Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Excavation Cave-in Protection System Design Standard, 65704-65705 [2014-26215]

Download as PDF 65704 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 9, 2014 (79 FR 33002). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1235–0025. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–WHD. Title of Collection: Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, Executive Order 13495. OMB Control Number: 1235–0025. Affected Public: Individuals or households and private sector— businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 40,017. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,070,017. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 57,006 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: October 30, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–26210 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Excavation Cave-in Protection System Design Standard ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Excavation Cave-in Protection System Design Standard,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before December 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201409-1218-002 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor—OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This ICR seeks to extend PRA authorization for the information collections required in the design of a cave-in protection system that are codified in regulations 29 CFR part 1926, subpart P. Employers in the construction industry and OSHA compliance officers need this information to ensure cave-in protection systems are designed, installed, and used in a manner that adequately protects workers. More specifically, regulations 29 CFR 1926.652 paragraphs (b) and (c) contain paperwork requirements imposing burden hours or costs on employers. These paragraphs require subject employers to use protective systems to prevent cave-ins during excavation work; these systems include sloping the side of the trench, benching the soil away from the excavation, or using a support system or shield (such as a trench box). The Standard specifies allowable configurations and slopes for excavations, and it provides appendices to assist employers in designing protective systems. The regulations also provide options as to how the required records are developed. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 sections 2(b)(9), 6(b)(7), and 8(c) authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9), 655(b)(7), 657(c). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1218–0137. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2014. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 214 / Wednesday, November 5, 2014 / Notices published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2014 (79 FR 44199). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218–0137. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–OSHA. Title of Collection: Excavation Cave-in Protection System Design Standard. OMB Control Number: 1218–0137. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,152. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 14,266. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 14,266 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $216,721. Dated: October 30, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–26215 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (Department), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). The PRA helps ensure that respondents can provide requested data in the desired format with minimal reporting burden (time and financial resources), collection instruments are clearly understood and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, ETA is soliciting comments concerning the collection of data for program performance reports, including a customer satisfaction survey, for the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The current expiration date for the Office of Management and Budget’s approval of these data collection forms is March 31, 2015. DATES: Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before January 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Jennifer Pirtle, Older Worker Unit, Office of Workforce Investment, Room C4526, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–3045 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Fax: 202–693– 3015. Email: SCSEP.National@dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), and for further information, please contact the person listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background DEPARTMENT OF LABOR mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Employment and Training Administration Comment Request for Information Collection for the Senior Community Service Employment Program Performance Measurement System; Extension With Revisions Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Labor. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Nov 04, 2014 Jkt 235001 Originally authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is funded for approximately $434 million for PY 2014 and will provide over 44,000 positions in which nearly 69,000 low-income persons aged 55 or older will be placed in community service employment. A slight upward adjustment in burden hours is due to the recent awarding of 14 new discretionary grants (of one year PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 65705 duration), for which we are collecting additional information. We are also including an estimated burden of 2 hours per quarter, per grant, for the quarterly narrative report. II. Review Focus The Department is particularly interested in comments which: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions Type of Review: extension with revisions. Title: Senior Community Service Employment Program Performance Measurement System. OMB Number: 1205–0040. Affected Public: individuals/ households, state/local/tribal governments, and the private sector (businesses or other for-profits, and notfor-profit institutions). Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 72 grantees will respond to grant reports and an additional 22,000 respondents are expected to respond to the customer satisfaction surveys. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 232,520. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32,922. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. We will summarize and/or include in the request for OMB approval of the ICR, the comments received in response to this comment request; they will also become a matter of public record. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2014–26279 Filed 11–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 214 (Wednesday, November 5, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-26215]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Excavation Cave-in Protection System Design 
Standard

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Excavation Cave-in Protection System 
Design Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. 
Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before December 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201409-1218-002 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are 
not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor--OASAM, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information 
Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email 
at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authorization 
for the information collections required in the design of a cave-in 
protection system that are codified in regulations 29 CFR part 1926, 
subpart P. Employers in the construction industry and OSHA compliance 
officers need this information to ensure cave-in protection systems are 
designed, installed, and used in a manner that adequately protects 
workers. More specifically, regulations 29 CFR 1926.652 paragraphs (b) 
and (c) contain paperwork requirements imposing burden hours or costs 
on employers. These paragraphs require subject employers to use 
protective systems to prevent cave-ins during excavation work; these 
systems include sloping the side of the trench, benching the soil away 
from the excavation, or using a support system or shield (such as a 
trench box). The Standard specifies allowable configurations and slopes 
for excavations, and it provides appendices to assist employers in 
designing protective systems. The regulations also provide options as 
to how the required records are developed. Occupational Safety and 
Health Act of 1970 sections 2(b)(9), 6(b)(7), and 8(c) authorize this 
information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9), 655(b)(7), 657(c).
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under Control Number 1218-0137.
    OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) 
years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is 
scheduled to expire on December 31, 2014. The DOL seeks to extend PRA 
authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, 
without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that 
existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB 
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For 
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice

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published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2014 (79 FR 44199).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0137. 
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Excavation Cave-in Protection System Design 
Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0137.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,152.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 14,266.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 14,266 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $216,721.

    Dated: October 30, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-26215 Filed 11-4-14; 8:45 am]
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