[Federal Register: October 29, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 209)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Record of Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the
Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces submission of
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored
information collection request (ICR), "Hydrostatic Testing Provision
of the Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers," to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use
in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public
Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35.
DATES: Submit comments on or before November 29, 2010.
ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting
documentation; including a description of the likely respondents,
proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be
obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain
or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129
(this is not a toll-free number) or sending an e-mail to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Submit comments about this request 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:
202-395-6881/Fax: 202-395-5806 (these are not toll-free numbers),
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at
202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL is seeking OMB reauthorization of
the recordkeeping requirements related to the hydrostatic testing
provision of the standard on portable fire extinguishers. More
specifically, as evidence of completing the test, it is mandatory for
the person performing the test to record his or her name, the date of
the test, and the identifier of the extinguisher tested.
This recordkeeping requirement constitutes an information
collection within the meaning of the PRA. A Federal agency generally
cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public
is generally not required to respond to an information collection,
unless it is currently approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a
currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the
collection of information does not display a currently valid OMB
Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
The DOL obtains approval for this information collection under OMB
Control Number 1218-0218, and the current approval is scheduled to
expire on October 31, 2010. For additional information, see the related
notice published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2010 (75 FR
The DOL, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and
respondent burden, submits information collections for OMB
consideration after conducting a preclearance consultation program to
provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and
continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the
PRA. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program ensures that information
is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and cost) is minimal,
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the estimate of the
information collection burden is accurate.
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in
the Federal Register. In order to ensure appropriate consideration,
comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218-0218. The OMB is
particularly interested in comments that:
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 (OSHA).
Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved
Title of Collection: Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Standard
on Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Form Number: None.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0218.
Affected Public: Private sector; business or other for-profit
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,066,000.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,335,724.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 124,084.
Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $16,696,550.
Dated: October 25, 2010.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-27379 Filed 10-28-10; 8:45 am]
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