Office of Small Business Programs; Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 61376-61377 [E7-21308]

Download as PDF 61376 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 30, 2007 / Notices Dated: October 22, 2007. Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration. [FR Doc. E7–21323 Filed 10–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Office of Small Business Programs; Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DOL. Notice; opportunity to comment on a proposed collection of information. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed continuation of the information collections contained in the Small Business Programs Information Management System. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the employee listed below in the ADDRESSES Section of this notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES Section below on or before December 31, 2007. DATES: Send comments to Brenda R. Berry, Management Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Small Business Programs, Room C–2313, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; E-Mail: berry.brenda@dol.gov; Telephone: 202– 693–6479; Fax: 202–693–6486 (these are not a toll free numbers). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The employee listed above in the ADDRESSES Section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:46 Oct 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 I. Background Federal agencies are required to promote procurement opportunities for small, small disadvantaged, and 8(a) businesses by the Small Business Act, as amended, (Public Law 95–507, Sections 8 and 15) and Public Law 100–656 (Sections 502 and 503). The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103–355) mandates similar efforts for small women-owned businesses. Public Law 106–50 created the program for service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Public Law 105–135 established the HubZone program. The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121) requires Federal agencies to make available to small businesses compliance guides and assistance on the implementation of regulations and directives of enforcement laws they administer. Executive Orders 13256, 13230, and 13270 direct Federal agencies to implement programs, respectively, regarding Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and Tribal Colleges and Universities that are administered by the respective White House Initiative offices (in the U.S. Department of Education). Executive Order 13125 directs Federal agencies to ensure that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are afforded opportunity to fully participate in Federal Programs. Further, Executive Order 13170 requires that Departments take a number of actions to increase outreach and maximize participation of small disadvantaged businesses in their procurements. Executive Order 13157 strengthens the executive branch’s commitment to increased opportunities for women-owned small businesses. Accordingly, the Small Business Programs Information Management System is needed to gather, document, and manage identifying information for four Office of Small Business Programs constituency groups: Small Businesses; Trade Associations; Minority Colleges and Universities; and Tribal Governments. Via this system, the constituent groups will have the opportunity to voluntarily provide to OSBP information about their organizations. The information will be used by OSBP and DOL agencies to maximize communication with the respective constituency groups regarding relevant OSBP and DOL programs, initiatives, and procurement opportunities; to track and solicit feedback on customer service to group members; and to facilitate registration of PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 group members for OSBP-sponsored activities. II. Review Focus The Office of Small Business Programs is particularly interested in comments which: • 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions Currently, the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed continuation of the information collections contained in the Small Business Programs Information Management System. The estimated public burden associated with this collection of information is summarized below: Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Office of Small Business Programs. Title: Small Business Program Information Management System. OMB Number: 1290–0002. Agency Form Number: None. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 500. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,000. Frequency: On Occasion. Estimated Average Time Per Response: 5–7 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 160 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 30, 2007 / Notices information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of October 2007. Jose A. Lira, Director, Office of Small Business Programs. [FR Doc. E7–21308 Filed 10–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0074] OSHA–7 Form (‘‘Notice of Alleged Safety and Health Hazards’’); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comment. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in its Standard on the OSHA– 7 Form. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by December 31, 2007. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA Docket No. OSHA–2007–0074, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Heath Administration, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., EST. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number for the ICR (OSHA– 2007–0074). All comments, including any personal information you provide, VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:46 Oct 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Todd Owen at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). Under paragraphs (a) and (c) of 29 CFR 1903.11 (‘‘Complaints by PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61377 employees’’) employees and their representatives may notify the OSHA area director or an OSHA compliance officer of safety and health hazards regulated by the Agency that they believe exist in their workplaces at any time. These provisions state further that this notification must be in writing and ‘‘shall set forth with reasonable particularity the grounds for the notice, and shall be signed by the employee or representative of the employee.’’ In addition to providing specific hazard information to the Agency, paragraph (a) permits employees/ employee representatives to request an inspection of the workplace. Paragraph (c) also addresses situations in which employees/employee representatives may provide the information directly to the OSHA compliance officer during an inspection. An employer’s former employees may also submit complaints to the Agency. To address the requirements of paragraphs (a) and (c), especially the requirement that the information be in writing, the Agency developed the OSHA–7 Form; this form standardized and simplified the hazard reporting process. For paragraph (a), they may complete an OSHA–7 Form obtained from the Agency’s Web site and then send it to OSHA online, or deliver a hardcopy of the form to the OSHA area office by mail or facsimile, or by hand. They may also write a letter containing the information and hand deliver it to the area office, or send it by mail or facsimile. In addition, they may provide the information orally to the OSHA area office or another party (e.g., a Federal safety and health committee for Federal employees), in which case the area office or other party completes the hardcopy version of the form. For the typical situation addressed by paragraph (c), an employee/employee representative informs an OSHA compliance officer orally of the alleged hazard during an inspection, and the compliance officer then completes the hardcopy version of the OSHA–7 Form; occasionally, the employee/employee representative provides the compliance officer with the information on the hardcopy version of the OSHA–7 Form. The information in the hardcopy version of the OSHA–7 Form includes information about the employer and alleged hazards, including: The establishment’s name, mailing address, and telephone and facsimile numbers; the site’s address and telephone and facsimile numbers; the name and telephone number of the management official; the type of business; a description and the specific location of the hazards, including the approximate E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Office of Small Business Programs; Proposed Collection; Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DOL.

