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Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Grain Handling Facilities

ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, "Grain Handling Facilities (29 CFR 1910.272)," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
DATES: Submit comments on or before July 7, 2011.
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 Web site,,on the day following publication of this notice or by sending an e-mail

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: 202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-free numbers),

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the DOL Information Management Team by e-mail

The information collection requirements are directed toward assuring the safety of workers in grain handling through development of a housekeeping plan, an emergency action plan, procedures for the use of tags and locks, the issuance of hot work permits, and permits for entry into grain storage structures. Certification records are required after inspections of the mechanical and safety control equipment associated with dryers, grain stream processing equipment, etc.

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 OMB control number.See5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB Control Number 1218-0206. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2011; however, it should be noted that information collections submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional information, see the related notice published in theFederal Registeron February 22, 2011 (76 FR 9815).

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in theADDRESSESsection within 30 days of publication of this notice in theFederal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218-0206. 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).

Title of Collection:Grain Handling Facilities (29 CFR 1910.272).

OMB Control Number:1218-0206.

Affected Public:Businesses or other for-profits.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents:18,804.

Total Estimated Number of Responses:1,312,126.

Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours:68,762.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden:$0.

Linda Watts Thomas, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.