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    Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 9, 1999.

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, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer, Pauline Perrow ([202] 219-5095 ext. 165) or by E- Mail to Perrow-Pauline@dol.gov.

Comments should be sent to the 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 assump[tions 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: Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Improving and Eliminating Regulations; Calibration and Maintenance Procedures for Wet Test Meters and Coal Mine Respirable Dust Samples.

OMB Number: 1219-ONEW (existing collection in use without OMB control number).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 900.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: .12 hour per response.

Total Burden Hours: 109.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $639.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $204,500.

Description: Requires that approved sampling devices be calibrated before they are put into service; that they be calibrated at intervals not to exceed 200 hours of operation time; and that they be maintained as approved under 30 CFR Part 74.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Longshoring and Marine Terminals (29 CFR parts 1917 and 1918).

OMB Number: 1218-0196 (reinstatement)

Frequency: Varies (Initially, On Occasion, Monthly, Weekly, Annually).

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; No-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, local or tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 746.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Varies (Initially, on Occasion, Monthly, Weekly, Annually).

Total Burden Hours: 23,161.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

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

Description: The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) authorizes the promulgation of such health and safety standards as are necessary or appropriate to provide safe or healthful employment and places of employment. The statute specifically authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for the enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents.

The Longshoring and Marine Terminals regulation contain requirements related to the testing, certification and marking of specific types of cargo lifting appliances and associated cargo handling gear and other cargo handling equipment such as conveyors and industrial trucks. The collections of information required from employers by OSHA are necessary to reduce employee injuries and fatalities associated with cargo lifting gear, transfer of vehicular cargo, manual cargo handling, and exposure to hazardous atmospheres.

Pauline Perrow,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-6236 Filed 3-12-99; 8:45 am]