Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 53452-53453 [2014-21371]

Download as PDF 53452 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 9, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0181] Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified by the Coke Oven Emissions Standard (29 CFR 1910.1029). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by November 10, 2014. 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–2011–0181, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N–2625, 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, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2011–0181) 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Sep 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 may also 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: 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–95) (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 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 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 information collection requirements in the Coke Oven Emissions Standard provide protection for workers from the adverse health effects associated with exposure to coke oven emissions. In this regard, the Coke Oven Emissions Standard requires employers to monitor workers’ exposure to coke oven emissions, monitor worker health, and provide workers with information about their exposures and Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements 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 information collection requirements, 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 I. Background PO 00000 the health effects of exposure to coke oven emissions. Sfmt 4703 OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Coke Oven Emissions Standard (29 CFR 1910.1029). OSHA is requesting an adjustment decrease of 2,448 burden hours (from 54,241 hours to 51,793 hours). The adjustment decrease is due to a decrease in the number of batteries that are subject to the Standard. The adjustment of the burden hours are shown in detail by provision in the supporting statement. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Coke Oven Emissions Standard (29 CFR 1910.1029). OMB Control Number: 1218–0128. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 19. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Total Responses: 41,348. Average Time per Response: Varies from five minutes (.08 hour) to obtain a physician’s certificate to 12 hours to develop a compliance program. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 51,793. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $884,787. 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 E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 9, 2014 / Notices and the OSHA docket number (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0181) for the ICR. 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 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 date 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 from 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 from the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, 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 September 4, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2014–21371 Filed 9–8–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Sep 08, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2014–0005] Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for nominations and announcement of new members AGENCY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit ‘‘rolling’’ nominations for membership on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH), and announces the new procedures for the ‘‘rolling’’ nominations. This Federal Register notice also announces the appointment of six individuals to serve on FACOSH. DATES: You must submit (postmarked, sent, transmitted, or received) your nominations by October 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials using one of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, the federal eRulemaking portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting nominations; Facsimile: If your nominations and supporting materials and attachments do not exceed 10 pages, you may FAX them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648; Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier service: You may send nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2014–0005, Room N–2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 (TTY number (877) 889–5627). Deliveries by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and OSHA Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m., e.s.t. Instructions: Your submissions and supporting materials must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (OSHA–2014– 0005). Due to security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may experience significant delays. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about special security procedures for submitting nominations and supporting materials. For additional SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53453 information on submitting nominations and supporting materials, see the Supplementary Information section of this notice. OSHA will post all submissions, including any personal information you provide, without change on http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. To read or download submissions in response to this Federal Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA–2014–0005 at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the index of that Web site; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted) are not publicly available to read or download from that Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Francis Meilinger, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N–3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–1999; email meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. For general information: Mr. Francis Yebesi, OSHA, Office of Federal Agency Programs, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Room N–3622, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2122; email ofap@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Nominations for FACOSH Membership The Assistant Secretary of OSHA invites interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on FACOSH. In addition, this notice announces new nomination procedures for FACOSH. Background. FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, Executive Orders 12196 and 13511). This includes providing advice on how to reduce and keep to a minimum the number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce, and how to encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective occupational safety and health programs in each federal agency. FACOSH membership. FACOSH is comprised of 16 members who the Secretary appoints to staggered terms of up to three years. The categories of FACOSH membership and the number E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0181]


Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of 
Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection 
(Paperwork) Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to 
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements 
specified by the Coke Oven Emissions Standard (29 CFR 1910.1029).

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
November 10, 2014.

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-2011-0181, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 
Room N-2625, 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, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the 
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2011-0181) 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 may also 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-95) (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 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 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 information collection requirements in the Coke Oven Emissions 
Standard provide protection for workers from the adverse health effects 
associated with exposure to coke oven emissions. In this regard, the 
Coke Oven Emissions Standard requires employers to monitor workers' 
exposure to coke oven emissions, monitor worker health, and provide 
workers with information about their exposures and the health effects 
of exposure to coke oven emissions.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
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 information collection requirements, 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 information 
collection requirements contained in the Coke Oven Emissions Standard 
(29 CFR 1910.1029).
    OSHA is requesting an adjustment decrease of 2,448 burden hours 
(from 54,241 hours to 51,793 hours). The adjustment decrease is due to 
a decrease in the number of batteries that are subject to the Standard. 
The adjustment of the burden hours are shown in detail by provision in 
the supporting statement.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Coke Oven Emissions Standard (29 CFR 1910.1029).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0128.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 19.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 41,348.
    Average Time per Response: Varies from five minutes (.08 hour) to 
obtain a physician's certificate to 12 hours to develop a compliance 
program.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 51,793.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $884,787.

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

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and the OSHA docket number (Docket No. OSHA-2011-0181) for the ICR. 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 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 
date 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 from 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 from the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet 
to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, 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 September 4, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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