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• Publication Date: 02/28/1997
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 62:9207-9208
• Standard Number: 1915
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 25, 1997.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (P.L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of each individual ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor, Departmental Clearance Officer, Theresa M. O'Malley ({202} 219-5096 ext. 143). Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call {202} 219-4720 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for BLS, DM, ESA, ETA, MSHA, OSHA, PWBA, or VETS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ({202} 395-7316) by March 31, 1997.

The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:

  • 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: Pension Welfare Benefits Administration.

Title: Prohibited Transaction Exemption 77-10.

OMB Number: 1210-0081.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for- profit.

Number of Respondents: 1.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Total Burden Hours: 1.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: This class exemption complements class exemption 76-1. It permits employers, unions, or another plan to lease office space from or to obtain administrative services or goods from a multiple employer plan or multiemployer plan.

Agency: Pension Welfare Benefits Administration.

Title: Prohibited Transaction Exemption 91-38.

OMB Number: 1210-0082.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for- profit.

Number of Respondents: 1.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Total Burden Hours: 1.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: This class exemption exempts from the prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA certain transactions between a bank collective investment fund and persons who are parties in interest with respect to a plan as long as the plan's participation in the collective investment funds does not exceed a specified percentage of the total assets in the collective investment fund.

Agency: Pension Welfare Benefits Administration.

Title: Prohibited Transaction Exemption 90-1.

OMB Number: 1210-0083.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for- profit.

Number of Respondents: 1.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Total Burden Hours: 1.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: This class exemption allows parties in interest of an employee benefit plan that invests in an insured pool separate account to engage in transactions with the separate account if the plan's participation in the separate account does not exceed certain limits.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915, Subpart I).

OMB Number: 1218-0 new.

Frequency: As needed.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 500.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: varies (1 hour to 17.8 hours).

Total Burden Hours: 1,540.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: These requirements are intended to reduce hazards to employees through the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). They establish procedures for assessing the workplace to identify where PPE is needed, provide for training in PPE, and set minimum requirements for PPE.

Theresa M. O'Malley,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 97-5004 Filed 2-27-97; 8:45 am]

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