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• Publication Date: 08/15/1997
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 62:43752-43753
• Standard Number: 1926.453
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 12, 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 (Pub. 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) or by E-Mail to O'Malley-Theresa@dol.gov. 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-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), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

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: Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Records of Preshift and Onshift Inspections of Slope and Shaft Areas.

OMB Number: 1219-0082 (reinstatement without change).

Frequency: Twice per shift.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 30.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1(1/4) hours.

Total Burden Hours: 12,705.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: -0-.

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

Description: Requires coal mine operators to conduct examinations of slope and shaft areas for hazardous conditions, including tests for methane and oxygen deficiency, before and during each shift and before and after blasting. Records of the results of the inspections are required to be kept.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Workforce Flexibility (Work-Flex) Partnership Demonstration Program.

OMB Number: 1205-0375 (extension).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 8.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 160 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 1,280.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: -0-.

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

Description: This request is related to the passage of P.L. 104-208 which permits states to submit statutory waiver proposals to the Department of Labor in order to overcome barriers to implementing reforms to their workforce development system.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Statutory Waiver Requests.

OMB Number: 1205-0376 (extension).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 20.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 80 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 1,600.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: -0-.

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

Description: This request is related to the passage of P.L. 104-208 which permits states to submit statutory waiver proposals to the Department of Labor in order to overcome barriers to implementing reforms to their workforce development system.

Agency: Department Management, Office of the Chief Financial Officer.

Title: Salary Offset.

OMB Number: 1225-0038 (extension).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Number of Respondents: 150.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1(1/4) hours.

Total Burden Hours: 375.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: -0-.

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

Description: This information is collected from debtors to assist in determining whether an individual is actually indebted to the Department of Labor, and if so indebted, to evaluate the individual's ability to repay the debt.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Manufacturer's Certification of Modification of Construction Aerial Lifts (29 CFR Part 1926.453).

OMB Number: 1218-0000.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 60.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 5 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 5 hours.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: -0-.

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

Description: Employers are required to obtain a written certification of any field modifications made to aerial lifts. Such certifications must be prepared in writing by either the manufacturer of the aerial lift or a nationally recognized testing laboratory. The certification is to attest to the safety of the lift after modification.

Agency: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Standardized Participant Information Report (SPIR) for JTPA Title IV, Section 402, Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Programs.

OMB Number: 1205-0350 (reinstatement, without change).

Frequency: Quarterly; annually.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.

Number of Respondents: 53.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 18 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 954.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: -0-.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $265,000.

Description: This collection instrument is the Standardized Participant Information Record (SPIR) and instructions. A SPIR form is provided for optional use in gathering information at the grantee field office level. The SPIR itself is a computer file in a specified form which is submitted by grantees via diskette, modem or Internet which requires grantees to collect and report selected standardized information on participants of the Jobs Training Partnership Act, Title IV, Section 402 -- funded programs.

Theresa M. O'Malley,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 97-21667 Filed 8-14-97; 8:45 am)


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