[Federal Register: November 28, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 229)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public
Comment and Recommendations; Attestations by Employers Using Alien
Crewmembers for Longshore Activities at Locations in the State of
AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to
reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995 (PRA95), 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program helps to
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format,
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized,
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting
comments concerning the proposed extension to the collection of
information on the Attestation by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers to
Perform Longshore Work at Locations in the State of Alaska. A copy of
the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by
contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this
DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the
addressee section below on or before January 28, 2002.
ADDRESSES: Comments and questions regarding the collection of
information on Form ETA 9033-A, Attestation by Employers Using Alien
Crewmembers for Longshore Activities in the State of Alaska, should be
directed to Dale Ziegler, Chief, Division of Foreign Labor
Certifications, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
Room C-4318, Washington, DC 20210 ((202) 693-3010 (this is not a toll-
The information collection is required due to amendments to section
258 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.)
(INA). The amendments created an Alaska exception to the general
prohibition on the performance of longshore work by alien crewmembers
in U.S. ports. Under the Alaska exception, before any employer may use
alien crewmembers to perform longshore work in the State of Alaska, it
must submit an attestation to ETA containing the elements prescribed by
The INA further requires that the Department make available for
public examination in Washington, DC, a list of employers which have
filed attestations, and for each such employer, a copy of the
employer's attestation and accompanying documentation it has received.
II. Desired Focus of Comments
The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments
Evaluate whether the proposed information collection 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 collections
techniques or other forms of information, e.g., permitting electronic
submissions of responses.
III. Current Actions
In order for the Department to meet its statutory responsibilities
under the INA there is a need for an extension of an existing
collection of information pertaining to employers' seeking to use alien
crewmembers to perform longshore activities at locations in the State
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Labor.
Title: Attestations by Employers Using Alien Crewmembers for
Longshore Activities at Locations in the State of Alaska.
OMB Number: 1205-0352.
Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit.
Form: Form ETA 9033-A.
Total Respondents: 350.
Frequency of Response: Annually.
Total Responses: 350.
Average Burden Hours Per Response: 3.
Estimate Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,050.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget
approval of the information collection request; they will also be
become a matter of public record.
Signed at Washington, DC this 20th day of November, 2001.
Grace A. Kilbane,
Administrator, Office of Workforce Security.
[FR Doc. 01-29505 Filed 11-27-01; 8:45 am]
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