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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
Federal Register Volume 77, Number 125 (Thursday, June 28, 2012)][Notices]
[Pages 38657-38658]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15855]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: On June 30, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored
information collection request (ICR) titled, "Hazardous Waste
Operations and Emergency Response," 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 July 30, 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 or
after July 1, 2012, 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 DOL-OSHA, Office of
Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC
20503, Telephone: 202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-
free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.
    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

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: The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency
Response (HAZWOPER) Standard specifies a number of information
collection requirements. Employers can use the information collected
under the HAZWOPER rule to develop the various programs the Standard
requires and to ensure that workers are trained properly about the
safety and health hazards associated with hazardous waste operations
and emergency response to hazardous waste releases. The OSHA uses the
records developed in response to this Standard to determine adequate
compliance with the Standard's safety and health provisions. An
employer's failure to collect and distribute the information required
in this Standard would significantly affect OSHA efforts to control and
reduce injuries and fatalities. Such failure would also be contrary to
the direction Congress provided in the Superfund Amendments and
Reauthorization Act.
    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 Control Number. See
5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this
information collection under Control Number 1218-0202. The current
approval is scheduled to expire on June 30, 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 April 30, 2012 (77 FR 25500).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send timely comments to the
OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown
in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. In order to help ensure
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number
1218-0202. 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: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0202.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,125.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,205,700.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,198,573.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $3,059,864.

    Dated: June 25, 2012.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-15855 Filed 6-27-12; 8:45 am]