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  • Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    83:12204-12205
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Forging Machines
  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 20, 2018)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 12204-12205]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2018-05557]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


  Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
  Review; Comment Request; Forging Machines

  ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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  SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
  Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
  collection request (ICR) titled, ``Forging Machines,'' 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 April 19, 2018.

  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 website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201712-1218-003 (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 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 Forging Machines information collection. Under regulations 29 CFR
  1910.218, it is mandatory for covered employers to conduct and to
  document periodic inspections of forging machines, guards, and point-
  of-operation protection devices and to mark manually controlled valves
  and switches. These requirements reduce workers' risks of death or
  serious injury by ensuring that forging machines used by them are in
  safe operating condition and that the workers are able to identify
  manually operated valves and switches. Occupational Safety and Health
  Act of 1970 sections 2, 6, and 8 authorize this information collection.
  See 29 U.S.C. 651, 655, and 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 1218-0228.
      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 March 31, 2018. 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 October 16, 2017 (82 FR
  48119).
      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 1218-0228.
  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: Forging Machines.
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0228.
      Affected Public: Private Sector--not for profit institutions.
      Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 27,700.
      Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,440,400.
      Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 192,053 hours.
      Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

      Dated: March 13, 2018.
  Michel Smyth,
  Departmental Clearance Officer.
  [FR Doc. 2018-05557 Filed 3-19-18; 8:45 am]
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