[Federal Register: November 23, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 225)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
29 CFR Part 1983
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0006]
Collection of Information Requirement Related to Procedures for
the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 219 of the
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA);
Department of Labor.
SUMMARY: OSHA is informing the public of a collection of information
requirement contained in the Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation
Complaints Under Section 219 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement
Act of 2008 interim final rule, published August 31, 2010. This
clarification notice informs the public about the means by which to
comment on this collection of information requirement prior to OSHA's
submission of an information collection request (ICR) extension to the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995.
DATES: Comments on the collection of information requirement in this
interim final rule must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) to
the ICR docket, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0049, by December 27, 2010.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nilgun Tolek, Director, Office of the
Whistleblower Protection Program, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3610, 200 Constitution
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2199. This is
not a toll-free number. The alternative formats available are large
print, electronic file on computer disk (Word Perfect, ASCII, Mates
with Duxbury Braille System) and audiotape.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 31, 2010, OSHA published notice of
an interim final rule containing procedures for the handling of
retaliation complaints under the employee protection provision of the
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) (75 FR 53533).
In the August 31, 2010 notice, OSHA indicated that the interim
final rule did not contain collection of information requirements
subject to review by OMB under the provisions of the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) (PRA). (75 FR at 53538.)
However, upon reconsideration, OSHA has determined that there is a
collection of information requirement associated with the initiation of
CPSIA whistleblower complaints.
OSHA currently has OMB approval for collection of information
requirements related to the handling of retaliation complaints filed
under various whistleblower protection statutes in the "Regulations
Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints" ICR, OMB
Control Number 1218-0236. OSHA is currently requesting that OMB extend
approval of this ICR and has included in its extension request the collection
of information requirement contained in the CPSIA whistleblower
procedures. As a result of including the collection of information
requirement contained in the CPSIA whistleblower procedures in this
ICR, the burden hours in the ICR will increase by 4.
The Federal Register notice soliciting public comment on the
extension of the "Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of
Retaliation Complaints" ICR is in Docket No. OSHA-2010-0049. Comments
on the requested extension of this ICR may be submitted to Docket No.
OSHA-2010-0049 electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the
Federal eRulemaking Portal, or by facsimile, mail, hand delivery,
express mail, messenger or courier service to the OSHA Docket office,
as indicated in the related Federal Register notice.
List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1983
Administrative practice and procedure, Employment, Consumer
protection, Investigations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements,
Authority and Signature
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
DC 20210, under the following authorities: 15 U.S.C. 2087, Secretary of
Labor's Order 4-2010, 75 FR 55355 (Sept. 10, 2010).
Signed in Washington, DC, on November 17, 2010.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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