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• Publication Date: 12/10/1997
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 62:65094-65095
• Standard Number: 1910.1001
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 5, 1997.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICR's) 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, Todd R. Owen ((202) 219-5096 ext. 143) or by E-Mail to Owen-Todd@dol.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunication 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 the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: BLS, DM, ESA, ETA, MSHA, OSHA, PWBA, or VETS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ((202) 395-7316), on or before January 9, 1998.

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: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Annual Service Delivery Area Report.

OMB Number: 1205-0341 (reinstatement without change).

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 59.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 1 hour.

Total Burden Hours: 59.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs: 0.

Description: The requested information will be used to assess JTPA local financial participant data. Participant and financial data will be used to respond to Congressional oversight, to prepare budget requests, and make annual reports to Congress per statute.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Asbestos in General Industry (29 Part 1910.1001).

OMB Number: 1218-0133 (extension).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business and other for-profit, Federal and State government, Local or Tribal governments.

Number of Respondents: 233.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Time per response ranges from 5 minutes to maintain records to 1.5 hour for employees to receive a medical exam.

Total Burden Hours: 43,197.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs: $1,625,143.

Description: The purpose of the Asbestos in General Industry Standard and its information collection requirements are designed to provide protection from the adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to asbestos. The standard requires employers to monitor employee exposure to asbestos, to monitor employee health and to provide employees with information about their exposures and health effects from exposure to asbestos.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: OSHA Data collection System.

OMB Number: 1218-0209 (extension).

Frequency: Annually.

Affected Public: Business and other for-profit, State government, Local or Tribal governments.

Number of Respondents: 80,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 30 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 35,000.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs: 0.

Description: The 1988 OSHA Data Collection will request 1997 injury and illness data from 80,000 establishments throughout the Nation. The data are needed by OSHA to carry out intervention and enforcement activities to guarantee workers a safe and healthful workplace. The data will also be used for measurement purposes in compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1995 and multiple research purposes. The data collected are already maintained by employers as required by 29 CFR part 1904.

Todd R. Owen,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 97-32307 Filed 12-9-97; 8:45 am]


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