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• Publication Date: 06/17/2013
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 78: 36276
• Title: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 36276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14248]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling 
of Retaliation Complaints

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) revision titled, "Regulations Containing 
Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints," 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 July 17, 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 at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201305-1218-001 
(this link will only become active 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: 
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

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 administers and enforces a number 
of provisions in various Federal laws and regulations prohibiting 
retaliatory action by an employer against an employee who is believed 
to have reported a possible violation of those laws or regulations, or 
who otherwise engages in an activity protected specified by an anti-
retaliation provision. Any person may file a complaint alleging the 
employer violated these protection provisions with the OSHA for 
investigation. This ICR has been classified as a revision, because the 
OSHA is making Web-based and paper options available for filing 
complaints. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see 
the related notice published in the Federal Register on January 17, 
2013 (78 FR 3918).
    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 1218-0236. The DOL notes that existing information 
collection requirements remain in effect while they undergo review. New 
information collection requirements would only take upon OMB approval.
    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 1218-0236. 
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: Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling 
of Retaliation Complaints.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0236.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,872.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,872.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,872.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: June 11, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-14248 Filed 6-14-13; 8:45 am]
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