Subpart A (“General Provisions”) and Subpart B (“Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment”); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 63171-63172 [2014-25147]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC, this 16th day of October 2014. Eric P. Molina, Acting Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2014–25058 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0034] Subpart A (‘‘General Provisions’’) and Subpart B (‘‘Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment’’); 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 the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in 29 CFR part 1915, subpart A (‘‘General Provisions’’) and subpart B (‘‘Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment’’). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by December 22, 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–2011–0034, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 docket number (OSHA–2011–0034) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63171 reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). The following is a description of the requirements in subparts A and B that pertain to the collection and retention of information. One provision in subpart A contains paperwork requirements (§ 1915.7). Section 1915.7(b)(2) specifies that shipyard employers must maintain a roster of designated competent persons (for inspecting and testing spaces covered by subpart B), or a statement that a Marine Chemist will perform these inspections and tests. Section 1915.7(d) requires employers to ensure that competent persons, Marine Chemists, and certified industrial hygienists (CIHs) make a record of each inspection and test they conduct, post the record near the covered space while work is in progress, and file the record for at least three months. In addition, employers must make the roster or statement and the inspection and test records available for inspection by designated parties. Subpart B consists of several standards governing entry into confined and enclosed spaces and other dangerous atmospheres in shipyard employment. These standards require that employers: • Ensure that competent persons conduct inspections and atmospheric testing prior to workers entering a confined or enclosed space (§§ 1915.12(a)–(c)); • Warn workers not to enter hazardous spaces and other dangerous atmospheres (§§ 1915.12 (a)–(c) and § 1915.16); • Certify that workers who will be entering confined or enclosed spaces have been trained (§ 1915.12(d)(5)); • Establish and train shipyard rescue teams or arrange for outside rescue teams and provide them with information (§ 1915.12(e)); • Ensure that one person on each rescue team maintains a current first aid training certification (§ 1915.12(e)); • Exchange information regarding hazards, safety rules, and emergency procedures concerning these spaces and atmospheres with other employers whose workers may enter these same spaces (§ 1915.12(f)); • Ensure testing of spaces containing or having contained combustible or flammable liquids or gases, or solids that are toxic, corrosive, or irritating and other dangerous atmospheres, boundaries or pipelines before cleaning and other cold work is started and as necessary thereafter while the operations are ongoing (§§ 1915.13(b)(2) and (4)); E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 63172 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / Notices • Post signs prohibiting ignition sources within or near a space that contains bulk quantities of flammable or combustible liquids or gases (§ 1915.13(b)(10)); • Ensure that confined and enclosed spaces are tested before workers perform hot work in these work areas (§ 1915.14(a)); • Post warnings of testing conducted by competent persons and certificates of testing conducted by a Marine Chemist or Coast Guard authorized person in the immediate vicinity of the hot-work operation while the operation is in progress (§§ 1915.14(a) and (b)); and • Retain certificates of testing on file for at least three months after completing the operation (§ 1915.14(a)(2)). II. Special Issues for Comment mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 collection of information (paperwork) requirements mandated by Subpart A (‘‘General Provisions’’) and Subpart B (‘‘Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment’’) of 29 CFR part 1915. The Agency is requesting an adjustment increase of 26,220 burden hours (from 312,764 to 338,984 hours). The adjustment increase is due to an increase in the number of establishments affected by these standards. 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 collection. Title: Subpart A (‘‘General Provisions’’) and Subpart B (‘‘Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment’’) (29 CFR part 1915). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Oct 21, 2014 Jkt 235001 OMB Control Number: 1218–0011. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits; Not-for-profit organizations; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 2,759. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Total Responses: 2,098,172. Average Time per Response: Varies from one minute (.02 hour) for an employer to maintain a training certificate to 10 minutes (.17 hour) to develop and maintain a roster of competent persons to perform required inspections and tests. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 338,984. 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 (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0034) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 October 17, 2014. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2014–25147 Filed 10–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0063] Slings; 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 contained in the Standard on Slings (29 CFR 1910.184). The collection of information (paperwork) provisions of the Standard specify affixing identification tags or markings on slings, developing and maintaining inspection records, and retaining proof-testing certificates. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by December 22, 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 204 (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63171-63172]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25147]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0034]


Subpart A (``General Provisions'') and Subpart B (``Confined and 
Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard 
Employment''); 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 the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the 
information collection requirements specified in 29 CFR part 1915, 
subpart A (``General Provisions'') and subpart B (``Confined and 
Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard 
Employment'').

