There are provisions in the PRA for emergency processing of ICR packages. Such processing can be done very quickly. Approvals obtained this way are only good for a maximum of 6 months, allowing enough time to obtain approval through the normal process, if necessary. Emergency processing is only to be used to respond to circumstances that could not be foreseen and when the use of regular procedures would result in significant harm to the public or the program. Failure to plan, avoidance of embarrassment, etc., are not valid justifications. Requests for emergency processing must be approved in advance by the OMB Desk Officer responsible for DOL.