used by district offices to collect wage information from injured workers to assure payment of compensation benefits to injured workers at the proper rate. This information is needed for determination of compensation benefits in accordance with Section 10 of the LHWCA. This information collection is currently approved for use through July 31, 2006. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Jan 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 • 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks the approval of the extension of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to assure payment of compensation benefits to injured workers at the proper rate. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Titles: Request for Earnings Information. OMB Number: 1215–0112. Agency Numbers: LS–426. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 1,600. Total Annual Responses: 1,600. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 400. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes. Frequency: On Occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $672.00. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: January 5, 2006. Sue Blumenthal, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E6–148 Filed 1–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1773 information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed new collection of the ‘‘CES Supplemental Form on Temporary Help, Leased, and Other Contracted Work.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before March 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212, telephone number 202–691–7628. (This is not a toll free number.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone number 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a Federal/State program of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It produces monthly estimates of employment, hours, and earnings based on U.S. nonagricultural establishment payrolls. Information for these estimates is derived from 265,000 reports (representing 135,000 UI accounts and 350,000 individual worksites), as of December 2004. Each month, these firms report their employment, payroll, and hours on forms identified as BLS– 790. All of these reports are collected under a probability based sample design. The CES Supplemental Form on Temporary Help, Leased, and Other Contracted Work will focus on the use of temporary help, leased employees, and other contracted workers in all nonfarm industries. Use of these types of employees are an important leading indicator of trends in the U.S. labor market and a better understanding of hiring patterns will help quantify gains and losses in payroll employment. Data will be collected for the reference period of April 12, 2006, and will include the E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 7 (Wednesday, January 11, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1772-1773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-148]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment Standards Administration


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. 
Currently, the Employment Standards Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the

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proposed collection: Request for Earnings Information (LS-426). A copy 
of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by 
contacting the office listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this 
Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before March 13, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Hazel M. Bell, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave., NW., Room S-3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone 
(202) 693-0418, fax (202) 693-1451, E-mail bell.hazel@dol.gov. Please 
use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-
mail).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) (33 U.S.C. 901 
et seq.), and its extensions the Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities 
Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and the Defense Base Act. 
These Acts provide compensation benefits to injured workers. The 
Secretary of Labor is authorized, under the Act, to make rules and 
regulations to administer the Act and its extensions. Pursuant to the 
LHWCA, injured employees shall receive compensation in an amount equal 
to 66\2/3\ per centum of their average weekly wage. Form LS-426, 
Request for Earnings Information is used by district offices to collect 
wage information from injured workers to assure payment of compensation 
benefits to injured workers at the proper rate. This information is 
needed for determination of compensation benefits in accordance with 
Section 10 of the LHWCA. This information collection is currently 
approved for use through July 31, 2006.

II. Review Focus

    The Department of Labor 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 submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    The Department of Labor seeks the approval of the extension of this 
information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to 
assure payment of compensation benefits to injured workers at the 
proper rate.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Titles: Request for Earnings Information.
    OMB Number: 1215-0112.
    Agency Numbers: LS-426.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Respondents: 1,600.
    Total Annual Responses: 1,600.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 400.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $672.00.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: January 5, 2006.
Sue Blumenthal,
Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, 
Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration 
and Planning, Employment Standards Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-148 Filed 1-10-06; 8:45 am]
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