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• Publication Date: 07/22/2005
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 70:42391-42392
• Standard Number: 1910.268(c)
• Title: Telecommunications (Training Certification Record); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

[Federal Register: July 22, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 140)]
[Notices]               
[Page 42391-42392]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. ICR 1218-0225(2005)]

 
Telecommunications (Training Certification Record); 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: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an 
extension of the information collection requirement contained in its 
Standard on Telecommunications (Training Certification Records) (29 CFR 
1910.268(c)).

DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
    Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received) 
by September 20, 2005.
    Fascimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be 
received by September 20, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. 
ICr+1218-0225(2005), by any of the followint methods:
    Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger 
service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Room N-265, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number 
is (877) 889-5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours 
are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., ET.
    Facsimile: If your comments are 10 pages or fewer in length, 
including attachments, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at 
(202) 693-1648.
    Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at http://ecomments.osha.gov.
 Follow instructions on the OSHA Web page for 

submitting comments.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read and download comments or 
background materials, such as the complete information Collection 
Request (ICR) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB-83 I Form, and 
attachments), go to OSHA's Web page at http://OSHA.gov. In addition, 
the ICR, comments, and submissions are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. You also may 
contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. 
For additional information on submitting comments, please see the 
``Public Participation'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate 
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing efforts to 
reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the public 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 burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments 
are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of the information 
collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 
of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) 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).
    The Telecommunications Standard at 29 CFR 1910.268(c) specifies one 
information collection requirement. The following section describes who 
uses the information collected under the requirement as well as how 
they use it. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that 
employees have been trained as required by the Standard to prevent risk 
of death or serious injury.
    Training (paragraph (c)). Under the paperwork requirement specified 
by paragraph (c) of the Standard, employers must certify that his or 
her employees have been trained as specified by the performance-
language training provision of the Standard. Specifically, employers 
must prepare a certification record which includes the identity of the 
person trained, the signature of the employer or the person who 
conducted the training, and the date the training was completed. The 
certification record shall be prepared at the completion of training 
and shall be maintained on file for the duration of the employee's 
employment. The information collected would be used by employers as 
well as compliance officers to determine whether employees have been 
trained according to the requirements set forth in 29 CFR 1910.268(c).

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, 
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA'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 
collection and transmission techniques.

III. Proposed Actions

    OSHA proposes to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
approval of the collection of information (paperwork) requirement 
contained in the Standard of Telecommunications (Training Certification 
Records) (29 CFR 1910.268(c)). The Agency will summarize the comments 
submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in 
its request to OMB to extend the approval of the collection of 
information requirement contained in the Standard.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information 
collection requirement.
    Title: Telecommunications (Training Certification Records) (29 CFR 
1910.268(c)).
    OMB Number: 1218-0225.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
organizations; Federal government; State, local, or tribal government.
    Number of Respondents: 651.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 140,050.
    Average Time Per Response: 2 minutes (.03 hour) to generate or 
disclose training certification records.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 4,202.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on this Notice and 
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

    You may submit comments and supporting materials in response to 
this notice by (1) hard copy, (2) fax transmission (facsimile), or (3) 
electronically through the OSHA Web page. Because of security-related 
problems, a significant delay may occur in the receipt of comments by 
regular mail. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 
(TTY (877) 889-5627) for information about security procedures 
concerning the delivery of submissions by express delivery, hand 
delivery, and courier service.
    All comments, submissions and background documents are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the above 
address. Comments and submissions posted on OSHA's Webpage are 
available at http://www.OSHA.gov. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for 

information about materials not available through the OSHA Web page and 
for assistance using the Web page to locate docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice, as well as other 
relevant documents, are available on OSHA's Webpage. Since all 
submissions become public, private information such as social security 
numbers should not be submitted.

V. Authority and Signature

    Jonathan L. Snare, Acting 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 et seq.), and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-
2002 (67 FR 65008).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 15, 2005.
Jonathan L. Snare,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 05-14539 Filed 7-21-05; 8:45 am]

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