Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standards for Construction and General Industry and Electrical Protective Equipment Standards for Construction and General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collections of Information, 16627-16629 [2017-06767]

Download as PDF jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 5, 2017 / Notices unobligated balance for the DW program, ETA subtracts the total DW obligations amount from the state’s total PY 2015 DW allotment (Note: for this process, ETA adds DW allotted funds transferred to the Navajo Nation back to Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah local DW authorized amounts). 2. Excluding state administrative costs: Section 683.135 of the regulations provides that the recapture calculations exclude the reserve for state administration which is part of the DW statewide activities. States do not report data on state administrative amounts authorized and obligated on the ETA 9130 financial reports. In the preliminary calculation, to determine states potentially liable for recapture, ETA estimates the DW portion of the state administrative amount authorized by calculating the five percent maximum amount for state DW administrative costs using the DW state allotment amounts (excluding any recapture/reallotment that occurred). ETA treats 100 percent of the state’s estimated amount authorized for administration as obligated, although the estimate of state administration obligations is limited by reported statewide activities obligations overall. 3. Follow-up with states potentially liable for recapture: ETA requests that those states potentially liable for recapture provide additional data on state administrative amounts which are not regularly reported on the PY 2015 and FY 2016 statewide activities reports. The additional information requested includes the amount of statewide activities funds the state authorized and obligated for state administration as of June 30, 2016. If a state provides actual state DW administrative costs, authorized and obligated, in the comments section of revised ETA 9130 reports, this data replaces the estimates. Based on the requested actual data submitted by potentially liable states on revised reports, ETA reduces the DW total allotment for these states by the amount states indicate they authorized for state administrative costs. Likewise, ETA reduces the DW total obligations for these states by the portion actually obligated for state administration. 4. Recapture calculation: States (including those adjusted by actual state administrative data) with unobligated balances exceeding 20 percent of the total PY 2015 DW allotment amount (including PY 2015 ‘‘base’’ funds and FY 2016 ‘‘advance’’ funds) will have their PY 2016 DW funding (from the FY 2017 ‘‘advance’’ portion) reduced (recaptured) by the amount of the excess. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Apr 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 5. Reallotment calculation: Finally, states with unobligated balances which do not exceed 20 percent (eligible states) will receive a share of the total recaptured amount (based on their share of the total PY 2015 (including their PY 2015 ‘‘base’’ and FY 2016 ‘‘advance’’ amount DW allotments) in their PY 2016 DW funding (in the FY 2017 ‘‘advance’’ portion). Signed at Washington, DC, this March 15, 2017. Byron Zuidema, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–06779 Filed 4–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2017–0005] Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standards for Construction and General Industry and Electrical Protective Equipment Standards for Construction and General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Collections of Information Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its request for an extension of the collections of information specified in its standards on the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution for Construction and General Industry and Electrical Protective Equipment Standards for Construction and General Industry. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by June 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16627 to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2017–0005, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number (OSHA–2017–0005) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 16628 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 5, 2017 / Notices collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). The Electrical Protective Equipment Standard (29 CFR 1926.97 and 29 CFR 1910.137) and the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standard (29 CFR 1926 and 29 CFR 1910.269) specify several collections of information. The following describes the collections of information contained in the standards and addresses who will use the information. Electrical Protective Equipment Standard (§§ 1926.97 and 1910.137) jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Testing Certification (§§ 1926.97(c)(2)(xii) and 1910.137(c)(2)(xii)) Employers must certify that the electrical protective equipment used by their workers have passed the tests specified in paragraphs (c)(2)(vii)(D), (c)(2)(viii), (c)(2)(ix), and (c)(2)(xi) of the standards. The certification must identify the equipment that passed the tests and the dates of the tests. The two standards require testing: Periodically (generally, every 6 months for rubber insulating gloves and every 12 months for most other types of rubber insulating equipment); after any repairs; and before the equipment is returned to service after any inspection finds certain defects. In addition, the employer must test rubber insulating gloves before reuse after employees use them without protector gloves and must certify that testing. These performance-based standards ensure that employers maintain the most recent test records for equipment that passes the required tests without specifying precisely how the employer must maintain those records. Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standard (§§ 1926.950 and 1910.269) Host Employer Responsibilities (§§ 1926.950(c)(1) and 1910.269(a)(3)(i)) Before work begins, the host employer must inform the contract employers of: The characteristics of the host VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Apr 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 employer’s installation listed; conditions listed in paragraphs of this section that are known to the host employer; information about the design and operation of the host employer’s installation that the contract employer needs to make the assessments required by this section; and any other information about the design and operation of the host employer’s installation that is known by the host employer, that the contract employer requests, and that is related to the protection of the contract employer’s employees. Contract Employer Responsibilities (§§ 1926.950(c)(2) and 1910.269(a)(3)(ii)) Contract employers must ensure that each of its employees is instructed in the hazardous conditions relevant to the employee’s work that the contract employer is aware of as a result of information communicated to the contract employer by the host employer; before work begins, the contract employer must advise the host employer of any unique hazardous conditions presented by the contract employer’s work; and the contract employer must advise the host employer of any unanticipated hazardous conditions found during the contract employer’s work that the host employer did not mention. The contract employer shall provide this information to the host employer within two working days after discovering the hazardous condition. Job Briefing (§§ 1926.952(a)(1) and 1910.269(c)(1)(i)) In assigning an employee or a group of employees to perform a job, the employer must provide the employee in charge of the job with all available information that relates to the determination of existing characteristics and conditions required by (§§ 1926.950(d) and1910.269(a)(4)). Engineering Analyses To Determine Maximum Anticipated Per-Unit Transient Overvoltage (§§ 1926.960(c)(1)(ii) and 1910.269(l)(3)(ii)) The employer must determine the maximum anticipated per-unit transient overvoltage, phase-to-ground, through an engineering analysis or assume a maximum anticipated per-unit transient overvoltage, phase-to-ground, in accordance with the tables listed. When the employer uses portable protective gaps to control the maximum transient overvoltage, the value of the maximum anticipated per-unit transient overvoltage, phase-to-ground, must provide for five standard deviations between the statistical sparkover voltage PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the gap and the statistical withstand voltage corresponding to the electrical component of the minimum approach distance. The employer must make available upon request to employees and to the Assistant Secretary or designee for examination and copying; any engineering analysis conducted to determine maximum anticipated perunit transient overvoltage. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the collections of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the collections of information contained in the Standards on Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution for Construction and General Industry (29 CFR part 1926, subpart V and 29 CFR 1910.269) and the Electrical Protective Equipment Standards for Construction and General Industry (29 CFR 1926.97 and 29 CFR 1910.137). The Agency is proposing to decrease the burden hours in the currently approved information collection request from 452,091 hours to 365,094 hours (a total decrease of 86,997 hours). The decrease is a result of a determination that the estimated number of establishments affected has declined. Also, the decrease is due to the removal of burden hours associated with OSHA requests to access records from employers. Usually, OSHA requests access to records during an inspection. Information collected by the Agency during the investigation is not subject to the PRA under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2). Therefore, OSHA takes no burden or cost for OSHA requests to access records in this Supporting Statement. The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in its request to OMB. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information collection. E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 5, 2017 / Notices jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Title: Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standards for Construction and General Industry and Electrical Protective Equipment for Construction and General. OMB Control Number: 1218–0253. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 19,746. Total Responses: 952,348. Frequency of Responses: On occasion; semi-annually; annually. Average Time per Response: Various. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 365,094. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2017–0005). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your name, date, and the docket number so that the Agency can attach them to your comments. Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889– 5627). Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Apr 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on March 28, 2017. Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2017–06767 Filed 4–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2009–0035] The Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Standard (Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Collections of Information (Paperwork) Requirements) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Ethylene Oxide Standard (EtO). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by June 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16629 using this method, you must submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, (Docket No. OSHA–2009–0035), Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2009–0035) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download from the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You also may contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2017-0005]


Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution 
Standards for Construction and General Industry and Electrical 
Protective Equipment Standards for Construction and General Industry; 
Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of 
Collections of Information

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its request for an 
extension of the collections of information specified in its standards 
on the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution for 
Construction and General Industry and Electrical Protective Equipment 
Standards for Construction and General Industry.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
June 5, 2017.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
comments.
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and 
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2017-0005, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are 
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal 
business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA 
docket number (OSHA-2017-0005) for the Information Collection Request 
(ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, 
are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made 
available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information 
on submitting comments see the ``Public Participation'' heading in the 
section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal 
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; 
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly 
available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may contact Theda Kenney at the 
address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate 
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an 
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of 
information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired 
format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection 
instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of the 
information

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collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 
of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information 
collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of 
the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and 
prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 
U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such 
information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those 
operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent 
feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information 
(29 U.S.C. 657).
    The Electrical Protective Equipment Standard (29 CFR 1926.97 and 29 
CFR 1910.137) and the Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and 
Distribution Standard (29 CFR 1926 and 29 CFR 1910.269) specify several 
collections of information. The following describes the collections of 
information contained in the standards and addresses who will use the 
information.

Electrical Protective Equipment Standard (Sec. Sec.  1926.97 and 
1910.137)

Testing Certification (Sec. Sec.  1926.97(c)(2)(xii) and 
1910.137(c)(2)(xii))
    Employers must certify that the electrical protective equipment 
used by their workers have passed the tests specified in paragraphs 
(c)(2)(vii)(D), (c)(2)(viii), (c)(2)(ix), and (c)(2)(xi) of the 
standards. The certification must identify the equipment that passed 
the tests and the dates of the tests. The two standards require 
testing: Periodically (generally, every 6 months for rubber insulating 
gloves and every 12 months for most other types of rubber insulating 
equipment); after any repairs; and before the equipment is returned to 
service after any inspection finds certain defects. In addition, the 
employer must test rubber insulating gloves before reuse after 
employees use them without protector gloves and must certify that 
testing. These performance-based standards ensure that employers 
maintain the most recent test records for equipment that passes the 
required tests without specifying precisely how the employer must 
maintain those records.

Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standard 
(Sec. Sec.  1926.950 and 1910.269)

Host Employer Responsibilities (Sec. Sec.  1926.950(c)(1) and 
1910.269(a)(3)(i))
    Before work begins, the host employer must inform the contract 
employers of: The characteristics of the host employer's installation 
listed; conditions listed in paragraphs of this section that are known 
to the host employer; information about the design and operation of the 
host employer's installation that the contract employer needs to make 
the assessments required by this section; and any other information 
about the design and operation of the host employer's installation that 
is known by the host employer, that the contract employer requests, and 
that is related to the protection of the contract employer's employees.
Contract Employer Responsibilities (Sec. Sec.  1926.950(c)(2) and 
1910.269(a)(3)(ii))
    Contract employers must ensure that each of its employees is 
instructed in the hazardous conditions relevant to the employee's work 
that the contract employer is aware of as a result of information 
communicated to the contract employer by the host employer; before work 
begins, the contract employer must advise the host employer of any 
unique hazardous conditions presented by the contract employer's work; 
and the contract employer must advise the host employer of any 
unanticipated hazardous conditions found during the contract employer's 
work that the host employer did not mention. The contract employer 
shall provide this information to the host employer within two working 
days after discovering the hazardous condition.
Job Briefing (Sec. Sec.  1926.952(a)(1) and 1910.269(c)(1)(i))
    In assigning an employee or a group of employees to perform a job, 
the employer must provide the employee in charge of the job with all 
available information that relates to the determination of existing 
characteristics and conditions required by (Sec. Sec.  1926.950(d) 
and1910.269(a)(4)).
Engineering Analyses To Determine Maximum Anticipated Per-Unit 
Transient Overvoltage (Sec. Sec.  1926.960(c)(1)(ii) and 
1910.269(l)(3)(ii))
    The employer must determine the maximum anticipated per-unit 
transient overvoltage, phase-to-ground, through an engineering analysis 
or assume a maximum anticipated per-unit transient overvoltage, phase-
to-ground, in accordance with the tables listed. When the employer uses 
portable protective gaps to control the maximum transient overvoltage, 
the value of the maximum anticipated per-unit transient overvoltage, 
phase-to-ground, must provide for five standard deviations between the 
statistical sparkover voltage of the gap and the statistical withstand 
voltage corresponding to the electrical component of the minimum 
approach distance. The employer must make available upon request to 
employees and to the Assistant Secretary or designee for examination 
and copying; any engineering analysis conducted to determine maximum 
anticipated per-unit transient overvoltage.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed collections of information are 
necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, 
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
costs) of the collections of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; 
for example, by using automated or other technological information 
collection and transmission techniques.

III. Proposed Actions

    OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the collections 
of information contained in the Standards on Electric Power Generation, 
Transmission, and Distribution for Construction and General Industry 
(29 CFR part 1926, subpart V and 29 CFR 1910.269) and the Electrical 
Protective Equipment Standards for Construction and General Industry 
(29 CFR 1926.97 and 29 CFR 1910.137). The Agency is proposing to 
decrease the burden hours in the currently approved information 
collection request from 452,091 hours to 365,094 hours (a total 
decrease of 86,997 hours). The decrease is a result of a determination 
that the estimated number of establishments affected has declined. 
Also, the decrease is due to the removal of burden hours associated 
with OSHA requests to access records from employers. Usually, OSHA 
requests access to records during an inspection. Information collected 
by the Agency during the investigation is not subject to the PRA under 
5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2). Therefore, OSHA takes no burden or cost for OSHA 
requests to access records in this Supporting Statement. The Agency 
will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and 
will include this summary in its request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.

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    Title: Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution 
Standards for Construction and General Industry and Electrical 
Protective Equipment for Construction and General.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0253.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 19,746.
    Total Responses: 952,348.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion; semi-annually; annually.
    Average Time per Response: Various.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 365,094.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and 
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

    You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: 
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2017-0005). You 
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files 
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference 
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the 
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). 
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments 
by your name, date, and the docket number so that the Agency can attach 
them to your comments.
    Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a 
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about 
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, 
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the 
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
    Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted 
material) is not publicly available to read or download through this 
Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are 
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. 
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit 
comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's ``User 
Tips'' link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about 
materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in 
using the Internet to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this 
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 
(77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 28, 2017.
Dorothy Dougherty,
 Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health.
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