[Federal Register: July 8, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 130)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0022]
Student Data Form; Extension of the Office of Management and
Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the
information collection requirements contained in the Student Data Form.
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
September 7, 2010.
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 Number OSHA-2010-
0022, U.S. Department of Labor, 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 this Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA-2010-
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 also may contact Theda Kenney at
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609,
200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
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 (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 OSH Act) authorizes
information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for
enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the
causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and
accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain
such information with minimal burden upon employers, especially those
operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent
feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information
(29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act authorizes the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration ("OSHA" or the "Agency") to conduct education
and training courses (29 U.S.C. 670). These courses must educate an
adequate number of qualified personnel to fulfill the purposes of the
OSH Act, provide them with short-term training, inform them of the
importance and proper use of safety and health equipment, and train
employers and workers to recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe and
unhealthful working conditions.
Under Section 21 of the OSH Act, the OSHA Training Institute (the
"Institute") provides basic, intermediate, and advanced training and
education in occupational safety and health for Federal and State
compliance officers, Agency professionals and technical-support
personnel, employers, workers, organizations representing workers and
employers, educators who develop curricula and teach occupational
safety and health courses, and representatives of professional safety
and health groups. The Institute provides courses on occupational
safety and health at its national training facility in Arlington
Students attending Institute courses complete the one-page Student
Data Form (OSHA Form 182) on the first day of class. The form provides
information under five major categories titled "Course Information,"
"Personal Data," "Employer Data," "Emergency Contacts," and
"Student Groups." The OSHA Directorate of Training and Education (the
"Directorate") compiles, for each fiscal year, the following
information from the "Course Information" and "Student Groups"
categories: Total student attendance at the Institute; the number of
students attending each training course offered by the Institute; and
the types of students attending these courses (for example, students
from Federal or State occupational safety and health agencies). The
Directorate uses this information to demonstrate, in an accurate and
timely manner, that the Agency is providing the training and worker
education mandated by Section 21 of the Act. OSHA also uses this
information to evaluate training output, and to make decisions
regarding program/course revisions, budget support, and tuition costs.
The Agency uses the information collected under the "Course
Information," "Personal Data," and "Employer Data" to identify
private sector students so that it can collect tuition costs from them
or their employers as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 9701 ("Fees and Charges
for Government Services and Things of Value"); Office of Management
and Budget Circular A-25 ("User Charges"); and 29 CFR part 1949
("Directorate of Training and Education, Occupational Safety and
Health Administration"). The information in the "Personal Data" and
"Emergency Contacts" categories permits OSHA to contact students who
are residing in local hotels/motels if an emergency arises at their
home or place of employment, and to alert supervisors/alternate
contacts of a trainee's injury or illness.
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 the Agency'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 Student Data Form. 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: Student Data Form.
OMB Number: 1218-0172.
Affected Public: Individuals; business or other for-profit
organizations; Federal government; State, Local, or Tribal governments.
Number of Respondents: 2,000.
Frequency: On occasion.
Total Responses: 2,000.
Average Time per Response: 5 minutes (.08 hour).
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 160 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 this
ICR (OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2010-0022). You may supplement electronic
submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to
mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or a 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
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 aboutsubmitting 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 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.
Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available
at http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases
and other relevant information, also are available at OSHA's webpage at
V. Authority and Signature
David Michaels, PhD, MPH, 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, on July 1, 2010.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-16560 Filed 7-7-10; 8:45 am]
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