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ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is conducting a pre-clearance consultation 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 consultation is undertaken 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 and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning Forms ETA–9035, ETA– 9035CP, ETA–9035E, and WH–4; Labor Condition Application For H–1b, H– 1b1, and E–3 Nonimmigrants. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or at this WEB site: http://www.doleta.gov/ OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before August 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: William L. Carlson, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C4312, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210. Phone (202) 693–3010 (this is not a toll-free number), fax (202) 693–2768, or e-mail at ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: LCA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The information collection is required by sections 212(n) and (t) and 214(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 36358 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 124 / Thursday, June 26, 2008 / Notices (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1182(n) and (t) and 1184(c)). The Department of Labor (Department) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have promulgated regulations to implement the INA. Specifically for this collection, Title 20 CFR 655 Subparts H and I and Title 8 CFR 214.2(h)(4) are applicable. The INA mandates that no alien may enter the United States for the purpose of performing professional work on a temporary basis unless the U.S. employer has attested to the Secretary of Labor that the working conditions for the alien will be identical to those of other U.S. workers, that the salary will equal either the prevailing wage in the area of employment or match that being paid others in the employer’s business— whichever is higher; that there is no strike or lockout at the employer’s facility; and that the employer has met all other requirements of the program as specified in the regulations. 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. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES III. Current Actions In order to meet its statutory responsibilities under the INA, the Department needs to extend an existing collection of information pertaining to employers seeking to apply for labor condition applications to allow them to bring foreign labor to the United States on a temporary basis. Extensive program experience has demonstrated the need for further clarification on this information collection. In the past the respondents have been for-profit businesses and not-for-profit institutions. On rare occasions the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:05 Jun 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 respondents have been local, state, tribal governments, or the federal government. The Secretary of Labor uses the collected information to determine if employers are meeting their statutory and regulatory obligations. The modifications being proposed to ETA Form 9035, 9035CP, and 9035E are primarily due to the elimination of the ‘‘Fax Back’’ system and converting exclusively to the electronic submission system except in rare cases of physical disability that prevents use of a computer. All three forms needed to be updated to eliminate all reference to the ‘‘Fax Back’’ system and provide more clarity to the user of the form, thereby obtaining more accurate information for the Department to assist in more efficient and effective adjudication of the requested benefit. The information collected remains the same. Type of Review: Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Labor Condition Application For H–1b, H–1b1, and E–3 Nonimmigrants. OMB Control No.: 1205–0310. Agency Number(s): Forms ETA–9035, ETA–9035CP, ETA–9035E, and WH–4. Recordkeeping: On occasion. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits and not-for profits, and Federal, State, Local or Tribal Governments. Total Respondents: 420,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 366,479. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): 0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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: June 19, 2008. William L. Carlson, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification. [FR Doc. E8–14464 Filed 6–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request 60-day notice of information collection under review: Labor Certification for the Temporary Employment of Nonimmigrant Aliens in Agriculture in the United States; Administrative Measures to Improve Program Performance, OMB Control No. 1205–0404. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is conducting a pre-clearance consultation 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 consultation is undertaken 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 and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the measures to improve program performance in the labor certification program for temporary employment of nonimmigrant aliens in agriculture in the United States. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or at this Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/ OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before August 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: William L. Carlson, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C4312, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210. Phone (202) 693–3010 (This is not a toll-free number.), fax (202) 693–2768, or e-mail at ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: 1205–0404. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The information collection is required by 20 CFR 655.103(e) and 655.106(e)(1)(ii). The Department of Labor mandates that E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of a 
Currently Approved Information Collection With Non-Substantive Changes; 
Comment Request

ACTION: 60-day notice of information collection under review: Labor 
Condition Application For H-1b, H-1b1, and E-3 Nonimmigrants; Forms 
ETA-9035, ETA-9035CP, ETA-9035E, and WH-4, OMB Control No. 1205-0310.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is conducting a pre-clearance 
consultation 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 consultation is undertaken 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 and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning Forms ETA-9035, ETA-9035CP, ETA-9035E, and WH-4; 
Labor Condition Application For H-1b, H-1b1, and E-3 Nonimmigrants. A 
copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section 
of this notice or at this WEB site: http://www.doleta.gov/OMBCN/
OMBControlNumber.cfm

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before August 25, 2008.

ADDRESSES: William L. Carlson, Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor 
Certification, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C4312, 200 Constitution 
Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210. Phone (202) 693-3010 (this is not a 
toll-free number), fax (202) 693-2768, or e-mail at 
ETA.OFLC.Forms@dol.gov subject line: LCA.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The information collection is required by sections 212(n) and (t) 
and 214(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

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(INA) (8 U.S.C. 1182(n) and (t) and 1184(c)). The Department of Labor 
(Department) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have 
promulgated regulations to implement the INA. Specifically for this 
collection, Title 20 CFR 655 Subparts H and I and Title 8 CFR 
214.2(h)(4) are applicable. The INA mandates that no alien may enter 
the United States for the purpose of performing professional work on a 
temporary basis unless the U.S. employer has attested to the Secretary 
of Labor that the working conditions for the alien will be identical to 
those of other U.S. workers, that the salary will equal either the 
prevailing wage in the area of employment or match that being paid 
others in the employer's business--whichever is higher; that there is 
no strike or lockout at the employer's facility; and that the employer 
has met all other requirements of the program as specified in the 
regulations.

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

    In order to meet its statutory responsibilities under the INA, the 
Department needs to extend an existing collection of information 
pertaining to employers seeking to apply for labor condition 
applications to allow them to bring foreign labor to the United States 
on a temporary basis. Extensive program experience has demonstrated the 
need for further clarification on this information collection.
    In the past the respondents have been for-profit businesses and 
not-for-profit institutions. On rare occasions the respondents have 
been local, state, tribal governments, or the federal government.
    The Secretary of Labor uses the collected information to determine 
if employers are meeting their statutory and regulatory obligations.
    The modifications being proposed to ETA Form 9035, 9035CP, and 
9035E are primarily due to the elimination of the ``Fax Back'' system 
and converting exclusively to the electronic submission system except 
in rare cases of physical disability that prevents use of a computer. 
All three forms needed to be updated to eliminate all reference to the 
``Fax Back'' system and provide more clarity to the user of the form, 
thereby obtaining more accurate information for the Department to 
assist in more efficient and effective adjudication of the requested 
benefit. The information collected remains the same.
    Type of Review: Extension of Currently Approved Information 
Collection.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: Labor Condition Application For H-1b, H-1b1, and E-3 
Nonimmigrants.
    OMB Control No.: 1205-0310.
    Agency Number(s): Forms ETA-9035, ETA-9035CP, ETA-9035E, and WH-4.
    Recordkeeping: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits and not-for 
profits, and Federal, State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Total Respondents: 420,000.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 366,479.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): 0.
    Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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: June 19, 2008.
William L. Carlson,
Administrator, Office of Foreign Labor Certification.
[FR Doc. E8-14464 Filed 6-25-08; 8:45 am]
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