ACTION: Notice; opportunity to comment on a proposed collection of 
information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that 
requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden 
(time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on 
respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Small 
Business Programs (OSBP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed 
continuation of the information collections contained in the Small 
Business Programs Information Management System. A copy of the proposed 
information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the 
employee listed below in the ADDRESSES Section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES Section below on or before December 31, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Brenda R. Berry, Management Analyst, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Office of Small Business Programs, Room C-2313, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; E-Mail: 
berry.brenda@dol.gov; Telephone: 202-693-6479; Fax: 202-693-6486 (these 
are not a toll free numbers).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The employee listed above in the 
ADDRESSES Section of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Federal agencies are required to promote procurement opportunities 
for small, small disadvantaged, and 8(a) businesses by the Small 
Business Act, as amended, (Public Law 95-507, Sections 8 and 15) and 
Public Law 100-656 (Sections 502 and 503). The Federal Acquisition 
Streamlining Act of 1994 (Pub. L. 103-355) mandates similar efforts for 
small women-owned businesses. Public Law 106-50 created the program for 
service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Public Law 105-135 
established the HubZone program. The Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104-121) requires Federal 
agencies to make available to small businesses compliance guides and 
assistance on the implementation of regulations and directives of 
enforcement laws they administer. Executive Orders 13256, 13230, and 
13270 direct Federal agencies to implement programs, respectively, 
regarding Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Educational 
Excellence for Hispanic Americans, and Tribal Colleges and Universities 
that are administered by the respective White House Initiative offices 
(in the U.S. Department of Education). Executive Order 13125 directs 
Federal agencies to ensure that Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 
are afforded opportunity to fully participate in Federal Programs. 
Further, Executive Order 13170 requires that Departments take a number 
of actions to increase outreach and maximize participation of small 
disadvantaged businesses in their procurements. Executive Order 13157 
strengthens the executive branch's commitment to increased 
opportunities for women-owned small businesses. Accordingly, the Small 
Business Programs Information Management System is needed to gather, 
document, and manage identifying information for four Office of Small 
Business Programs constituency groups: Small Businesses; Trade 
Associations; Minority Colleges and Universities; and Tribal 
Governments. Via this system, the constituent groups will have the 
opportunity to voluntarily provide to OSBP information about their 
organizations. The information will be used by OSBP and DOL agencies to 
maximize communication with the respective constituency groups 
regarding relevant OSBP and DOL programs, initiatives, and procurement 
opportunities; to track and solicit feedback on customer service to 
group members; and to facilitate registration of group members for 
OSBP-sponsored activities.

II. Review Focus

    The Office of Small Business Programs is particularly interested in 
comments which:
     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 submissions of responses.

III. Current Actions

    Currently, the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed continuation of the 
information collections contained in the Small Business Programs 
Information Management System. The estimated public burden associated 
with this collection of information is summarized below:
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Office of Small Business Programs.
    Title: Small Business Program Information Management System.
    OMB Number: 1290-0002.
    Agency Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; and State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 1,000.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Estimated Average Time Per Response: 5-7 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 160 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the

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information collection request; they also will become a matter of 
public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of October 2007.
Jose A. Lira,
Director, Office of Small Business Programs.
[FR Doc. E7-21308 Filed 10-29-07; 8:45 am]
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