[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 179 (Monday, September 20, 2021)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20235]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Definition and Requirements for a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory
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 20, 2021.
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: A number of standards issued by the OSHA
contain requirements for equipment, products, or materials. These
standards often specify that employers use only equipment, products, or
material tested or approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing
Laboratory. This requirement ensures that employers use safe equipment,
products, or materials in complying with the standards. Accordingly,
OSHA promulgated the regulation 29 CFR 1910.7, ``definition and
requirements for a nationally recognized testing laboratory.'' The
Regulation specifies procedures that organizations must follow to apply
for, and to maintain, OSHA's recognition to test and certify equipment,
products, or material for this purpose. For additional substantive
information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the
Federal Register on May 28, 2021 (86 FR 28913).
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: Definition and Requirements for a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0147.
Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 23.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 146.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,572 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $757,440.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2021-20235 Filed 9-17-21; 8:45 am]
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