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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMBReview; Comment Request; Process Safety Management Standard of HighlyHazardous Chemicals
  [Federal Register Volume 81, Number 104 (Tuesday, May 31, 2016)]
  [Pages 34377-34378]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2016-12697]



  Office of the Secretary

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

  ACTION: Notice.


  SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
  Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
  collection request (ICR) revision titled, ``Process Safety Management
  Standard of Highly Hazardous Chemicals,'' to the Office of Management
  and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the
  Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (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 June 30, 2016.

  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?ref_nbr=201605-1218-004 (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 sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@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: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free
  number); or by email: OIRA_submission@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: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

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

  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for
  revisions to the Process Safety Management Standard of Highly Hazardous
  Chemicals (PSM Standard) information collection requirements codified
  in regulations 29 CFR 1910.119. The major information collection
  requirements in the PSM Standard include: Consulting with workers and
  their representatives on and providing them access to process hazard
  analyses and the development of other elements of the standard;
  developing a written action plan for implementing employee
  participation in process hazard analyses and other elements of the
  standard; completing a compilation of written process safety
  information; performing a process hazard analysis; documenting actions
  taken to resolve process hazard analysis team findings and
  recommendations; updating, revalidating and retaining the process
  hazard analysis; developing and implementing written operating
  procedures that are accessible to workers; reviewing operating
  procedures as often as necessary and certifying the procedures
  annually; developing and implementing safe work practices; preparing
  training records; informing contract employers of known hazards and
  pertinent provisions of the emergency action plan; maintaining a
  contract worker injury and illness log; establishing written procedures
  to maintain the integrity of and document inspections and tests of
  process equipment; providing information on permits issued for hot work
  operations; establishing and implementing written procedures to manage
  process changes; preparing reports at the conclusion of incident
  investigations, documenting resolutions and corrective measures, and
  reviewing the reports with affected personnel; establishing and
  implementing an emergency action plan; developing a compliance audit
  report and certifying compliance; and disclosing information necessary
  to comply with the Standard to persons responsible for compiling
  process safety information.
      This information collection has been classified as a revision
  because of including additional retail exemption establishments and a
  change to an OSHA enforcement policy on the minimum concentration of a
  chemical in a process needed in order to count that chemical toward the
  threshold quantity levels that trigger coverage under the PSM Standard.
  Occupational Safety and Health Act sections 2(b)(9) and 8(c) authorize
  this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9) and 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 1218-0200. The current approval is scheduled to
  expire on May 31, 2016; however, the DOL notes that existing
  information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a
  month-to-month extension while they undergo review. New requirements
  would only take effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive
  information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the
  Federal Register on March 21, 2016 (81 FR 15130).
      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
  1218-0200. 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 Standard of Highly
  Hazardous Chemicals.
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0200.
      Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
      Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,114.
      Total Estimated Number of Responses: 833,007.
      Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 4,082,616 hours.
      Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

      Dated: May 24, 2016.
  Michel Smyth,
  Departmental Clearance Officer.
  [FR Doc. 2016-12697 Filed 5-27-16; 8:45 am]
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