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    Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
 [Federal Register: August 2, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 147)][Notices]               
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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

July 23, 2010.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of 
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; including, among other things, a description of the 
likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total 
burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain
or by contacting Linda Watts Thomas on 202-693-2443
(this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the 
Department of Labor--Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
(OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-5806 (these are not toll-
free numbers), e-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from 
the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to 
ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB 
Control Number (see below).
    The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection 
requirements are necessary for the proper performance 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.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
    Title of Collection: Construction Fall Protection Systems Criteria 
and Practices (29 CFR 1926.502) and Training Requirements (29 CFR 
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0197.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 379,305.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 457,108.
    Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden (excludes hourly wage costs): 
    Description: The Standards on Construction Fall Protection Systems 
Criteria and Practices (29 CFR 1926.502) and Training Requirements (29 
CFR 1926.503) ensure that employers provide the required fall 
protection for their workers. Accordingly, these standards have the 
following paperwork requirements: Paragraphs (c)(4)(ii) and (k) of 29 
CFR 1926.502, which specify certification of safety nets and 
development of fall protection plans, respectively, and paragraph (b) 
of 29 CFR 1926.502, which requires employers to certify training 
records. The training certification requirement specified in paragraph 
(b) of 29 CFR 1926.503 documents the training provided to workers 
potentially exposed to fall hazards. A competent person must train 
these workers to recognize fall hazards and in the use of procedures 
and equipment that minimize these hazards. An employer must verify 
compliance with this training requirement by preparing and maintaining 
a written certification record that contains the name or other 
identifier of the worker receiving the training, the date(s) of the 
training, and the signature of the competent person who conducted the 
training, or of the employer.
    For additional information, see the related 60-day preclearance 
notice published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2010, (75 FR 

    Dated: July 27, 2010.
Linda Watts Thomas,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-18837 Filed 7-30-10; 8:45 am]