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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 16, 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 the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for BLS, OSHA, ESA 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: 29 CFR Part 1904 Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.

OMB Number: 1218-0176 (extension).

Frequency: Recordkeeping.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 1,110,398.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1.57 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 1,741,959.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: 0.

Total Annual (operating/maintaining): 0.

Description: The OSHA No. 200, Log and Summary; the OSHA No. 101, Supplementary Record; and the recordkeeping guidelines provide employers with the means and specific instructions needed to maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses. Response to this collection of information is mandatory, as specified in 29 CFR Part 1904. Data recorded under this information collection is collected in two major nationwide surveys. One survey is conducted by OSHA the other by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The information generated from these surveys is used by OSHA for targeting its programmed inspections. OSHA is also using these data for performance measurement purposes in compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). The BLS uses the data for producing national statistics on occupational injuries and illnesses.

Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Title: Report on Employment, Payroll, and Hours.

OMB Number: 1220-0011 (revision).

Agency Number: BLS-790 A, B, B-M, C, E, G, G-S, H, S, F1, F2, F3, and CU.

Affected Public: State or Local Governments; Business or other for- profit; Federal Government; Not-for-profit institutions.

Form BLS 790 Number of respondents Frequency of response Total annual responses Response time Annual burden hours
Current Design Reporting Burden
BM 400 12 4,800 15 1,200
G, G-S 39,600 12 475,200 5 39,600
CU (1) 0 1 0 2 0
F1, F2, F3 (2) 30,000 12 360,000 7 42,000
All Other (3) 297,200 12 3,566,400 7 416,080
Total 367,200 ........ 4,406,400 ........ 498,880
Probability Design Reporting Burden
BM 0 12 0 15 0
G, G-S 0 12 0 5 0
CU (1) 0 1 0 2 0
F1, F2, F3 (2) 10,000 12 120,000 7 42,000
All Other (3) 59,300 12 711,600 7 416,080
Total 69,300 ........ 831,600 ........ 97,020

(1) A subset of current reporters may receive this "one-time" supplemental form and is not used for the probability sample.

(2) For current design, assumes 3,000 multi-unit firms reporting by fax for approximately 30,000 establishments. For probability sample, assumes 1,000 multi-unit firms reporting for 10,000 establishments.

(3) All other BLS-790 forms collect the same information and differ only by industry definitions.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

Total Annual (operating/maintaining): $0.

Description: The Current Employment Statistics program provides estimates of current monthly employment, hours, and earnings, by industry, State and MSA. Data provided are fundamental inputs in the economic decision process at all levels of government, private enterprise, and organized labor. The estimates are vital to the calculation of the Personal Income Accounts and the Federal Reserve Board's Index of Industrial Production.

Agency: Employment Standards Administration.

Title: Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)

Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements: Supply and Service.

OMB Number: 1215-0072 (revision).

Frequency: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 89,807.

Requirement Average time
per response
Frequency No.
Initial Development of AAP 179.46 Once 89,807 161,153
Update of AAP 74.889 Annually 88,909 6,658,288
Maintenance of AAP 74.889 Annually 89,807 6,725,543
Uniform Guidelines on Employees Selection Procedures* * * * 482,804
Standard Form 100 3.7 Annually 51,603 191,265

*The Uniform Guidelines are used by four agencies other than OFCCP, and have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under an information collection submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The OFCCP has been apportioned a part of this burden. The EEOC estimate for OFCCP is 482,804 burden hours, or slightly less than a third of the 1.6 million burden hours in the EEOC inventory.

Total Recordkeeping Hours: 14,027,790.

Total Reporting Hours: 191,265.

Total Hours, Reporting and Recordkeeping: 14,219,055.

Total Annualize Capital/startup Costs: 0.

Total Annual Cost (operation/maintenance): $12,375.70.

Description: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for the administration of equal employment opportunity programs which prohibit employment discrimination and require affirmative action. These programs are Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistant Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended, (38 USC 4212). This information collection contains all recordkeeping and reporting requirements and forms which are derived from the implementing regulations found in Title 41 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 60, for supply and service contractors. The DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) is seeking an extension of this information collection in order to substantiate compliance with nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements monitored by OFCCP. The Department has determined that compliance evaluation fall within the exemption under PRA95. Therefore, these hours have been excluded from this request.

Todd R. Owen,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 98-33823 Filed 12-21-98; 8:45 am]