[Federal Register: March 15, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 50)][Notices] [Page 12200-12202]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0014]
Standard on Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and
Coating Operations (Dip Tanks); Extension of the Office of Management
and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its proposal to extend
OMB approval of the information collection requirement specified in its
standard on Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating
Operations (Dip Tanks) (29 CFR 1910.126(g)(4)). The provision is to
ensure that employers make employees aware of the minimum distance
between goods being electrostatically deteared.
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
May 14, 2007.
ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service:
When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments
and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2007-
0014, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier
service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket
Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA
docket number for the ICR (OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2007-0014). 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 address above. 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 Web site. 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 Todd Owen, Directorate
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609,
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202)
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 (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 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 standard on Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and
Coating Operations, 29 CFR 1910.126(g)(4)), requires employers to post
a conspicuous sign near each piece of electrostatic detearing equipment
that notifies employees of the minimum safe distance they must maintain
between goods undergoing electrostatic detearing and the electrodes or
conductors of the equipment used in the process. Doing so reduces the
likelihood of igniting the explosive chemicals used in electrostatic
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 to
protect employees, 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 that OMB extend its approval of the information
collection requirement contained in the Standard on Additional
Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks) (29
CFR 1910.126(g)(4)). The Agency is requesting to retain its previous
burden hour estimate of 1 hour. The Agency will summarize the comments
submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in
the request to OMB.
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information
Title: Standard on Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and
Coating Operations (Dip Tanks) (29 CFR 1910.126).
OMB Number: 1218-0237.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
Number of Respondents: 0.
Frequency of Recordkeeping: On occasion.
Total Responses: 1.
Average Time Per Response: 0.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1.
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 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 for the ICR (OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2007-
0014). 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 social security numbers 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 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
Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the
Web site's "User Tips" link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for
information about materials not available through the Web site, and
for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions.
Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available
at http:// www.regulations.gov. This document as well as news releases
and other relevant information also are available at OSHA's webpage at
V. Authority and Signature
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., 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
Signed at Washington, DC, on March 9, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
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