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
December 22, 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-2011-0034, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 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-2011-0034) 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 following is a description of the requirements in subparts A 
and B that pertain to the collection and retention of information.
    One provision in subpart A contains paperwork requirements (Sec.  
1915.7). Section 1915.7(b)(2) specifies that shipyard employers must 
maintain a roster of designated competent persons (for inspecting and 
testing spaces covered by subpart B), or a statement that a Marine 
Chemist will perform these inspections and tests. Section 1915.7(d) 
requires employers to ensure that competent persons, Marine Chemists, 
and certified industrial hygienists (CIHs) make a record of each 
inspection and test they conduct, post the record near the covered 
space while work is in progress, and file the record for at least three 
months. In addition, employers must make the roster or statement and 
the inspection and test records available for inspection by designated 
parties.
    Subpart B consists of several standards governing entry into 
confined and enclosed spaces and other dangerous atmospheres in 
shipyard employment. These standards require that employers:
     Ensure that competent persons conduct inspections and 
atmospheric testing prior to workers entering a confined or enclosed 
space (Sec. Sec.  1915.12(a)-(c));
     Warn workers not to enter hazardous spaces and other 
dangerous atmospheres (Sec. Sec.  1915.12 (a)-(c) and Sec.  1915.16);
     Certify that workers who will be entering confined or 
enclosed spaces have been trained (Sec.  1915.12(d)(5));
     Establish and train shipyard rescue teams or arrange for 
outside rescue teams and provide them with information (Sec.  
1915.12(e));
     Ensure that one person on each rescue team maintains a 
current first aid training certification (Sec.  1915.12(e));
     Exchange information regarding hazards, safety rules, and 
emergency procedures concerning these spaces and atmospheres with other 
employers whose workers may enter these same spaces (Sec.  1915.12(f));
     Ensure testing of spaces containing or having contained 
combustible or flammable liquids or gases, or solids that are toxic, 
corrosive, or irritating and other dangerous atmospheres, boundaries or 
pipelines before cleaning and other cold work is started and as 
necessary thereafter while the operations are ongoing (Sec. Sec.  
1915.13(b)(2) and (4));

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     Post signs prohibiting ignition sources within or near a 
space that contains bulk quantities of flammable or combustible liquids 
or gases (Sec.  1915.13(b)(10));
     Ensure that confined and enclosed spaces are tested before 
workers perform hot work in these work areas (Sec.  1915.14(a));
     Post warnings of testing conducted by competent persons 
and certificates of testing conducted by a Marine Chemist or Coast 
Guard authorized person in the immediate vicinity of the hot-work 
operation while the operation is in progress (Sec. Sec.  1915.14(a) and 
(b)); and
     Retain certificates of testing on file for at least three 
months after completing the operation (Sec.  1915.14(a)(2)).

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 collection 
of information (paperwork) requirements mandated by Subpart A 
(``General Provisions'') and Subpart B (``Confined and Enclosed Spaces 
and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment'') of 29 CFR 
part 1915. The Agency is requesting an adjustment increase of 26,220 
burden hours (from 312,764 to 338,984 hours). The adjustment increase 
is due to an increase in the number of establishments affected by these 
standards.
    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 collection.
    Title: Subpart A (``General Provisions'') and Subpart B (``Confined 
and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard 
Employment'') (29 CFR part 1915).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0011.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Not-for-profit 
organizations; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 2,759.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 2,098,172.
    Average Time per Response: Varies from one minute (.02 hour) for an 
employer to maintain a training certificate to 10 minutes (.17 hour) to 
develop and maintain a roster of competent persons to perform required 
inspections and tests.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 338,984.
    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 (Docket No. OSHA-2011-0034) 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 October 17, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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