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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 50 (Tuesday, March 15, 2022)]
[Pages 14577-14578]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05414]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational 
Injuries and Illnesses

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


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

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that the agency 
receives on or before April 14, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely 
manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden and 
cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Hernandez by telephone at 202-
693-8633, or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH 
Act) and 29 CFR part 1904 prescribe that certain employers maintain 
records of job-related injuries and illnesses. The injury and illness 
records are intended to have multiple purposes. One purpose is to 
provide data needed by OSHA to carry out enforcement and intervention 
activities to provide workers a safe and healthy work environment. The 
data are also needed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to report on the 
number and rate of occupational injuries and illnesses in the country. 
For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2021 (86 FR 
    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 the OMB 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 that does not display a valid 
OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
    DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for 
three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than 
three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information 
collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive 
a month-to-month extension while they undergo review.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational 
Injuries and Illnesses.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0176.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits farms; not-for-
profit institutions; State and local government.

    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 982,912.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 5,113,141.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2,048,626 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

Nora Hernandez,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2022-05414 Filed 3-14-22; 8:45 am]