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• Publication Date: 09/21/2010
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 75:57503-57504
• Title: Application for Training Grant; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

 
[Federal Register: September 21, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 182)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0029]

 
Application for Training Grant; 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 public comments concerning its proposal to 
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the 
information collection requirements contained in the Training Grant 
Application.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
November 22, 2010.

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 Number OSHA-2010-
0029, 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-
0029). 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. To obtain a copy of the ICR, you may 
contact Theda Kenney or Todd Owen at the Directorate of Standards and 
Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2222.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical: Kimberly A. Newell, OSHA 
Directorate of Training and Education, 2020 S. Arlington Heights Road, 
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4102; telephone: (847) 759-7700; e-mail: 
HarwoodGrants@dol.gov.

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 (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).
    Section 21 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 670) authorizes the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA" or the 
"Agency") to conduct directly, or through grants and contracts, 
education and training courses. These courses must ensure an adequate 
number of qualified personnel to fulfill the purposes of the 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, the Agency awards grants to non-profit 
organizations to provide part of the required training. To obtain such 
a grant, an organization must complete the training grant application. 
OSHA uses the information in this application to evaluate: The 
organization's competence to provide the proposed training (including 
the qualifications of the personnel who manage and implement the 
training); the goals and objectives of the proposed training program; a 
workplan that describes in detail the tasks that the organization will 
implement to meet these goals and objectives; the appropriateness of 
the proposed costs; and compliance with Federal regulations governing 
nonprocurement debarment and suspension, maintaining a drug-free 
workplace, and lobbying activities. Also required is a program summary 
that Agency officials use to review and evaluate the highlights of the 
overall proposal.
    After awarding a training grant, OSHA uses the work plan and budget 
information provided in the application to monitor the organization's 
progress in meeting training goals and objectives, as well as planned 
expenditures. The initial grant award is for one year.

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 
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 Training Grant Application. 
The Agency is requesting to increase its current
burden hour estimate associated with the Training Grant Application ICR 
from 10,166 hours to 11,480 hours for a total increase of 1,314 hours. 
The increase mainly results from an increase in the number of grant 
applications received during the last three fiscal years (FY07-FY09). 
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: Application for Training Grant.
    OMB Number: 1218-0020.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Number of Respondents: 205.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Total Responses: 205.
    Average Time per Response: 56 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,480 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-
0029). 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 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., copyrightedmaterial) 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 Web page 
at http://www.osha.gov.

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 September 8, 2010.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-23491 Filed 9-20-10; 8:45 am]
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