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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Welding, Cutting and Brazing
[Federal Register: November 30, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 229)][Notices]               [Page 74083-74084]
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Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Welding, Cutting and Brazing

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission 
of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored 
information collection request (ICR) titled, "Welding, Cutting and 
Brazing," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 30, 2010.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting 
documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, 
proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be 
obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain 
or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 
(this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to 
    Submit comments about this request 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: 
202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-mail: 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 
202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR relates to the regulatory 
requirement that a periodic inspection of resistance welding equipment 
be made by qualified maintenance personnel and that a certification 
record be generated and maintained. The certification shall include the 
date of the inspection, the signature of the person who performed the 
inspection, and the serial number or other identifier for the equipment 
inspected. The record shall be made available to an OSHA inspector upon 
request. The maintenance inspection ensures that welding equipment is 
in safe operating condition while the maintenance record provides 
evidence to workers and Agency compliance officers that employers 
performed the required inspections.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is currently approved by the OMB under the PRA 
and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, 
notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally 
be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of 
information if the collection of information does not display a 
currently valid OMB control number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The 
DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB 
Control Number 1218-0207. The current OMB approval is scheduled to 
expire on November 30, 2010; however, it should be noted that 
information collections submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month 
extension while they undergo review. For additional information, see 
the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 24, 2010 
(75 FR 52037).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, 
comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218-0207. The OMB is 
particularly interested in comments that:
     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).
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
    Title of Collection: Welding, Cutting and Brazing.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0207.
    Affected Public: Private sector--Businesses or other for profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,164.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 84,952.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 5,935.
    Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: November 23, 2010.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-30045 Filed 11-29-10; 8:45 am]