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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Grain Handling Facilities Standard
  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 212 (Friday, November 3, 2017)]
  [Pages 51301-51302]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-23994]



  Office of the Secretary

  Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
  Review; Comment Request; Grain Handling Facilities Standard

  ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


  SUMMARY: On October 31, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit
  the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored
  information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Grain Handling
  Facilities 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 December 4, 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=201709-1218-002 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 Grain Handling Facilities Standard information collection
  requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 1910.272, which requires an
  Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) covered employer engaged
  in the operation of a grain handling facility to develop a housekeeping
  plan, an emergency action plan, and procedures for the use of tags and
  locks. The Standard also addresses the circumstances under which an
  employer must issue a hot work permit or a permit authorizing entry
  into a grain storage structure. Certification records are also required
  after inspections of the mechanical and safety control equipment
  associated with dryers, grain stream processing equipment, etc. OSH Act

  2(b)(9), 6(b)(7), and 8(c) authorize this information collection. See
  29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9), 655(b)(7), 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 Control Number 1218-0206.
      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 August 18, 2017 (82 FR 39459).
      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 1218-0206.
  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: Grain Handling Facilities Standard.
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0206.
      Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
      Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 14,782.
      Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,127,991.
      Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 57,428 hours.
      Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

      Dated: October 30, 2017.
  Michel Smyth,
  Departmental Clearance Officer.
  [FR Doc. 2017-23994 Filed 11-2-17; 8:45 am]
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