[Federal Register: December 27, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 247)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. ICR-1218-0096 (2006)]
Temporary Labor Camps; Extension of the Office of Management and
Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an
extension of the information collection requirements contained in the
Temporary Labor Camps Standard (29 CFR 1910.142).
DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (Postmarked or received)
by February 27, 2006.
Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be sent
by February 27, 2006.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR-
1218-0096 (2006), by any of the following methods:
Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger
service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket
Office, Room N-2625, 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
Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at http://ecomments.osha.gov/.
Follow instructions on the OSHA Webpage for submitting comments.
Docket: For access to the docket to read or download comments or
background materials, such as the complete Information Collection
Request (ICE) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB-83-I Form, and
attachments), go to OSHA's Webpage at http://www.OSHA.gov. In addition,
the ICR, comments and submissions are available for inspection and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the above address. You also may
contact Todd Owen 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: Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards
and Guidance, OSHA, Room N-3609, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort 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).
OSHA will be requesting approval from the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for certain information collection requirements contained
in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard (29 CFR 1910.142). The main
purpose of these provisions is to eliminate the incidence of
communicable disease among temporary labor camp residents. The Standard
requires camp superintendents to report immediately to the local health
officer the name and address of any individual in the camp known to
have, or suspected of having, a communicable disease. Whenever there is
a case of suspected food poisoning or an unusual prevalence of any
illness in which fever, diarrhea, sore throat, vomiting or jaundice is
a prominent symptom, the Standard requires the camp superintendent to
report that immediately to the health authority. In addition, the
Standard requires that where the toilet rooms are shared, separate
toilet rooms must be provided for each sex. These rooms must be marked
``for men'' and ``for women'' by signs printed in English and in the
native language of the persons occupying the camp, or marked with
easily understood pictures or symbols.
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
Whether the proposed collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions,
including whether the information will have practical utility;
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, especially the number of temporary
labor camps in the United States; and
The quality, utility, and clarity of the information
Ways to minimize the burden on employers who are to
respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic,
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms
of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of
III. Proposed Actions
OSHA is requesting OMB to extend their approval of the collection
of information requirements contained in the Temporary Labor Camps
Standard. OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to
this notice, and will include this summary in its request to OMB. The
Agency is requesting a 12-hour decrease in burden hours as a result of
employers reporting fewer incidences of employees having, or suspected
of having, a communicable disease, suspected food poisoning, or an
unusual prevalence of any illness in which fever, diarrhea, sore
throat, vomiting, or jaundice is a prominent symptom.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information
Title: Temporary Labor Camps (29 CFR 1910.142).
OMB Number: 1218-0096.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; not-for-profit
institutions; Federal government; State, local or tribal governments.
Number of Respondents: 711.
Frequency: On occasion.
Average time per Response: Five minutes (.08 hr.) per response.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 57.
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 Webpage. Because of security-related
problems, there may be a significant delay 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 Webpage and
for assistance using the Webpage 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 December 20, 2005.
Jonathan L. Snare,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor
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