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Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

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The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection request (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 this 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 Web site at​public/​do/​PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail:

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: 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: Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Information.

OMB Control Number: 1218-0247.

Affected Public: State Governments.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 27.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,652.

Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.

Description: States choosing to operate OSHA-approved State plans must provide information to document that their programs are “at least as effective” as the Federal OSHA program. In order to obtain and maintain State Plan approval, a State must submit various documents to OSHA describing its program structure and operation, including any modifications thereto as they occur, in accordance with the Department's regulations located at 29 CFR 1902, 1952, 1953,1954, 1955, and 1956. For additional information, see the related 60-day preclearance notice published in the Federal Register at Volume 73 FR 57685 on October 3, 2008. PRA documentation prepared in association with the preclearance notice is available on under docket number OSHA 2008-0037.

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Darrin A. King,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-2145 Filed 1-30-09; 8:45 am]