[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 104 (Tuesday, May 31, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12697]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Process Safety Management Standard of Highly
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.
Title of Collection: Process Safety Management Standard of Highly
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.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-12697 Filed 5-27-16; 8:45 am]
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