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• Publication Date: 09/10/2008
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 73:52704-52705
• Standard Number: 1910.184; 1910.218
• Title: Office of the Secretary; Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: September 10, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 176)]
[Notices]               
[Page 52704-52705]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 
Office of the Secretary; Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

September 5, 2008.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of 
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; including among other things a description of the likely 
respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden 
may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site 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: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments 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 toll-free numbers), E-
mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this 
publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate 
consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see 
below).
    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 a previously approved 
collection.
    Title of Collection: Slings (29 CFR 1910.184).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0223.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,760.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.
    Description: The provisions of the standard require that the 
employer make a periodic inspection of alloy steel chain slings at 
least once a year and to make and maintain a record of the inspection. 
It also requires the employer to ensure that each new, repaired or 
reconditioned alloy steel chain sling is proof tested and a 
certification record maintained. In addition, the standard requires the 
employer to maintain a record of the proof test on wire rope slings. 
For additional information, see related 60-day preclearance notice 
published at 73 FR 35412 on June 23, 2008. PRA documentation prepared 
in association with the preclearance notice is available on http://
www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA 2008-0020.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title of Collection: Forging Machines (29 CFR 1910.218).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0228.
    Affected Public: Private Sector.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,700.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 187,264.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.
    Description: The Standard requires employers to establish periodic 
inspections of forging machines, guards, and point-of-operation 
protection devices and to mark manually controlled valves and switches. 
These requirements reduce employees' risk of death or serious injury by 
ensuring that forging machines used by them are in safe operating 
condition, and that they are able to identify manually operated valves 
and switches. For additional information, see related 60-day 
preclearance notice published at 73 FR 35414 on June 23, 2008. PRA 
documentation prepared in association with the preclearance notice is 
available on http://www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA 2008-0018.

Darrin A. King,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-20983 Filed 9-9-08; 8:45 am]

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