The Standard on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 31119-31121 [2019-13811]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; permissibility requirements). • Docket Number: M–2015–021–C. FR Notice: 80 FR 67431 (11/2/2015). Petitioner: Utah American Energy, Inc., 794 North ‘‘C’’ Canyon Road, East Carbon, Utah 84520. Mine: Lila Canyon Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42–02241, located in Carbon County, Utah. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002(a) (Installation of electric equipment and conductors; permissibility). • Docket Number: M–2016–023–C. FR Notice: 81 FR 47421 (7/21/2016). Petitioner: Utah American Energy, Inc., 794 North ‘‘C’’ Canyon Road, East Carbon, Utah 84520. Mine: Lila Canyon Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42–02241, located in Carbon County, Utah. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002(a) (Installation of electric equipment and conductors; permissibility). • Docket Number: M–2016–028–C. FR Notice: 81 FR 79522 (11/14/2016). Petitioner: River View Coal, LLC, 835 State Route 1179, Waverly, Kentucky 42462. Mine: River View Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 15–19374, located in Union County, Kentucky. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment). • Docket Number: M–2016–029–C. FR Notice: 81 FR 79522 (11/14/2016). Petitioner: River View Coal, LLC, 835 State Route 1179, Waverly, Kentucky 42462. Mine: River View Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 15–19374, located in Union County, Kentucky. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507– 1(a) (Electric equipment other than power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; permissibility requirements). • Docket Number: M–2017–023–C. FR Notice: 82 FR 60046 (12/18/2017). Petitioner: Bronco Utah Operations, LLC, P.O. Box 527, Emery, Utah 84522. Mine: Emery Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42–00079, located In Emery County, Utah. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002(a) (Installation of electric equipment and conductors; permissibility). • Docket Number: M–2017–024–C. FR Notice: 82 FR 61033 (12/26/2017). Petitioner: ICG Illinois, LLC, 5945 Lester Road, Williamsville, Illinois 62693. Mine: Viper Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 11– 02664, located in Sangamon County, Illinois. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment). • Docket Number: M–2017–025–C. FR Notice: 82 FR 61033 (12/26/2017). Petitioner: ICG Illinois, LLC, 5945 Lester Road, Williamsville, Illinois 62693. Mine: Viper Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 11– 02664, located in Sangamon County, Illinois. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507– 1(a) (Electric equipment other than power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; permissibility requirements). • Docket Number: M–2017–027–C. FR Notice: 82 FR 61332 (12/27/2017). Petitioner: Bronco Utah Operations, LLC, P.O. Box 527, Emery, Utah 84522. Mine: Emery Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42–00079, located in Emery County, Utah. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment). • Docket Number: M–2017–028–C. FR Notice: 82 FR 61333 (12/27/2017). Petitioner: Bronco Utah Operations, LLC, P.O. Box 527, Emery, Utah 84522. Mine: Emery Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42–00079, located in Emery County, Utah. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507– 1(a) (Electric equipment other than power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; permissibility requirements). • Docket Number: M–2017–029–C. FR Notice: 82 FR 61333 (12/27/2017). Petitioner: Bronco Utah Operations, LLC, P.O. Box 527, Emery, Utah 84522. Mine: Emery Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42–00079, located in Emery County, Utah. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002(a) (Installation of electric equipment and conductors; permissibility). • Docket Number: M–2017–030–C. FR Notice: 83 FR 3027 (1/22/2018). Petitioner: Bronco Utah Operations, LLC, P.O. Box 527, Emery, Utah 84522. Mine: Emery Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42–00079, located in Emery County, Utah. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment). • Docket Number: M–2018–015–C. FR Notice: 83 FR 29141 (6/22/2018). Petitioner: Spartan Mining Company, LLC, 500 Lee Street East, Suite 701, Charleston, West Virginia 25329. Mine: Rod Fork #52 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46–09522, located in Wyoming County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1700 (Oil and gas wells). • Docket Number: M–2016–005–M. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31119 FR Notice: 81 FR 55489 (8/19/2016). Petitioner: United Salt Hockley, LLC, 14002 Warren Ranch Road, Hockley, Texas 77447. Mine: Hockley Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 41–02478, located in Harris County, Texas. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.4760 (Shaft mines). • Docket Number: M–2017–001–M. FR Notice: 82 FR 23308 (5/22/2017). Petitioner: Solvay Chemicals, Inc., P.O. Box 1167, 400 County Road 85, Green River, Wyoming 82935. Mine: Solvay Chemicals Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 48–01295, located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.22305 (Approved equipment (III mines)). • Docket Number: M–2018–005–M. FR Notice: 83 FR 23943 (5/23/2018). Petitioner: Solvay Chemicals, Inc., P.O. Box 1167, 400 County Road 85, Green River, Wyoming 82935. Mine: Solvay Chemicals Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 48–01295, located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.4760 (Shaft mines). Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2019–13812 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2012–0039] The Standard on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; 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 and revise the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard on Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by August 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 31120 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2012–0039, 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 OSHA Docket Office’s normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2012–0039) 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 above address. 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 from the website. 