Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 41958-41959 [2013-16737]

Download as PDF 41958 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 134 / Friday, July 12, 2013 / Notices APPENDIX—23 TAA PETITIONS INSTITUTED BETWEEN 6/24/13 AND 6/28/13—Continued Date of institution Date of petition TA–W Subject firm (petitioners) Location 82857 ................ 82858 ................ 82859 ................ Rockwell Automation (State/One-Stop) ................................ Choice Hotels (State/One-Stop) ........................................... American Mendial Alert Corporation d/b/a Tunstall (Company). Atlas-Copco Drilling Solutions LLC/Dynapac (Workers) ...... Firmenich (Company) ........................................................... United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) (Union) ...... Milwaukee, WI ....................... Scottsdale, AZ ....................... Long Island City, NY ............. 06/27/13 06/28/13 06/28/13 06/27/13 06/27/13 06/27/13 Garland, TX ........................... Port Newark, Plainsboro, NJ Kevil, KY ............................... 06/28/13 06/28/13 06/28/13 06/25/13 06/26/13 06/27/13 82860 ................ 82861 ................ 82862 ................ (202) 691–7628. (See Addresses section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2013–16734 Filed 7–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–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 concerning the proposed extension of the ‘‘Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.’’ 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 September 10, 2013. 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, at mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:46 Jul 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 I. Background The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was delegated responsibility by the Secretary of Labor for implementing Section 24(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This section states that ‘‘the Secretary shall compile accurate statistics on work injuries and illnesses which shall include all disabling, serious, or significant injuries and illnesses . . .’’ Prior to the implementation of the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), the BLS generated estimates of occupational fatalities for private sector employers from a sample survey of about 280,000 establishments. Studies showed that occupational fatalities were underreported in those estimates as well as in those compiled by regulatory, vital statistics, and workers’ compensation systems. Estimates prior to the CFOI varied widely, ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 fatal work injuries annually. In addition, information needed to develop prevention strategies were often missing from these earlier programs. In the late 1980s, the National Academy of Sciences study, Counting Injuries and Illnesses in the Workplace, and another report, Keystone National Policy Dialogue on Work-Related Illness and Injury Recordkeeping, emphasized the need for the BLS to compile a complete roster of work-related fatalities because of concern over the accuracy of using a sample survey to estimate the incidence of occupational fatalities. These studies also recommended the use of all available data sources to compile detailed information for fatality prevention efforts. The BLS tested the feasibility of collecting fatality data in this manner in 1989 and 1990. The resulting CFOI was implemented in 32 States in 1991. National data covering all 50 States, New York City, and the District of Columbia have been compiled and published annually for years 1992 through 2011, approximately eight PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 months after the end of each calendar year. The CFOI compiles comprehensive, accurate, and timely information on work-injury fatalities needed to develop effective prevention strategies. The system collects information concerning the incident, the demographic information of the deceased, and the characteristics of the employer. Data are used to: • Develop employee safety training programs. • Develop and assess the effectiveness of safety standards. • Conduct research for developing prevention strategies. In addition, State partners use the data to publish State reports, to identify State-specific hazards, to allocate resources for promoting safety in the workplace, and to evaluate the quality of work life in the State. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. In 2011, 4,693 workers lost their lives as a result of injuries received on the job. This official systematic, verifiable count mutes controversy over the various counts from different sources. The CFOI count has been adopted by the National Safety Council and other organizations as the sole source of a comprehensive count of fatal work injuries for the U.S. If this information were not collected, the confusion over the number and patterns in fatal occupational injuries would hamper prevention efforts. By providing timely occupational fatality data, the CFOI provides safety and health managers the information necessary to respond to emerging workplace hazards. During 2012, BLS national office responded to approximately 1,000 requests for CFOI data from various organizations. (This figure excludes requests received by the States for Statespecific data.) In addition, the CFOI page of the BLS Web site averaged about 9,000 users per month in 2012. National office staff also responded to numerous requests from safety E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 41959 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 134 / Friday, July 12, 2013 / Notices organizations for staff members to participate in safety conferences and seminars. The CFOI research file, made available to safety and health groups, is being used by 19 organizations. Study topics include fatalities by worker demographic category (young workers, older workers, Hispanic workers); by occupation or industry (construction workers, police officers, firefighters, landscaping workers, workers in oil and gas extraction); by event (heat-related fatalities, fatalities from workplace violence, suicides, falls from ladders); or other research such as safety and health program effectiveness and the impact of fatality risk on wages. A current list of research articles and reports that include CFOI data can be found here: http://www.bls.gov/iif/publications.htm. 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 Number of respondents Type of form Number of responses 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: Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. OMB Number: 1220–0133. Affected Public: Federal government; individuals or households; private sector (business or other for-profits, notfor-profit institutions, farms); State, local, or tribal governments. Frequency: On occasion. Average response time Burden hours BLS CFOI–1 .................................................................... Source document letter—Federal ................................... Source document letter—State, local, and tribal ............ 1,651 7 220 1,651 11 17,086 551 70 2,848 TOTALS .................................................................... 1,878 18,748 3,469 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 3rd day of July 2013. Eric Molina, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2013–16737 Filed 7–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P announcement is made for the following committee meeting. Name of Committee: State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS–PAC). The meeting will be held on July 24, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 20 minutes per document. 10 hours per year per agency. 10 minutes per document. Dated: July 8, 2013. Patrice Little Murray, Acting Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–16839 Filed 7–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P DATES: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Jefferson Room, Washington, DC 20408. Purpose: To discuss the matters relating to the Classified National Security Information Program for State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Entities. 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DATES: Interested parties are invited to However, due to space limitations and submit written data, comments, or access procedures, the name and views with respect to this permit telephone number of individuals modification by August 12, 2013. Permit planning to attend must be submitted to applications may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, the Information Security Oversight address below. Office (ISOO) no later than Friday, July 19, 2013. ISOO will provide additional ADDRESSES: Comments should be instructions for gaining access to the addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, location of the meeting. Division of Polar Programs, National SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Information Security Oversight Office [NARA–2013–035] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS– PAC); Notice of Meeting National Archives and Records Administration. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 134 (Friday, July 12, 2013)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-16737]


