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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Electrical Standards for Construction and for General Industry
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 1, 2012)][Notices][Page 5058]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2089]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Electrical Standards for Construction and for
General Industry

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration sponsored information collection
request (ICR) titled, "Electrical Standards for Construction and for
General Industry," 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 seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 2, 2012.

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, 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: 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: The information collection requirements
specified by the Electrical Standards for Construction and for General
Industry alert workers to the presence and types of electrical hazards
in the workplace, and thereby prevent serious injury and death by
electrocution. The information collection requirements in these
Standards involve the following: The employer using electrical
equipment that is marked with the manufacturer's name, trademark, or
other descriptive markings that identify the producer of the equipment,
and marking the equipment with the voltage, current, wattage, or other
ratings necessary; requiring each disconnecting means for motors and
appliances to be marked legibly to indicate its purpose, unless located
and arranged so the purpose is evident; requiring the entrances to
rooms and other guarded locations containing exposed live parts to be
marked with conspicuous warning signs forbidding unqualified persons
from entering; and, for construction employers only, establishing and
implementing the assured equipment grounding conductor program instead
of using ground-fault circuit interrupters.
    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 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 1218-0130. The current
OMB approval is scheduled to expire on January 31, 2012; 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 November 10, 2011 (76 FR 70116).
    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 1218-0130.
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: Electrical Standards for Construction and for
General Industry.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0130.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or Other For-Profits
and Not-For-Profit Institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 500,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,511,139.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 170,098.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $2,406,833.

    Dated: January 25, 2012.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-2089 Filed 1-31-12; 8:45 am]