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    Office of the Secretary; Submission for OMB Review;Comment Request


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

April 3, 1997.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICRs) 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 individual ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor, Departmental Clearance Officer, Theresa M. O'Malley ((202) 219-5096 ext. 143). Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 219-4720 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for BLS, DM, ESA, ETA, MSHA, OSHA, PWBA, or VETS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ((202) 395-7316), 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: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Title: Consumer Price Index Revision Housing Survey.

OMB Number: 1220-0xxx (new).

Frequency: Semi-annually.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for- profit.

Number of Respondents: 136,612.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 7 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 16,694.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: For the Consumer Price Index housing survey, the revision means implementing a new sample in new existing Primary Sampling Units. The methodology for index calculation includes both a Geometric Mean Test Index and a Laspeyres Index. Survey sample selection utilized an expenditure weight algorithm which can handily be used to calculate both indexes. Field representations will use hand- held pen computers and transmit data collected back to Washington, DC electronically.

Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Roof Control Plain.

OMB Number: 1219-0004 (extension).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 1,117.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 5.4 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 20,701.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $9,000.

Description: This information collection requires that a roof control plan and revisions thereof suitable to the roof conditions and mining system of each coal mine be approved by the Mine Safety and Health Administration before implementation by the mine operator. This standard also requires the mine operator to plot on amine map each unplanned roof or rib fall and coal or rock burst that occurs in the active workings when certain criteria are met.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Report of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses (1910.217(g)).

OMB Number: 1218-0070 (extension).

Frequency: As needed.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 191.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 2 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 57.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: In the event an employee is injured while operating a mechanical power press, the employer is required to provide information to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding the accident. This information includes the employer's and employee's name, the type of clutch, the type of safeguard(s), the cause of the accident, the means to actuate the press, and the number of operators involved.

Theresa M. O'Malley,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 97-8975 Filed 4-8-97; 8:45 am)