Streamlining of Provisions on State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health, 78977-78978 [2015-31878]

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[FR Doc. 2015–31866 Filed 12–16–15; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903, 1904, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956 [Docket No. OSHA–2014–0009] RIN 1218–AC76 Streamlining of Provisions on State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date; approval of collections of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. AGENCY: On August 18, 2015 OSHA published in the Federal Register a direct final rule that streamlined provisions on State Plans. OSHA stated in that document that it would withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm the effective date of the final rule if the Agency received no significant adverse comments on the direct final rule or the proposal. Since OSHA received no comments on the direct final rule or the proposal, the Agency now confirms that the direct final rule became effective as a final rule on October 19, 2015. The proposed rule and the direct final rule also requested comments on the collections of information contained in State Plan regulations under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved those collections of information. SUMMARY: The effective date for the direct final rule that published on August 18, 2015 (80 FR49897) is confirmed as October 19, 2015. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 78977 Federal Register notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, also are available at OSHA’s Web page at http://www.osha.gov. For press inquiries: Francis Meilinger, Director, 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 and technical information: Douglas J. Kalinowski, Director, OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Room N–3700, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2200; email: kalinowski.doug@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Confirmation of the effective date: On August 18, 2015, OSHA published a direct final rule in the Federal Register amending OSHA regulations to remove the detailed descriptions of State Plan coverage, purely historical data, and other unnecessarily codified information. In addition, this document moved most of the general provisions of subpart A of part 1952 into part 1902, where the general regulations on State Plan criteria are found. It also amended several other OSHA regulations to delete references to part 1952, which will no longer apply. A companion proposed rule was also published on that date. In the direct final rule, OSHA stated that it would publish a Federal Register document confirming the effective date of the direct final rule and withdraw the proposed rule if it received no significant adverse comments on the direct final rule or the proposal. OSHA received no comments on the direct final rule or the proposed rule. Accordingly, OSHA is confirming the effective date of the direct final rule and the proposed rule is withdrawn. Approval of collections of information: The proposed rule and the direct final rule also contained a request for comments on an Information Collection Request under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), which covers all collections of information in OSHA State Plan regulations. OMB received no comments. OMB has approved the revised collections of information and is retaining OMB control number 1218–0247 for these requirements. The expiration date for the approval is April 30, 2016. E:\FR\FM\18DER1.SGM 18DER1 78978 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 243 / Friday, December 18, 2015 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903, 1904, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956 Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational safety and health. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this final rule. OSHA is issuing this direct final rule under the authority specified by Sections 8(c)(1), 8(c)(2), and 8(g)(2) and 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657 (c)(1), (c)(2), and (g)(2) and 667) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (76 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on December 11, 2015. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2015–31878 Filed 12–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket Number USCG–2015–1087] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Upper Mississippi River, Rock Island, IL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to perform preventive maintenance and critical repairs that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge, and is scheduled in the winter when there is less impact on navigation. This deviation allows the bridge to be maintained in the closedto-navigation position for 21 days. DATES: This deviation is effective from 8 a.m., February 8, 2016 until 5 p.m., February 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–1087] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Dec 17, 2015 Jkt 238001 Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH’’. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. Dated: December 15, 2015. Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers. If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Eric A. Washburn, Bridge Administrator, Western Rivers, Coast Guard; telephone 314–269–2378, email Eric.Washburn@ uscg.mil. BILLING CODE 9110–04–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The U.S. Army Rock Island Arsenal requested a temporary deviation for the Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge, across the Upper Mississippi River, mile 482.9, at Rock Island, Illinois to remain in the closed-to-navigation position for 21 days from 8 a.m., February 8, 2016 to 5 p.m., February 28, 2016, while preventive maintenance and critical repairs that are essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge are performed. The Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge currently operates in accordance with 33 CFR 117.5, which states the general requirement that the drawbridge shall open on signal. There are no alternate routes for vessels transiting this section of the Upper Mississippi River. The bridge cannot open in case of emergency. Winter conditions on the Upper Mississippi River coupled with the closure of Army Corps of Engineer’s Lock No. 13 (Mile 522.5 UMR) and Lock No. 21 (Mile 324.9 UMR) from 7 a.m. January 4, 2016 until 12 p.m., March 4, 2016 will preclude any significant navigation demands for the drawspan opening. In addition, Army Corps Lock No. 14 (Mile 493.3 UMR) and Lock No. 17 (Mile 437.1 UMR) will be closed from 7 a.m. December 14, 2015 until 12 p.m. March 2, 2016. The Rock Island Railroad and Highway Drawbridge provides a vertical clearance of 23.8 feet above normal pool in the closed-to-navigation position. Navigation on the waterway consists primarily of commercial tows and recreational watercraft and will not be significantly impacted. This temporary deviation has been coordinated with waterway users. No objections were received. In accordance with 33 CFR 117.35(e), the drawbridge must return to its regular operating schedule immediately at the end of the effective period of this temporary deviation. This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [FR Doc. 2015–31856 Filed 12–17–15; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2015–1070] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Cheesequake Creek, Morgan, NJ Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the New Jersey Transit Rail Operations (NJTRO) Morgan railroad bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.2, at Morgan, New Jersey. This deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner to perform structural repairs at the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed on six consecutive weekends. DATES: This deviation is effective from 6 a.m. on Saturday, January 9 to 7 p.m. February 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, [USCG–2015–1070] is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH’’. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Joe Arca, Project Officer, First Coast Guard District, telephone (212) 514–4336, email joe.m.arca@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NJTRO Morgan railroad bridge across Cheesequake Creek, mile 0.2, at Morgan, New Jersey, has a vertical clearance in the closed position of 3 feet at mean high water and 8 feet at mean low water. The existing bridge operating regulations are found at 33 CFR 117.709(b). The waterway is transited by seasonal recreational vessels of various sizes. The bridge owner, New Jersey Transit Rail Operations, requested a temporary deviation from the normal operating schedule to facilitate structural repairs at the bridge. Under this temporary deviation, the NJTRO Morgan railroad bridge shall remain in the closed position for six SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18DER1.SGM 18DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 243 (Friday, December 18, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 78977-78978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31878]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903, 1904, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, and 1956

