[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 108 (Friday, June 5, 1998)]
[Page 30776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-14989]



Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

May 29, 1998.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public 
information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) 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 
each individual ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be 
obtained by calling the Department of Labor, Departmental Clearance 
Officer, Todd R. Owen (202) 219-5096 ext. 143) or by E-Mail to Owen-
T[email protected]. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the 
deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 219-4720 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. 
Eastern time, Monday-Friday.
    Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for BLS, DM, ESA, ETA, MSHA, OSHA, 
PWBA, or VETS Office of of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503 ((202) 395-7316), on or before July 6, 1998.
    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.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Safety Defects; Examinations; Correction and Record.
    OMB Number: 1219-0089 (Extension).
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 11,000.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 37 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,425,443.
    Total annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: Requires equipment operators to inspect equipment, 
machinery, and tools that are to be used during a shift for safety 
defects before the equipment is placed in operation. Reports of 
uncorrected defects are required to be recorded by the mine operator 
and retained for the Mine Safety and Health Administration review until 
the defect has been corrected.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Employment, Wages, and Contributions Report (ES-202 
    OMB Number: 1220-0012 (Revision).
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments.
    Number of Respondents: 53.
    Estimated Time per Respondent: 17,856 average annual hours per 
    Total Burden Hours: 946,400.
    Total annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: E-202 Data, which are provided to the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics (BLS) by State Employment Security Agencies, are critical to 
the administration of Unemployment Insurance programs, are used by the 
Bureau of Economic Analysis as an input to personal income estimates, 
serve as the sampling frame for most BLS establishment surveys, are 
used as the benchmark for BLS employment surveys, and are used for 
economic analysis.
Todd R. Owen,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 98-14989 Filed 6-4-98; 8:45 am]