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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Administration Alliance Program Office of the Secretary
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 179 (Monday, September 16, 2019)]
[Pages 48648-48649]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19909]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
Alliance Program Office of the Secretary

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) proposal titled, "Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration Alliance Program," to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are 

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before October 16, 2019.

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 website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201902-1218-001 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Frederick Licari by telephone at 202-693-8073, TTY 202-693-8064, (this 
is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail 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: 202-395-5806 (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: Frederick Licari by telephone at 202-
693-8073, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by 
email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks PRA authority for the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Alliance Program 
information collection. OSHA's Alliance Program is a structure for 
working with groups that are committed to worker safety and health. The 
program enables OSHA to enter into a voluntary cooperative relationship 
with industry, labor and other groups to improve workplace safety and 
health, prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses, and to 
reach employers and workers that OSHA may not otherwise reach through 
traditional methods. OSHA collects information from organizations that 
are signatories to an Alliance agreement through meetings, informal 
conversations and data forms. OSHA will use the collected information 
to develop Alliance agreements, support Alliance activities and 
Alliance agreement objectives, and develop annual and program-wide 
reports. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 section (2)(b)(1) 
authorizes this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(2)(b)(1).
    This proposed 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 the OMB, under the PRA, approves it 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. For additional 
information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register 
on June 21, 2018 (83 FR 28868).
    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 thirty-(30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB ICR Reference Number 201902-
1218-001. 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 
Alliance Program.
    OMB ICR Reference Number: 201902-1218-001.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits, 
State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 250.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 4,993.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 14,122 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

     Dated: September 10, 2019.
Frederick Licari,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-19909 Filed 9-13-19; 8:45 am]