[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 248 (Thursday, December 30, 2021)]
[Pages 74423-74424]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-28375]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Occupation Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency 
Temporary Standard

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this request for 
continued authorization of portions of the 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 the agency 
receives on or before January 31, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
continuation of the 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: Nora Hernandez by telephone at 202-
693-8633 or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard 
applicable to healthcare contains collection of information 
requirements that will assist both employers and employees in 
addressing the risk of occupational exposure to COVID-19 in healthcare. 
For additional substantive information about this ICR,

see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 21, 
2021 (86 FR 32376). OSHA seeks to extend the collections of information 
in the following provisions:
     29 CFR 1910.502(q)(2)(ii) and (3) (ii)-(iv) Recordkeeping. 
Requiring employers with more than 10 employees to establish and 
maintain COVID-19 logs recording each instance in which an employee is 
COVID-19 positive, and to make such records available upon request to 
employees or their representatives (in redacted form where necessary), 
and OSHA.
     29 CFR 1910.502(r) Reporting COVID-19 fatalities and 
hospitalizations to OSHA. Requiring the employer to report each work-
related COVID-19 fatality within 8 hours of the employer learning about 
the fatality and each work-related COVID-19 in-patient hospitalization 
within 24 hours of the employer learning about the in-patient 
    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: Occupation Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency 
Temporary Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0277.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profit 
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 748,814.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 207,859.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 23,715 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D)

Nora Hernandez,
Department Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-28375 Filed 12-29-21; 8:45 am]