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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Onsite Consultation Agreements
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 210 (Monday, October 31, 2011)][Notices][Pages 67227-67228]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28070]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Onsite
Consultation Agreements

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Occupational Safety and Health
Onsite Consultation Agreements," to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance
with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 30, 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,
on the day following publication of this notice or by contacting
Michel Smyth by telephone at (202) 693-4129 (this is not a
toll-free number) or sending an email 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),
email:  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 email at  DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval to continue
information collections set forth in regulations establishing
responsibilities of State onsite consultation projects. The OSHA onsite
consultation service program offers free and confidential advice to
small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country,
with priority given to high-hazard worksites. The requirements
specified in the onsite consultation regulations for cooperative
agreements, 29 CFR part 1908, are necessary to ensure uniform delivery
of onsite consultation services nationwide. The regulatory procedures
specify the activities to be carried out by State onsite consultation
programs funded by the Federal government, as well as the
responsibilities of employers who receive onsite consultation services.
    Those activities and responsibilities include information
collections 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 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 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 1218-0110. The current OMB approval
is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2011; however, it should be noted
that existing information collection requirements 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 June 22, 2011 (76 FR 36579).
    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 help ensure appropriate
consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218-0110.
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.
    Title of Collection: Occupational Safety and Health Onsite
Consultation Agreements.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0110.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits;
State Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 26,855.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 112,530.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 223,419.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: October 25, 2011.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-28070 Filed 10-28-11; 8:45 am]