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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

On March 29, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, “Electrical Protective Equipment and Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standards,” to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

DATES:

Submit comments on or before April 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

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 RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain, on March 30, 2013, or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Electrical Protective Equipment Standard at 29 CFR 1910.137 and the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standard at 29 CFR 1910.269 address safety procedures for the use of electrical protective equipment and the installation and maintenance of electric lines and on equipment for workers in the workplace. Pursuant to those regulations, this ICR seeks continued PRA approval for requirements that covered employers certify the electrical protective equipment used by their workers have passed specified tests and to certify each worker received specified training.

This information collection is subject to 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 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 that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1218-0190. The current approval is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2013; however, it should be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on January 23, 2013 (78 FR 4873).

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section by April 29, 2013. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0190. The OMB is Start Printed Page 19314particularly 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: DOL-OSHA.

Title of Collection: Electrical Protective Equipment and Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standards.

OMB Control Number: 1218-0190.

Affected Public: Private Sector—businesses or other for-profits.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,765.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 329,466.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 8,218.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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Dated: March 25, 2013.

Michel Smyth,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2013-07323 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]

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