[Federal Register: March 16, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 51)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. ICR-1218-0070(2006)]
Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power
Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)
Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an
extension of the information collection requirement specified in its
provision on Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical
Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)). This provision is contained in this
Agency's Standard on Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR part 1910).\1\
\1\ The Agency has additional collections of information with
different OMB Control Numbers in its Standard on Mechanical Power
Presses (e.g., Inspection, maintenance, and modification of presses
(29 CFR 1910.217(e)(1)(i) and (ii)) (OMB Control No. 1218-0229) and
Presence sensing device initiation (PSDI) (29 CFR 1910.217(h)) (OMB
Control No. 1218-0143)).
DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received)
by May 15, 2006.
Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be
received by May 15, 2006.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR-
1218-0070(2006), by any of the following methods:
Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger
service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket
Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number
is (877) 889-5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours
are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
Facsimile: If your comments are 10 pages or fewer in length,
including attachments, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at
Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at http://comments.osha.gov.
Follow instruction on the OSHA Webpage for submitting comments.
Docket: For access to the docket to read or download comments or
background materials, such as the complete Information Collection
Request (ICR) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB-83-I Form, and
attachments), go to OSHA's Webpage at http://www.OSHA.gov. In addition,
the ICR, comments, and submissions are available for inspection and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. You may also
contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.
For additional information on submitting comments, please see the
``Public Participation'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
section of this document.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-2222.
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information
collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995 (PRA-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 Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et
seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or
appropriate for enforcement of the Act or for developing information
regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries,
illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657).
In the event an employee is injured while operating a mechanical
power press, 29 CFR 1910.217(g) requires an employer to provide
information to OSHA regarding the accident within 30 days of the
accident. This information includes the employer's and employee's
names, workplace address, injury sustained, task being performed when
the injury occurred, number of operators involved, cause of the
accident, type of clutch, safeguard(s), and feeding method(s) used, and
means used to actuate the press stroke. OSHA's Directorate of Safety
Standards Programs (currently, the Directorate of Standards and
Guidance) or the State agency administering a plan approved by the
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
collects the information. These reports are a source of up-to-date
information on power press machines. Particularly, this information
identifies the equipment used and conditions associated with these
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
Whether the proposed information collection requirement is
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 requirement, including the
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
The quality, utility, and clarity of the information
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 OMB to extend their approval of the collection
of information requirement contained in Reports of Injuries to
Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)). The
Agency is requesting a decrease in burden hours for the existing
collection of information requirement from 25 to 16 (a total reduction
of 9 hours). This decrease is a result of the decline in the number of
injury reports submitted to OSHA annually. The Agency will summarize
the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include
this summary in its request to OMB.
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information
Title: Reports in Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power
Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)).
OMB Number: 1218-0070.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit
institutions; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government.
Number of Respondents: 49.
Frequency: On occasion.
Average Time Per Response: Varies from five minutes (.08 hour) for
a secretary to prepare an envelope and mail the report to OSHA to 15
minutes (.25 hour) for an employer to obtain information and to prepare
the injury report.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 16.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.
IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions
You may submit comments and supporting materials in response to
this notice by (1) hard copy, (2) FAX transmission (facsimile), or (3)
electronically through the OSHA Webpage. Because of security-related
problems, there may be a significant delay in the receipt of comments
by regular mail. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627) for information about security procedures
concerning the delivery of submissions by express delivery, hand
delivery, and courier service.
All comments, submissions, and background documents are available
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the above
address. Comments and submissions posted on OSHA's Webpage are
available at http://www.OSHA.gov.
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not
available through the OSHA Webpage and for assistance using the Webpage
to locate docket submissions.
Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice as well as other
relevant documents are available on OSHA's Webpage. Since all
submissions become public, private information such as social security
numbers should not be submitted.
V. Authority and Signature
Jonathan L. Snare, 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. 5-2002
(67 FR 65008).
Signed at Washington, DC, on March 13, 2006.
Jonathan L. Snare,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.
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