Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Excavation Cave-In Protection System Design Standard, 13314-13315 [2018-06176]

Download as PDF 13314 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2018 / Notices 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. This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Respiratory Protection Standard information collection requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 1910.134 that assist an employer in protecting the health of workers exposed to airborne contaminants, physical hazards, and biological agents. The Standard contains requirements for program administration; a written respiratorprotection program with worksitespecific procedures; respirator selection; worker training; fit testing; medical evaluation; respirator use; respirator cleaning, maintenance, and repair; and other provisions. Occupational Safety and Health Act sections 2, 6, and 8 authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651, 655, and 657. 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 1218–0099. 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 March 31, 2018. 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 published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018 (83 FR 2676). daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 1218–0099. 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: Respiratory Protection Standard. OMB Control Number: 1218–0099. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 631,607. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 25,621,506. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 7,622,100 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $316,906,665. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: March 20, 2018. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–06165 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Excavation Cave-In Protection System Design Standard Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before April 27, 2018. 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 website at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201802-1218-001 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 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. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 28, 2018 / Notices 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 3he 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 published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2017 (82 FR 58450). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 27, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: 8,382. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 17,262. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 17,262 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $311,505. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–06176 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—First-Class Package Service Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. DATES: Date of required notice: March 28, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on March 22, 2018, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a USPS Request to Add First-Class Package Service Contract 92 to Competitive Product List. Documents SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13315 are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2018–133, CP2018–189. Elizabeth A. Reed, Attorney, Corporate and Postal Business Law. [FR Doc. 2018–06205 Filed 3–27–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–82935; File No. SR–OCC– 2017–811] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Options Clearing Corporation; Notice of Extension of Review Period of Advance Notice of Proposed Changes Related to The Options Clearing Corporation’s Margin Methodology March 22, 2018. On November 13, 2017, The Options Clearing Corporation (‘‘OCC’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) advance notice SR–OCC–2017–811 (‘‘Advance Notice’’) pursuant to Section 806(e)(1) of Title VIII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, entitled the Payment, Clearing, and Settlement Supervision Act of 2010 (‘‘Clearing Supervision Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4(n)(1)(i) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’).2 The Advance Notice was published for comment in the Federal Register on December 27, 2017.3 As of February 20, 2018,4 the Commission has received one comment letter on the proposal contained in the Advance Notice.5 1 12 U.S.C. 5465(e)(1). The Financial Stability Oversight Council designated OCC a systemically important financial market utility on July 18, 2012. See Financial Stability Oversight Council 2012 Annual Report, Appendix A, available athttp:// www.treasury.gov/initiatives/fsoc/Documents/ 2012%20Annual%20Report.pdf. Therefore, OCC is required to comply with the Payment, Clearing and Settlement Supervision Act and file advance notices with the Commission. See 12 U.S.C. 5465(e). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4(n)(1)(i). 3 Exchange Act Release No. 82371 (Dec. 20, 2017), 82 FR 61354 (Dec. 27, 2017) (SR–OCC–2017–811). On November 13, 2017, OCC also filed a related proposed rule change (SR–OCC–2017–022) with the Commission pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Exchange Act and Rule 19b–4 thereunder, seeking approval of changes to its rules necessary to implement the Advance Notice (‘‘Proposed Rule Change’’). 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1) and 17 CFR 240.19b– 4, respectively. The Proposed Rule Change was published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2017. Exchange Act Release No. 82161 (Nov. 28, 2017), 82 FR 57306 (Dec. 4, 2017) (SR–OCC–2017– 022). 4 The comment period closed on January 17, 2018. 5 See letter from Michael Kitlas, dated November 28, 2017, to Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM Continued 28MRN1

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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 of availability; request for comments.

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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). Public comments on the 
ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before April 27, 2018.

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 website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201802-1218-001 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 [email protected].
    Submit comments about this request by mail 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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected].

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 [email protected].

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

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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 3he 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 
published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2017 (82 FR 58450).
    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: 8,382.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 17,262.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 17,262 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $311,505.

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

Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-06176 Filed 3-27-18; 8:45 am]
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