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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Slings Standard
  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 129 (Thursday, July 5, 2018)]
  [Pages 31422-31423]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2018-14438]
  Office of the Secretary
  Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
  Review; Comment Request; Slings Standard
  ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.
  SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
  Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
  collection request (ICR) titled, ``Slings 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 August 6, 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=201802-1218-004 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 Slings Standard information collection requirements codified in 
  regulations 29 CFR 1910.184. The Standard specifies several information 
  collection requirements, depending on the type of sling. The purpose of 
  each requirement is to prevent workers from using defective or 
  deteriorated slings, thereby reducing the risk of death or serious 
  injury caused by sling failure during material handling. Information on 
  the identification tags, markings, and codings assists the employer in 
  determining whether the sling can be used for the lifting task. Sling 
  inspections enable early detection of faulty slings. Inspection and 
  repair records provide the employer with information about when the 
  last inspection was done and about the type of repairs made. This 
  information provides some assurance about the condition of the slings. 
  These records also provide the most efficient means for an OSHA 
  compliance officer to determine whether an Occupational Safety and 
  Health Act (OSH Act) covered employer is complying with the Standard. 
  Proof-testing certificates give employers, workers, and OSHA compliance 
  officers assurance that the slings are safe to use. The certificates 
  also provide the compliance officers with an efficient means to assess 
  employer compliance with the Standard. OSH Act sections 2(b)(9), 6, and 
  8(c) authorize this information collection. See 651(b)(9), 655, and 
      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 1218-0223.
      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 
  January 17, 2018 (83 FR 2466).
      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 1218-0223. 
  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: Slings Standard.
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0223.
      Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
      Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 314,914.
      Total Estimated Number of Responses: 314,913.
      Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 25,914 hours.
      Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
      Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
  Michel Smyth,
  Departmental Clearance Officer.
  [FR Doc. 2018-14438 Filed 7-3-18; 8:45 am]
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