[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 125 (Thursday, June 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38657-38658]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15855]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency 
Response

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On June 30, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit 
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored 
information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Hazardous Waste 
Operations and Emergency Response,'' 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 July 30, 2012.

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 or 
after July 1, 2012, 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

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Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OSHA, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20503, Telephone: 202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-
free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.
    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency 
Response (HAZWOPER) Standard specifies a number of information 
collection requirements. Employers can use the information collected 
under the HAZWOPER rule to develop the various programs the Standard 
requires and to ensure that workers are trained properly about the 
safety and health hazards associated with hazardous waste operations 
and emergency response to hazardous waste releases. The OSHA uses the 
records developed in response to this Standard to determine adequate 
compliance with the Standard's safety and health provisions. An 
employer's failure to collect and distribute the information required 
in this Standard would significantly affect OSHA efforts to control and 
reduce injuries and fatalities. Such failure would also be contrary to 
the direction Congress provided in the Superfund Amendments and 
Reauthorization Act.
    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 if the 
collection of information 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 1218-0202. The current 
approval is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2012; 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 April 30, 2012 (77 FR 25500).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send timely comments to the 
OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown 
in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 
1218-0202. 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: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency 
Response.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0202.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,125.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,205,700.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,198,573.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $3,059,864.

    Dated: June 25, 2012.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-15855 Filed 6-27-12; 8:45 am]
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