• Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    79:51195-51196
  • Standard Number:
    1926.50(f)
    1926.250(a)(2)
  • Title:
    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Construction Standards on Posting Emergency Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)][Notices][Pages 51195-51196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20336]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Construction Standards on Posting Emergency 
Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, "Construction Standards on Posting 
Emergency Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits," 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=201408-1218-004 (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 
DOLPRAPUBLIC@dol.gov.
    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: 
DOLPRAPUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: 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 Construction Standards on Posting Emergency Telephone Numbers and 
Floor Load Limits information collection requirements codified in 
regulations 29 CFR 1926.50(f) and 1926.250(a)(2). More specifically, 
regulations 29 CFR 1926.50(f) requires an Occupational Safety and 
Health Act (OSH Act) covered employer engaged in construction to post 
emergency telephone numbers at the worksite, if the 911 emergency 
telephone service is not available; 29 CFR 250(a)(2) requires a subject 
employer to post the maximum safe load limit of a floor located in a 
storage area inside a building or other structure, unless the floor is 
on grade. 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 1218-0093.
    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 June 10, 2014 (79 FR 33216).
    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 1218-0093. 
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: Construction Standards on Posting Emergency 
Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0093.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 487,148.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 428,609.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 106,179 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: August 21, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20336 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
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