[Federal Register: March 20, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 53)]
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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
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
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
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-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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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