Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 4381-4382 [E6-981]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 17 / Thursday, January 26, 2006 / Notices Estimated Annual Responses: 147,657. Estimated Average Response Time: Varies by task and mine size. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 144,527. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $349,888. Description: These records are directly associated with the maintenance and use of this diesel equipment, the testing and maintenance of fire suppression systems on the equipment and at fueling stations; the safe storage, transportation and use of diesel fuel; and, exhaust gas sampling provisions to protect miners’ health. The records are required to document that essential testing and maintenance of the equipment is done regularly and by qualified persons. Second, the safety requirements for diesel equipment include many of the proven features required in existing standards for electric-powered mobile equipment, such as cabs or canopies, methane monitors, brakes and lights. Third, sampling of diesel exhaust emissions is required to protect miners from overexposure to carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide contained in diesel exhaust. Recordkeeping requirements are found in: § 75.1901(a)—Diesel fuel requirements; § 75.1904(b)(4)(i)—Underground diesel fuel tanks and safety cans; §§ 75.1911(i) and (j)—Fire suppression systems for diesel-powered equipment and fuel transportation units; §§ 75.1912(h) and (i)—Fire suppression systems for permanent underground diesel fuel storage facilities; §§ 75.1914(f)(1), (f)(2), (g)(5), (h)(1), and (h)(2)—Maintenance of dieselpowered equipment; §§ 75.1915(a), (b)(5), (c)(1), and (c)(2)— Training and qualification of persons working on diesel-powered equipment. Ira L. Mills, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–980 Filed 1–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:10 Jan 25, 2006 Jkt 205001 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 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 extension of the Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement. 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 27, 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 202– 691–5118 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone 202–691–5118. (See ADDRESSES section). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The BLS enters into Cooperative Agreements with State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) annually to provide financial assistance to the SWAs for the production and operation of the following LMI statistical programs: Current Employment Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, and Mass Layoff Statistics. The Cooperative Agreement provides the basis for managing the administrative and financial aspects of these programs. The application package being submitted to OMB is representative of the package sent every year to State agencies. II. Current Action The BLS requests approval for a Generic LMI Cooperative Agreement PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4381 from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is not a new collection, but for the first time the BLS is soliciting comments on the application package—without its program work statements—as a Generic Cooperative Agreement application. The work statements will be submitted separately to OMB for review of any minor year-to-year information collection burden changes they may contain. The existing collection of information allows Federal staff to negotiate the Cooperative Agreement with the SWAs and monitor their financial and programmatic performance and adherence to administrative requirements imposed by common regulations implementing OMB Circular A–102 and other grantrelated regulations. The information collected also is used for planning and budgeting at the Federal level and in meeting Federal reporting requirements. III. Desired Focus of Comments The BLS 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 submissions of responses. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement. OMB Number: 1220–0079. Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments. Frequency: Monthly, quarterly, annually. E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4382 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 17 / Thursday, January 26, 2006 / Notices Information collection Respondents Frequency Responses Time Total hours Work Statements .................................................................... BIF (LMI 1A, 1B) .................................................................... Quarterly Automated Financial Reports ................................. Monthly Automated Financial Reports ................................... BLS Cooperative Statistics Financial Report (LMI 2A) .......... Quarterly Status Report (LMI 2B) .......................................... Budget Variance Request Form ............................................. 55 55 48 48 7 1–30 1–55 1 1 4 *8 12 4 1 55 55 192 384 84 4–120 1–55 1–2 hr. ......... 1–6 hr. ......... 10–50 min. .. 5–25 min. .... 1–5 hr. ......... 1 hr. ............. 5–25 min. .... 55–110 55–330 32–160 32–160 84–420 4–120 0–23 Total ................................................................................ 1–55 ........................ 775–945 ..................... 262–1323 Average Totals ................................................................ 55 ........................ 860 ..................... 793 * Reports are not received for end-of-quarter months, i.e., December, March, June, September. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 19th day of January 2006. Cathy Kazanowski Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E6–981 Filed 1–25–06; 8:45 am] development issues related to MCAeligible countries; and certain administrative matters. The agenda items are expected to involve the consideration of classified information and will be closed to the public. of those needs, subject to 29 CFR 2706.150(a)(3) and 2706.160(d). CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFO: Jean Ellen, (202) 434–9950 / (202) 708–9300 for TDD Relay / 1–800–877–8339 for toll free. Dated: January 24, 2006. Jon A. Dyck, Vice President and General Counsel, Millennium Challenge Corporation. [FR Doc. 06–785 Filed 1–24–06; 10:33 am] Jean H. Ellen, Chief Docket Clerk. [FR Doc. 06–802 Filed 1–24–06; 1:23 pm] NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION BILLING CODE 4510–24–P Sunshine Act, Meetings Notice of the February 8, 2006 Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act Meeting Millennium Challenge Corporation. TIME AND DATE: 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, 2006. PLACE: Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the meeting may be obtained from Joyce B. Lanham via email at Board@mcc.gov or by telephone at (202) 521–3600. STATUS: Meeting will be closed to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Board of Directors (the ‘‘Board’’) of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (‘‘MCC’’) will hold a meeting to discuss and consider Threshold Country Program submissions of two countries that are eligible for FY 2006 Millennium Challenge Account (‘‘MCA’’) assistance under section 616 of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (the ‘‘Act’’); an MCC Operations update; Compact rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:10 Jan 25, 2006 10 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2006. PLACE: The Richard V. Backley Hearing Room, 9th Floor, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commission will hear oral argument on the matter Secretary of Labor v. Sedgman, Docket Nos. SE 2002–11, SE 2003–69, and SE 2003–189. (Issues include whether the Administrative Law Judge properly concluded that Sedgman violated 39 CFR 77.200; whether the judge properly held that the Secretary of Labor did not abuse her discretion in citing Sedgman for violations of 30 CFR 77.200 and 77.1710(g); whether the judge properly followed the statutory penalty criteria set forth at 30 U.S.C. 820(i) in setting a penalty for the section 77.200 violation; and whether the judge was correct in deciding to vacate the penalty he assessed for the section 77.200 violation because there was an unreasonable delay by the Secretary in proposing the penalty.) Any person attending this oral argument who requires special accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language interpreters, must inform the Commission in advance TIME AND DATE: [MCC FR 06–01] Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Science Foundation. Notice. AGENCY: January 17, 2006. MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION BILLING CODE 6735–01–M BILLING CODE 9210–01–P Sfmt 4703 ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing plans to request establishment and clearance of this collection. In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we are providing opportunity for public comment on this action. After obtaining and considering public comment, NSF will prepare the submission requesting OMB clearance of this collection for no longer than 3 years. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed colleciton of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Written comments should be received by March 27, 2006 to be E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 17 (Thursday, January 26, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4381-4382]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-981]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


