Submission for OMB Review: Correction on Comment Request Deadline

January 31, 2007.

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

Comments should be sent to 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 January 30, 2007, the date this Notice was first published in the Federal Register. The deadline for comments was erroneously stated to be 45 days from the date of publication; the deadline is actually, as stated above, 30 days from the publication date of January 30, 2007.

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: Workforce Investment Act: National Emergency Grant (NEG) Assistance—Application and Reporting Procedures.

OMB Number:1205-0439.

Frequency: Quarterly.

Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government.

Type of Response: Reporting.

Number of Respondents:150.

Annual Responses:1,565.

Average Response Time:42 minutes.

Total Annual Burden Hours:1,096.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs:0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services):0.

Description: These application and reporting procedures for states and local entities enable them to access funds for National Emergency Grant (NEG) programs. NEGs are discretionary grants intended to complement the resources and service capacity at the state and local area levels by providing supplementary funding for workforce development and employment services and other adjustment assistance for dislocated workers and other eligible individuals as defined in sections 101, 134 and 173 of WIA: sections 113, 114, and 203 of the Trade Act of 2002 and 20 CFR 671.140.

Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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