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51 / Thursday, March 16, 2006 / Notices

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR out-of-area recruitment for temporary Type of Review: Extension (without
agricultural work, agricultural change).
Employment and Training employers must use the Agricultural Agency: Employment and Training
Administration and Food Processing Clearance Order, Administration.
ETA Form 790, if they wish to list the Title: Agricultural and Food
Proposed Information Collection; job opening with state workforce Processing Clearance Order, ETA Form
Comments: Agricultural and Food agencies (SWAs). The Agricultural and 790, and the Agricultural and Food
Processing Clearance Order, ETA Food Processing Clearance Processing Clearance Memorandum,
Form 790 and the Agricultural and Memorandum, ETA Form 795 is used by ETA Form 795.
Food Processing Clearance SWAs to extend job orders beyond their OMB Number: 1205–0134.
Memorandum, ETA Form 795 jurisdictions, give notice of action on a 1. Processing ETA Form 790.
ACTION: Notice. clearance order, request additional Annual number of forms: 4,600.
information, amend the order, report Minutes per form: 60.
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as results, and accept or reject the Processing hours: 4,600.
part of its continuing effort to reduce extended job order. 2. Processing ETA Form 795.
paperwork and respondent burden, Annual number of forms: 1,000.
conducts a pre-clearance consultation II. Desired Focus of Comments Minutes per form: 15.
program to provide the general public Currently, ETA is soliciting comments Processing hours: 250.
and federal agencies with an concerning the proposed three-year Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,850.
opportunity to comment on proposed extension without change of the Frequency: On occasion.
and/or continuing collections of Agricultural and Food Processing Affected Public: Employers and state
information in accordance with the Clearance Order, ETA Form 790, and governments.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the Agricultural and Food Processing Number of Respondents: 3,000.
(PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This Clearance Memorandum, ETA Form Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,850.
program helps to ensure that requested 795, from the current end date of June Total Burden Cost (operating/
data can be provided in the desired 30, 2006, to a new end date of June 30, maintaining): $16,800.
format, reporting burden (time and 2009. Comments are requested in order Comments submitted in response to
financial resources) is minimized, to achieve the following: this notice will be summarized and/or
collection instruments are clearly • Evaluate whether the proposed included in the request for Office of
understood, and the impact of collection collection of information is necessary Management and Budget approval of the
requirements on respondents can be for the proper performance of the information collection request; they will
properly assessed. functions of the agency, including also become a matter of public record.
DATES: Submit comments on or before whether the information will have Dated: March 3, 2006.
May 15, 2006. practical utility; Gay M. Gilbert,
ADDRESSEES: Send comments to: • Evaluate the accuracy of the Administrator, Office of Workforce
Christine Kulick, U.S. Department of agency’s estimate of the burden of the Investment, Employment and Training
Labor/Employment and Training proposed collection of information, Administration.
Administration, Office of Workforce including the validity of the [FR Doc. E6–3829 Filed 3–15–06; 8:45 am]
Investment, Room S–4231, 200 methodology and assumptions used; BILLING CODE 4510–30–P
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, • Enhance the quality, utility, and
DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–3580 clarity of the information to be
(not a toll-free number) fax: (202) 693– collected; and DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
3015 and Internet address: • Minimize the burden of the
kulick.christine@dol.gov. collection of information on those who Employment and Training
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erik are to respond by including the use of Administration
Lang, U.S. Department of Labor/ appropriate automated, electronic,
Proposed Information Collection
Employment and Training mechanical, or other technological
Request Submitted for Public
Administration, Office of Workforce collection techniques or other forms of
Comment and Recommendations;
Investment, Room S–4231, 200 information technology, e.g., permitting
Extension of the Unemployment
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, electronic submissions of responses.
Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances and
DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–2916 A copy of the proposed information Voluntary Repayment Process
(not a toll-free number) and Internet collection request can be obtained by
address: lang.erik@dol.gov. Copies of contacting the office listed above in the ACTION: Notice.
the Paperwork Reduction Act addressee section of this notice.
Submission Package, including the SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as
III. Current Actions
forms and instructions, are at this site: part of its continuing effort to reduce
http://www.doleta.gov/Performance/ This is a request for Office of paperwork and respondent burden,
guidance/OMBControlNumber.cfm. Management and Budget (OMB) under conducts a preclearance consultation
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 program to provide the general public
(PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) to and Federal agencies with an
I. Background extend the collection and change of the opportunity to comment on proposed
ETA regulations at 20 CFR 653.500 Agricultural and Food Processing and/or continuing collections of
established procedures for the Clearance Order, ETA Form 790, and information in accordance with the
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recruitment of agricultural workers. In the Agricultural and Food Processing Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
situations where an adequate supply of Clearance Memorandum, ETA Form (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This
workers does not exist in the local 795, from the current end of date of June program helps to ensure that requested
recruiting area, out-of-area recruitment 30, 2006, to the new date end date of data can be provided in the desired
can be attempted. In order to initiate June 30, 2009. format, reporting burden (time and

