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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 80 (Thursday, April 25, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09789]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Administration
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) revision titled, "Occupational Safety and
Health Administration Data Initiative," (ODI) to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C.
3501 et seq.).
DATES: Submit comments on or before May 28, 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 free of charge
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 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:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 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 OSHA has a broad mandate to reduce
injuries and illnesses in American workplaces. The OSHA has responded
to this mandate by developing several programs, including the
promulgation and enforcement of standards, training and educational
programs, and cooperative programs.
The annual collection of employer specific injury and illness data
through the ODI improves the ability of the OSHA more effectively to
use its limited resources in more hazardous workplaces and to reduce
OSHA interventions at relatively safe and healthy workplaces. The ODI
also supports OSHA compliance with the Government Performance and
Results Act, by allowing the agency to monitor the results of its
activities, to evaluate its various programs based on program results,
to identify the most efficient and effective program mix, and to
promote the development of programs and policies based on outcome data.
This information collection is subject to the PRA. The ICR is
classified as a revision, because it will implement a DOL Office of the
Inspector General recommendation to expand the coverage of the ODI and
the Site Specific Targeting Plan for enforcement to include
establishments with between 11 and 19 employees. In addition, the ICR
will no longer include American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded
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 1218-0209. The current
approval is scheduled to expire on April 30, 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 December 13, 2012 (77 FR 74224).
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 mention OMB Control Number 1218-0209.
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.
Title of Collection: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OMB Control Number: 1218-0209.
Affected Public: Private Sector (businesses or other for-profits)
and State, Local and Tribal Governments.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 100,000.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 100,000.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 16,667.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
Dated: April 22, 2013.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-09789 Filed 4-24-13; 8:45 am]
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