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• Publication Date: 05/25/2007
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 72:29353-29354
• Standard Number: 1949
• Title: Student Data Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

 
[Federal Register: May 25, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 101)]
[Notices]               
[Page 29353-29354]
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. OSHA-2007-0047]

 
Student Data Form; 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 comments concerning its proposal to 
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements 
contained in the Student Data Form.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
July 24, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
comments.
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments 
and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2007-0047, 
U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and 
courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and 
Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA 
docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2007-0047). All comments, 
including any personal information you provide, are placed in the 
public docket without change, and may be made available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting 
comments see the "Public Participation" heading in the section of 
this notice titled Supplementary Information.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal 
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; 
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly 
available to read or download through the website. All submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You also may contact Gail Butler at 
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gail Butler, Division of 
Administration and Training Information, OSHA Office of Training and 
Education, 2020 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 
60005; telephone: (847) 297-4810.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    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 (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 OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 
et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or 
appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing 
information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational 
injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). Section 21 of the 
OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 670) authorizes OSHA to conduct education and 
training courses. These courses must ensure an adequate number of 
qualified personnel to fulfill the purposes of the OSH Act, provide 
them with short-term training, inform them of the importance and proper 
use of safety and health equipment, and train employers and employees 
to recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe and unhealthful working 
conditions.
    Under Section 21 of the OSH Act, the OSHA Training Institute (the 
"Institute") provides basic, intermediate, and advanced training and 
education in occupational safety and health for Federal and State 
compliance officers, Agency professionals and technical support 
personnel, employers, employees, organizations representing employees 
and employers, educators who develop curricula and teach occupational 
safety and health courses, and representatives of professional safety 
and health groups. The Institute provides courses on occupational 
safety and health at its national training facility in Arlington 
Heights, Illinois.
    Students attending Institute courses complete the one-page Student 
Data Form (OSHA Form 182, 8/04 edition) on the first day of class. The 
form collects information under five major categories titled "Course 
Information," "Personal Data," "Employer Data," "Emergency 
Contacts," and "Student Groups." The OSHA Office of Training and 
Education (the "Office") compiles, for each fiscal year, the 
following information from the "Course Information" and "Student 
Groups" categories: Total student attendance at the Institute; the number
of students attending each training course offered by the Institute; and the 
types of students attending these courses (for example, students from Federal 
or State occupational safety and health agencies). The Office uses this 
information to demonstrate, in an accurate and timely manner, that the 
Agency is providing the training and employee education mandated by 
Section 21 of the Act. OSHA also uses this information to evaluate 
training output, and to make decisions regarding program/course 
revisions, budget support, and tuition costs.
    The Agency uses the information collected under the "Course 
Information," "Personal Data," and "Employer Data" to identify 
private sector students so that it can collect tuition costs from them 
or their employers as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 9701 ("Fees and Charges 
for Government Services and Things of Value"); Office of Management 
and Budget Circular A-25 ("User Charges"); and 29 CFR part 1949 
("Office of Training and Education, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration"). The information in the "Personal Data" and 
"Emergency Contacts" categories permits OSHA to contact students who 
are residing in local hotels/motels if an emergency arises at their 
home or place of employment, and to alert supervisors/alternate 
contacts of a trainee's injury or illness.

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 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 
collection and transmission techniques.

 III. Proposed Actions

    OSHA is requesting OMB to extend its approval of the information 
collection requirements contained in the Student Data Form. The Agency 
will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and 
will include this summary in the request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection requirement.
    Title: Student Data Form.
    OMB Number: 1218-0172.
    Affected Public: Individuals; business or other for-profit 
organizations; Federal government; State, Local, or Tribal governments.
    Number of Respondents: 2,000.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 2,000.
    Average Time per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 167 hours.
    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 in response to this document as follows: 
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile; or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2007-0047). 
You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files 
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference 
to an electronic or a facsimile submission, you must submit them to the 
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled Addresses). 
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments 
by your name, date, and docket number so the Agency can attach them to 
your comments.
    Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a 
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about 
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, 
express delivery, messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA 
Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627).
    Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information 
such as social security numbers and date of birth. Although all submissions 
are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov
index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available 
to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including 
copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA 
Docket Office. Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web 
site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's 
"User Tips" link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about 
materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in 
using the Internet to locate docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available 
at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases 
and other relevant information, also are available at OSHA's Web page 
at http://www.osha.gov.


V. Authority and Signature

    Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., 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 May 17, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E7-9943 Filed 5-24-07; 8:45 am]

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