[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 206 (Friday, October 24, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55426-55427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-28256]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Employment and Training Administration


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 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 and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the Job Training 
Partnership Act (JTPA) Title III Biennial State Plan. 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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before December 23, 1997. 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.

ADDRESSES: Zenowia Choma, Office of Worker Retraining and Adjustment 
Programs, Office of Work-Based Learning, Employment and Training 
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-5426, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, 202-219-5577 (this is not a toll-free 
number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The collection of the information in the JTPA Title III Biennial 
State Plan is necessary in order to satisfy the requirements of the 
provisions of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), as amended. The 
provisions require that States must submit a biennial plan in order to 
receive Title III funds.

II. Current Actions

    This is a request for OMB approval of the reinstatement of a 
collection of information previously approved by OMB. The reinstatement 
will allow the Department to receive a general description of each 
State's plans for the operation of the Title III program and its 
utilization of JTPA funds for the next two years.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: JTPA Title III Biennial State Plan.
    OMB Number: 1205-0273.
    Affected Public: States, the District of Columbia and the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    Total Respondents: 52.
    Frequency: Biennial.
    Average Time per Response: 20 hours.

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    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1040.
    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: October 20, 1997.
Peter E. Rell,
Acting Administrator, Office of Work-Based Learning, Employment and 
Training Administration.
[FR Doc. 97-28256 Filed 10-23-97; 8:45 am]
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