Editor’s Note: The Center of Regulatory Effectiveness has extensive experience in Paperwork Reduction Act issues. CRE officials played a crucial role in developing the PRA.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) for the Mining Voice in the Workplace Survey; Comment Request
AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Department of Labor.
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL or the Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that required data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Department notes that a Federal agency cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it is approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the PRA and the related materials display a currently valid OMB control number. Also, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the related materials do not display a currently valid OMB control number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
DATES: Written comments must be received by the office listed in the addressee section below on or before March 19, 2012.
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