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• Publication Date: 05/27/1998
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 63:29033-29034
• Title: Submission for OMB review; comment request.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB review; comment request

May 21, 1998.

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, Todd R. Owen ((202) 219-5096 ext. 143) or by E-Mail to Owen- Todd@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), by June 26, 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: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Gear Certification (29 CFR part 1919).

OMB Number: 1218-0003 (Extension).

Form Number: OSHA 70, OSHA 71, and OSHA 72.

Frequency: Quadrennially; Annually.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local and Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 278.

Total Responses: 6443.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 55 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 93.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $476,406.

Description: 29 CFR part 1919 (Gear Certification), requires the gathering of information to complete three forms, the OSHA 70, OSHA 71, and OSHA 72. The OSHA 70 Form is used by applicants seeking accreditation from OSHA to be able to test or examine certain equipment and material handling devices, as required under the maritime regulations, part 1917 (Marine Terminals), and part 1918 (Long shoring). The OSHA 70 Form application for accreditation provides an easy means for companies to apply for accreditation. The OSHA 71 Form is required to be issued by those accredited by OSHA to make known to employers in the maritime industry that certain equipment and material handling devices are safe to use or operate.

The OSHA 72 Form is required to be used by those accredited by OSHA to employers in maritime industry when the equipment or material handling device is found to be unsafe to use.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Course Evaluation Form.

OMB Number: 1218-0173 (Extension).

Frequency: Once (at the end of the training course).

Affected Public: Individuals.

Number of Respondents: 11,500.

Total Responses: 11,500.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 10 minutes.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

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

Description: Information collected on the Course Evaluation Form from the students completing OSHA Training Institute and Education Center training courses is used to evaluate course usefulness, effectiveness, quality, and content and to make course improvements.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).

OMB Number: 1218-0NEW.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Applicants to the Voluntary Protection Program.

Number of Respondents: 90 to 100 a year.

Estimated Time per Respondent: 200 hours.

Total Burden Hours: 18,000.

Total annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

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

Description: The information collection is necessary to determine if the applicant has a safety and health program that should qualify for participation in one of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Programs.

Todd R. Owen,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 98-13975 Filed 5-26-98; 8:45 am]

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