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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazards
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 103 (Thursday, May 29, 2014)][Notices][Pages 30897-30898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-12468]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazards

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: On May 30, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored 
information collection request (ICR) revision titled, "Notice of 
Alleged Safety and Health Hazards," 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.). Public 
comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before June 30, 2014.

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 at 
(this link will only become active on the day following publication of 
this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, 
TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an email 
to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier 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; by Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance 
Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an 
email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for 
revisions to the Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazards, Form 
OSHA-7, information collection. Respondents use Form OSHA-7 to report 
unhealthful and/or unsafe conditions in the workplace to the OSHA. The 
OSHA uses this information to evaluate the alleged hazards and to 
schedule an inspection. This information collection has been classified 
as a revision, because the agency proposes to include a question about 
whether the respondent is a current or former employee of the employer 
cited in the complaint. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 
authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651, 657.
    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 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 1218-0064. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on May 31, 2014; however, the DOL notes that existing 
information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a 
month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements 
would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive 
information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the 
Federal Register on January 24, 2014 (79 FR 4180).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section by June 30, 2014. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 
1218-0064. 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: Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazards.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0064.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households and Private Sector--
businesses or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,641.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 50,641.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 13,659 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $532.

    Dated: May 22, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-12468 Filed 5-28-14; 8:45 am]