[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 97 (Wednesday, May 20, 2015)][Notices]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12244]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2015-0008]
OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center Prerequisite
Verification Form; Request Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)
Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comments.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal for
completion of a Prerequisite Verification Form for applicants
requesting enrollment in Outreach Training Program trainer courses to
become an authorized Outreach Training Program trainer and the Office
of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection
requirements specified in the Outreach Training Program Requirements
(dated February 2013).
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
July 20, 2015.
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 your comments and attachments
to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2015-0008, Occupational
Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 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 the
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2015-0008) for the Information Collection
Request (ICR). 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 also contact Theda Kenney at
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.
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 the OSHA Training Institute's (OTI) Education
Centers as necessary or appropriate to determine whether an applicant
meets the prerequisite requirements for education and safety- related
experience to become an authorized Outreach Training Program trainer.
The information collection requirements in the Outreach Training
Program Requirements (dated February 2013) provide OTI Education
Centers with the ability to determine the training and occupational
safety and health experience of an applicant to become an authorized
Outreach Training Program trainer to conduct the 10- and 30-hour
Outreach Training Program classes for construction, general industry,
and maritime, and the disaster site worker class.
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 applicants who apply to
become authorized Outreach Training Program trainers; for example, by
using automated or other technological information collection and
III. Proposed Actions
The Agency is requesting approval of the OTI Education Center
Prerequisite Verification Form. The information collected in the
Prerequisite Verification Form will be used by the OTI Education
Centers to determine whether an applicant has met the prerequisite
requirements of training and occupational safety and health-related
experience to become an authorized Outreach Training Program trainer.
Collecting this information prior to allowing an applicant to enroll in
the Outreach Training Program trainer courses and become an authorized
Outreach Training Program trainer ensures the validity of the Outreach
Training Program and reduces the potential for individuals who are
inexperienced in the occupational safety and health profession from
conducting training through the Outreach Training Program. The
Prerequisite Verification Form is provided to all applicants wishing to
enroll in the Outreach Training Program trainer courses prior to their
enrollment. Applicants are required to have five (5) years of
occupational safety and health experience in the construction industry,
general industry, or the maritime industry and to have completed the
required OSHA standards course prior to their enrollment in the
Outreach Training Program trainer course. Upon successful completion of
the Outreach Training Program trainer course the applicant is
authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour Outreach Training Program classes
in construction, general industry, or maritime, or disaster site worker
classes and to provide students with Outreach Training Program class
Type of Review: New.
Title: OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center Prerequisite
OMB Control Number: 1218-0NEW.
Affected Public: Individuals.
Number of Respondents: 7,535 average per year.
Frequency of Response: Once.
Total Responses: 7,535 average per year.
Average Time per Response: Applicants--1 hour, OTI Education
Estimated Total Burden Hours: Applicants--7,535 hours per year, OTI
Education Centers--3,772 hours per year, Total--11,307 hours per year.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): Applicants--$250,162,
OTI Education Centers--$109,962, Total: $360,124.
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; or (3) by hard copy. All
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name
and the OSHA docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2015-0008).
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 docket number so the Agency can attach them to
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 their social security number
and date 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 from 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 from 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 (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 15, 2015.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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