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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance Standard
  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 189 (Monday, October 2, 2017)]
[Pages 45897-45898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-21036]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: On September 30, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) will 
submit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 
sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Powered 
Platforms for Building Maintenance 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 invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before November 1, 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=201707-1218-006 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 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 Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance Standard information 
collection. Requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 1910.66 provide 
that an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) covered employer 
subject to the Standard develop and implement a written emergency 
action plan for each type of powered platform operation. The plan must 
explain the emergency procedures to follow upon encountering a 
disruption of the power supply, equipment failure, or other emergency. 
More specifically, the Standard requires the employer to develop and 
maintain a written emergency action plan and work plan for training; 
affix a load rating plate to each suspended unit; label each emergency 
electric operating device with instructions for use; attach a tag to 
one of the fastenings holding a suspension wire rope; and prepare and 
maintain a written certification record of the inspection and testing 
of each building-support structure component of a powered platform, 
powered platform facility, and suspension wire rope. OSH Act sections 2 
and 8 authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651, 657.
    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 1218-0121.
    OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) 
years without renewal. 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 May 22, 2017 (82 FR 23312).
    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 1218-0121. 
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: Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance 
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0121.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 900.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 181,612.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 130,763 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

    Dated: September 26, 2017.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-21036 Filed 9-29-17; 8:45 am]