[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 102 (Friday, May 25, 2012)][Notices][Pages 31395-31396]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-12705]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0012]
The Temporary Labor Camps Standard; Extension of the Office of
Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comments.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements
contained in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard (29 CFR 1910.142).
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
July 24, 2012.
ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service:
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0012, U.S.
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal
business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA
docket number for the Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA-2012-
0012). All comments, including any personal information you provide,
are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made
available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information
on submitting comments see the "Public Participation" heading in the
section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download from the Web site. All submissions,
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may contact Theda Kenney at the
address below to obtain a copy of the Information Collection Request
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609,
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information
collection requirements in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995 (PRA-95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
This program ensures that information is in the desired format,
reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments
are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of the information
collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act
of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information
collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of
the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and
prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29
OSHA is requesting approval from the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for certain information collection requirements contained
in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard (29 CFR 1910.142). The main
purpose of these provisions is to eliminate the incidence of
communicable disease among temporary labor camp residents. The Standard
requires camp superintendents to report immediately to the local health
officer the name and address of any individual in the camp known to
have, or suspected of having, a communicable disease. Whenever there is
a case of suspected food poisoning or an unusual prevalence of any
illness in which fever, diarrhea, sore throat, vomiting or jaundice is
a prominent symptom, the Standard requires the camp superintendent to
report that immediately to the health authority. In addition, the
Standard requires that where the toilet rooms are shared, separate
toilet rooms must be provided for each sex. These rooms must be
"marked for men" and" for women" by signs printed in English and in
the native language of the persons occupying the camp, or marked with
easily understood pictures or symbols.
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
Whether the proposed information collection requirements
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions,
including whether the information is useful;
The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
The quality, utility, and clarity of the information
Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply;
for example, by using automated or other technological information
collection and transmission techniques.
III. Proposed Actions
OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information
collection requirements contained in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard
(29 CFR 1910.142). OSHA is proposing to decrease its existing burden
hour estimate from 67 hours to 54 hours, for a total decrease of 13
hours. Based on new data from the National Agricultural Statistics
Service, the Agency decreased the number of migrant workers from
135,830 to 109,760 workers. Additionally, based upon this new data, the
Agency decreased the number of "incidents of notifiable diseases"
from 833 cases to 673.
The Agency will summarize any comments submitted in response to
this notice and will include this summary in its request to OMB for
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Temporary Labor Camps (29 CFR 1910.142).
OMB Control Number: 1218-0096.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Federal Government;
State, Local, or Tribal Government.
Number of Respondents: 673.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Average Time per Response: Time per response is 5 minutes (.08
hour) to report each incident to local public health authorities.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 54 hours.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.
IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions
You may submit comments in response to this document as follows:
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0012). You
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES).
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments
by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them
to your comments.
Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand,
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information
such as social security numbers and dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the
http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download through this
Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to
submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's
"User Tips" link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information
about materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance
in using the Internet to locate docket submissions.
V. Authority and Signature
David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995 (PRA-95) (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order
No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912).
Signed at Washington, DC, on May 22, 2012.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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