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 pre-clearance 
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. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the 
extension of the Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement. 
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 27, 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 202-691-
5118 (this is not a toll free number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Hobby, BLS Clearance Officer, 
telephone 202-691-5118. (See ADDRESSES section).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The BLS enters into Cooperative Agreements with State Workforce 
Agencies (SWAs) annually to provide financial assistance to the SWAs 
for the production and operation of the following LMI statistical 
programs: Current Employment Statistics, Local Area Unemployment 
Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, Quarterly Census of 
Employment and Wages, and Mass Layoff Statistics. The Cooperative 
Agreement provides the basis for managing the administrative and 
financial aspects of these programs. The application package being 
submitted to OMB is representative of the package sent every year to 
State agencies.

II. Current Action

    The BLS requests approval for a Generic LMI Cooperative Agreement 
from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This is not a new 
collection, but for the first time the BLS is soliciting comments on 
the application package--without its program work statements--as a 
Generic Cooperative Agreement application. The work statements will be 
submitted separately to OMB for review of any minor year-to-year 
information collection burden changes they may contain. The existing 
collection of information allows Federal staff to negotiate the 
Cooperative Agreement with the SWAs and monitor their financial and 
programmatic performance and adherence to administrative requirements 
imposed by common regulations implementing OMB Circular A-102 and other 
grant-related regulations. The information collected also is used for 
planning and budgeting at the Federal level and in meeting Federal 
reporting requirements.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The BLS 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 submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement.
    OMB Number: 1220-0079.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments.
    Frequency: Monthly, quarterly, annually.

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    Information collection       Respondents      Frequency       Responses           Time          Total hours
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Work Statements..............              55               1              55  1-2 hr...........          55-110
BIF (LMI 1A, 1B).............              55               1              55  1-6 hr...........          55-330
Quarterly Automated Financial              48               4             192  10-50 min........          32-160
 Reports.
Monthly Automated Financial                48              *8             384  5-25 min.........          32-160
 Reports.
BLS Cooperative Statistics                  7              12              84  1-5 hr...........          84-420
 Financial Report (LMI 2A).
Quarterly Status Report (LMI             1-30               4           4-120  1 hr.............           4-120
 2B).
Budget Variance Request Form.            1-55               1            1-55  5-25 min.........            0-23
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    Total....................            1-55  ..............         775-945  .................        262-1323
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    Average Totals...........              55  ..............             860  .................            793
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* Reports are not received for end-of-quarter months, i.e., December, March, June, September.

    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information 
collection request; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 19th day of January 2006.
Cathy Kazanowski
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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