[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 185 (Wednesday, September 23, 2020)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20952]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard
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 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 warning signs/
barriers required by paragraph 1926.701(c)(2) reduce exposure of non-
essential workers to the hazards of post-tensioning operations,
principally a failed rope or wire striking a worker and causing serious
injury. The requirements for lockout and tag ejection systems and other
hazardous equipment (e.g., compressors, mixers, screens or pumps used
for concrete and masonry construction) specified by paragraphs
1926.702(a)(2), (j)(1), and (j)(2) warn equipment operators not to
activate their equipment if another worker enters the equipment to
perform a task (e.g., cleaning, inspecting, maintaining, repairing),
thereby preventing injury or death. Construction contractors and
workers use the drawings, plans, and designs required by paragraph
1926.703(a)(2) to provide specific instructions on how to construct,
erect, brace, maintain, and remove shores and formwork if they pour
concrete at the job site. Paragraph 1926.705(b) requires employers to
mark the rated capacity of jacks and lifting units. This requirement
prevents overloading and subsequent collapse of jacks and lifting
units, as well as their loads, thereby sparing exposed workers from
serious injury or death. For additional substantive information about
this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on
May 20, 2020 (85 FR 30740).
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.
Title of Collection: Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0095.
Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 275,619.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 275,619.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 22,968 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
Dated: September 17, 2020.
Management and Program Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2020-20952 Filed 9-22-20; 8:45 am]
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