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 Seleda Perryman, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor; 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 collection of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 information requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA–95) (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 that OSHA 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 collection of information in the standard is necessary for implementation of the requirements of the standard. The information is used by employers to ensure that processes using highly hazardous chemicals with the potential of a catastrophic release are operated as safely as possible. The employer must thoroughly consider all facets of a process, as well as the involvement of employees in that process. Employers analyze processes so that they can identify, evaluate and control problems that could lead to a major release, fire, or explosion. The major information collection requirements in this standard include: Consulting with workers and their representatives on and providing them access to process hazard analyses and the development of other elements of the standard; developing a written action plan for implementation of employee participation in process hazard analyses and other elements of the standard; completing a compilation of written process safety information; performing a process hazard analysis; documenting actions taken to resolve process hazard analysis team findings and recommendations; updating, revalidating, and retaining the process hazard analysis; developing and implementing written operating procedures accessible to workers; reviewing operating procedures as often as necessary and certifying the procedures annually; developing and implementing safe work practices; preparing training records; informing contract employers of known hazards and applicable provisions of the PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 emergency action plan; maintaining a contract worker injury and illness log; establishing written procedures to maintain the integrity of and documenting inspections and tests of process equipment; providing information on permits issued for hot work operations; establishing and implementing written procedures to manage changes; preparing reports at the conclusion of incident investigations, documenting resolutions and corrective measures, and reviewing the reports with affected personnel; establishing and implementing an emergency action plan; developing a compliance audit report and certifying compliance; and disclosing information necessary to comply with the standard to persons responsible for compiling process safety information. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed collection of information 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 collection of information 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 that OMB approve the proposed extension and revision of the collections of information contained in OSHA’s PSM Standard. The agency is requesting an overall total decrease of 666,965 hours from the proposed 2016 ongoing burden request of 6,277,818 to 5,610,853 hours. This decrease mainly results from a reduction of the total number of covered establishments due to the agency rescinding the interpretation of the scope of the retail exemption of the PSM Standard. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title: Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM) (29 CFR 1910.119 and 29 CFR 1926.64). OMB Control Number: 1218–0200. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Number of Respondents: 1,206,422. Frequency of Response: On Occasion: Annually. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Total Responses: 1,209,601. Average Time per Response: Time varies per response from three minutes (.05 hour) to generate and maintain an employee training record to 55 hours per process for large establishments to develop written management of change procedures and update process safety operating procedures. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,610,853. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance (capital)): $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 http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile; or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA– 2012–0039) for this ICR. 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 their social security number 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 from this website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and access the docket is available at the website’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available from the website, and for VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Acting 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 June 24, 2019. Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2019–13811 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2010–0046] QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for QPS Evaluation Services, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on June 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693–1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693–2110; email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. OSHA’s web page includes information about the NRTL Program (see http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Notice of Final Decision OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31121 QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (QPS), as a NRTL. QPS’s expansion covers the addition of two test standards to its scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified by 29 CFR 1910.7. Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within its scope of recognition and is not a delegation or grant of government authority. As a result of recognition, employers may use products properly approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification of the products. The agency processes applications by a NRTL for initial recognition, or for expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides a preliminary finding and, in the second notice, the agency provides the final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL that details its scope of recognition. These pages are available from the agency’s website at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. QPS submitted two applications, one dated January 16, 2017 (OSHA–2010– 0046–0010) and another dated June 23, 2017 (OSHA–2010–0046–0011), to expand its recognition to include two additional test standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the application packet and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to this application. OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing QPS’s expansion application in the Federal Register on February 12, 2019 (84 FR 3547). The agency requested comments by February 27, 2019, but it received no comments in response to this notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of QPS’s scope of recognition. To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to QPS’s application, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3653, Washington, DC 20210. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0039]


