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• Publication Date: 12/21/1999
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 64:71500-71501
• Standard Number: 1910.1017
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 15, 1999.

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. To obtain documentation for BLS, ETA, PWBA, and OASAM contact Karin Kurz ((202) 219-5096, ext. 159 or by E-mail to Kurz-Karin@dol.gov). To obtain documentation for ESA, MSHA, OSHA, and VETS contact Darrin King ((202) 219-5096, ext. 151 or by E-Mail to King-Darrin@dol.gov).

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 techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Agency: Employment Standards Administration.

Title: Requirements of a Bona Fide Thrift or Savings Plan (29 CFR part 547) and Requirements of a Bona Fide Profit sharing Plan or Trust (29 CFR part 549).

OMB Number: 1215-0119.

Frequency: Recordkeeping only.

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

Number of Respondents: 1.924 million.

Total Burden Hours: (Recordkeeping) 2.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

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

Description: This information collection requests clearance of the recordkeeping provisions of section 7(e)(3)(b), of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which permits the exclusion from an employee's regular rate of pay, payments on behalf of an employee to a bona fide thrift or savings plan, profit-sharing plan or trust. The implementing Regulations 29 CFR parts 547 and 549 set forth the requirements for a bona fide thrift or savings plan, profit-sharing plan, or trust.

Agency: Employment Standards Administration.

Title: Request to Be Selected As Payee.

OMB Number: 1215-0166.

Agency Form Number: CM-910.

Frequency: One time.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; Businesses or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 2,350.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 20 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 783.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $846.

Description: The CM-910 is used to obtain information about prospective representative payees to determine whether they are qualified to handle monetary benefits on behalf of the Black Lung beneficiary.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Vinyl Chloride (29 CFR 1910.1017).

OMB Number: 1218-0010 (Extension).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal, State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 80.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: time for response ranges from approximately 5 minutes for employers to maintain employee exposure monitoring and medical records to 10 hours for employers to provide reports of vinyl chloride emergencies and incidents to the nearest OSHA area office.

Total Burden Hours: 2,978 hours.

Total Annualized capital/startup: $0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $258,042.

Description: The Vinyl Chloride Standard requires employers to monitor employee exposure to vinyl chloride, to monitor employee health, and to provide employees with information about their exposures and the health effects of exposure to vinyl chloride. In addition, employers must notify OSHA area directors of regulated areas and changes to regulated areas, and of any emergencies that involve vinyl chloride.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-32986 Filed 12-20-99; 8:45 am]

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