Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 60392 [E7-20856]

Download as PDF 60392 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 24, 2007 / Notices the U.S. EPA, 61 Forsyth Street, SW., Atlanta, GA 30303. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree also may be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/ Consent_Decrees.html. A copy of the proposed Consent Decree may be obtained by submitting a request by mail to the Consent Decree Library, U.S. Department of Justice, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611, or by faxing or e-mailing a request to Tonia Fleetwood (tonia.fleetwood@usdoj.gov), fax no. (202) 514–0097, phone confirmation no. (202) 514–1547. In requesting a copy of this document by mail, please enclose a check, payable to the ‘‘U.S. Treasury,’’ in the amount of $22.25 for the Consent Decree only or $67.75 for the Consent Decree and Appendices (25 cents per page reproduction cost). If making the request by e-mail or fax, please forward a check in the appropriate amount to the Consent Decree Library at the above stated address. Henry S. Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 07–5257 Filed 10–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–M DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES 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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Pre-Hearing Statement (LS–18). A copy of the information collection request can be VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 23, 2007 Jkt 214001 obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before December 24, 2007. 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: DATES: I. Background The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. Title 20, CFR 702.317 provides for the referral of claims under the Longshore Act for formal hearings. This section provides that, before a case is transferred to the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the district director shall furnish each of the parties or their representatives with a copy of a pre-hearing statement form. Each party shall, within 21 days after receipt of each form, complete it and return it to the district director. Upon receipt of the forms, the district director, after checking them for completeness and after any further conferences that, in his/her opinion, are warranted, shall transmit the forms to the Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge. The LS–18 is used to refer cases to the Office of the Administrative Law Judges for formal hearings under the Act. This information collection is currently approved for use through May 31, 2008. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00083 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. II. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks the approval for the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to prepare cases for formal hearings under the Act. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Pre-Hearing Statement. OMB Number: 1215–0085. Agency Number: LS–18. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit. Total Respondents: 5,400. Total Annual Responses: 5,400. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 918. Time Per Response: 10 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $2,376.00. 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: October 18, 2007. Hazel M. Bell, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E7–20856 Filed 10–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CM–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collections described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. E:\FR\FM\24OCN1.SGM 24OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 Employment Standards Administration


Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection 
Requirements

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 its proposal to extend OMB approval of the 
information collection: Pre-Hearing Statement (LS-18). A copy of the 
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 December 24, 2007.

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 administers the 
Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. The Act provides 
benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable 
waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by 
an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. 
Title 20, CFR 702.317 provides for the referral of claims under the 
Longshore Act for formal hearings. This section provides that, before a 
case is transferred to the Office of Administrative Law Judges, the 
district director shall furnish each of the parties or their 
representatives with a copy of a pre-hearing statement form. Each party 
shall, within 21 days after receipt of each form, complete it and 
return it to the district director. Upon receipt of the forms, the 
district director, after checking them for completeness and after any 
further conferences that, in his/her opinion, are warranted, shall 
transmit the forms to the Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge. 
The LS-18 is used to refer cases to the Office of the Administrative 
Law Judges for formal hearings under the Act. This information 
collection is currently approved for use through May 31, 2008.

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.

II. Current Actions

    The Department of Labor seeks the approval for the extension of 
this currently approved information collection in order to carry out 
its responsibility to prepare cases for formal hearings under the Act.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.
    Title: Pre-Hearing Statement.
    OMB Number: 1215-0085.
    Agency Number: LS-18.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit.
    Total Respondents: 5,400.
    Total Annual Responses: 5,400.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 918.
    Time Per Response: 10 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $2,376.00.
    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: October 18, 2007.
Hazel M. Bell,
Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control Division 
of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and 
Planning Employment Standards Administration.
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