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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Logging Operations Standard
 [Federal Register: December 28, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 248)][Notices]               
[Page 81660-81661]
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Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Logging Operations Standard

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, "Logging Operations 
Standard," 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 January 27, 2011.

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 e-mail to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    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: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The logging operations standard requires 
employers to assure operating and maintenance instructions are 
available on machines or in the area where the machine is operated. For 
vehicles, employers must assure that operating and maintenance 
instructions are available for each vehicle. The standard also requires 
the employer to provide training to workers and to certify that they 
have provided this training.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public isgenerally 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 a 
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-
0198. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 
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 October 15, 2010 (75 FR 63506).
    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 1218-0198. 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).
    Title of Collection: Logging Operations Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0198.
    Affected Public: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,038.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 113,507.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 25,957.
    Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: December 22, 2010.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-32598 Filed 12-27-10; 8:45 am]