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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard
[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 54 (Wednesday, March 20, 2013)][Notices][Page 17233]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06369]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous
Chemicals Standard

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Process Safety Management of Highly
Hazardous Chemicals Standard," to the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before April 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation;
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the
RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, on the
day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth
by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or
sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OSHA, Office of
Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC
20503, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email:
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-
693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Process Safety Management of Highly
Hazardous Chemicals Standard contains a number of information
collection requirements, such as developing written process safety
information, procedures and management practices, and operating
procedures and safe work practices; and documenting safety history
evaluations, contractor policies, and worker training; in addition,
covered employers must retain certain records. These information
collection requirements are 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 it is approved by the OMB under the
PRA 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 Control Number. See 5 CFR
1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information
collection under Control Number 1218-0200. The current approval is
scheduled to expire on March 31, 2013; however, it should be noted that
existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For
additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal
Register on November 6, 2012 (77 FR 66638).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0200.
The OMB 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., permitting
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous
Chemicals Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0200.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,993.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 824,429.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4,630,107.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: March 14, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-06369 Filed 3-19-13; 8:45 am]