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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14248]
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
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:
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.
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.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-14248 Filed 6-14-13; 8:45 am]
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