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• Publication Date: 03/29/2013
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 78: 19313-19314
• Standard Number: 1910.137,1910.269
• Title: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Electrical Protective Equipment and Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standards

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19313-19314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07323]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; 
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Electrical Protective 
Equipment and Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution 
Standards

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On March 29, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit 
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored 
information collection request (ICR) titled, "Electrical Protective 
Equipment and Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution 
Standards," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before April 29, 2013.

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 
March 30, 2013, or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OSHA, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20503, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 
202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Electrical Protective Equipment Standard 
at 29 CFR 1910.137 and the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and 
Distribution Standard at 29 CFR 1910.269 address safety procedures for 
the use of electrical protective equipment and the installation and 
maintenance of electric lines and on equipment for workers in the 
workplace. Pursuant to those regulations, this ICR seeks continued PRA 
approval for requirements that covered employers certify the electrical 
protective equipment used by their workers have passed specified tests 
and to certify each worker received specified training.
    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 that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under Control Number 1218-0190. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on March 31, 2013; however, it should be noted that existing 
information collection requirements 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 23, 2013 (78 FR 4873).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section by April 29, 2013. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 
1218-0190. 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: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Electrical Protective Equipment and Electric 
Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standards.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0190.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,765.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 329,466.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 8,218.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: March 25, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-07323 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]
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