Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 19548 [E6-5565]

Download as PDF 19548 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 72 / Friday, April 14, 2006 / Notices included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa (hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘States’’) in order to jointly conduct BLS/State Labor Market Information and Occupational Safety and Health Statistics cooperative statistical programs, which themselves have been approved by OMB separately, as follows: Dated: April 10, 2006. Susan G. Lahne, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. E6–5569 Filed 4–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection; Comment Request wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 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 extension of ‘‘General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts.’’ 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 below on or before June 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 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) awards funds to State agencies in the 50 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Apr 13, 2006 Jkt 208001 Current Employment Statistics .................................... Local Area Unemployment Statistics ........................... Occupational Employment Statistics ........................... Employment and Wages Report ................................... Annual Refiling Survey ... Multiple Worksite Report Mass Layoff Statistics .......... Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses ................................ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries ................... 1220–0011 1220–0017 1220–0042 1220–0012 1220–0032 1220–0134 1220–0090 1220–0045 1220–0133 (This list of BLS/State cooperative statistical programs may change over time.) To ensure the timely flow of data and to be able to evaluate and improve the programs, it is necessary to conduct ongoing communications between the BLS and its State partners. Whether information requests deal with program deliverables, program enhancements, or administrative issues, questions and dialogue are crucial to the successful implementation of these programs. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance is being sought for General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts. Information collected under this clearance is used to support the administrative and programmatic needs of jointly conducted BLS/State Labor Market Information and Occupational Safety and Health Statistics cooperative statistical programs. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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 PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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: General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts. OMB Number: 1220–0168. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government. Total Respondents: 55. Frequency: As needed. Total Responses: 23,890. Average Time per Response: 40 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,762 hours. 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 4th day of April 2006. Cathy Kazanowski, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E6–5565 Filed 4–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P MORRIS K. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 72 (Friday, April 14, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-5565]


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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 
proposed extension of ``General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts.'' 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 below on or before June 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 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) awards funds to State agencies 
in the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the 
Virgin Islands, and American Samoa (hereinafter referred to as the 
``States'') in order to jointly conduct BLS/State Labor Market 
Information and Occupational Safety and Health Statistics cooperative 
statistical programs, which themselves have been approved by OMB 
separately, as follows:

Current Employment Statistics...........................       1220-0011
Local Area Unemployment Statistics......................       1220-0017
Occupational Employment Statistics......................       1220-0042
Employment and Wages Report.............................       1220-0012
  Annual Refiling Survey................................       1220-0032
  Multiple Worksite Report..............................       1220-0134
Mass Layoff Statistics..................................       1220-0090
Annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses....       1220-0045
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries...................       1220-0133
 

    (This list of BLS/State cooperative statistical programs may change 
over time.)
    To ensure the timely flow of data and to be able to evaluate and 
improve the programs, it is necessary to conduct ongoing communications 
between the BLS and its State partners. Whether information requests 
deal with program deliverables, program enhancements, or administrative 
issues, questions and dialogue are crucial to the successful 
implementation of these programs.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget (OMB) clearance is being sought for 
General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts. Information collected under 
this clearance is used to support the administrative and programmatic 
needs of jointly conducted BLS/State Labor Market Information and 
Occupational Safety and Health Statistics cooperative statistical 
programs.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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: General Inquiries to State Agency Contacts.
    OMB Number: 1220-0168.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government.
    Total Respondents: 55.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Total Responses: 23,890.
    Average Time per Response: 40 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 15,762 hours.
    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 4th day of April 2006.
Cathy Kazanowski,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. E6-5565 Filed 4-13-06; 8:45 am]
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