[Federal Register: December 28, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 248)][Notices]               
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Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Concrete and Masonry Construction 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, "Concrete and Masonry 
Construction 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: 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: Construction firms engaged in the erection 
of concrete formwork are required to post warning signs/barriers in 
accordance with 29 CFR 1926.701(c)(2) to reduce exposure of non-
essential employees to the hazards of post-tensioning operations. 
Paragraphs 29 CFR 1926.702(a)(2), (j)(1), and (j)(2) are general 
lockout/tagout measures to protect workers from injury associated with 
equipment and machinery. Paragraph 29 CFR 1926.703(a)(2) requires 
employers make available drawings or plans for jack layout, 
formwork, working decks and scaffolds. Paragraph 1926.705(b) 
requires employers to mark the rated capacity of jacks and lifting 
    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 1218-0095. 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 September 30, 
2010 (75 FR 60480).
    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 1218-0095. 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: Concrete and Masonry Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0095.
    Affected Public: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 145,040.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 145,040.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 11,603.
    Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: December 21, 2010.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-32597 Filed 12-27-10; 8:45 am]