Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 50689-50691 [2017-23743]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 210 / Wednesday, November 1, 2017 / Notices produced in each Subject Country, and such merchandise from other countries. (13) (OPTIONAL) A statement of whether you agree with the above definitions of the Domestic Like Product and Domestic Industry; if you disagree with either or both of these definitions, please explain why and provide alternative definitions. Authority: This proceeding is being conducted under authority of Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.61 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: October 26, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–23656 Filed 10–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation [OMB Number 1110–0060] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Revision of a Currently Approved Collection in Use Without an OMB Control Number, CJIS Name Check Form (1–791) Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice. ACTION: 60-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until January 2, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have additional comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Gerry Lynn Brovey, Supervisory Information Liaison Specialist, FBI, CJIS, Resources Management Section, Administrative Unit, Module C–2, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306 (facsimile: 304–625– sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Oct 31, 2017 Jkt 244001 5093) or email glbrovey@ic.fbi.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions can also be sent to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted via email to OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 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; —Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; 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. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection in use without an OMB control number. (2) The Title of the Form/Collection: CJIS Name Check Request. (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: 1–791. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Agencies authorized to submit applicant fingerprints into the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system for noncriminal justice purposes such as employment, benefits, and licensing. This form is completed to obtain a name check for an applicant when the fingerprints have been rejected twice for quality to ensure eligible individuals are not denied employment, benefits, or licensing. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50689 (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: It is estimated that 77,816 respondents will complete each form within approximately 5 minutes. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 6,485 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: October 26, 2017. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2017–23704 Filed 10–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0033] Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout); 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 in the Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by January 2, 2018. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 50690 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 210 / Wednesday, November 1, 2017 / Notices three copies of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2011–0033, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 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–2011–0033) 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 through 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: sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Oct 31, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 OSH 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 OSHA to 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 standard specifies several information collection requirements. The following sections describe who uses the information collected under each requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of these requirements is to control the release of hazardous energy while workers service, maintain, or repair machines or equipment when activation, start up, or release of energy from an energy source is possible; proper control of hazardous energy prevents death or serious injury among these workers. Energy Control Procedure (paragraph (c)(4)(i)). With limited exception, employers must document the procedures used to isolate from its energy source and render inoperative, any machine or equipment prior to servicing, maintenance, or repair by workers. These procedures are necessary when activation, start up, or release of stored energy from the energy source is possible, and such release could cause injury to the workers. Paragraph (c)(4)(ii) states that the required documentation must clearly and specifically outline the scope, purpose, authorization, rules, and techniques workers are to use to control hazardous energy, and the means to enforce compliance. The document must include at least the following elements: (A) A specific statement regarding the use of the procedure; (B) Detailed procedural steps for shutting down, isolating, blocking, and securing machines or equipment to control hazardous energy; (C) Detailed procedural steps for placing, removing, and transferring lockout or tagout devices, including the responsibility for doing so; and (D) Requirements for testing a machine or equipment to determine and verify the effectiveness of lockout or tagout devices, as well as other energy control measures. Protective Materials and Hardware (paragraphs (c)(5)(ii)(D) and (c)(5)(iii)). PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Paragraph (c)(5)(ii)(D) requires that lockout and tagout devices indicate the identity of the employee applying it. Paragraph (c)(5)(iii) requires that tags warn against hazardous conditions if the machine or equipment is energized. In addition, the tag must include a legend such as one of the following: Do Not Start; Do Not Open; Do Not Close; Do Not Energize; Do Not Operate. Periodic Inspection Certification Records (paragraph (c)(6)(ii)). Under paragraph (c)(6)(i), employers are to conduct inspections of energy control procedures at least annually. An authorized worker (other than an authorized worker using the energy control procedure that is the subject of the inspection) is to conduct the inspection and correct any deviations or inadequacies identified. For procedures involving either lockout or tagout, the inspection must include a review, between the inspector and each authorized worker, of that worker’s responsibilities under the procedure; for procedures using tagout systems, the review also involves affected workers, and includes an assessment of the workers’ knowledge of the training elements required for these systems. Paragraph (c)(6)(ii) requires employers to certify the inspection by documenting the date of the inspection and identifying the machine or equipment inspected, the workers included in the inspection, and the worker who performed the inspection. Training Certification Records (paragraph (c)(7)(iv)). Under paragraph (c)(7)(iv), employers are to certify that workers completed the required training, and that this training is up-todate. The certification is to contain each worker’s name and the training date. Written certification of the training assures the employer that workers receive the training specified by the standard. Notification of Employees (paragraph (c)(9)). This provision requires the employer or authorized worker to notify affected workers prior to applying, and after removing, a lockout or tagout device from a machine or equipment. Off-Site Personnel (Contractors, etc.) (paragraph (f)(2)(i)). When the on-site employer uses an off-site employer (e.g., a contractor) to perform the activities covered by the scope and application of the standard, the two employers must inform each other regarding their respective lockout or tagout procedures. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 210 / Wednesday, November 1, 2017 / Notices 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 an adjustment increase of 102,613 burden hours (from 2,646,702 hours to 2,749,315 hours). This increase is a result of updated data showing an increase in the number of affected low-impact establishments (from 435,063 establishments to 461,523 establishments). In addition, OSHA is requesting an adjustment increase of $52,265 in operation and maintenance costs (from $1,426,421 to $1,478,686) associated with the purchase of tags and ties by employers. This increase is also a result of updated data showing an increase in the number of affected lowimpact establishments. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) (29 CFR 1910.147). OMB Control Number: 1218–0150. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 754,348. Frequency: Initially; Annually; On occasion. Average Time per Response: Various. Estimated Number of Responses: 75,072,010. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,749,315. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $1,478,686. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0033). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:16 Oct 31, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 through 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 through the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, 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 October 26, 2017. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2017–23743 Filed 10–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P PO 00000 50691 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (17–082)] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections. DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Lori Parker, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Lori Parker, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., JF0000, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–1351. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Citizen science and crowdsourcing are tools that engage, educate and empower the public to apply their curiosity and contribute their talents to a wide range of scientific and societal issues. NASA’s mission to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind. NASA uses the vantage point of space to achieve with the science community and our partners a deep scientific understanding of our planet, other planets and solar system bodies, the interplanetary environment, the Sun and its effects on the solar system, and the universe beyond. Citizen science and crowdsourcing can support NASA’s mission and purpose by providing new opportunities to explore our solar system and our own home planet like never before, producing critical data that expands our knowledge of the universe, and advancing our ability to provide societal benefit through the synergy of satellite and ground based observations. II. Methods of Collection Citizen science and crowdsourcing collections submitted under this generic clearance can be stand-alone projects or Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0033]


Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout); 
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 in the Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/
Tagout).

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
January 2, 2018.

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

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three copies of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Docket No. OSHA-2011-0033, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 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-2011-0033) 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 through 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 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (PRA) (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 OSH 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 OSHA to 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 standard specifies several information collection requirements. 
The following sections describe who uses the information collected 
under each requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of 
these requirements is to control the release of hazardous energy while 
workers service, maintain, or repair machines or equipment when 
activation, start up, or release of energy from an energy source is 
possible; proper control of hazardous energy prevents death or serious 
injury among these workers.
    Energy Control Procedure (paragraph (c)(4)(i)). With limited 
exception, employers must document the procedures used to isolate from 
its energy source and render inoperative, any machine or equipment 
prior to servicing, maintenance, or repair by workers. These procedures 
are necessary when activation, start up, or release of stored energy 
from the energy source is possible, and such release could cause injury 
to the workers.
    Paragraph (c)(4)(ii) states that the required documentation must 
clearly and specifically outline the scope, purpose, authorization, 
rules, and techniques workers are to use to control hazardous energy, 
and the means to enforce compliance. The document must include at least 
the following elements:
    (A) A specific statement regarding the use of the procedure;
    (B) Detailed procedural steps for shutting down, isolating, 
blocking, and securing machines or equipment to control hazardous 
energy;
    (C) Detailed procedural steps for placing, removing, and 
transferring lockout or tagout devices, including the responsibility 
for doing so; and
    (D) Requirements for testing a machine or equipment to determine 
and verify the effectiveness of lockout or tagout devices, as well as 
other energy control measures.
    Protective Materials and Hardware (paragraphs (c)(5)(ii)(D) and 
(c)(5)(iii)). Paragraph (c)(5)(ii)(D) requires that lockout and tagout 
devices indicate the identity of the employee applying it. Paragraph 
(c)(5)(iii) requires that tags warn against hazardous conditions if the 
machine or equipment is energized. In addition, the tag must include a 
legend such as one of the following: Do Not Start; Do Not Open; Do Not 
Close; Do Not Energize; Do Not Operate.
    Periodic Inspection Certification Records (paragraph (c)(6)(ii)). 
Under paragraph (c)(6)(i), employers are to conduct inspections of 
energy control procedures at least annually. An authorized worker 
(other than an authorized worker using the energy control procedure 
that is the subject of the inspection) is to conduct the inspection and 
correct any deviations or inadequacies identified. For procedures 
involving either lockout or tagout, the inspection must include a 
review, between the inspector and each authorized worker, of that 
worker's responsibilities under the procedure; for procedures using 
tagout systems, the review also involves affected workers, and includes 
an assessment of the workers' knowledge of the training elements 
required for these systems. Paragraph (c)(6)(ii) requires employers to 
certify the inspection by documenting the date of the inspection and 
identifying the machine or equipment inspected, the workers included in 
the inspection, and the worker who performed the inspection.
    Training Certification Records (paragraph (c)(7)(iv)). Under 
paragraph (c)(7)(iv), employers are to certify that workers completed 
the required training, and that this training is up-to-date. The 
certification is to contain each worker's name and the training date. 
Written certification of the training assures the employer that workers 
receive the training specified by the standard.
    Notification of Employees (paragraph (c)(9)). This provision 
requires the employer or authorized worker to notify affected workers 
prior to applying, and after removing, a lockout or tagout device from 
a machine or equipment.
    Off-Site Personnel (Contractors, etc.) (paragraph (f)(2)(i)). When 
the on-site employer uses an off-site employer (e.g., a contractor) to 
perform the activities covered by the scope and application of the 
standard, the two employers must inform each other regarding their 
respective lockout or tagout procedures.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are necessary

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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 an adjustment increase of 102,613 burden hours 
(from 2,646,702 hours to 2,749,315 hours). This increase is a result of 
updated data showing an increase in the number of affected low-impact 
establishments (from 435,063 establishments to 461,523 establishments). 
In addition, OSHA is requesting an adjustment increase of $52,265 in 
operation and maintenance costs (from $1,426,421 to $1,478,686) 
associated with the purchase of tags and ties by employers. This 
increase is also a result of updated data showing an increase in the 
number of affected low-impact establishments.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) 
(29 CFR 1910.147).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0150.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 754,348.
    Frequency: Initially; Annually; On occasion.
    Average Time per Response: Various.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 75,072,010.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,749,315.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $1,478,686.

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 for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2011-0033). 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 through 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 through the Web site, and for assistance in 
using the Internet to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, 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 October 26, 2017.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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