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  • Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    85:34251-34252
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    The Anhydrous Ammonia Storage and Handling Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 107 (Wednesday, June 3, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34251-34252]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11986]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0050]


The Anhydrous Ammonia Storage and Handling Standard; Extension of 
the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information 
Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to 
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the 
information collection requirements specified in the Anhydrous Ammonia 
Storage and Handling Standard.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
August 3, 2020.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal e-
Rulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
comments.
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
When using this method, you must submit your comments and attachments 
to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0050, 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 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-2010-0050) 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 also may contact Theda Kenney at 
the below phone number 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of the 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 
(PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information 
is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of 
the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes 
information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for 
enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the 
causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and 
accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain 
such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those 
operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent 
feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information 
(29 U.S.C. 657).
    The Anhydrous Ammonia Storage and Handling Standard (29 CFR 
1910.111) specifies a number of paperwork requirements. The following 
is a brief description of the collection of information requirements 
contained in the standard.
    Paragraph (b)(3) of the Standard specifies that systems have 
nameplates if required, and that these nameplates ``be permanently 
attached to the system (as specified by paragraph (b)(3)(i)) so as to 
be readily accessible for inspection . . . .'' In addition, paragraph 
(b)(3)(ii) requires that markings on containers and systems covered by 
paragraphs (c) (``Systems utilizing stationary, non-refrigerated 
storage containers''), (f) (``Tank motor vehicles for the 
transportation of ammonia''), (g) (``Systems mounted on farm vehicles 
other than for the application of ammonia''), and (h) (``Systems 
mounted on farm vehicles for the application of ammonia'') provide 
information regarding nine specific characteristics of the containers 
and systems. Similarly, paragraph (b)(4) of the Standard specifies that 
refrigerated containers be marked with a nameplate on the outer 
covering in an accessible place that provides information regarding 
eight specific characteristics of the container.
    The required markings ensure that employers use only properly 
designed and tested containers and systems to store anhydrous ammonia, 
thereby preventing accidental release of, and exposure of workers to, 
this highly toxic and corrosive substance.


II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are necessary for the proper performance of the agency's functions, 
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and
     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

    OSHA is requesting that OMB extend the approval of the collection 
of information (paperwork) requirements contained in the Anhydrous 
Ammonia Storage and Handling Standard. There is a slight adjustment 
decrease in burden hours for this ICR. The burden hours have decreased 
a total of 1 hour (from 337 to 336 hours).
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Anhydrous Ammonia Storage and Handling Standard (29 CFR 
1910.111).
    OMB Number: 1218-0208.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; farms.
    Number of Respondents: 201,300.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 2,013.
    Average Time per Response: 10 minutes (10/60 hour) for a worker to 
replace or revise markings on ammonia containers.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 336.
    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 
e-Rulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile; or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0050). 
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 your electronic comments 
by your name, date, and the docket number so the agency can attach them 
to your comments.
    Because of 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 your social security number and 
date 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 
website. 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 docket submissions.

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 May 28, 2020.
Loren Sweatt,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
[FR Doc. 2020-11986 Filed 6-2-20; 8:45 am]
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