Excavations (Design of Cave-in Protection Systems); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 67013-67015 [2020-23266]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / Notices reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Patricia A. McKenna, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2020–23251 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Process for Expedited Approval of an Exemption for Prohibited Transaction, Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1996–62 Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval 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 November 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony May by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 28, 1975, the Department published ERISA Procedure 75–1 in the Federal Register, which provided the public with information regarding the procedure to follow when requesting an exemption. On August 10, 1990, the Department issued a regulation which replaced ERISA Procedure 75–1 for applications for prohibited transaction exemptions filed on or after September 10, 1990 (29 CFR 2570.30 et seq.). On July 31, 1996, the Department published in the Federal Register, Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 96–62 that provides for accelerated approval of an exemption permitting a plan to engage in a transaction which might otherwise be prohibited following a demonstration to the Department that the transaction: (1) Is substantially similar in all material respects to at least two other transactions for which the Department recently granted administrative relief from the same restriction; and (2) presents little, if any, opportunity for abuse or risk of loss to a plan’s participants and beneficiaries. Under the class exemption, a party may proceed with a transaction in as little as 78 days from the acknowledgment of receipt by the Department of a written submission filed in accordance with the terms of the class exemption. In 2002, the DOL amended the exemption to clarify that it covers ‘‘plans’’ as described in Code Section 4975(e)(1), such as IRAs and Keogh Plans, and that the scope of the exemption is not limited to Title I ERISA covered plans. Additionally, in 2003 the DOL amended the exemption to permit parties to base their submissions on substantially similar transactions described either in two individual exemptions granted within the past 60 months, or in one individual exemption granted within the last 120 months and one transaction that received final authorization under the exemption within the past 60 months. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on April 29, 2020 (85 FR 23856). 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 the OMB approves it and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67013 law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. Agency: DOL–EBSA. Title of Collection: Process for Expedited Approval of an Exemption for Prohibited Transaction, Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 1996–62. OMB Control Number: 1210–0098. Affected Public: Private Sector— Businesses or other for-profits and notfor-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 7. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 3,507. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 88 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $30,156. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: October 15, 2020. Anthony May, Management and Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–23267 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0057] Excavations (Design of Cave-in Protection Systems); 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 the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the collection of information contained in the Standard on Excavations (Design of Cave-in Protection Systems). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by December 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 67014 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / Notices 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 a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2011–0057, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Please note: While OSHA’s Docket Office is continuing to accept and process submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to receive submissions to the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2011–0057) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, such as social security number and date of birth, 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 through 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 (202) 693–2222 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 the continuing effort to reduce VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 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 in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 (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 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). Paragraphs (b) and (c) of § 1926.652 (‘‘Requirements for Protective Systems’’; the ‘‘Standard’’) contain paperwork requirements that impose burden hours or costs on employers. These paragraphs require 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 trench shielding system (such as a trench box). The Standard specifies allowable configurations and slopes for excavations, and provides appendices to assist employers in designing protective systems. However, paragraphs (b)(3) and (b)(4) of the Standard permit employers to design sloping or benching systems based on tabulated data (Option 3), or to use a design approved by a registered professional engineer (Option 4). Under Option 3, employers must provide the tabulated data in a written form that also identifies the registered professional engineer who approved the data and the parameters used to select the sloping or benching system drawn from the data, as well as the limitations of the data (including the magnitude and configuration of slopes determined to be safe). The document must also provide any explanatory information necessary to select the correct benching system based on the data. Option 2 requires employers to develop a written design approved by a registered professional engineer. The design information must include the magnitude PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and configuration of the slopes determined to be safe, and the identity of the registered professional engineer who approved the design. Paragraph (c)(2)(iii) allows employers to use manufacturer’s tabulated data or to deviate from the data provided. The manufacturer’s specification, recommendations and limitations as well as the manufacturer’s approval to deviate from these items shall be in writing. Paragraphs (c)(3) and (c)(4) allow employers to design support systems, shield systems, and other protective systems based on tabulated data provided by a system manufacturer (Option 3) or obtained from other sources including a registered professional engineer and approved by a registered professional engineer (Option 4). Each of these provisions requires employers to maintain a copy of the documents described in these options at the jobsite during construction. After construction is completed, employers may store the documents off-site provided they make them available to an OSHA compliance officer on request. These documents provide both the employer and the compliance officer with information needed to determine if the selection and design of a protective system are appropriate to the excavation work, thereby assuring workers of maximum protection against cave-ins. 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, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. III. Proposed Actions The agency is requesting that OMB extend the approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard on Excavations (Design of Cave-in Protection Systems). An increase in the number of construction projects/sites from 768,278 in 2013 to 1,010,188 in 2019 has resulted in an adjustment increase in burden hours from 17,262 to 19,402, a total increase E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / Notices of 2,140 burden hours. OSHA reduced the number of apartment and nonresidential construction sites that would use outside contractor engineering services for the required protective system design from 2,466 to 2,038. There was also a decrease in overall cost from $311,505 to $269,138, a difference of $42,367. The agency will summarize any comments submitted in response to this notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB to extend the approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Excavations (Design of Cave-in Protection Systems) (29 CFR part 1926, subpart P). OMB Control Number: 1218–0137. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 8,152. Number of Responses: 19,402. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 19,402 hours. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $269,138. 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 http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through 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 through the website, and for assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions. 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 (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0057) for the 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. Due to 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:// Signed at Washington, DC, on October 15, 2020. Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 20, 2020 Jkt 253001 V. Authority and Signature Loren Sweatt, Principal 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). 67015 Officer, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 527–4826, or irma.c.rodriguez@nasa.gov. As noted above, this meeting will be available telephonically and by WebEx only. The WebEx link is https:// nasaenterprise.webex.com, the meeting number is 199 494 0997, and the password is mX47WJPMW8$ (case sensitive). You can also dial in by phone toll-free: 888–769–8716 passcode: 6813159. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: —Capability and workforce strategic planning —COVID Impacts activities and NASA Return to site plans —Autonomy Plans It is imperative that the meeting be held on this date to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Carol Hamilton, Acting Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–23291 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION [FR Doc. 2020–23266 Filed 10–20–20; 8:45 am] Proposal Review Panel for Physics; Notice of Meeting BILLING CODE 4510–26–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (20–086)] NASA Advisory Council; Aeronautics Committee; Meeting National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announces a meeting of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC). This meeting will be held for soliciting, from the aeronautics community and other persons, research and technical information relevant to program planning. DATES: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: Virtual Meeting via WebEx and Toll-Free telephone only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Irma Rodriguez, Designated Federal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meetings: Name and Committee Code: Proposal Review Panel for Division of Physics (1208)—Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM). Date and Time: November 18, 2020 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., November 19, 2020 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., November 20, 2020 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Place: NSF, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Virtual). Type of Meeting: Part-open. Contact Persons: James Shank, Program Director for Physics Frontier Centers, Division of Physics, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W9214, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: (703) 292–4516. Purpose of Meeting: Virtual site visit to provide an evaluation of the progress of the projects at the host site for the Division of Physics at the National Science Foundation. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 204 (Wednesday, October 21, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0057]


