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  • Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    85:65428-65429
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standards for Construction and General Industry and Electrical Protective Equipment for Construction and General
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 200 (Thursday, October 15, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65428-65429]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22765]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and 
Distribution Standards for Construction and General Industry and 
Electrical Protective Equipment for Construction and General

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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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 November 16, 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.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie by telephone at 202-
693-0456, or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority granted by the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), OSHA published a rule 
covering construction work involving electric power transmission and 
distribution lines and equipment (29 CFR part 1926, subpart V), general 
industry work involving electric power generation, transmission, and 
distribution lines and equipment (29 CFR 1910.269), and electrical 
protective equipment for both construction work and general industry 
work (29 CFR 1926.97 and 29 CFR 1910.137, respectively) to ensure safe 
work practices for workers performing maintenance and repair in and 
around electric power lines and equipment. For additional substantive 
information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the 
Federal Register on June 26, 2020 (85 FR 38391).
    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: Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and 
Distribution Standards for Construction and General Industry and 
Electrical Protective Equipment for Construction and General.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0253.
    Affected Public: Private Sector-- Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,593.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,992,283.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 380,735 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

Crystal Rennie,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-22765 Filed 10-14-20; 8:45 am]
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