Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 23315-23316 [2017-10399]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 97 / Monday, May 22, 2017 / Notices II. General Background on the Application TUVRNA submitted an application, dated July 15, 2016 (OSHA–2007–0042– 0023), to expand its recognition to include one additional test standard. OSHA staff performed a comparability analysis and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application. Table 1 below lists the appropriate test standard found in TUVRNA’s application for expansion for testing and certification of products under the NRTL Program. OSHA staff will review all comments to the docket submitted in a timely manner and, after addressing the issues raised by these comments, will recommend to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health whether to grant TUVRNA’s application for expansion of its scope of recognition. The Assistant Secretary will make the final decision on granting the application. In making this decision, the Assistant Secretary may undertake other proceedings prescribed in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. OSHA will publish a public notice of its final decision in the Federal Register. TABLE 1—PROPOSED LIST OF APPRO- IV. Authority and Signature PRIATE TEST STANDARD FOR INCLUDorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant SION IN TUVRNA’S NRTL SCOPE Secretary of Labor for Occupational OF RECOGNITION Safety and Health, 200 Constitution Test standard mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES UL 2108 ......... Test standard title Standard for Low Voltage Lighting Systems. III. Preliminary Findings on the Application TUVRNA submitted an acceptable application for expansion of its scope of recognition. OSHA’s review of the application file, and comparability analysis, indicate that TUVRNA can meet the requirements prescribed by 29 CFR 1910.7 for expanding its recognition to include the addition of this one test standard for NRTL testing and certification listed above. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of TUVRNA’s application. OSHA welcomes public comment as to whether TUVRNA meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of its recognition as an NRTL. Comments should consist of pertinent written documents and exhibits. Commenters needing more time to comment must submit a request in writing, stating the reasons for the request. Commenters must submit the written request for an extension by the due date for comments. OSHA will limit any extension to 10 days unless the requester justifies a longer period. OSHA may deny a request for an extension if the request is not adequately justified. To obtain or review copies of the exhibits identified in this notice, as well as comments submitted to the docket, contact the Docket Office, Room N–3508, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, at the above address. These materials also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket No. OSHA–2007–0042. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:17 May 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this notice. Accordingly, the Agency is issuing this notice pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 657(g)(2), Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012), and 29 CFR 1910.7. Signed at Washington, DC, on May 11, 2017. Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2017–10397 Filed 5–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2010–0021] Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s 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 its Grantee Quarterly Progress Report. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by July 21, 2017. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23315 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–2010–0021), 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–2010–0021) 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 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 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 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 contact Annette Braam, assistant director, Office of Training and Educational Programs, or Jim Brock, OSHA Training Institute Education Centers Programs, at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annette Braam, assistant director, Office of Training and Educational Programs, or Jim Brock, OSHA Office of Training Institute Education Centers Program, Directorate of Training and Education, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 2020 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005–4102; telephone (847) 759–7781. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 23316 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 97 / Monday, May 22, 2017 / Notices 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 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that the 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). Section 21 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 670) authorizes OSHA to conduct directly or through grants and contracts, education and training courses. These courses must ensure that an adequate number of qualified personnel fulfill the purposes of the OSH Act, provide them with short-term training, inform them of the importance and proper use of safety and health equipment, and train employers and workers to recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe and unhealthful working conditions. Under Section 21, OSHA awards training grants to nonprofit organizations to provide part of the required training. The Agency requires organizations that receive these grants to submit quarterly progress reports on their grant-funded training activities. These reports allow OSHA to monitor the grantee’s performance and to determine if an organization is using grant funds as specified in its grant application. The Agency then compares the information in the quarterly progress report to the quarterly milestones proposed by the organization in the work plan and budget that accompanied the grant application. This quarterly information includes: Identifier data (organization name and grant number); the date and location where the training occurred; the length of training (hours); the number of workers and employers attending training sessions provided by the organization; a description of the training provided; a narrative account of grant activities conducted; and an evaluation of progress regarding planned versus actual work accomplished. This comparison allows VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:17 May 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 OSHA to determine if the organization is meeting the proposed program goals and objectives, and is spending funds in the manner described in the proposed budget. Requiring these reports on a quarterly basis enables OSHA to identify work plan, training, and expenditure discrepancies in a timely fashion so that the Agency can implement appropriate action. In addition, information from these reports allows the Agency to assess an organization’s ability to meet projected milestones and expenditures. 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, 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 Grantee Quarterly Progress Report. As a result of an increase in the number of quarterly reports, the Agency is requesting an increase in burden hours—from 5,096 to 6,104. OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in the request to OMB. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Grantee Quarterly Progress Report. OMB Control Number: 1218–0100. Affected Public: Not-for-profit organizations. Number of Respondents: 109. Frequency of Responses: Quarterly. Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,104. 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 www.regulations.gov, the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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–2010–0021). You may supplement submissions by uploading documents 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 and include 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 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 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 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 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 May 8, 2017. Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2017–10399 Filed 5–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 97 (Monday, May 22, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10399]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0021]


Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of 
Management and Budget's 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 its Grantee Quarterly 
Progress Report.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
July 21, 2017.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at www.regulations.gov, 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-2010-0021), 
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-2010-0021) 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 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 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 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 contact Annette Braam, assistant director, 
Office of Training and Educational Programs, or Jim Brock, OSHA 
Training Institute Education Centers Programs, at the address below to 
obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annette Braam, assistant director, 
Office of Training and Educational Programs, or Jim Brock, OSHA Office 
of Training Institute Education Centers Program, Directorate of 
Training and Education, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 2020 S. 
Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4102; telephone 
(847) 759-7781.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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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 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that the 
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).
    Section 21 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 670) authorizes OSHA to 
conduct directly or through grants and contracts, education and 
training courses. These courses must ensure that an adequate number of 
qualified personnel fulfill the purposes of the OSH Act, provide them 
with short-term training, inform them of the importance and proper use 
of safety and health equipment, and train employers and workers to 
recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe and unhealthful working 
conditions.
    Under Section 21, OSHA awards training grants to nonprofit 
organizations to provide part of the required training. The Agency 
requires organizations that receive these grants to submit quarterly 
progress reports on their grant-funded training activities. These 
reports allow OSHA to monitor the grantee's performance and to 
determine if an organization is using grant funds as specified in its 
grant application. The Agency then compares the information in the 
quarterly progress report to the quarterly milestones proposed by the 
organization in the work plan and budget that accompanied the grant 
application. This quarterly information includes: Identifier data 
(organization name and grant number); the date and location where the 
training occurred; the length of training (hours); the number of 
workers and employers attending training sessions provided by the 
organization; a description of the training provided; a narrative 
account of grant activities conducted; and an evaluation of progress 
regarding planned versus actual work accomplished. This comparison 
allows OSHA to determine if the organization is meeting the proposed 
program goals and objectives, and is spending funds in the manner 
described in the proposed budget.
    Requiring these reports on a quarterly basis enables OSHA to 
identify work plan, training, and expenditure discrepancies in a timely 
fashion so that the Agency can implement appropriate action. In 
addition, information from these reports allows the Agency to assess an 
organization's ability to meet projected milestones and expenditures.

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, 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 Grantee Quarterly Progress 
Report. As a result of an increase in the number of quarterly reports, 
the Agency is requesting an increase in burden hours--from 5,096 to 
6,104. OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this 
notice, and will include this summary in the request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Grantee Quarterly Progress Report.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0100.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit organizations.
    Number of Respondents: 109.
    Frequency of Responses: Quarterly.
    Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,104.
    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 www.regulations.gov, 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-2010-0021). You may 
supplement submissions by uploading documents 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 and include 
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 
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 
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 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

    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 May 8, 2017.
Dorothy Dougherty,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2017-10399 Filed 5-19-17; 8:45 am]
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