[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 114 (Friday, June 13, 1997)]
[Pages 32382-32383]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-15599]



Employment and Training Administration

Statewide Service Delivery Area Job Training Plan; Comment 

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 and Training Administration is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed reinstatement collection of the 
Statewide Service Delivery Area Job Training Plan (JTP).
    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 August 12, 1997.
    The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments 
    * 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: Barbara DeVeaux, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and 
Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N4670, 
Washington, D.C. 20210; Internet Address: [email protected]; 
telephone number (202) 219-7533, extension 165 (this is not a toll-free 


I. Background

    Pursuant to Section 105(d) of the Job Training Reform Amendments of 
1992 (Public Law 102-367, September 7, 1992, effective July 1, 1993) 
requires that in any case in which one statewide service delivery area 
is established, the Governor shall submit a job training plan to the 
Secretary of Labor for approval.

II. Current Actions

    States are required to submit a Statewide JTP biennially.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement without change.
    Agency: Employment and Training Administration.
    Title: Statewide Service Delivery Area Job Training Plan.
    OMB Number: 1205-0329.
    Recordkeeping: These records must be kept for a minimum of three 
years after the affected program dates.
    Affected Public: State and local government.
    Total Respondents: 15.
    Frequency: Biennially.
    Total responses: 15.
    Average Time per Response: 10 burden hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 150.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): Federal cost of $11,000. This 
represents 20 percent of a GS-13 salary. It is estimated that a GS-13 
will spend 20 percent of his/her time on the preparation clearance and 
dissemination of the Statewide JTP.
    State cost of $220 per submission. The individual preparing the 
request is likely to be earning $45,000 per year or $22.00 per hour 
times 10 hours of preparation.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): Burden cost for 
operating and maintaining is the amount of money allowed for the 
administration of JTPA.
    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.

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    Dated: June 6, 1997.
Charles Atkinson,
Deputy Administrator, Office of Job Training Programs.
[FR Doc. 97-15599 Filed 6-12-97; 8:45 am]