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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 extension of the ``Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.'' 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 September 10, 2013.

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, 
at (202) 691-7628. (See Addresses section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) was delegated responsibility 
by the Secretary of Labor for implementing Section 24(a) of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This section states that 
``the Secretary shall compile accurate statistics on work injuries and 
illnesses which shall include all disabling, serious, or significant 
injuries and illnesses . . .''
    Prior to the implementation of the Census of Fatal Occupational 
Injuries (CFOI), the BLS generated estimates of occupational fatalities 
for private sector employers from a sample survey of about 280,000 
establishments. Studies showed that occupational fatalities were 
underreported in those estimates as well as in those compiled by 
regulatory, vital statistics, and workers' compensation systems. 
Estimates prior to the CFOI varied widely, ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 
fatal work injuries annually. In addition, information needed to 
develop prevention strategies were often missing from these earlier 
programs.
    In the late 1980s, the National Academy of Sciences study, Counting 
Injuries and Illnesses in the Workplace, and another report, Keystone 
National Policy Dialogue on Work-Related Illness and Injury 
Recordkeeping, emphasized the need for the BLS to compile a complete 
roster of work-related fatalities because of concern over the accuracy 
of using a sample survey to estimate the incidence of occupational 
fatalities. These studies also recommended the use of all available 
data sources to compile detailed information for fatality prevention 
efforts.
    The BLS tested the feasibility of collecting fatality data in this 
manner in 1989 and 1990. The resulting CFOI was implemented in 32 
States in 1991. National data covering all 50 States, New York City, 
and the District of Columbia have been compiled and published annually 
for years 1992 through 2011, approximately eight months after the end 
of each calendar year.
    The CFOI compiles comprehensive, accurate, and timely information 
on work-injury fatalities needed to develop effective prevention 
strategies. The system collects information concerning the incident, 
the demographic information of the deceased, and the characteristics of 
the employer.
    Data are used to:
     Develop employee safety training programs.
     Develop and assess the effectiveness of safety standards.
     Conduct research for developing prevention strategies.
    In addition, State partners use the data to publish State reports, 
to identify State-specific hazards, to allocate resources for promoting 
safety in the workplace, and to evaluate the quality of work life in 
the State.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the 
Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
    In 2011, 4,693 workers lost their lives as a result of injuries 
received on the job. This official systematic, verifiable count mutes 
controversy over the various counts from different sources. The CFOI 
count has been adopted by the National Safety Council and other 
organizations as the sole source of a comprehensive count of fatal work 
injuries for the U.S. If this information were not collected, the 
confusion over the number and patterns in fatal occupational injuries 
would hamper prevention efforts. By providing timely occupational 
fatality data, the CFOI provides safety and health managers the 
information necessary to respond to emerging workplace hazards.
    During 2012, BLS national office responded to approximately 1,000 
requests for CFOI data from various organizations. (This figure 
excludes requests received by the States for State-specific data.) In 
addition, the CFOI page of the BLS Web site averaged about 9,000 users 
per month in 2012.
    National office staff also responded to numerous requests from 
safety

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organizations for staff members to participate in safety conferences 
and seminars. The CFOI research file, made available to safety and 
health groups, is being used by 19 organizations. Study topics include 
fatalities by worker demographic category (young workers, older 
workers, Hispanic workers); by occupation or industry (construction 
workers, police officers, firefighters, landscaping workers, workers in 
oil and gas extraction); by event (heat-related fatalities, fatalities 
from workplace violence, suicides, falls from ladders); or other 
research such as safety and health program effectiveness and the impact 
of fatality risk on wages. A current list of research articles and 
reports that include CFOI data can be found here: http://www.bls.gov/iif/publications.htm.

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: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
    OMB Number: 1220-0133.
    Affected Public: Federal government; individuals or households; 
private sector (business or other for-profits, not-for-profit 
institutions, farms); State, local, or tribal governments.
    Frequency: On occasion.

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                                           Number of       Number of
             Type of form                 respondents      responses     Burden hours    Average  response time
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BLS CFOI-1............................           1,651           1,651             551  20 minutes per document.
Source document letter--Federal.......               7              11              70  10 hours per year per
                                                                                         agency.
Source document letter--State, local,              220          17,086           2,848  10 minutes per document.
 and tribal.
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    TOTALS............................           1,878          18,748           3,469  ........................
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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 3rd day of July 2013.
Eric Molina,
Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor 
Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2013-16737 Filed 7-11-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-24-P