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• Publication Date: 12/20/2006
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 71:76363-76365
• Standard Number: 1904; 1910; 1926.60; 1910.1050; 1910.137; 1910.269
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: December 20, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 244)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

 
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

December 14, 2006.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public 
information collection requests (ICR) 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 
from RegInfo.gov at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or by 
contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free 
number)/e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.
    Comments should be sent to the 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, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-6974 (these 
are not a toll-free numbers), 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 without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Title: 4,4'-Methylenedianiline Construction 29 CFR 1926.60.
    OMB Number: 1218-0183.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and third-party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 60.
    Number of Annual Responses: 3,960.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies by task.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,607.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $80,412.
    Description: The purpose of this Standard and its information 
collection requirements is to provide protection for employees from 
adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to 4,4'-
Methylenedianiline. Employers must monitor exposure, keep employee 
exposures within the permissible exposure limits, provide employees 
with medical examinations and training, and establish and maintain 
employee exposure-monitoring and medical records.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Title: 4,4'-Methylenedianiline General Industry 29 CFR 1910.1050.
    OMB Number: 1218-0184.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and third-party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 13.
    Number of Annual Responses: 583.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies by task.
    Total Burden Hours: 293.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $19,312.
    Description: The purpose of this Standard and its information 
collection requirements is to provide protection for employees from 
adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to 4,4-
Methylenedianiline. Employers must monitor exposure, keep employee 
exposures within the permissible exposure limits, provide employees 
with medical examinations and training, and establish and maintain 
employee exposure-monitoring and medical records.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Title: Electrical Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.137), and 
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (29 CFR 
1910.269).
    OMB Number: 1218-0190.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and third-party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 20,765.
    Number of Annual Responses: 437,884.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies by task.
    Total Burden Hours: 30,533.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: The information collection requirements are needed to 
help provide protection to employees who use electrical protective 
equipment and who are involved in industries engaged in electric power 
generation, transmission, and distribution work.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Title: Standard on Walking-Working Surfaces (29 CFR part 1910, 
subpart D).
    OMB Number: 1218-0199.
    Type of Response: Third-party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 12,100.
    Number of Annual Responses: 12,100.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies by task.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,193.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: The information collection requirements in the 
Walking-Working Surfaces standard is designed to protect employees by 
making them aware of load limits of the floors of buildings, defective 
portable metal ladders, and the specifications of outrigger scaffolds 
used.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Title: OSHA Data Initiative (ODI).
    OMB Number: 1218-0209.
    Type of Response: Reporting.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 100,000.
    Number of Annual Responses: 100,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 16,666.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: The agency will collect occupational injury and 
illness data from selected employers. These employers will also be 
required to provide the average employment, hours worked, and the name 
and phone number of the person submitting the data. The data collection 
will include mail and telephone follow-up to ask clarifying questions 
concerning data submitted, and to attempt to obtain responses from non-
responders. The purpose of the data collection is to compile 
occupational injury and illness data from employers within specific 
industries and size categories. OSHA then will be able to calculate 
occupational injury and illness rates by employer and specific 
industry. The agency will require this information from up to 100,000 
employers required to create and maintain records pursuant to 29 CFR 
part 1904.

    In each of the previous OSHA Data Initiative (ODI) information 
collections, beginning with the collection of CY 1995 data, the Agency 
collected data from approximately 80,000 establishments each year. OSHA 
used the 1996 data from the 1997 collection as a baseline for both its 
Cooperative Compliance Program initiative and its Interim Plan for 
Inspection Targeting. The 1997 through 2004 injury and illness data 
have been used for OSHA's Site Specific Targeting (SST) plans. Each 
year the SST plan is updated with the most current data. The SST-06 
plan is currently using CY 2004 establishment specific data.
    Since 1998, OSHA has used the information from each data collection 
to identify approximately 14,000 establishments in Federal jurisdiction 
with high lost workday injury and illness case rates. OSHA sends 
letters to these establishments indicating its concern about the high 
injury and illness rate at the establishment and informing the employer 
of available services, such as the OSHA on-site consultation program, 
that can be used to identify hazards and address occupational safety 
and health issues.
    OSHA is also using the information collected for measurement 
purposes to comply with the Government Performance and Results Act 
(GPRA). It must be noted that limiting this data collection to 
establishments with 40 or more employees also limits OSHA's ability to 
fully utilize this data collection to meet the Agency's requirements 
under the GPRA. A significant portion of OSHA inspections as well as 
consultation visits are performed at establishments with less than 40 
employees. OSHA cannot conduct follow-up data collection to measure the 
impact of these interventions without authorization to collect from this 
group of smaller employers. OSHA is seeking approval to collect data from 
these employers only for performance measurement purposes. Data collected 
from this group would not be used for OSHA's enforcement activities. 
Some states operating state plans pursuant to Section 18 of the OSH Act 
also use the information collected for the same purposes as does 
Federal OSHA.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
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