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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Grain Handling Facilities Standard
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)][Notices][Pages 51194-51195]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20298]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Grain Handling Facilities Standard

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, "Grain Handling Facilities 
Standard," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public 
comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before September 26, 2014.

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 free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/
PRAViewICR?refnbr=201403-1218-003 (this link will only become 
active on the day following publication of this notice) or by 
contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, 
(these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at 
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier 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; by Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRAsubmission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters 
are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any 
comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, 
Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information 
Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 
202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by 
email at DOLPRAPUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Grain Handling Facilities Standard information collection 
requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 1910.272, which requires an 
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) covered employer engaged 
in the operation of a grain handling facility to develop a housekeeping 
plan, an emergency action plan, and procedures for the use of tags and 
locks. The Standard also addresses the circumstances under which an 
employer must issue a hot work permit or a permit authorizing entry 
into a grain storage structure. Certification records are also required 
after inspections of the mechanical and safety control equipment 
associated with dryers, grain stream processing equipment, etc. OSH Act 
sections 2(b)(9), 6(b)(7), and 8(c) authorize this information 
collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9), 655(b)(7), 657(c).
    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 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 1218-0206.
    OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) 
years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is 
scheduled to expire on August 31, 2014. The DOL seeks to extend PRA 
authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, 
without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that 
existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB 
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For 
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2014 (79 FR 
    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 thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0206. 
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: Grain Handling Facilities Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0206.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,804.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,312,126.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 68,762 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: August 20, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20298 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]