Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 71076-71077 [2011-29536]

Download as PDF 71076 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2011 / Notices Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of November 2011. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2011–29535 Filed 11–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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 on the proposed extension of the ‘‘BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics (OSHS) Cooperative Agreement application package.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed SUMMARY: 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 January 17, 2012. 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, telephone number (202) 691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Secretary of Labor has delegated to the BLS the authority to collect, compile, and analyze statistical data on work-related injuries and illnesses, as authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–596). The Cooperative Agreement is designed to allow the BLS to ensure conformance with program objectives. The BLS has full authority over the financial operations of the statistical program. The BLS requires financial reporting that will produce the information that is needed to monitor the financial activities of the BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics grantees. The Cooperative Agreement application package being submitted for approval is representative of the package sent every year to State agencies. The work statements included in the Cooperative Agreement application also are representative of what is included in the whole OSHS Cooperative Agreement package. The Total respondents Forms final Cooperative Agreement, including the work statements, will be submitted separately to the Office of Management and Budget for review of any minor year-to-year information collection burden changes they may contain. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an extension to the existing clearance for the OSHS Cooperative Agreement package. III. Desired Focus of Comments The BLS 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: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics Cooperative Agreement Application Package. OMB Number: 1220–0149. Affected Public: State Governments. Average burden hours Estimated total burden hours Frequency Per response Annually 54 54 1 4 2 1 2 4 108 216 Total .............................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BLS–OSHS Work Statements ............................................. BLS–OSHS2 ........................................................................ 54 5 3 6 324 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Nov 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2011 / Notices 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 9th day of November 2011. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2011–29536 Filed 11–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0192] Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement of FACOSH meeting and renewal of FACOSH charter. AGENCY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will meet Thursday, December 1, 2011, in Washington, DC. This Federal Register notice also announces the renewal of the FACOSH charter. DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011. Submission of comments, requests to speak, and requests for special accommodations: Comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, and requests for special accommodations to attend the FACOSH meeting must be submitted (postmarked, sent, transmitted) by November 25, 2011. ADDRESSES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in Room N–3437 A/B/C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Submission of comments and requests to speak: Comments and requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, identified by Docket No. OSHA–2011– 0192, may be submitted by one of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, electronically at https:// www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for making submissions. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Nov 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 Facsimile: If your submission, including attachments, does not exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier service: You may submit your comments and requests to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N–2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 (TTY (877) 889–5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and OSHA Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m., e.t. Requests for special accommodations for FACOSH meeting: Submit requests for special accommodations by telephone, email or hard copy to Ms. Veneta Chatmon, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N–3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–1999; email chatmon.veneta@dol.gov. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0192). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may result in a significant delay in their receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, and messenger or courier service. For additional information on submitting comments and requests to speak, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Comments and requests to speak, including any personal information provided, will be posted without change at https://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested persons about submitting certain personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. For press inquiries: Mr. Francis Meilinger, OSHA, Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–1999; email meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. For general information: Mr. Francis Yebesi, OSHA, Office of Federal Agency Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3622, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2122; email ofap@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71077 FACOSH Meeting FACOSH will meet Thursday, December 1, 2011, in Washington, DC. FACOSH meetings are open to the public. FACOSH is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 7902, section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668), and Executive Order (E.O.) 11612, as amended, to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of Federal employees. This includes providing advice on how to reduce and keep to a minimum the number of injuries and illnesses in the Federal workforce and how to encourage each Federal Executive Branch Department and Agency to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and health programs. The tentative agenda for the FACOSH meeting includes: • Emerging Issues Subcommittee report and recommendation regarding its analysis of Permissible Exposure Limits applicable to Federal agencies; • Training Subcommittee report and recommendations update; • Protecting Our Workers and Ensuring Reemployment (POWER) endof-year report; and • Strategic Planning for charter period 2011—2013. FACOSH meetings are transcribed and detailed minutes of the meetings are prepared. Meeting transcripts, minutes and other materials presented at the meeting are included in the FACOSH meeting record, which is posted at https://www.regulations.gov. Public Participation FACOSH meetings are open to the public. Interested persons may submit a request to make an oral presentation to FACOSH by one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. The request must state the amount of time requested to speak, the interest represented (e.g., organization name), if any, and a brief outline of the presentation. Requests to address FACOSH may be granted as time permits and at the discretion of the FACOSH chair. Interested persons also may submit comments, including data and other information, using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. In particular, OSHA requests comment on issues and ideas for FACOSH to consider in the committee’s Strategic Planning for 2011–13 discussion. OSHA will provide all submissions to FACOSH members prior to the meeting and put them in the public docket for that meeting. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 16, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71076-71077]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29536]


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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 on the proposed 
extension of the ``BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics (OSHS) 
Cooperative Agreement application package.'' 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 January 17, 2012.

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, 
telephone number (202) 691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See 
ADDRESSES section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Secretary of Labor has delegated to the BLS the authority to 
collect, compile, and analyze statistical data on work-related injuries 
and illnesses, as authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Act 
of 1970 (Pub. L. 91-596). The Cooperative Agreement is designed to 
allow the BLS to ensure conformance with program objectives. The BLS 
has full authority over the financial operations of the statistical 
program. The BLS requires financial reporting that will produce the 
information that is needed to monitor the financial activities of the 
BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics grantees.
    The Cooperative Agreement application package being submitted for 
approval is representative of the package sent every year to State 
agencies. The work statements included in the Cooperative Agreement 
application also are representative of what is included in the whole 
OSHS Cooperative Agreement package. The final Cooperative Agreement, 
including the work statements, will be submitted separately to the 
Office of Management and Budget for review of any minor year-to-year 
information collection burden changes they may contain.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an 
extension to the existing clearance for the OSHS Cooperative Agreement 
package.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The BLS 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: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics Cooperative 
Agreement Application Package.
    OMB Number: 1220-0149.
    Affected Public: State Governments.

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                                                                       Average burden hours          Estimated
              Forms                    Total         Frequency   --------------------------------  total burden
                                    respondents                    Per response      Annually          hours
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BLS-OSHS Work Statements........              54               1               2               2             108
BLS-OSHS2.......................              54               4               1               4             216
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    Total.......................              54               5               3               6             324
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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 9th day of November 2011.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2011-29536 Filed 11-15-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-24-P