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• Publication Date: 03/20/2009
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 74:11975-11977
• Standard Number: 1910.142
• Title: The Temporary Labor Camps Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

[Federal Register: March 20, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 53)]
[Notices]               
[Page 11975-11977]
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-2009-0003]

 
The Temporary Labor Camps Standard; 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 comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB 
approval of the information collection requirements contained in the 
Temporary Labor Camps Standard (29 CFR 1910.142).

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
May 19, 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 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-2009-0003, 
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 ICR (OSHA-2009-0003). 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 Jamaa Hill at the 
address below to obtain a copy of the Information Collection Request 
(ICR).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamaa N. Hill or Todd Owen, 
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Room 2N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-2222.

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. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 
of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information 
collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of 
the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and 
prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 
U.S.C. 657).
    OSHA is requesting approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for certain information collection requirements contained 
in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard (29 CFR 1910.142). The main 
purpose of these provisions is to eliminate the incidence of 
communicable disease among temporary labor camps residents. The 
Standard requires camp superintendents to report immediately to the 
local health officer the name and address of any individual in the camp 
known to have, or suspected of having, a communicable disease. Whenever 
there is a case of suspected food poisoning or an unusual prevalence of 
any illness in which fever, diarrhea, sore throat, vomiting or jaundice 
is a prominent symptom, the Standard requires the camp superintendent 
to report that immediately to the health authority. In addition, the 
Standard requires that where the toilet rooms are shared, separate 
toilet rooms must be provided for each sex. These rooms must be marked 
"for men" and "for women" by signs printed in English and in the 
native language of the persons occupying the camp, or marked with 
easily understood pictures or symbols.

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 that OMB extend its approval of the information 
collection requirements contained in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard 
(29 CFR 1910.142). OSHA is proposing to increase its existing burden 
hour estimate from 57 hours to 67 hours, for a total increase of 10 
hours. Based upon a review of new data, the Agency increased the number 
of "incident of notifiable diseases" from 711 cases to 833 cases. 
Additionally, based on data from the National Agricultural Statistics 
Service the Agency increased the number of migrant workers from 134,643 
to 135,830 workers.
    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 collection.
    Title: Temporary Labor Camps (29 CFR 1910.142).
    OMB Number: 1218-0096.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Federal Government; 
State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 833.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Average Time Per Response: Time per response is 5 minutes (.08 
hour) to report each incident to local public health authorities.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 67 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 (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-
2009-0003). 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 
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 website 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 website, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate 
docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    Donald G. Shalhoub, Deputy 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 17th day of March 2009.
Donald G. Shalhoub,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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