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• Publication Date: 02/04/2005
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 70: 6042
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: February 4, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 23)]
[Notices]               
[Page 6042]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary
 
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

January 27, 2005.
    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 ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by 
contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) 
or e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.
    Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, 202-395-7316 (this is not a toll-free number), 
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 collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Fire Brigades (29 CFR 1910.156).
    OMB Number: 1218-0075.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Federal Government; and State, local, or tribal 
government.
    Number of Respondents: 8,391.
    Number of Annual Responses: 8,391.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes to obtain a physician's 
certificate and 2 hours to develop or revise organizational statements 
for fire brigades.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,042.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (Operating/Maintaining Systems or Purchasing 
Services): $0.
    Description: Although OSHA does not mandate that employers 
establish fire brigades, 29 CFR 1910.156 (the Standard) requires an 
employer who does establish a fire brigade to write an organizational 
statement; obtain a physician's certificate of fitness for employees 
with specific physical conditions to participate in fire-related 
operations; and provide appropriate training and information to fire 
brigade members. The provisions of the Standard apply to fire brigades, 
industrial fire departments, and private or contract fire departments, 
but not to airport crash-rescue units or forest fire-fighting 
operations. The Standard serves to protect the occupational health and 
safety of employees who participate in fire brigades.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Voluntary Protection Program Information.
    OMB Number: 1218-0239.
    Frequency: On occasion; Annually; Quarterly; and Every three years.
    Type of Response: Reporting.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Federal Government; State, local, or tribal government; 
and Individuals or households.
    Number of Respondents: 1,566.
    Number of Annual Responses: 1,874.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 200 hours to prepare an 
application to 8 minutes to complete a general eligibility information 
sheet.
    Total Burden Hours: 86,900.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (Operating/Maintaining Systems or Purchasing 
Services): $0.
    Description: The Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) established 
the efficacy of cooperative action among government, industry, and 
labor to address worker safety and health issues and to expand worker 
protection. To qualify, employers must meet OSHA's rigorous safety and 
health management criteria which focus on comprehensive management 
systems and active employee involvement to prevent or control worksite 
safety and health hazards.
    The information collection requirements associated with the VPP 
include various application requirements, quarterly and annual reports 
as well as annual evaluations. The information collected on 
applications helps applicants and OSHA ensure that potential 
participants qualify for the program. The information collected by 
quarterly and annual reports and annual evaluations help participants 
and OSHA determine the effectiveness of the program.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-2191 Filed 2-3-05; 8:45 am]

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