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• Publication Date: 09/22/2009
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 74:48293-48294
• Title: Requirements for the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Program and the OSHA Outreach Training Program; Requesting the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

[Federal Register: September 22, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 182)]
[Notices]               
[Page 48293-48294]
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-2009-0022]

 
Requirements for the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers 
Program and the OSHA Outreach Training Program; Requesting the Office 
of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection 
(Paperwork) Requirements

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. 
Department of Labor.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to obtain OMB 
approval of the information collection requirements contained in the 
OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Program and the OSHA Outreach 
Training Program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
November 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: 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 ten (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-2009-0022, 
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, 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. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA 
docket number for the Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA-2009-
0022). 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 Web site. All submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may contact Jim Barnes, 
Director, Office of Training and Educational Programs, or Kimberly 
Newell, Program Analyst, OSHA Training Institute Education Centers 
Program at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Barnes, Director, Office of 
Training and Educational Programs, or Kimberly Newell, Program Analyst, 
OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Program, Directorate of 
Training and Education, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 2020 S. 
Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4102; Phone: (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 (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. Consistent with the authority of Section 
21 of the OSH Act, the Agency created two educational programs, the 
OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers Program and the OSHA 
Outreach Training Program (Outreach).
    To be a participant in the OTI Education Centers Programs or the 
Outreach Training Program, an individual/organization must provide the 
Agency with certain information. The requested information is necessary 
to evaluate the applicant organization and to implement, oversee, and 
monitor the OTI Education Centers and Outreach Training Programs, 
courses and trainers. The 13 collection of information requirements are 
listed below.

A. Application to become an OSHA Training Institute Education Center 
(OTI Education Center);
B. OTI Education Centers Monthly Summary Report for the OTI Education 
Centers and the Outreach Training Program Activities;
C. Statement of Compliance with Outreach Training Program Requirements;
D. Outreach Training Program Report Forms (includes Construction, 
General Industry, Maritime, and Disaster Site);
E. Online Outreach Training Program Report;
F. Active Trainer List;
G. Collection of Outreach Trainer Misconduct/Complaints;
H. OSHA Training Institute Student Survey;
I. Attendance Documentation for OTI Education Centers;
J. Outreach Online Training Certification Statement;
K. Instructor and Staff Resumes;
L. Course Material upon Request by OSHA from OTI Education Centers; and
M. Course Schedules from OTI Education Centers.

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 is requesting OMB to approve the information collection 
requirements contained in the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers 
Program and the OSHA Outreach Training Program. The burden hours for 
these programs is estimated to be 11,135.
    The Agency will summarize comments submitted in response to this 
notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Existing collection in use without an OMB control 
number.
    Title: OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers Program, and 
OSHA Outreach Training Program Data Collection.
    OMB Number: 1218-0NEW.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Federal government; State, local and tribal governments.
    Number of Respondents: 10.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 38,957.
    Average Time per Response: Ranges from 3 minutes (.05 hour) for OTI 
Education Centers to provide student training rosters to OSHA to 60 
hours for a not-for-profit institution to prepare and submit an 
application to become an OTI Education Center.
    Estimated Total: Burden hours: 11,135.
    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 (FAX); or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2009-0022). You 
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files 
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference 
to an electronic or 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 the 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 
dates 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.

V. Authority and Signature

    Jordan Barab, 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. 5-2007 (72 FR 
31160).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of September 2009.
Jordan Barab,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E9-22802 Filed 9-21-09; 8:45 am]

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