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financial resources) is minimized, Æ The term ‘‘compensation’’ means average 4 requests for advances and 4
collection instruments are clearly cash benefits payable to individuals requests for voluntary repayments each
understood, and the impact of collection with respect to their unemployment year. This results in 56 total responses
requirements on respondents can be exclusive of expenses of administration. per year.
properly assessed. Currently, the Section 1202(a) of the SSA provides Average Time Per Response: 1 hour.
Employment and Training that the Governor of any state may at Estimated Total Burden Hours: 56 per
Administration, Office of Workforce any time request that funds be year.
Security, is soliciting comments transferred from the account of such Estimated Total Burden Cost: None.
concerning the proposed extension of state to the FUA in repayment of part or Comments submitted in response to
the process for requesting advances all of the balance of advances made to this notice will be summarized and/or
from the Federal Unemployment such state under section 1201. These included in the request for Office of
Account (FUA) and repayment of such applications and repayments may be Management and Budget approval of the
advances under Title XII of the Social requested by an individual designated information collection request; they will
Security Act (SSA). Technically, there is for that authority in writing by the also become a matter of public record.
no request for information. There is, Governor. The DOL proposes to extend Dated: March 3, 2006.
however, a paperwork burden on states this procedure through June, 2009. The Cheryl Atkinson,
because they must prepare and transmit DOL also proposes to allow states the Administrator, Office of Workforce Security.
formal requests for advances and option of submitting electronic requests [FR Doc. E6–3840 Filed 3–15–06; 8:45 am]
transfers to repay those advances. A for advances or continuing the current
BILLING CODE 4510–30–P
copy of the proposed procedure can be practice of submitting letters.
obtained by contacting the office listed II. Review Focus
below in the addressee section of this DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
notice or at http://www.doleta.gov/ The Department of Labor is
Performance/guidance/ particularly interested in comments Employment and Training
OMBControlNumber.cfm. which: Administration
Æ Evaluate whether the proposed
DATES: Written comments must be extension of the current procedure is Labor Certification Process for the
submitted on or before May 15, 2006. necessary for the proper performance of Temporary Employment of Aliens in
ADDRESSES: James E. Herbert, U.S. the functions of the agency, including Agriculture and Logging in the United
Department of Labor, Employment and whether the information will have States: 2006 Adverse Effect Wage
Training Administration, Room S 4231, practical utility; Rates, Allowable Charges for
200 Constitution Ave, NW., Æ Evaluate the accuracy of the Agricultural and Logging Workers’
Washington, DC 20210; Phone: 202– agency’s estimate of the burden of the Meals, and Maximum Travel
693–2926 (this is not a toll-free proposed extension of the current Subsistence Reimbursement
number); Fax: 202–693–2874; e-mail: procedure, including the validity of the
Herbert.James@dol.gov. methodology and assumptions used; AGENCY: Employment and Training
Æ Enhance the quality, utility, and Administration, Department of Labor.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
clarity of the procedure; and ACTION: Notice of Adverse Effect Wage
I. Background Æ Minimize the burden of the Rates (AEWRs), allowable charges for
procedure on those who are to respond, meals, and maximum travel subsistence
Title XII section 1201 of the SSA
including the use of appropriate reimbursement for 2006.
provides for advances to states from the
FUA. The law further sets out specific automated, electronic, mechanical, or
other technological collection SUMMARY: The Employment and
requirements to be met by a state Training Administration (ETA) of the
requesting an advance: techniques or other forms of information
technology, e.g., permitting electronic Department of Labor (Department or
Æ The Governor must apply for the DOL) is issuing this Notice to announce:
submission of responses.
advance; the 2006 AEWRS for employers seeking
Æ The application must cover a three III. Current Actions to employ temporary or seasonal
month period and the Secretary of Labor Type of Review: This action is nonimmigrant alien workers to perform
must be furnished with estimates of the requested to maintain the continuity of agricultural labor or services (H–2A
amounts needed in each month of the current procedures which have workers) or logging (H–2 logging
three month period; succeeded in the orderly application workers); the allowable charges for
Æ The application must be made on and repayment operations at both the 2006, that employers seeking H–2A
such forms and shall contain such state and Federal levels. workers and H–2 logging workers may
information and data (fiscal and Agency: Employment and Training levy upon their workers when three
otherwise) concerning the operation and Administration, Department of Labor. meals a day are provided by the
administration of the state Title: Extension of the Unemployment employer; and the maximum travel
unemployment compensation law as the Insurance (UI) Title XII Advances and subsistence reimbursement which a
Secretary of Labor deems necessary or Voluntary Repayment Process. worker with receipts may claim in 2006.
relevant to the performance of his or her OMB Number: 1205–0199. AEWRs are the minimum wage rates
duties under this title; Affected Public: State governments. the Department has determined must be
Æ The amount required by any state Total Respondents: 50 states, offered and paid to U.S. and alien
for the payment of compensation in any Washington, DC, the Virgin Islands, and workers by employers of H–2A workers
month shall be determined with due Puerto Rico are covered by this process. or H–2 logging workers. AEWRs are
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allowance for contingencies and taking Frequency: As needed, based on a established to prevent the employment
into account all other amounts that will state’s discretion. of these aliens from adversely affecting
be available in the state’s Total Responses: The DOL projects 7 wages of similarly employed U.S.
unemployment fund for the payment of states will borrow between 2006 and workers. The Department announces the
compensation in such month; 2009 and that borrowing states will AEWRs for 2006.

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