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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Onsite Consultation Agreements
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 214 (Monday, November 5, 2018)]
[Pages 55400-55401]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-24153]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Occupational Safety and Health Onsite
Consultation Agreements

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) revision titled, ``Occupational Safety and
Health Onsite Consultation Agreements,'' to the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments received on or before
December 5, 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=201801-1218-004 or by contacting Michel Smyth by
telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free
numbers) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail 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:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or sending an
email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks approval under the PRA for
revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Onsite Consultation
Agreements information collection. The OSHA Onsite Consultation Service
Program offers free and confidential advice to small and medium-sized
businesses in all States across the country, with priority given to
high-hazard worksites. The requirements specified in the Onsite
Consultation regulations for cooperative agreements, 29 CFR part 1908,
are necessary to ensure uniform delivery of onsite consultation
services nationwide. The regulatory procedures specify the activities
carried out by State Onsite Consultation Programs funded by the Federal
government, as well as the responsibilities of employers who receive
onsite consultation services. This information collection has been
classified as a revision, because the OSHA is making minor edits to the
Safety and Health Program Assessment Worksheet, Form OSHA-33, that
reflect new terminology and revised requirements associated with the
revised 2012 OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 sections 7(c)(1) and 21(c)
authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 656(c)(1) 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 1218-0110. The DOL notes that existing information
collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month
extension while they undergo review. New requirements would only take
effect upon OMB approval. For additional substantive information about
this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on
March 30, 2018 (83 FR 13792).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to 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
1218-0110. 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: Occupational Safety and Health Onsite
Consultation Agreements.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0110.
    Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,767.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 94,225.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 214,750 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-24153 Filed 11-2-18; 8:45 am]