[Federal Register: November 30, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 229)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Portable Fire Extinguishers--Annual
Maintenance Certification Record
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission
of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored
information collection request (ICR) titled, "Portable Fire
Extinguishers--Annual Maintenance Certification Record," to the Office
of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued
use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L.
104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
DATES: Submit comments on or before December 30, 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
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:
202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-mail:
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: This ICR relates to the regulatory
requirement that employers must subject each portable fire extinguisher
to an annual maintenance inspection and record the date of the
inspection. This provision requires employers to retain the inspection
record for one year after the last entry or for the life of the shell,
whichever is less, and to make the record available to OSHA on request.
This recordkeeping requirement assures employees and OSHA compliance
officers that portable fire extinguishers located in the workplace will
operate normally in case of fire; in addition, this requirement
provides evidence to OSHA compliance officers during an inspection that
the employer performed the required maintenance checks on the portable
This information collection is subject to 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 OMB approval for this information collection under OMB
Control Number 1218-0238. The current OMB approval is scheduled to
expire on November 30, 2010; however, it should be noted that
information collections submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month
extension while they undergo review. For additional information, see
the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 24, 2010
(75 FR 52034).
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 the appropriate consideration,
comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218-0238. 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: Portable Fire Extinguishers--Annual
Maintenance Certification Record.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0238.
Affected Public: Private sector--Businesses or other for profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 135,990.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 135,990.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 67,995.
Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $19,888,538.
Dated: November 23, 2010.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-30052 Filed 11-29-10; 8:45 am]
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