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    Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

July 13, 1998.

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.

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: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazards.

OMB Number: 1218-0064 (reinstatement).

Form Number: OSHA-7 Form.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Number of Respondents: 28,713.

Total Responses: 28,713.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 25 minutes for complaints received via fax or letter; 15 minutes for complaints received via telephone.

Total Burden Hours: 8,155.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

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

Description: Section 8(f)(1) of Public Law 91-596, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act), states that an employee or employee representative who believes that a violation of an occupational safety and health standard exists, or that an imminent danger exists, may request an inspection by notifying the Secretary in writing. The OSH Act requires that the notice set forth the ground for the compliant with "reasonable particularity" and that it be signed.

Agency: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy.

Title: The survey form of the National Agricultural Workers Survey.

OMB Number: 1225-0044 (Revision of currently approved collection).

Frequency: Annually (The survey is administered in three 10-12 week cycles each year. Approximately one third of the farmworker respondents are interviewed each cycle).

Affected Public: Farm employers and farm employees.

Number of Respondents: 6,000 (includes both farmworkers and farm employees).

Total Responses: 6,000.

Estimate Time per Respondent: 20 minutes for farm employers, one hour for farm employees.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

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

Description: The National Agricultural Worker Survey (NAWS) provides data to the public and private service programs and data analysts which are used for planning, implementing and evaluation of farmworker programs. Analysis provides an understanding of the manpower resources available to the U.S. agriculture and the importance of immigrants in the labor market. It is the only national source of data on the demographic and employment characteristics of farmworkers. This action also requests OMB approval to conduct a one year pilot with a larger sample size and an enhanced focus on occupational health.

Todd R. Owen,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 98-18984 Filed 7-15-98; 8:45 am]