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    Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 19, 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, Todd R. Owen (202) 219-5096 ext. 143) or by E-Mail to Owen-Todd@dol.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 219-4720 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-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), on or before January 23, 1998.

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 Labor Statistics.

Title: Construction Industry Benefits Test.

OMB Number: 1220-New.

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Fiscal year average Number of respondents per year Responses per year Total response per year Average minutes per response Total burden hours
BLS 3038A 550 1 468 75 585
BLS 3038B 550 1 468 35 273
BLS 3038D 550 1 468 180 1,404
Quality Assurance 117 1 117 10 20
Average Annual Burden 550 1 468 293 2,282

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: The Employment Standard Administration (ESA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Office of Compensation and Working Conditions intend to test the availability and feasibility of collection and publication of benefit incidence and cost for specific construction occupations in local areas. The purpose is to provide ESA with an alternative method for arriving at determinations as stipulated by the Davis-Bacon Act.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Lead in General Industry (29 CFR Part 1910.1025).

OMB Number: 1218-0092 (extension).

Frequency: On Occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 50,031.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Time per response ranges from 5 minutes to maintain records to 2 hours for employees to have medical exams.

Total Burden Hours: 1,623,945.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $4,699,000.

Description: The purpose of this standard and its information collection is designed to provide protection from the adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to lead. The standard requires employers to monitor employee health and to provide employees with information about their exposures and the health effects of injuries.

Todd R. Owen,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 97-33565 Filed 12-23-97; 8:45 am]