Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 45790-45791 [E8-18022]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 45790 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 6, 2008 / Notices program. This information collection is currently approved for use through April 30, 2009. 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 DOL seeks approval for the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to ensure compliance with the youth employment provisions of the FLSA and its regulations. Without this information, the Administrator would have no means to determine if the proposed program meets the regulatory requirements. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Titles: Work Experience and Career Exploration Programs (WECEP) Regulations, 29 CFR 570.35a. OMB Number: 1215–0121. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Frequency: Biennially. Total Respondents: 37. Total Annual Responses: 14,287. Average Time Per Response: Reporting: WECEP Application—2 hours. Written Training Agreement—1 hour. Recordkeeping: WECEP Program Information—1 hour. Filing of WECEP Record and Training Agreement—One-half minute. Total Burden Hours: 14,145. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $3.15. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Aug 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: July 31, 2008. 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. E8–18021 Filed 8–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment Standards Administration Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements 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: Notice of Final Payment or Suspension of Compensation Benefits (LS–208). 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 October 6, 2008. 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). The Act provides benefits to workers PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in adjoining areas customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing or building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend Longshore Act coverage to certain other employees. Pursuant to section 914(g) of the Longshore Act, and 20 CFR 702.235, once an employer has made a final payment on a compensation claim, he/she shall file with the district director in the affected compensation district on or before the sixteenth day after the final payment has been made, a notice, in accordance with a form prescribed by the Secretary, stating the amount, type and dates of compensation paid on the claim. Form LS–208 has been designated for this purpose. Form LS–208 is used by insurance carriers and self-insured employers to notify that payment under the Longshore Act and extensions has been terminated. The information is used by OWCP district offices to determine the return-to-work status of a claimant. This information collection is currently approved for use through February 28, 2009. 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 for the extension of this currently approved information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to meet the statutory requirements to provide compensation or death benefits under the Act to workers covered under the Act. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 6, 2008 / Notices Titles: Notice of Final Payment or Suspension of Compensation Benefits. OMB Number: 1215–0024. Agency Numbers: LS–208. Affected Public: Business or other for-profit. Total Respondents: 500. Total Annual Responses: 15,000. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,950. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $11,550.00 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: July 31, 2008. 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. E8–18022 Filed 8–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES The Impact of Free Access to Public Access Computers and the Internet at Public Libraries Study, Submission for OMB Review, Comment Request Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities. ACTION: Submission to OMB for review, comment request. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services announces the following information collection has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget 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 proposed form, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Associate Deputy Director for Research and Statistics, Carlos Manjarrez at (202) 653–4671. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 653–4614. This study is to examine the use of public access computers in public libraries; undertake an analysis of the impact on individuals, families, and communities of the provision of public mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:46 Aug 05, 2008 Jkt 214001 access computers and access to the Internet in public libraries; and identify and disseminate indicators of impact within communities for public libraries to use for future assessments. DATES: Comments must be received by September 5, 2008. 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. ADDRESSES: For a copy of the form contact: Lesley Langa, Research Specialist, Office of Policy, Planning, Research & Communication, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 1800 M St., NW., 9th floor, Washington, DC 20036, by telephone (202) 653–4760 or by e-mail llanga@imls.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Institute of Museum and Library Services is an independent Federal grant-making agency authorized under 20 U.S.C Chapter 72. IMLS provides a variety of grant programs to assist the nation’s museums and libraries in improving their operations and enhancing their services to the public. Museums and libraries of all sizes and types may receive support from IMLS programs. The Museum and Library Services Act includes a strong emphasis on encouraging and assisting museums in their educational role as core providers of learning and in conjunction with schools, families, and communities, and strengthening library services to the public. This study will assist IMLS in understanding the use, impact, and measureable effect public access computers in public libraries provides. A final report will be widely disseminated to assist policy makers and prospective funding for public access computers in public libraries. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45791 20 U.S.C. 9108 authorizes the Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services to carry out and publish analyses that shall identify national needs for, and trends of, museum and library services; report on the impact and effectiveness of programs conducted with funds made available by the Institute, and identify, and disseminate information on the best practices of such programs. This study is to examine the use of public access computers in public libraries; undertake an analysis of the impact on individuals, families, and communities of the provision of public access computers and access to the Internet in public libraries; and identify and disseminate indicators of impact within communities for public libraries to use for future assessments. Agency: Institute of Museum and Library Services. Title: The Impact of Free Access to Public Access Computers and the Internet in Public Libraries. OMB Number: None. Agency Number: 3137. Frequency: Once. Affected Public: Library staff, users of public access computers, local officials, and library directors. Number of Respondents: 1,550,811. Estimated Time per Respondent: Various. Total Burden Hours: 387,790 hours. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: N/A. Total Annual Costs: $961,273. Contact: Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn.: OMB Desk Officer for Education, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 (202) 395–7316. Dated: July 29, 2008. Lesley Langa, Research Specialist. [FR Doc. E8–17983 Filed 8–5–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7036–01–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Meeting of Humanities Panel The National Endowment for the Humanities. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Humanities Panel will be held at the Old Post Office, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20506. E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 152 (Wednesday, August 6, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45790-45791]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-18022]


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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: Notice of Final Payment or Suspension of 
Compensation Benefits (LS-208). 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 October 6, 2008.

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). 
The Act provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on 
the navigable waters of the United States or in adjoining areas 
customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing or 
building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend Longshore Act 
coverage to certain other employees. Pursuant to section 914(g) of the 
Longshore Act, and 20 CFR 702.235, once an employer has made a final 
payment on a compensation claim, he/she shall file with the district 
director in the affected compensation district on or before the 
sixteenth day after the final payment has been made, a notice, in 
accordance with a form prescribed by the Secretary, stating the amount, 
type and dates of compensation paid on the claim. Form LS-208 has been 
designated for this purpose. Form LS-208 is used by insurance carriers 
and self-insured employers to notify that payment under the Longshore 
Act and extensions has been terminated. The information is used by OWCP 
district offices to determine the return-to-work status of a claimant. 
This information collection is currently approved for use through 
February 28, 2009.
    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 
for the extension of this currently approved information collection in 
order to carry out its responsibility to meet the statutory 
requirements to provide compensation or death benefits under the Act to 
workers covered under the Act.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Employment Standards Administration.

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    Titles: Notice of Final Payment or Suspension of Compensation 
Benefits.
    OMB Number: 1215-0024.
    Agency Numbers: LS-208.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 500.
    Total Annual Responses: 15,000.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,950.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $11,550.00
    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: July 31, 2008.
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. E8-18022 Filed 8-5-08; 8:45 am]
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