[Docket No. OSHA-2014-0009]
RIN 1218-AC76


Streamlining of Provisions on State Plans for Occupational Safety 
and Health

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

ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date; approval of 
collections of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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SUMMARY: On August 18, 2015 OSHA published in the Federal Register a 
direct final rule that streamlined provisions on State Plans. OSHA 
stated in that document that it would withdraw the companion proposed 
rule and confirm the effective date of the final rule if the Agency 
received no significant adverse comments on the direct final rule or 
the proposal. Since OSHA received no comments on the direct final rule 
or the proposal, the Agency now confirms that the direct final rule 
became effective as a final rule on October 19, 2015. The proposed rule 
and the direct final rule also requested comments on the collections of 
information contained in State Plan regulations under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approved those collections of information.

DATES: The effective date for the direct final rule that published on 
August 18, 2015 (80 FR49897) is confirmed as October 19, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are 
available at http://www.regulations.gov. This Federal Register notice, 
as well as news releases and other relevant information, also are 
available at OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Francis 
Meilinger, Director, 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 and technical information: Douglas J. Kalinowski, 
Director, OSHA Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Room N-
3700, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2200; email: 
kalinowski.doug@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Confirmation of the effective date: On 
August 18, 2015, OSHA published a direct final rule in the Federal 
Register amending OSHA regulations to remove the detailed descriptions 
of State Plan coverage, purely historical data, and other unnecessarily 
codified information. In addition, this document moved most of the 
general provisions of subpart A of part 1952 into part 1902, where the 
general regulations on State Plan criteria are found. It also amended 
several other OSHA regulations to delete references to part 1952, which 
will no longer apply. A companion proposed rule was also published on 
that date.
    In the direct final rule, OSHA stated that it would publish a 
Federal Register document confirming the effective date of the direct 
final rule and withdraw the proposed rule if it received no significant 
adverse comments on the direct final rule or the proposal. OSHA 
received no comments on the direct final rule or the proposed rule. 
Accordingly, OSHA is confirming the effective date of the direct final 
rule and the proposed rule is withdrawn.
    Approval of collections of information: The proposed rule and the 
direct final rule also contained a request for comments on an 
Information Collection Request under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA), which covers all collections of information in OSHA State 
Plan regulations. OMB received no comments. OMB has approved the 
revised collections of information and is retaining OMB control number 
1218-0247 for these requirements. The expiration date for the approval 
is April 30, 2016.

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List of Subjects in 29 CFR Parts 1902, 1903, 1904, 1952, 1953, 
1954, 1955, and 1956

    Intergovernmental relations, Law enforcement, Occupational safety 
and health.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the 
preparation of this final rule. OSHA is issuing this direct final rule 
under the authority specified by Sections 8(c)(1), 8(c)(2), and 8(g)(2) 
and 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 657 
(c)(1), (c)(2), and (g)(2) and 667) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 
1-2012 (76 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on December 11, 2015.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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