Agency information collection activities; proposals, submissions, and approvals,


[Federal Register: April 22, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 78)]


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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

April 13, 2004.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has 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 each ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting the Department of Labor (DOL). To obtain documentation, contact Ira Mills on 202-693-4122 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail:

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL, 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 Standards Administration.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title: Medical Travel Refund Request.

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OMB Number: 1215-0054.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Number of Respondents: 52,221.

Number of Annual Responses: 52,221.

Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes.

Burden Hours Total: 8,669.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $21,000.

Description: This collection is used by the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) and contractor bill processing staff to process reimbursement requests for travel expenses. To enable OWCP and its contractor bill processing staff to consider the appropriateness of the request in a timely fashion, it is essential the request include all of the data elements needed to evaluate the request. If all the data elements required by OWCP are not collected, the contractor staff cannot process the request for reimbursement.

Ira L. Mills, Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 04-9121 Filed 4-21-04; 8:45 am]