[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 217 (Friday, November 8, 2019)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24373]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0020]
Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating
Operations (Dip Tanks); Extension of the Office of Management and
Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comments.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to
extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the
information collection requirement specified in the Standard on Dipping
and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks).
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
January 7, 2020.
Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
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 this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2010-0020,
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 OSHA 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 the
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2010-0020) for the Information Collection
Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you
provide, such as social security number and date of birth 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 material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
the above address. 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 from the website. All submissions,
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney or
Seleda Perryman at (202) 693-2222 to obtain a copy of the ICR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Seleda Perryman,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor,
telephone: (202) 693-2222.
The Department of Labor, as part of a 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 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that
information is in the desired format, the reporting burden (time and
costs) is minimal, the collection instruments are clearly understood,
and OSHA's estimate of the information collection burden is accurate.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (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 (see 29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires
OSHA to obtain such information with a minimum burden upon employers,
especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the
maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of effort in obtaining
said information (see 29 U.S.C. 657).
The Standard on Dipping and Coating Operations (29 CFR
1910.126(g)(4)) requires employers to post a conspicuous sign near each
piece of electrostatic detearing equipment that notifies employees of
the minimum safe distance they must maintain between goods undergoing
electrostatic detearing and the electrodes or conductors of the
equipment used in the process. Doing so reduces the likelihood of
igniting the explosive chemicals used in electrostatic detearing
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
Whether the proposed information collection requirement is
necessary for the proper performance of the agency's functions to
protect workers, including whether the information is useful;
The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and
costs) of the information collection requirement, 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
The agency is requesting to retain the previous burden hour
estimate of one (1) hour. There are no program changes or adjustments
associated with the information collection requirement in the Standard.
The agency has correspondingly adjusted the per response burden to
maintain a time burden as close as is possible to the actual time of no
hours (1 hour). OSHA is requesting that OMB extend approval of the
information collection requirement contained in the Standard on
Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip
Tanks) (29 CFR 1910.126(g)(4)). This provision requires the employer to
determine how far away goods being electrostatically deteared should be
separated from electrodes or conductors, is called the ``safe
distance.'' This minimum distance must be displayed conspicuously on a
sign located near the equipment.
OSHA has determined that where electrostatic equipment is being
used, the information has already been ascertained and that the ``safe
distance'' has been displayed on a sign in a permanent manner. 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 information
Title: Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating
Operations (Dip Tanks) (29 CFR 1910.126(g)(4)).
OMB Control Number: 1218-0237.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Federal Government;
State, Local, or Tribal Government.
Number of Respondents: 10.
Frequency of Recordkeeping: On occasion.
Total Responses: 10.
Average Time per Response: 0.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1.
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 material must identify the agency name
and the OSHA docket number (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0020) for the ICR. You
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files
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 electronic comments by
your name, date, and the docket number so the agency can attach them to
Due to 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 from this
All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using
the http://www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and access
the docket is available at the website's ``User Tips'' link. Contact
the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available
from the website, and for assistance in using the internet to locate
V. Authority and Signature
Loren Sweatt, Principal 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. 1-2012
(77 FR 3912).
Signed at Washington, DC, on November 1, 2019.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety
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