[Federal Register: December 28, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 248)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Logging Operations Standard
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission
of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored
information collection request (ICR) titled, "Logging Operations
Standard," 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 January 27, 2011.
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:
202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The logging operations standard requires
employers to assure operating and maintenance instructions are
available on machines or in the area where the machine is operated. For
vehicles, employers must assure that operating and maintenance
instructions are available for each vehicle. The standard also requires
the employer to provide training to workers and to certify that they
have provided this training.
This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and
the public isgenerally 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 a
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-
0198. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on December 31,
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 October 15, 2010 (75 FR 63506).
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 1218-0198. 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).
Title of Collection: Logging Operations Standard.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0198.
Affected Public: Private sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,038.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 113,507.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 25,957.
Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.
Dated: December 22, 2010.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-32598 Filed 12-27-10; 8:45 am]
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