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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Logging Operations Standard
  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 121 (Monday, June 26, 2017)]
  [Pages 28908-28909]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-13273]



  Office of the Secretary

  Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
  Review; Comment Request; Logging Operations Standard

  ACTION: Notice.


  SUMMARY: On June 30, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit
  the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored
  information collection request (ICR) titled, "Logging Operations
  Standard," 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

  DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives
  on or before July 31, 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=201706-1218-003 (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 DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
      Submit comments about this request by 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: 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.

  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for
  the Logging Operations Standard information collection requirements
  codified in regulations 29 CFR 1910.266(f), (g), and (i). The Standard
  requires an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) covered
  employer subject to the Standard to assure operating and maintenance
  instructions are available on a machine or in the area where the
  machine is operated. For vehicles, the employer must assure that
  operating and maintenance instructions are available for each vehicle.
  The standard also requires an employer to provide training to workers
  and to certify that the training has been provided. OSH Act sections
  2(b)(3), 6(b), and 8(c) authorize this information collection. See 29
  U.S.C. 651(b)(3), 655(b) 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 OMB Control Number 1218-0198.
      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

  June 30, 2017. 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 March 9, 2017 (82 FR 13141).
      Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
  Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs by July 31, 2017. In order
  to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB
  Control Number 1218-0198. 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: Logging Operations Standard.
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0198.
      Affected Public: Private Sector--business or other for-profits.
      Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,908.
      Total Estimated Number of Responses: 50,440.
      Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,603 hours.
      Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

       Dated: June 20, 2017.
  Michel Smyth,
  Departmental Clearance Officer.
  [FR Doc. 2017-13273 Filed 6-23-17; 8:45 am]
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