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• Publication Date: 11/01/2011
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 76:67496
• Standard Number: 2200.120
• Title: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 211 (Tuesday, November 1, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 67496]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-28304]


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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC)
invites the public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed
information collection concerning the OSHRC Settlement Part program.
OSHRC will submit the proposed information collection request to the
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 3, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit all written comments, identified by the title
"Paperwork Reduction Act Information Collection," by mail or hand
delivery to John X. Cerveny, Deputy Executive Secretary, Occupational
Safety and Health Review Commission, 1120 20th Street, NW., Washington,
DC 20036-3457, by fax to (202) 606-5050, or by email to
pracomments@oshrc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for information or copies of
the proposed information collection instrument should be directed to
John X. Cerveny, Deputy Executive Secretary, Occupational Safety and
Health Review Commission, 1120 20th Street NW., Ninth Floor,
Washington, DC 20036-3457; Telephone (202) 606-5706; email address:
pracomments@oshrc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHRC's Settlement Part program, codified at
29 CFR 2200.120, is designed to encourage settlements on contested
citations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA) and to reduce litigation costs. The
program requires employers who receive job safety or health citations
that include proposed penalties of $100,000 or more in total to
participate in formal settlement talks presided over by an OSHRC
Administrative Law Judge. If settlement efforts fail, the case would
continue under OSHRC's conventional proceedings, usually before a judge
other than the one who presided over the settlement proceedings.
    To ensure the continued success of the program, OSHRC proposes to
collect information from Settlement Part participants about their
experiences with the program. The participants would be employers and
Department of Labor personnel, Authorized Employee Representatives and
their representatives, including attorneys, who have personally
participated in cases from February 15, 2011 through February 14, 2012.
The proposed information collection instrument is a written survey
consisting of a series of multiple-choice questions that are intended
to take a respondent no more than 30 minutes to complete. The
respondents may skip any questions that they do not feel comfortable
answering, and are permitted to comment further on their experiences at
the end of the questionnaire.
    OSHRC will submit the proposed information collection to the Office
of Management and Budget for review, as required by the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). OSHRC invites comments
on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for
the proper performance of the agency's functions, including whether the
information will have practical utility; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the
information collection on respondents, including through the use of
automated collection techniques, when appropriate, and other forms of
information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice
will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this
information collection; they also will become a matter of public
record.
    OMB Control Number: Not applicable, new request.
    Form Number: Not applicable.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection).
    Title: Survey of Participants in OSHRC Settlement Part Program.
    Description: Information collection required to evaluate the Review
Commission's Settlement Part process.
    Affected Public: Employer and Department of Labor (OSHA) personnel
(settlement decision makers), Authorized Employee Representatives, and
their representatives, including attorneys, who have personally
participated in cases subject to Mandatory and Voluntary Settlement
proceedings under 29 CFR 2200.120 from February 15, 2011 through
February 14, 2012.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Reporting Burden: 150 hours.

    Dated: October 26, 2011.
Debra Hall,
Acting Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-28304 Filed 10-31-11; 8:45 am]
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