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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 40 (Thursday, March 2, 2017)]
  [Pages 12370-12371]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-04049]



  Office of the Secretary

  Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
  Review; Comment Request; Definition and Requirements for a Nationally
  Recognized Testing Laboratory 

  ACTION: Notice.


  SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
  Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
  collection request (ICR) titled, "Definition and Requirements for a
  Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory," 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).
  Public comments on the ICR are invited.

  DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives
  on or before April 3, 2017.

  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=201702-1218-004 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 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 by
  email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for
  the Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing
  Laboratory (NRTL) information collection. A number of OSHA issued
  standards contain requirements that specify employers use only
  equipment, products, or material tested or approved by a NRTL. These
  requirements ensure that employers use safe and efficacious equipment,
  products, or materials in complying with the standards. Accordingly,
  the OSHA promulgated its Program Regulation for Nationally Recognized
  Testing Laboratories, 29 CFR 1910.7 (the Regulation). The Regulation
  specifies procedures that an organization must follow to apply for and
  to maintain OSHA recognition to test and certify equipment, products,
  or material for safe use in the workplace. The OSHA has also developed
  standardized optional use forms to facilitate and simplify the
  information collection process. The forms correspond to the
  application, expansion, and renewal processes defined in the NRTL
  Program. Occupational Safety and Health Act sections 2(b)(3), (9), and
  (12) and 8(c) and (g) authorize this information collection. See 29
  U.S.C. 651(b)(3), (9), (12); 657(c) and (g).
      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 1218-0147.
      OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3)
  years without renewal, and 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 December 28, 2016 (81 FR 95650).
      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 1218-0147.
  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: Definitions and Requirements of A Nationally
  Recognized Testing Laboratory.
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0147.
      Affected Public: Private Sector--business or other for-profits.
      Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
      Total Estimated Number of Responses: 150.
      Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,623 hours.
      Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $348,192.

      Dated: February 26, 2017.
  Michel Smyth,
  Departmental Clearance Officer.
  [FR Doc. 2017-04049 Filed 3-1-17; 8:45 am]
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