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• Publication Date: 02/22/2000
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 65:8747-8748
• Standard Number: 1904.8
• Title: Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Reporting of Fatality or Multiple Hospitalization Incidents (1218-0007)


DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. ICR 1218-0007 2000]


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Reporting of Fatality or Multiple 
Hospitalization Incidents (1218-0007)

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 (PRA 95) [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 impact of collection 
requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed extension of approval for the 
paperwork requirements of 29 CFR 1904.8, Reporting of Fatality or 
Multiple Hospitalization Incidents. A copy of the proposed information 
collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office 
listed below in the ADDRESS section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed below in 
the ADDRESS section on or before April 24, 2000.



    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 1218-0007 2000, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone: (202) 693-
2350. Written comments limited to 10 pages or less in length may also 
be transmitted by facsimile to (202) 693-1648.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Schmidt, Directorate of 
Information Technology, Office of Statistics, Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N3644, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-
1886. 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 Dave Schmidt at 
(202) 693-1886 or Todd Owen at (202) 693-2444. Contact OSHA's WebPage 
on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov/OCIS/Info__coll.html for 
electronic copies of the Reporting of Fatality or Multiple 
Hospitalization Incidents information collection request.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

OSHA promulgated regulation 29 CFR 1904.8 which currently requires 
employers to report any death of an employee from a work related 
incident or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees 
as a result of a work related incident to OSHA within 8 hours. OSHA 
investigates such incidents in order to provide the Agency with 
information on the causes of employment fatalities and serious 
injuries, to identify and require correction of serious hazards, and to prevent the occurrence of such 
incidents in the future. Such information can also be a source of 
support for new and revised safety and health standards. Investigators 
will determine whether there was a violation of OSHA standards, and, if 
so, whether the violation may have contributed to the incident. 
Therefore, such investigations must be prompt and thorough if they are 
to provide valid, useful information and achieve their intended 
purposes.

OSHA currently has approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for information collection requirements contained in 29 
CFR 1904.8. That approval will expire on July 31, 2000. This notice 
initiates the process of OSHA to request an extension of the current 
OMB approval. This notice also solicits public comment on OSHA's 
paperwork burden estimates from interested parties and seeks public 
response to several questions related to the development of OSHA's 
estimation. Interested parties are requested to review OSHA's 
estimates, which are based upon the most current data available, and to 
comment on their accuracy or appropriateness in today's workplace.

II. Current Actions

    This notice requests an extension of the current OMB approval of 
the paperwork requirements in 29 CFR 1904.8, Reporting of Fatality or 
Multiple Hospitalization Incidents.

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Title: Reporting of Fatality or Multiple Hospitalization Incidents.
OMB Number: 1218-0007.
Agency Number: Docket No. ICR 1218-0007 2000.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Farms; Non-profit institutions; Small businesses or organizations.
Cite/Refrence/Form/etc.: 29 CFR 1904.8.
Total respondents: 3,064.
Frequency: On occasion.
Average Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 766.

 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized
and 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: February 15, 2000.
Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 00-4134 Filed 2-18-00; 8:45 am]
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