[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 104 (Wednesday, May 30, 2012)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13052]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Blasting Operations and Use of Explosives
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Blasting Operations and Use of
Explosives Standard," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for
review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
DATES: Submit comments on or before June 29, 2012.
ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation;
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the
RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, on the
day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth
by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or
sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OSHA, Office of
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235,
Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these
are not toll-free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at
202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Blasting and Use of Explosives Standard
at 29 CFR part 1926, subpart U specifies a number of paperwork
requirements designed to protect covered employees working with and
around blasting operations. Inventories of explosives must be
maintained to ensure employer and blaster accountability for
This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and
the public is generally not required to respond to an information
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to
penalty for failing to comply with a Federal collection of information
that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a)
and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information
collection under OMB Control Number 1218-0217. The current OMB approval
is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2012; however, it should be noted
that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For
additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal
Register on February 17, 2012 (77 FR 9703).
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate
consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218-0172.
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
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.
Title of Collection: Blasting Operations and Use of Explosives
OMB Control Number: 1218-0217.
Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 160.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 166.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,294.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
Dated: May 22, 2012.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-13052 Filed 5-29-12; 8:45 a.m]
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