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• Publication Date: 06/01/2000
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 65:35128-35129
• Standard Number: 1910.137; 1910.269
• Title: Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (29 CFR 1910.269) and Electrical Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.137));Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Request.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. ICR-1218-0190 (2000)]

Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (29 
CFR 1910.269) and Electrical Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.137)); 
Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an 
Information Collection (Paperwork) Request

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

ACTION:  Notice of an opportunity for public comment.


SUMMARY:  OSHA solicits comments concerning the proposed extension of 
the information collection requirements contained in the standards on 
Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, 29 CFR 
1910.269, and Electrical Protective Equipment, 29 CFR 1910.137.

Request For Comment: The Agency seeks 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 or other technological information 
transmission and collection techniques.


DATES: Submit written comments on or before July 31, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Docket Office, Docket No. 
ICR-1218-0190(2000), Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 
U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., 
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: Theda Kenney, Directorate of Safety 
Standards Programs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room 3-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2222. A copy of the Agency's 
Information Collection Request (ICR) supporting the need for the 
information collection requirements contained in the standards on 
Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (29 CFR 
1910.269) and Electrical Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.137) is 
available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office, or mailed on 
request by telephoning Theda Kenney at (202) 693-2222 or Barbara 
Bielaski at (202) 693-2444. For electronic copies of the ICR, contact 
OSHA on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov/law-regs.html, and click 
on "Information Collection Requests."

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

1. 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 informatin 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 burden (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) 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. (29 U.S.C. 657.) In this regard, the information collection 
requirement contained in 29 CFR 1910.269 will ensure that employers 
train employees in all aspects of electrical power generation, 
transmission, and distribution. The information collection requirement 
in 29 CFR 1910.137 will ensure that equipment used by exposed employees 
is in reliable working condition.

II. Proposed Actions

 OSHA proposes to decrease its earlier estimate of 40,086 burden 
hours to 11,178 burden hours for the collections of information found 
in 29 CFR 1910.269 (Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and 
Distribution), and 29 CFR 1910.137 (Electrical Protective Equipment). 
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 
above standards.

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

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Electrical Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (29 CFR 1910.269) and Electrical Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.137).

OMB Number: 1218-0190.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 362,000.

Frequency: On occasion; annually; semi-annually.

Average Time per Response: 2 minutes (0.03 hour) to 15 minutes (0.25 hour).

Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,178.

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).

 Signed at Washington, DC, this 26 day of May 2000.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 00-13747 Filed 5-31-00; 8:45 am]

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