Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

June 13, 2007.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) tothe 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 this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, or contact Ira Mills on 202-693-4122 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail:Mills.Ira@dol.gov.

Comments should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, 202-395-7316 (this is not a toll free number), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

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: Employment and Training Administration.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title: Confidentiality and Disclosure of State Unemployment Compensation.

OMB Number:1205-0238.

Frequency: Quarterly.

Affected Public: State governments.

Type of Response: Reporting.

Number of Respondents:53.

Annual Responses:1,230,000.

Average Response Time:1 minute.

Total Annual Burden Hours:24,104.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs:$0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services):$862,200.

Description: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor has issued the final rule on the confidentiality and disclosure of information in records compiled or maintained by the States for purposes of the Federal-State unemployment compensation program. The proposed rule modifies and expands the regulations implementing the Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) established by the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984.

Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer/Team Leader.

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