[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 185 (Wednesday, September 23, 2020)]
[Page 59826]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20951]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Logging Operations Standards

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval 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 October 23, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony May by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the Department, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and 
used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of 
the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) 
ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology.
    The collection of information contained in the Logging Operations 
Standard are necessary to reduce workers' risk of death or serious 
injury by requiring employers to assure that operating and maintenance 
instructions are available on machines or in the area where the machine 
is operated. For vehicles, employers must assure that operating and 
maintenance instructions are available for each vehicle.

Maintenance and Operating Instructions (Sec. Sec.  1910.266(f)(1)(iii) 
and (g)(3))

    Under paragraph (f)(1)(iii) and (g)(3) of the Standard, employers 
must assure that operating and maintenance instructions are available 
on machines or in the area where the machine is being operated, and in 
vehicles. For those machines with no operating instructions in the cab, 
the employer will be required to obtain and retain a manual within the 
immediate work area for each machine. Because the Logging Operations 
final rule has been in effect since 1995, OSHA assumes that all 
employers are in compliance with the provision to have operating and 
maintenance instructions available on machines or in the area where the 
machines are being operated.

Certification of Training (Sec.  1910.266(i)(10)(i) and (i)(10)(ii))

    Paragraph (i)(10)(i) requires employers to certify in writing that 
a worker/supervisor received the training the Standard requires. Under 
paragraph (i)(10)(ii), employers need only maintain the most recent 
certification for training that a worker/supervisor has received. For 
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice published in the Federal Register on April 24, 2020 (85 FR 
    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 the OMB approves it 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 
OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
    DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for 
three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than 
three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information 
collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive 
a month-to-month extension while they undergo review.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Logging Operation Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0198.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,076.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 50,996.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,507 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

    Dated: September 17, 2020.
Anthony May,
Management and Program Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-20951 Filed 9-22-20; 8:45 am]