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Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with 74224 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 240 / Thursday, December 13, 2012 / Notices programs. The ETA uses a questionnaire as a monitoring tool to establish which States are most in need of technical assistance and to identify key areas in which technical assistance is necessary. The goal of this questionnaire is to ensure States have plans to implement and to administer the EUC modifications and Work Search Audit and EUC RES/REA program requirements. 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 if the collection of information 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 1205–0500. The current approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2012; however, it should be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2012 (77 FR 48173). 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 1205– 0500. 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–ETA. Title of Collection: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 State Monitoring. OMB Control Number: 1205–0500. Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 53. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 53. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,590. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: November 30, 2012. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–30113 Filed 12–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2012–0037] OSHA Data Initiative (ODI); 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 comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements for OSHA’s Data Initiative program. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by February 11, 2013. 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, Docket No. OSHA–2012–0037, U.S. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health 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., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number for the Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA–2012– 0037). All comments, including any personal information you provide, 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 Rex Tingle at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Schmidt, Office of Statistical Analysis, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3507, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693–1886 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 240 / Thursday, December 13, 2012 / Notices 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). To meet many of OSHA’s program needs, OSHA is proposing to continue its collection of occupational injury and illness data and information on the number of workers employed and the number of hours worked from establishments in portions of the private sector and from some state and local government agencies. OSHA will collect the data on an annual basis from up to 100,000 employers already required to create and maintain records pursuant to 29 CFR part 1904. These data will allow OSHA to calculate occupational injury and illness rates and to focus its efforts on individual workplaces with ongoing serious safety and health problems. Successful implementation of this data collection is critical to OSHA’s outreach and enforcement efforts and the data requirements tied to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with II. Special Issues for Comment Public comment is invited on all issues raised by this Federal Register Notice. OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. III. Proposed Actions This notice requests public comments on an extension of the current OMB VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:21 Dec 12, 2012 Jkt 229001 approval of the paperwork requirements for the OSHA Data Initiative program. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: OSHA Data Initiative (ODI). OMB Control Number: 1218–0209. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits; Farms; and State, Local and Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 100,000. Frequency: Annually. Average Time per Response: 10 minutes (.17 hour). Estimated Total Burden Hours: 16,667. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $439,509. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2012–0037). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them to your comments. Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889– 5627). Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74225 http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available through the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 4–2010 (72 FR 55355). Signed at Washington, DC, on December 7, 2012. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2012–30044 Filed 12–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division RIN 1235–0024 Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Labor. ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 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. 3056(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 Wage and Hour Division is soliciting comments concerning its proposal to extend Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the Information Collection: Work-Study Program of the Child Labor Regulations (WSP) Regulations 29 CFR Section 570.35b. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0037]


OSHA Data Initiative (ODI); 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 comments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to 
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements for 
OSHA's Data Initiative program.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
February 11, 2013.

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, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0037, 
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health 
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., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA 
docket number for the Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA-2012-
0037). All comments, including any personal information you provide, 
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 Rex Tingle at 
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Schmidt, Office of Statistical 
Analysis, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room N-3507, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-1886 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.

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

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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).
    To meet many of OSHA's program needs, OSHA is proposing to continue 
its collection of occupational injury and illness data and information 
on the number of workers employed and the number of hours worked from 
establishments in portions of the private sector and from some state 
and local government agencies. OSHA will collect the data on an annual 
basis from up to 100,000 employers already required to create and 
maintain records pursuant to 29 CFR part 1904. These data will allow 
OSHA to calculate occupational injury and illness rates and to focus 
its efforts on individual workplaces with ongoing serious safety and 
health problems. Successful implementation of this data collection is 
critical to OSHA's outreach and enforcement efforts and the data 
requirements tied to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).

II. Special Issues for Comment

    Public comment is invited on all issues raised by this Federal 
Register Notice. OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the 
following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, 
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; 
for example, by using automated or other technological information 
collection and transmission techniques.

III. Proposed Actions

    This notice requests public comments on an extension of the current 
OMB approval of the paperwork requirements for the OSHA Data Initiative 
program.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: OSHA Data Initiative (ODI).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0209.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Farms; and State, 
Local and Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 100,000.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Average Time per Response: 10 minutes (.17 hour).
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 16,667.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $439,509.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and 
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

    You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: 
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
e-Rulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name 
and OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0037). You may 
supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files 
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference 
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the 
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). 
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments 
by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them 
to your comments.
    Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a 
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about 
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, 
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the 
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
    Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted 
material) is not publicly available to read or download through this 
Web site.
    All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for 
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using 
the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access 
the docket is available through the Web site's ``User Tips'' link. 
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not 
available through the Web site, and for assistance in using the 
Internet to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this 
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 4-2010 
(72 FR 55355).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on December 7, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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