Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Energy Control Standard (Lockout/Tagout), 21350-21351 [2021-08346]

Download as PDF 21350 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 76 / Thursday, April 22, 2021 / Notices requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the EBSA is soliciting comments on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Part 45. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the ADDRESSES section on or before June 21, 2021. DATES: Please direct all written comments regarding the information collection request and burden estimates to James Butikofer, Office of Regulations and Interpretations, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–5647, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–8410; Fax: (202) 219–4745. These are not toll-free numbers. Comments may also be submitted electronically to the following internet email address: ebsa.opr@dol.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Consolidated Appropriations Act (the Act) was signed on December 27, 2020. The Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury share interpretive jurisdiction of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and have split enforcement jurisdictions. The Department of Labor is responsible for enforcing MHPAEA with respect to private employer-sponsored group health plans. The Act amended MHPAEA, in part, by expressly requiring group health plans to perform and document a comparative analysis of the design and application of any nonquantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) that apply to medical/surgical and mental health and substance use disorder benefits. As of 45 days after the date of enactment of the Act (February 10, 2021), group health plans must make their comparative analyses and related information available to the Department, upon request. The Act also provides that the Department shall request comparative analyses from plans that involve a potential violation of MHPAEA, or upon receipt of complaints regarding noncompliance with MHPAEA, and any other instances in which the Department determines appropriate. The Department must also issue an annual report to Congress regarding findings of compliance and noncompliance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 The Department, jointly with the Departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury, issued FAQs about MHPAEA part 45 to provide guidance on how group health plans should prepare comparative analyses of NQTLs in order to avoid a determination of noncompliance. In particular, these FAQs clarify what the analyses must include to be sufficiently specific and detailed. These FAQs also clarify how the Department will evaluate comparative analyses in the course of an investigation, and what steps the Department will take if the plan is found to be noncompliant. On April 2, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the information collection request (OMB Control Number 1210– 0138 under the emergency procedures for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) and 5 CFR 1320.13. The approval is scheduled to expire on September 31, 2021. II. Current Actions This notice requests public comment pertaining to the Department’s request for extension of OMB’s approval of the Application. After considering comments received in response to this notice, the Department intends to submit an ICR to OMB for continuing approval. No change to the existing ICR is proposed or made at this time. The Department notes that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a valid OMB control number. A summary of the ICR and the current burden estimates follows: Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Implementation and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Part 45. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0138. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 1,413,420. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Responses: 1,413,420. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,046,961. Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $3,994,517. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Desired Focus of Comments The Department of Labor 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., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: April 16, 2021. Ali Khawar, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2021–08344 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Energy Control Standard (Lockout/ Tagout) Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-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 May 24, 2021. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 76 / Thursday, April 22, 2021 / Notices 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie by telephone at 202– 693–0456, or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The collections of information contained in the standard are needed to reduce injuries and deaths in the workplace that occur when employees are engaged in maintenance, repair, and other service related activities requiring the control of potentially hazardous energy. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on December 23, 2020 (85 FR 84004). 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 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. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 Agency: DOL–OSHA. Title of Collection: Hazardous Energy Control Standard (Lockout/Tagout). OMB Control Number: 1218–0150. Affected Public: Private Sector, Businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 773,209. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 69,257,657. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2,622,912 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,370,654. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Crystal Rennie, PRA Senior Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–08346 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P [DOL Docket No. DOL–2020–0010] Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Office of Inspector General (OIG), United States Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of a new system of records. AGENCY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘Privacy Act’’), the U.S. Department of Labor (‘‘Department’’) publishes this notice of a new system of records, the Office of Inspector General (‘‘OIG’’), Office of Legal Services (‘‘OLS’’) Legal Information System for Administration, Records, and Disclosure (‘‘LISARD’’), DOL/OIG–13. This system will consist of records of the OLS legal services, and the whistleblower protection coordinator, information disclosure, and records management programs program. DATES: This System of Records Notice (SORN) is effective upon its publication in today’s Federal Register with the exception of the routine uses. The new routine uses will not be effective until May 24, 2021 ending public comment. Comments on the new routine uses or other aspects of the SORN must be submitted on or before May 24, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments by one of the following methods: Electronic Comments: Comments may be sent via email to SORNComments@ oig.dol.gov. http://www.regulations.gov, to submit comments on documents that agencies have published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. Mail: Address written submissions (including disk and CD–ROM submissions) to Chief, Branch of PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Database Management and Applications, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit only one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions must include the agency’s name and the Docket Number 2020–0010. Please be advised that comments received will become a matter of public record and will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Comments that are mailed must be received by the date indicated for consideration. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. John Birdsell, Chief, Branch of Database Management and Applications, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, DC 20210. Mr. Birdsell can also be reached via email at Birdsell.john@oig.dol.gov or via phone at (202)–693–7055. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Labor has established a system of records pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)), hereinafter referred to as the Privacy Act. This new system of records is established for the general purpose of enabling the Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to fulfill its statutory duties and responsibilities under the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3 (‘‘IG Act’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUMMARY: 21351 SYSTEM NAME AND NUMBER: Office of Legal Services Records, Administration, and Tracking System, DOL/OIG–13. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION: Unclassified. SYSTEM LOCATION: Primary location: Offices in various components within the U.S. Department of Labor, at the Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, or other Department offices. Additionally, duplicate versions of some or all system information may also be at satellite locations where the OIG has granted direct access to support OIG operations, system backup, emergency preparedness, and/or continuity of operations. To determine the location of particular program records, contact the system manager, listed in section ‘‘SYSTEM MANAGER’’ below. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Hazardous Energy Control Standard (Lockout/
Tagout)

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-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 May 24, 2021.

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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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie by telephone at 202-
693-0456, or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The collections of information contained in 
the standard are needed to reduce injuries and deaths in the workplace 
that occur when employees are engaged in maintenance, repair, and other 
service related activities requiring the control of potentially 
hazardous energy. For additional substantive information about this 
ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on 
December 23, 2020 (85 FR 84004).
    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 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-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Hazardous Energy Control Standard (Lockout/
Tagout).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0150.
    Affected Public: Private Sector, Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 773,209.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 69,257,657.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2,622,912 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,370,654.

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

Crystal Rennie,
PRA Senior Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2021-08346 Filed 4-21-21; 8:45 am]
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