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• Publication Date: 01/21/1998
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 63:3155-3156
• Standard Number: 1949
• Title: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Student Data Form

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket Number ICR 98-1]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Student Data Form

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the information collection request for the Student Data Form which is completed by students attending courses at OSHA's Training Institute. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before March 23, 1998. The Department of Labor 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 submissions of responses.

ADDRESSES: Comments are to be submitted to the Docket Office, Docket No. ICR 98-1, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 219-7894. Written comments limited to 10 pages or less in length may also be transmitted by facsimile to (202) 219-5046.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert O'Brien, Division of Administration and Training Information, OSHA Office of Training and Education, 1555 Times Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60018, telephone (847) 297-4810 (this is not a toll-free number), e- mail to robert.obrien@oti.osha.gov, or send a facsimile message to (847) 297-4874. Copies of the referenced information collection request are available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office and will be mailed to persons who request copies by telephoning Robert O'Brien or Barbara Bielaski at (202) 219-7177, x142. For electronic copies of the Information Collection Request for the Student Data Form, contact OSHA's WebPage on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov under Standards.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training Institute provides basic, intermediate, and advanced training and education in occupational safety and health for Federal and State compliance officers, agency professional and technical support personnel, employers, employees, organizations representing employees and employers, educators who aid in developing curricula and teaching occupational safety and health courses, and representatives of professional safety and health groups.

Students attending OSHA's Training Institute courses complete the one-page form on the first day of class. The information is used in order to know who to contact in the event of an emergency and to obtain the correct student group information for record keeping and reporting needs. The student group information is also used to ensure that OSHA is collecting tuition from all private sector students as required by OMB Circular A-25 and Part 1949 of Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations.

II. Current Actions

OSHA is planning to reinstate this form. Its approval was inadvertently allowed to lapse.

Type of Review: Reinstatement.
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Title: Student Data Form.
OMB Number: Formerly 1218-0172.
Agency Number: OSHA 182.
Affected Public: Individuals.
Total Respondents: 5500.
Frequency: On occasion.
Total Responses: 5500.
Average Time per Response: 5 minutes.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 463 hours.
Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $7,662.

Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record.

Dated: January 14, 1998.

Zigmas Sadauskas,
Acting Director, Office of Training and Education.

[FR Doc. 98-1328 Filed 1-20-98; 8:45 am]


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