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||Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
[Federal Register: March 28, 2011 (Volume 76, Number 59)]
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; Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational
Injuries and Illnesses
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Recordkeeping and Reporting
Occupational Injuries and Illnesses," 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.
DATES: Submit comments on or before April 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,
on the day following publication of this notice 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),
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 OSHAct and regulations 29 CFR part 1904
prescribe that certain employers maintain records of job related
injuries and illnesses. The data are needed by the OSHA to carry out
intervention and enforcement activities to guarantee workers safe and
healthful workplaces. The data are also needed by Bureau of Labor
Statistics to produce national statistics on occupational injuries and
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 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 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 1218-0176. The current
OMB approval is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2011; 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 January 13, 2011 (76 FR 2418).
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 help ensure appropriate
consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218-0176.
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: Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational
Injuries and Illnesses.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0176.
Affected Public: Private sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,585,374.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 6,782,248.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,967,237.
Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.
Dated: March 23, 2011.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-7234 Filed 3-25-11; 8:45 am]
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