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• Publication Date: 05/19/2011
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 76: 29011
• Title: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2011)]
[Page 29011]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2011-12332]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, "Fire Protection in Shipyard 
Employment," 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 June 20, 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 Web site,, 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
    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: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 
202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment 
Standard makes it mandatory for a covered employer to develop a written 
fire safety plan and written statement or policy that contains 
information about fire watches and fire response duties and 
responsibilities. The Standard also requires the employer to obtain 
medical examinations for certain workers and to develop training 
programs and to train employees exposed to fire hazards. Additionally, 
the Standard requires an employer to create and maintain records to 
certify that employees have been made aware of the details of the fire 
safety plan and that employees have been trained as required by the 
    These information collections are 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 1218-0248. The current 
OMB approval is scheduled to expire on May 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 19, 2011 (76 FR 3178).
    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 1218-0248. 
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: Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0248.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 317.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 21,046.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4,635.
    Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: May 16, 2011.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-12332 Filed 5-18-11; 8:45 am]

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