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    Construction Records for Blasting Operational


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 22, 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, Departmental Clearance Officer, Ira Mills (202) 219-5096 ext. 143) or by E-Mail to Mills- Ira@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: Construction Records for Blasting Operational.

OMB Number: 1218-0217.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 160 work sites with plans.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 8 hours, once per work site.

Total Burden Hours: 1,280.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $227,200.

Description: The construction standard for blasting operations (1926.903(k)(3)(I) requires employers to post warning signs or use other alternative means to prevent premature detonation of electric blasting caps and explosives attached to them by mobile radio transmitters.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-28337 Filed 10-28-99; 8:45 am]