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    Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 19, 1999.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) 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 the ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor. To obtain documentation, contact Darrin King at (202) 219-5096 ext. 151 or E-Mail to King- Darrin@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 (OSHA); Labor.

Title: Mechanical Power Presses, Inspection Certification Records.

OMB Number: 1218-0229.

Frequency: Monthly; Weekly.

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

Number of Respondents: 191,750.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Varies from 5 minutes (0.08 hour) to 20 minutes (0.33 hour).

Total Burden Hours: 1,372,930.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0.

Description: The purpose of the information requirements (inspection certification records) is to provide information which can be used to properly maintain mechanical power presses and to ensure safe operating conditions for employees. If this information is not provided, maintenance programs could become deficient through inadequate monitoring and not contribute to the safe use of mechanical power presses. In addition, OSHA compliance officers may require employers to disclose the required certification records at the time of an inspection.

Ira L. Mills,
Department Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-30930 Filed 11-26-99; 8:45 am]