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Office of the Secretary; Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

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Start Preamble September 5, 2008.

The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of each ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-6974 (these are not toll-free numbers), E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see below).

The OMB 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;
  • 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, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved collection.

Title of Collection: Slings (29 CFR 1910.184).

OMB Control Number: 1218-0223.

Affected Public: Private Sector.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000,000.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17,760.

Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.

Description: The provisions of the standard require that the employer make a periodic inspection of alloy steel chain slings at least once a year and to make and maintain a record of the inspection. It also requires the employer to ensure that each new, repaired or reconditioned alloy steel chain sling is proof tested and a certification record maintained. In addition, the standard requires the employer to maintain a record of the proof test on wire rope slings. For additional information, see related 60-day preclearance notice published at 73 FR 35412 on June 23, 2008. PRA documentation prepared in association with the preclearance notice is available on http://www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA 2008-0020.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved collection.

Title of Collection: Forging Machines (29 CFR 1910.218).

OMB Control Number: 1218-0228.

Affected Public: Private Sector.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,700.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 187,264.

Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.

Description: The Standard requires employers to establish periodic inspections of forging machines, guards, and point-of-operation protection devices and to mark manually controlled valves and switches. These requirements reduce employees' risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that forging machines used by them are in safe operating condition, and that they are able to identify manually operated valves and switches. For additional information, see related 60-day preclearance notice published at 73 FR 35414 on June 23, 2008. PRA documentation prepared in association with the preclearance notice is available Start Printed Page 52705on http://www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA 2008-0018.

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Darrin A. King,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-20983 Filed 9-9-08; 8:45 am]

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