[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 3, 1996)]
[Page 34874]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-16910]



Submission for OMB Emergency Review; Comment Request

June 24, 1996.
    The Department of Labor has submitted the following (see below) 
information request (ICR), utilizing emergency review procedures, to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Pub. L. 104-13, 44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35). OMB approval has been requested by July 12, 1996. A 
copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be 
obtained by calling the Department of Labor Acting Departmental 
Clearance Officer, Theresa M. O'Malley ((202) 219-5095).
    Comments and questions about the ICR listed below should be 
forwarded to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: 
OMB Desk Officer for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ((202) 395-
    The Office of Management and Budget 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;
     evalaute 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.

    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Manual for Developing Local Area Unemployment Statistics.
    OMB Number: 1220-0017.
    Affected Public: State government.
    Number of Respondents. 52.
    Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1.73 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 130,755 Hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Description: The Department of Labor, through the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics, is responsible for the development and publication of local 
area labor force statistics. Data are gathered by State Employment 
Security Agencies and transmitted to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
This program includes the issuance of monthly estimates of the labor 
force, employment, unemployment, and the unemployment rate for each 
State and labor market area in the Nation.
    The labor force estimates developed and issued in this program are 
used for economic analysis and as a tool in the implementation of 
Federal economic policy in such areas as employment and economic 
development under the Job Training and Partnership Act, the Public 
Works and Economic Development Act, among other.
    The estimates are also used in economic analysis by public agencies 
and private industry, and for State and area allocations and 
eligibility determinations according to legal and administrative 
requirements. Implementation of policy and legislative prerogatives 
could not be accomplished as now written without collection of these 
Theresa M. O'Malley,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 96-16910 Filed 7-2-96; 8:45 am]