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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Record of Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers

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The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces submission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR), “Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Public Law 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35.


Submit comments on or before November 29, 2010.


A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the Web site,​public/​do/​PRAMain or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an e-mail to

Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-6881/Fax: 202-395-5806 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-mail:

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Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at

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The DOL is seeking OMB reauthorization of the recordkeeping requirements related to the hydrostatic testing provision of the standard on portable fire extinguishers. More specifically, as evidence of completing the test, it is mandatory for the person performing the test to record his or her name, the date of the test, and the identifier of the extinguisher tested.

This recordkeeping requirement constitutes an information collection within the meaning of 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 currently 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 currently valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.

The DOL obtains approval for this information collection under OMB Control Number 1218-0218, and the current approval is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2010. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on August 11, 2010 (75 FR 48728).

The DOL, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, submits information collections for OMB consideration after conducting a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the PRA. See 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and cost) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the estimate of the information collection burden is accurate.

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 ensure appropriate consideration, comments should Start Printed Page 66793reference OMB Control Number 1218-0218. 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, 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 (OSHA).

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

Title of Collection: Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers.

Form Number: None.

OMB Control Number: 1218-0218.

Affected Public: Private sector; business or other for-profit organizations.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 9,066,000.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,335,724.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 124,084.

Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $16,696,550.

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Dated: October 25, 2010.

Michel Smyth,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-27379 Filed 10-28-10; 8:45 am]