Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Department of Labor.
OSHA is informing the public of a collection of information Start Printed Page 71357requirement contained in the Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the National Transit Systems Security Act and the Federal Railroad Safety Act interim final rule, published August 31, 2010. This clarification notice informs the public about the means by which to comment on this collection of information requirement prior to OSHA's submission of an information collection request (ICR) extension to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Comments on the collection of information requirement in the interim final rule must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) to the ICR docket, Docket Number OSHA-2010-0049, by December 27, 2010.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Nilgun Tolek, Director, Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3610, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2199. This is not a toll-free number. The alternative formats available are large print, electronic file on computer disk (Word Perfect, ASCII, Mates with Duxbury Braille System) and audiotape.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On August 31, 2010, OSHA published notice of an interim final rule containing procedures for the handling of retaliation complaints under the employee protection provisions of the National Transit Systems Security Act (NTSSA) and the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA) (75 FR 53521).
In the August 31, 2010 notice, OSHA indicated that the interim final rule did not contain collection of information requirements subject to review by OMB under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L.104-13) (PRA). (75 FR at 53527) However, upon reconsideration, OSHA has determined that there is a collection of information requirement associated with the initiation of NTSSA and FRSA whistleblower complaints.
OSHA currently has OMB approval for collection of information requirements related to the handling of retaliation complaints filed under various whistleblower protection statutes in the “Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints” ICR, OMB Control Number 1218-0236. OSHA is currently requesting that OMB extend approval of this ICR and has included in its extension request the collection of information requirement contained in the NTSSA and FRSA whistleblower procedures. As a result of including the collection of information requirement contained in the NTSSA and FRSA whistleblower procedures in this ICR, the burden hours in the ICR will increase by 155.
The Federal Register notice soliciting public comment on the extension of the “Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints” ICR is in Docket No. OSHA-2010-0049. Comments on the requested extension of this ICR may be submitted to Docket No. OSHA-2010-0049 electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, or by facsimile, mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger or courier service to the OSHA Docket office, as indicated in the related Federal Register notice.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1982
- Administrative practice and procedure
- Homeland security
- Mass transportation
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
- Public transportation
Authority and Signature
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, under the following authorities: 6 U.S.C. 1142 and 49 U.S.C. 20109, Secretary of Labor's Order 4-2010, 75 FR 55355 (Sept. 10, 2010).Start Signature
Signed in Washington, DC, on November 17, 2010.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-29414 Filed 11-22-10; 8:45 am]
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