[Federal Register: June 21, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 119)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0056]
Training Grant Application; Extension of the Office of Management
and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements
contained in its Training Grant Application authorized by Section 21 of
the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the ``OSH Act'') (29
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
August 20, 2007.
ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service:
When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments
and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2007-0056,
U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and
courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and
Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA
docket number for the ICR (OSHA-2007-0056). All comments, including any
personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket
without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
For further information on submitting comments see
the ``Public Participation'' heading in the section of this notice
titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however,
some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available
to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, including
copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the
OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Cynthia Bencheck at the
address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Bencheck, Office of Training
and Educational Programs, OSHA Directorate of Training and Education,
2020 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005;
telephone: (847) 297-4810; e-mail: email@example.com; or
facsimile: (847) 297-4874.
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information
collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that
information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs)
is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's
estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. Section 21
of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 670) authorizes the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) to conduct education and training courses
directly, or through grants and contracts. These courses must ensure an
adequate number of qualified personnel to fulfill the purposes of the
Act, provide them with short-term training, inform them of the
importance and proper use of safety and health equipment, and train
employers and employees to recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe and
unhealthful working conditions.
Under section 21, the Agency awards grants to non-profit
organizations to provide part of the required training. To obtain such
a grant, an organization must complete the training grant application.
OSHA uses the information in this application to evaluate: The
organization's competence to provide the proposed training (including
the qualifications of the personnel who manage and implement the
training); the goals and objectives of the proposed training program;
the work plan that describes in detail the tasks that the organization
will implement to meet these goals and objectives; the appropriateness
of the proposed costs; and compliance with Federal regulations
governing nonprocurement debarment and suspension, maintaining a drug-
free workplace and lobbying activities. Also required is a program
summary that Agency officials use to review and evaluate the highlights
of the overall proposal.
After awarding a training grant, OSHA uses the work plan and budget
information provided in the application to monitor the organization's
progress in meeting training goals and objectives. An organization must
submit a separate application for the initial award.
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
Whether the proposed information collection requirements
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions,
including whether the information is useful;
The accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden (time
of the information collection requirements, including the validity of
the methodology and assumptions used;
The quality, utility, and clarity of the information
Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply;
for example, by using automated or other technological information
collection and transmission techniques.
III. Proposed Actions
OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information
collection requirements contained in the Training Grant Application.
The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to this
notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB.
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information
Title: Training Grant Application (Susan Harwood Training Grant
OMB Number: 1218-0020.
Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
Number of Respondents: 184.
Total Responses: 184.
Average Time Per Response: 55.25 hours.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 10,166.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.
IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on this Notice and
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions
You may submit comments in response to this document as follows:
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile; or (3) by hard copy. All
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name
and the OSHA docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2007-0056).
You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference
to an electronic or a facsimile submission, you must submit them to the
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES).
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments
by your name, date, and docket number so the Agency can attach them to
Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand,
express delivery, messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA
Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627).
Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and
date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov
index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download through this
Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit
comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's ``User
Tips'' link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about
materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in
using the Internet to locate docket submissions.
V. Authority and Signature
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The
authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2002 (67 FR
Signed at Washington, DC on June 14, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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