Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements, 18319-18320 [2014-07167]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 62 / Tuesday, April 1, 2014 / Notices that employers are providing their workers with protection from hazardous ionizing radiation exposure. Several provisions of the Standard specify paperwork requirements, including: monitoring worker exposure to ionizing radiation, instructing workers on the hazards associated with ionizing radiation exposure and precautions to minimize exposure, posting of caution signs at radiation areas, reporting worker overexposures to OSHA, maintaining exposure records, and providing exposure records to current and former workers. II. Special Issues for Comment 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 to protect workers, 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Ionizing Radiation Standard. OSHA is also requesting that it retain its current burden hour estimate of 45,217 hours. There is no adjustment in the estimated total of $5,691,144 for the cost for whole body monitoring and extremity monitoring badges. The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in the request to OMB. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Ionizing Radiation Standard (29 CFR 1910.1096). OMB Control Number: 1218–0103. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 12,719. Frequency of Responses: On Occasion; Quarterly; Annually; Immediately; Within 24 hours; Within 30 days. Total Responses: 256,914. Average Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes (.08 hour) to maintain radiation exposure records to 20 minutes (.5 hours) for employers to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Mar 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 gather and prepare training materials, and maintaining, compiling, and sending records to the worker. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 45,217. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $5,691,144 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 eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2010–0030). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or a 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 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 date 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 from 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 at 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. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18319 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. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on March 27, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2014–07231 Filed 3–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Wage and Hour Division Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection Requirements Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: Notice to Examinee, Employee Polygraph Protection Act. A copy of the proposed information request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before June 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235– 0005, by either one of the following methods: Email: WHDPRAComments@ dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier: DATES: E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 18320 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 62 / Tuesday, April 1, 2014 / Notices Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name and Control Number identified above for this information collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–0406 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may dial tollfree (877) 889–5627 to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) administers the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA), 29 U.S.C. 2001 et seq. The EPPA prohibits most private employers from using any lie detector tests either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment. The Act contains an exemption applicable to Federal, State and local government employers. The EPPA also contains several limited exemptions authorizing polygraph tests under certain conditions, including testing: (1) By the Federal Government of experts, consultants, or employees of Federal contractors engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence functions; (2) of employees the employer reasonably suspects of involvement in a workplace incident resulting in economic loss or injury to the employer’s business; (3) of some prospective employees of private armored cars, security alarm and security guard firms; and (4) of some current and prospective employees of certain firms authorized to manufacture, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:02 Mar 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 distribute, or dispense controlled substances. The WHD may assess civil money penalties of up to $10,000 against employers who violate any EPPA provision. II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor 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; • 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: The DOL seeks an approval for the extension of this information collection that requires the keeping of records by examiners and employers as necessary or appropriate for the administration of the Act and the provision of certain notices to polygraph examiners and examinees. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Notice to Examinee, Employee Polygraph Protection Act. OMB Number: 1235–0005. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions, Farms. Total Respondents: 593,400. Total Annual Responses: 593,400. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 68,739. Estimated Time per Response: 30–45 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Costs (operation/ 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 and will become a matter of public record. Dated: March 25, 2014. Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of Regulation, Legislation, and Interpretation [FR Doc. 2014–07167 Filed 3–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2014–021] Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed records schedules; request for comments. AGENCY: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publishes notice at least once monthly of certain Federal agency requests for records disposition authority (records schedules). Once approved by NARA, records schedules provide mandatory instructions on what happens to records when no longer needed for current Government business. They authorize the preservation of records of continuing value in the National Archives of the United States and the destruction, after a specified period, of records lacking administrative, legal, research, or other value. Notice is published for records schedules in which agencies propose to destroy records not previously authorized for disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public comments on such records schedules, as required by 44 U.S.C. 3303a(a). DATES: Requests for copies must be received in writing on or before May 1, 2014. Once the appraisal of the records is completed, NARA will send a copy of the schedule. NARA staff usually prepare appraisal memoranda that contain additional information concerning the records covered by a proposed schedule. These, too, may be requested and will be provided once the appraisal is completed. Requesters will be given 30 days to submit comments. ADDRESSES: You may request a copy of any records schedule identified in this notice by contacting Records Management Services (ACNR) using one of the following means: Mail: NARA (ACNR), 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740–6001. Email: request.schedule@nara.gov. FAX: 301–837–3698. Requesters must cite the control number, which appears in parentheses after the name of the agency which submitted the schedule, and must provide a mailing address. Those who desire appraisal reports should so indicate in their request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Hawkins, Director, Records Management Services (ACNR), National SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 62 (Tuesday, April 1, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18319-18320]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07167]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Wage and Hour Division


Proposed Extension of the Approval of Information Collection 
Requirements

AGENCY: Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor.

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 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: Notice to Examinee, Employee Polygraph 
Protection Act. A copy of the proposed information request can be 
obtained by contacting the office listed below in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this Notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section below on or before June 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Control Number 1235-
0005, by either one of the following methods: Email: 
WHDPRAComments@dol.gov; Mail, Hand Delivery, Courier:

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Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and 
Hour, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue 
NW., Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your 
comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the 
agency name and Control Number identified above for this information 
collection. Because we continue to experience delays in receiving mail 
in the Washington, DC area, commenters are strongly encouraged to 
transmit their comments electronically via email or to submit them by 
mail early. Comments, including any personal information provided, 
become a matter of public record. They will also be summarized and/or 
included in the request for OMB approval of the information collection 
request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ziegler, Director, Division of 
Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-0406 (this is not a toll-
free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative 
formats (Large Print, Braille, Audio Tape, or Disc), upon request, by 
calling (202) 693-0023 (not a toll-free number). TTY/TTD callers may 
dial toll-free (877) 889-5627 to obtain information or request 
materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    I. Background: The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department 
of Labor (DOL) administers the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 
1988 (EPPA), 29 U.S.C. 2001 et seq. The EPPA prohibits most private 
employers from using any lie detector tests either for pre-employment 
screening or during the course of employment. The Act contains an 
exemption applicable to Federal, State and local government employers. 
The EPPA also contains several limited exemptions authorizing polygraph 
tests under certain conditions, including testing: (1) By the Federal 
Government of experts, consultants, or employees of Federal contractors 
engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence 
functions; (2) of employees the employer reasonably suspects of 
involvement in a workplace incident resulting in economic loss or 
injury to the employer's business; (3) of some prospective employees of 
private armored cars, security alarm and security guard firms; and (4) 
of some current and prospective employees of certain firms authorized 
to manufacture, distribute, or dispense controlled substances. The WHD 
may assess civil money penalties of up to $10,000 against employers who 
violate any EPPA provision.
    II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor 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;
     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: The DOL seeks an approval for the extension 
of this information collection that requires the keeping of records by 
examiners and employers as necessary or appropriate for the 
administration of the Act and the provision of certain notices to 
polygraph examiners and examinees.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Wage and Hour Division.
    Title: Notice to Examinee, Employee Polygraph Protection Act.
    OMB Number: 1235-0005.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Farms.
    Total Respondents: 593,400.
    Total Annual Responses: 593,400.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 68,739.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30-45 minutes.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Costs (operation/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 and will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: March 25, 2014.
Mary Ziegler,
Director, Division of Regulation, Legislation, and Interpretation
[FR Doc. 2014-07167 Filed 3-31-14; 8:45 am]
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