[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 97 (Monday, May 22, 2017)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-10399]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0021]
Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of
Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comments.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the
information collection requirements specified in its Grantee Quarterly
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
July 21, 2017.
Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal.
Follow the instructions online for submitting comments.
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service:
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0021),
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal
business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA
docket number (OSHA-2010-0021) for the Information Collection Request
(ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide,
are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made
available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on
submitting comments, see the "Public Participation" heading in the
section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the
address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however,
some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available
to read or download from the Web site. All submissions, including
copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the
OSHA Docket Office. You may contact Annette Braam, assistant director,
Office of Training and Educational Programs, or Jim Brock, OSHA
Training Institute Education Centers Programs, at the address below to
obtain a copy of the ICR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annette Braam, assistant director,
Office of Training and Educational Programs, or Jim Brock, OSHA Office
of Training Institute Education Centers Program, Directorate of
Training and Education, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 2020 S.
Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4102; telephone
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information
collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that the
information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs)
is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's
estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651
et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or
appropriate for enforcement of the Act or for developing information
regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries,
illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657).
Section 21 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 670) authorizes OSHA to
conduct directly or through grants and contracts, education and
training courses. These courses must ensure that an adequate number of
qualified personnel fulfill the purposes of the OSH Act, provide them
with short-term training, inform them of the importance and proper use
of safety and health equipment, and train employers and workers to
recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe and unhealthful working
Under Section 21, OSHA awards training grants to nonprofit
organizations to provide part of the required training. The Agency
requires organizations that receive these grants to submit quarterly
progress reports on their grant-funded training activities. These
reports allow OSHA to monitor the grantee's performance and to
determine if an organization is using grant funds as specified in its
grant application. The Agency then compares the information in the
quarterly progress report to the quarterly milestones proposed by the
organization in the work plan and budget that accompanied the grant
application. This quarterly information includes: Identifier data
(organization name and grant number); the date and location where the
training occurred; the length of training (hours); the number of
workers and employers attending training sessions provided by the
organization; a description of the training provided; a narrative
account of grant activities conducted; and an evaluation of progress
regarding planned versus actual work accomplished. This comparison
allows OSHA to determine if the organization is meeting the proposed
program goals and objectives, and is spending funds in the manner
described in the proposed budget.
Requiring these reports on a quarterly basis enables OSHA to
identify work plan, training, and expenditure discrepancies in a timely
fashion so that the Agency can implement appropriate action. In
addition, information from these reports allows the Agency to assess an
organization's ability to meet projected milestones and expenditures.
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
Whether the proposed information collection requirements
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions,
including whether the information is useful;
The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
The quality, utility, and clarity of the information
Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply--
for example, using automated or other technological information
collection and transmission techniques.
III. Proposed Actions
OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information
collection requirements contained in the Grantee Quarterly Progress
Report. As a result of an increase in the number of quarterly reports,
the Agency is requesting an increase in burden hours--from 5,096 to
6,104. OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this
notice, and will include this summary in the request to OMB.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Grantee Quarterly Progress Report.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0100.
Affected Public: Not-for-profit organizations.
Number of Respondents: 109.
Frequency of Responses: Quarterly.
Average Time per Response: Varies.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,104.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.
IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions
You may submit comments in response to this document as follows:
(1) electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking
Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments,
attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the
OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0021). You may
supplement submissions by uploading documents electronically. If you
wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or
facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office
(see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional
materials must clearly identify your electronic comments and include
your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them to
Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand,
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
Comments and submissions are posted without change at
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and
dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the
http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download from this Web
site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on
using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access
the docket is available at the Web site's "User Tips" link. Contact
the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available
from the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate
V. Authority and Signature
Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012
(77 FR 3912).
Signed at Washington, DC, on May 8, 2017.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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