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• Publication Date: 03/20/2009
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 74:11970-11971
• Standard Number: 1926 Subpart U
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: March 20, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 53)]
[Notices]               
[Page 11970-11971]
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

March 16, 2009.
    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: Blasting Operations and the Use of Explosives 
(29 CFR part 1926, Subpart U).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0217.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 160.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,294.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden (does not include wage/hour 
costs): $800,000.
    Description: The information collection requirements provide 
protection to employees who work with and around blasting operations. 
In addition, inventories of explosives must be maintained to assure 
employer and blaster accountability for explosives. For additional 
information, see the related 60-day preclearance notice published in 
the Federal Register at Vol. 73 FR 74525 on December 8, 2008. PRA 
documentation prepared in association with the preclearance notice is 
available on http://www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA-2008-
0045.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title of Collection: OSHA Strategic Partnership for Worker Safety 
and Health Program (OSPP).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0244.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 24,272.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 361,416.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden (does not include wage/hour 
costs): $0.
    Description: The OSPP allows OSHA to enter into an extended, 
voluntary, cooperative relationship with groups of employers, 
employees, and representatives to encourage, assist and recognize their 
efforts to eliminate serious hazards and to achieve a high level of 
employee safety and health that goes beyond what historically has been 
achieved through traditional enforcement methods. Each OSHA Strategic 
Partnership (OSP) determines which information will be needed, selects 
the best collection method, and specifies how the information will be 
used. At a minimum each OSP must identify baseline illness and injury 
data corresponding to all summary line items on the OSHA 300 logs, and 
must track changes at either the worksite level or participant-
aggregate level. For additional information, see the related 60-day 
preclearance notice published in the Federal Register at Vol. 73 FR 
67546 on November 14, 2008. PRA documentation prepared in association 
with the preclearance notice is available on http://www.regulations.gov 
under docket number OSHA-2008-0041.

Darrin A. King,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-6033 Filed 3-19-09; 8:45 am]

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