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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Administration Data Initiative
[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 80 (Thursday, April 25, 2013)][Notices][Pages 24437-24438]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09789]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
Data Initiative

ACTION: Notice.


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

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 28, 2013.

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 free of charge 
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 DOL-OSHA, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20503, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: 

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.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OSHA has a broad mandate to reduce 
injuries and illnesses in American workplaces. The OSHA has responded 
to this mandate by developing several programs, including the 
promulgation and enforcement of standards, training and educational 
programs, and cooperative programs.
    The annual collection of employer specific injury and illness data 
through the ODI improves the ability of the OSHA more effectively to 
use its limited resources in more hazardous workplaces and to reduce 
OSHA interventions at relatively safe and healthy workplaces. The ODI 
also supports OSHA compliance with the Government Performance and 
Results Act, by allowing the agency to monitor the results of its 
activities, to evaluate its various programs based on program results, 
to identify the most efficient and effective program mix, and to 
promote the development of programs and policies based on outcome data.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. The ICR is 
classified as a revision, because it will implement a DOL Office of the 
Inspector General recommendation to expand the coverage of the ODI and 
the Site Specific Targeting Plan for enforcement to include 
establishments with between 11 and 19 employees. In addition, the ICR 
will no longer include American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded 
construction projects.
    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 that 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 1218-0209. The current 
approval is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2013; 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 December 13, 2012 (77 FR 74224).
    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 mention OMB Control Number 1218-0209. 
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: Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
Data Initiative.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0209.
    Affected Public: Private Sector (businesses or other for-profits) 
and State, Local and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 100,000.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 16,667.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: April 22, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-09789 Filed 4-24-13; 8:45 am]