The Standard on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous 
Chemicals; 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 and revise the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval 
of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard on 
Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
August 27, 2019.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at http://

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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 your comments and attachments 
to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0039, 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 
OSHA Docket Office's normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 
ET.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the 
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2012-0039) 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 above address. 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 from the website. 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 Seleda Perryman, 
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor; 
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 collection of 
information requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (PRA-95) (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 that OSHA 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 collection of information in the standard is necessary for 
implementation of the requirements of the standard. The information is 
used by employers to ensure that processes using highly hazardous 
chemicals with the potential of a catastrophic release are operated as 
safely as possible. The employer must thoroughly consider all facets of 
a process, as well as the involvement of employees in that process. 
Employers analyze processes so that they can identify, evaluate and 
control problems that could lead to a major release, fire, or 
explosion. The major information collection requirements in this 
standard include: Consulting with workers and their representatives on 
and providing them access to process hazard analyses and the 
development of other elements of the standard; developing a written 
action plan for implementation of employee participation in process 
hazard analyses and other elements of the standard; completing a 
compilation of written process safety information; performing a process 
hazard analysis; documenting actions taken to resolve process hazard 
analysis team findings and recommendations; updating, revalidating, and 
retaining the process hazard analysis; developing and implementing 
written operating procedures accessible to workers; reviewing operating 
procedures as often as necessary and certifying the procedures 
annually; developing and implementing safe work practices; preparing 
training records; informing contract employers of known hazards and 
applicable provisions of the emergency action plan; maintaining a 
contract worker injury and illness log; establishing written procedures 
to maintain the integrity of and documenting inspections and tests of 
process equipment; providing information on permits issued for hot work 
operations; establishing and implementing written procedures to manage 
changes; preparing reports at the conclusion of incident 
investigations, documenting resolutions and corrective measures, and 
reviewing the reports with affected personnel; establishing and 
implementing an emergency action plan; developing a compliance audit 
report and certifying compliance; and disclosing information necessary 
to comply with the standard to persons responsible for compiling 
process safety information.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed collection of information 
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 collection of information 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 that OMB approve the proposed extension and 
revision of the collections of information contained in OSHA's PSM 
Standard.
    The agency is requesting an overall total decrease of 666,965 hours 
from the proposed 2016 ongoing burden request of 6,277,818 to 5,610,853 
hours. This decrease mainly results from a reduction of the total 
number of covered establishments due to the agency rescinding the 
interpretation of the scope of the retail exemption of the PSM 
Standard.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals 
(PSM) (29 CFR 1910.119 and 29 CFR 1926.64).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0200.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 1,206,422.
    Frequency of Response: On Occasion: Annually.

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    Total Responses: 1,209,601.
    Average Time per Response: Time varies per response from three 
minutes (.05 hour) to generate and maintain an employee training record 
to 55 hours per process for large establishments to develop written 
management of change procedures and update process safety operating 
procedures.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 5,610,853.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance (capital)): $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 http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile; or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the agency name 
and the OSHA docket number (OSHA-2012-0039) for this ICR. 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 their social security number 
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 from this 
website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on 
using the http://www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and 
access the docket is available at the website's ``User Tips'' link. 
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not 
available from the website, and for assistance in using the internet to 
locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, Acting 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 June 24, 2019.
Loren Sweatt,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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