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• Publication Date: 08/03/1999
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 64:42150-42151
• Standard Number: 1910.142; 1911
• Title: Temporary Labor Camps Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. ICR-99-25]

Temporary Labor Camps Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Labor.

ACTION: Notice of an opportunity for public comment.


SUMMARY: OSHA solicits comments concerning the extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard (29 CFR 1910.142).

REQUEST FOR COMMENT:

The Agency is particularly interested in comments on the following issues:

Whether the information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, including whether the information is useful;

  • The accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

  • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and

  • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated, electronic, mechanical, and other technological information and transmission collection techniques.

DATES: Submit written comments on or before October 4, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Docket Office, Docket No. ICR-99-25, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350. Commenters may transmit written comments of 10 pages or less in length by facsimile to (202) 693-1648.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd R. Owen, Directorate of Policy, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3627, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2444. A copy of the Agency's Information Collection Request (ICR) supporting the need for the information collection requirements in the Temporary Labor Camps Standards is available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office, or mailed on request by telephoning Todd R. Owen or Barbara Bielaski (202) 693-2444. For electronic copies of the ICR on Temporary Labor Camps, contact OSHA on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

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 continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA-95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of the information collection burden is correct.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 657) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents.

II. Proposed Actions

OSHA proposes to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collections of information (paperwork) contained in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard (29 CFR 1910.142). The purpose of the Temporary Labor Camp Standard is to eliminate the incidence of communicable disease among Temporary Labor Camp residents. The standard requires camp superintendents to report immediately to the local health officer (1) The name the address of any individual in the camp known to have or suspected of having a communicable disease or suspected food poisoning, or (2) an unusual prevalence of any illness in which fever, diarrhea, sore throat, vomiting, or jaundice is a prominent symptom.

OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in the request to OMB to extend the approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information collection requirements.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Temporary Labor Camps.

OMB Number: 1218-0096.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal government; state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 7,161.

Frequency: On occasion.

Average Time Per Response: Five minutes per response.

Estimated Total Burden Hours: 67 hours.

III. Authority and Signature

Charles N. Jeffress, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 6-96 (62 FR 111), and 29 CFR part 1911.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 27th day of July 1999.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 99-19864 Filed 8-2-99; 8:45 am]

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