Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 20004-20005 [2010-8750]

Download as PDF 20004 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 73 / Friday, April 16, 2010 / Notices confidence in products designed in compliance with Specifications. all matters relating to United States participation in the ILO. Patricia A. Brink, Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2010–8575 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of April, 2010. Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor. BILLING CODE 4410–11–M [FR Doc. 2010–8770 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–28–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Bureau of Labor Statistics Notice of Closed Meeting Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Labor. ACTION: Notice of closed meeting. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the President’s Committee on the International Labor Organization (ILO). Purpose: The Secretary of Labor will chair a meeting of the President’s Committee on the International Labor Organization to review and discuss current issues relating to the United States’ tripartite participation in the ILO. The discussion will involve information the premature disclosure of which would be likely to significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action. Accordingly, the meeting will be closed to the public, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(9)(B). Date, Time and Place: May 4, 2010; 10:30 a.m.; U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary’s Conference Room, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sandra Polaski, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor; Phone (202) 693– 4770. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President’s Committee on the ILO consists of the Secretaries of Labor (chair), State and Commerce, the Assistants to the President for National Security Affairs and Economic Policy, and the Presidents of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) and the U.S. Council for International Business. Under its Charter, the Committee’s objective ‘‘is to formulate and coordinate United States policy towards the International Labor Organization in order to promote continued reform and progress in that organization.’’ The Committee considers VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:07 Apr 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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 with 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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed revision of the ‘‘Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before June 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to 202–691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 24(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Secretary of Labor to develop and maintain an effective program of collection, compilation, and analysis of statistics on occupational injuries and illnesses. The Commissioner of Labor Statistics has been delegated the responsibility for ‘‘Furthering the purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Act by developing and maintaining an effective program of collection, compilation, analysis and publication of occupational safety and health statistics.’’ The BLS fulfills this responsibility, in part, by conducting the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in conjunction with participating State statistical agencies. The BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses provides the Nation’s primary indicator of the progress towards achieving the goal of safer and healthier workplaces. The survey produces the overall rate of occurrence of work injuries and illnesses by industry which can be compared to prior years to produce measures of the rate of change. These data are used to assess the Nation’s progress in improving the safety and health of America’s work places; to prioritize scarce Federal and State resources; to guide the development of injury and illness prevention strategies; and to support Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and State safety and health standards and research. Data are essential for evaluating the effectiveness of Federal and State programs for improving work place safety and health. For these reasons, it is necessary to provide estimates separately for participating States. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The survey measures the overall rate of occurrence of work injuries and illnesses by industry for private industry, State governments, and local governments. For the more serious injuries and illnesses, those with days away from work, the survey provides detailed information on the injured/ill worker (age, sex, race, industry, occupation, and length of service), the time in shift, and the circumstances of the injuries and illnesses classified by standardized codes (nature of the injury/illness, part of body affected, primary and secondary sources of the injury/illness, and the event or exposure which produced the injury/illness). Beginning with the 2010 survey year, the BLS will test collection of injury and illness cases that require only days of job transfer or restriction. In the two E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 20005 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 73 / Friday, April 16, 2010 / Notices decades prior to the OSHA recordkeeping changes in 2002, incidence rates for cases with days away from work decreased significantly, while incidence rates for cases with only restricted work activity increased significantly. Since the BLS presently collects case and demographic data only for cases with days away from work, data are not obtained about a growing class of injury and illness cases. If the test(s) prove successful, the BLS will explore implementing this practice for additional States beginning with survey year 2011. The BLS regards the collection of these cases with only job transfer or restriction as significant in its coverage of the American workforce. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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. • 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. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. OMB Number: 1220–0045. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; State, Local or Tribal Governments. Average time per response (in hours) Estimated total burden (in hours) Form Total respondents Frequency Total responses BLS 9300 ......................... Pre-notification Package .. 240,000 ........................... 182,000 out of 240,000 .. Annually .......................... Annually .......................... 240,000 ........................... 182,000 out of 240,000 .. .44 1.35 105,000 245,266 Totals ........................ 240,000 ........................... ......................................... 240,000 ........................... ........................ 