[Federal Register: September 7, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 172)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
August 31, 2010.
The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of
the following public information collection request (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 the 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 Michel Smyth 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
Department of Labor--Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC
20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-5806 (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 information collection
requirements are necessary for the proper performance 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 collections 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
Title of Collection: Definition and Requirements for a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) (29 CFR 1910.7).
OMB Control Number: 1218-0147.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 67.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,340.
Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden (excludes hourly wage costs):
Description: A number of standards issued by the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) contain requirements for
equipment, products, or materials. These standards often specify that
employers use only equipment, products, or material tested or approved
by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL); this requirement
ensures that employers use safe equipment, products, or materials in
complying with the standards. Accordingly, OSHA promulgated the
regulation titled "Definition and Requirements for a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory" (the Regulation). The Regulation
specifies procedures that organizations must follow to apply for, and
to maintain, OSHA's recognition to test and certify equipment,
products, or material for this purpose. For additional information, see
the related notice published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2010,
(Vol. 75 FR 9953).
Dated: August 31, 2010.
Linda Watts Thomas,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-22170 Filed 9-3-10; 8:45 am]
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