[Federal Register: May 25, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 101)]
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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)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
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
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Signed at Washington, DC, on May 17, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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