Excavations (Design of Cave-in Protection Systems); 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 the proposal to 
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the 
collection of information contained in the Standard on Excavations 
(Design of Cave-in Protection Systems).

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
December 21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments

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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 a copy of your comments and 
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2011-0057, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. 
Please note: While OSHA's Docket Office is continuing to accept and 
process submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 
Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to receive 
submissions to the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier 
service.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the 
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2011-0057) for the Information Collection 
Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you 
provide, such as social security number and date of birth, 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 through 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 
(202) 693-2222 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 the 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 in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (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 (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 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).
    Paragraphs (b) and (c) of Sec.  1926.652 (``Requirements for 
Protective Systems''; the ``Standard'') contain paperwork requirements 
that impose burden hours or costs on employers. These paragraphs 
require 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 trench shielding 
system (such as a trench box). The Standard specifies allowable 
configurations and slopes for excavations, and provides appendices to 
assist employers in designing protective systems. However, paragraphs 
(b)(3) and (b)(4) of the Standard permit employers to design sloping or 
benching systems based on tabulated data (Option 3), or to use a design 
approved by a registered professional engineer (Option 4).
    Under Option 3, employers must provide the tabulated data in a 
written form that also identifies the registered professional engineer 
who approved the data and the parameters used to select the sloping or 
benching system drawn from the data, as well as the limitations of the 
data (including the magnitude and configuration of slopes determined to 
be safe). The document must also provide any explanatory information 
necessary to select the correct benching system based on the data. 
Option 2 requires employers to develop a written design approved by a 
registered professional engineer. The design information must include 
the magnitude and configuration of the slopes determined to be safe, 
and the identity of the registered professional engineer who approved 
the design.
    Paragraph (c)(2)(iii) allows employers to use manufacturer's 
tabulated data or to deviate from the data provided. The manufacturer's 
specification, recommendations and limitations as well as the 
manufacturer's approval to deviate from these items shall be in 
writing. Paragraphs (c)(3) and (c)(4) allow employers to design support 
systems, shield systems, and other protective systems based on 
tabulated data provided by a system manufacturer (Option 3) or obtained 
from other sources including a registered professional engineer and 
approved by a registered professional engineer (Option 4).
    Each of these provisions requires employers to maintain a copy of 
the documents described in these options at the jobsite during 
construction. After construction is completed, employers may store the 
documents off-site provided they make them available to an OSHA 
compliance officer on request. These documents provide both the 
employer and the compliance officer with information needed to 
determine if the selection and design of a protective system are 
appropriate to the excavation work, thereby assuring workers of maximum 
protection against cave-ins.

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, by using automated or other technological information 
collection and transmission techniques.

III. Proposed Actions

    The agency is requesting that OMB extend the approval of the 
information collection requirements contained in the Standard on 
Excavations (Design of Cave-in Protection Systems). An increase in the 
number of construction projects/sites from 768,278 in 2013 to 1,010,188 
in 2019 has resulted in an adjustment increase in burden hours from 
17,262 to 19,402, a total increase

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of 2,140 burden hours. OSHA reduced the number of apartment and non-
residential construction sites that would use outside contractor 
engineering services for the required protective system design from 
2,466 to 2,038. There was also a decrease in overall cost from $311,505 
to $269,138, a difference of $42,367.
    The agency will summarize any comments submitted in response to 
this notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB to 
extend the approval of the information collection requirements 
contained in the Standard.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Excavations (Design of Cave-in Protection Systems) (29 CFR 
part 1926, subpart P).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0137.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 8,152.
    Number of Responses: 19,402.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Average Time per Response: Varies.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 19,402 hours.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $269,138.

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 (Docket No. OSHA-2011-0057) for the 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.
    Due to 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 
dates 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 
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 through the website, and for assistance in using the internet 
to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, Principal 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 15, 2020.
Loren Sweatt,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
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