350,266 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 information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of April 2010. Tod Sirois, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2010–8750 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. OSHA–2010–0015] Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comment. SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:07 Apr 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in its Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard (29 CFR 1910.180). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by June 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at https:// 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–2010–0015, U.S. Department of Labor, 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., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number for this Information PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA Docket No. OSHA–2010–0015). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at https:// 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 https://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 https:// 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 also may contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 73 (Friday, April 16, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20004-20005]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-8750]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection, Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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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 
with 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. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed revision of the ``Survey of Occupational Injuries and 
Illnesses.'' A copy of the proposed information collection request 
(ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
Addresses section of this notice on or before June 15, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments 
also may be transmitted by fax to 202-691-5111 (this is not a toll free 
number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, 
202-691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 24(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 
requires the Secretary of Labor to develop and maintain an effective 
program of collection, compilation, and analysis of statistics on 
occupational injuries and illnesses. The Commissioner of Labor 
Statistics has been delegated the responsibility for ``Furthering the 
purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Act by developing and 
maintaining an effective program of collection, compilation, analysis 
and publication of occupational safety and health statistics.'' The BLS 
fulfills this responsibility, in part, by conducting the Survey of 
Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in conjunction with participating 
State statistical agencies. The BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and 
Illnesses provides the Nation's primary indicator of the progress 
towards achieving the goal of safer and healthier workplaces. The 
survey produces the overall rate of occurrence of work injuries and 
illnesses by industry which can be compared to prior years to produce 
measures of the rate of change. These data are used to assess the 
Nation's progress in improving the safety and health of America's work 
places; to prioritize scarce Federal and State resources; to guide the 
development of injury and illness prevention strategies; and to support 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and State safety 
and health standards and research. Data are essential for evaluating 
the effectiveness of Federal and State programs for improving work 
place safety and health. For these reasons, it is necessary to provide 
estimates separately for participating States.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. The survey measures the 
overall rate of occurrence of work injuries and illnesses by industry 
for private industry, State governments, and local governments. For the 
more serious injuries and illnesses, those with days away from work, 
the survey provides detailed information on the injured/ill worker 
(age, sex, race, industry, occupation, and length of service), the time 
in shift, and the circumstances of the injuries and illnesses 
classified by standardized codes (nature of the injury/illness, part of 
body affected, primary and secondary sources of the injury/illness, and 
the event or exposure which produced the injury/illness).
    Beginning with the 2010 survey year, the BLS will test collection 
of injury and illness cases that require only days of job transfer or 
restriction. In the two

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decades prior to the OSHA recordkeeping changes in 2002, incidence 
rates for cases with days away from work decreased significantly, while 
incidence rates for cases with only restricted work activity increased 
significantly. Since the BLS presently collects case and demographic 
data only for cases with days away from work, data are not obtained 
about a growing class of injury and illness cases. If the test(s) prove 
successful, the BLS will explore implementing this practice for 
additional States beginning with survey year 2011. The BLS regards the 
collection of these cases with only job transfer or restriction as 
significant in its coverage of the American workforce.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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.
     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.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.
    OMB Number: 1220-0045.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Farms; State, Local or Tribal Governments.

 
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                                                                                   Average time      Estimated
             Form                   Total          Frequency     Total responses   per response    total burden
                                 respondents                                        (in hours)      (in hours)
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BLS 9300.....................  240,000........  Annually.......  240,000........             .44         105,000
Pre-notification Package.....  182,000 out of   Annually.......  182,000 out of             1.35         245,266
                                240,000.                          240,000.
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    Totals...................  240,000........  ...............  240,000........  ..............         350,266
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    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 information collection request; they also will become a 
matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 12th day of April 2010.
Tod Sirois,
Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor 
Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2010-8750 Filed 4-15-10; 8:45 am]
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