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    Submission for OMB Review;Comment Request.


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 28, 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: 29 CFR Part 1904 Recording and Reporting Occupational Inquiries and Illnesses.

OMB Number: 1218-0176.

Frequency: Recordkeeping.

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

Number of Respondents: 1,086,264.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1.60 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 1,739,157.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $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 and 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. The BLS uses the data for producing national statistics on occupational injuries and illnesses.

Ira L. Mills.
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-28798 Filed 11-3-99; 8:45 am]