[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 198 (Monday, October 16, 2017)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22269]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0064]
Forging Machines; Extension of the Office of Management and
Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY: OSHA is soliciting public comments concerning its proposal to
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the
information collection requirements contained in the Forging Machines
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
December 15, 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 these methods, you must submit a copy of your comments and
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2011-0064,
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 Docket Office's normal business hours, 10:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m., ET.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA
docket number for the ICR (OSHA-2011-0064). 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 materials 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
through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material,
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You
may also contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney, Kenney.Theda@dol.gov or
Todd Owen, Owen.Todd@dol.gov; telephone (202) 693-2222.
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 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that
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). The OSH Act also requires
that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers,
especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the
maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining
information (29 U.S.C. 657).
The following sections describe who uses the information collected
under each requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of
these requirements is to reduce employees' risk of death or serious
injury by ensuring that forging machines used by them are in safe
operating condition, and that employees are able to clearly and
properly identify manually operated valves and switches.
Inspection of Forging Machines, Guards, and Point-of-Operation
Protection Devices (paragraphs (a)(2)(i) and (a)(2)(ii)). Paragraph
(a)(2)(i) requires employers to establish periodic and regular
maintenance safety checks, and to develop and maintain a certification
record of each inspection. The certification record must include the
date of inspection, the signature of the person who performed the
inspection, and the serial number (or other identifier) of the forging
machine inspected. Under paragraph (a)(2)(ii), employers are to
schedule regular and frequent inspections of guards and point-of-
operation protection devices, and prepare a certification record of
each inspection that contains the date of the inspection, the signature
of the person who performed the inspection, and the serial number (or
other identifier) of the equipment inspected. These inspection
certification records provide assurance to employers, employees, and
OSHA compliance officers that forging machines, guards, and point-of-
operation protection devices have been inspected, and will operate
properly and safely, to prevent impact injury and death to employees
during forging operations. These records also provide the most
efficient means for the compliance officers to determine that an
employer is complying with the Standard.
Identification of Manually Controlled Valves and Switches
(paragraphs (c), (h)(3), (i)(1) and (i)(2)). These paragraphs require
proper and clear identification of manually operated valves and
switches on presses, upsetters, boltheading equipment, and rivet-making
machines, respectively. Marking valves and switches provide information
to employees to ensure that they operate the forging machines correctly
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, by 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 Forging Machines Standard (29
CFR 1910.218). The Agency is requesting an increase in its current
burden hours from 187,264 hours to 192,053 hours, a total increase of
4,789 hours. The adjustment is primarily due to minor modifications in
calculating burden hours. The Agency 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: Forging Machines (29 CFR 1910.218).
OMB Number: 1218-0228.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 27,700.
Total Responses: 1,440,400.
Frequency of Responses: Biweekly.
Average Time per Response: Various.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 192,053.
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, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All
comments, attachments, and other materials must identify the Agency
name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2011-
0064). 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 your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach
them to your comments.
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 through 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
through the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to
locate docket submissions.
V. Authority and Signature
Loren Sweatt, 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. 5-2007 (72 FR
Signed at Washington, DC, on October 10, 2017.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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