[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2022)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-10751]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Pilot Study and Prospective Analysis of the
Draft Revised Form 33, Safety and Health Program Assessment Worksheet
ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational
Safety & 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 June 21, 2022.
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) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality,
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) 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: Nicole Bouchet by telephone at 202-
693-0213, or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Occupational Safety and Health Act of
1970 (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 OSHA to obtain such information
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). OSHA
is requesting approval from OMB pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act
(PRA), to conduct validity and reliability analyses of a safety and
health program (SHP) assessment worksheet, the Draft Revised Form 33
(DRF33), that will replace the current SHP Assessment Worksheet, OSHA
Form 33, used by the OSHA On-Site Consultation Program (OMB #1218-
0110). The studies that will be conducted on the DRF33 will enable OSHA
to ensure that a valid, reliable, and efficient tool is provided to On-
Site Consultation programs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia,
and several United States territories to replace the current OSHA Form
33, thereby, enhancing the quality of consultative services. The
studies for which OSHA is requesting approval will comprise a pretest,
Pilot Study (consultation visits to assess the validity and reliability
of the DRF33), a follow-up study (consultation visits to assess any
updates to the DRF33 resulting from Pilot Study findings), and a
Prospective Analysis (conducted after the Pilot Study to assess any
impact of the DRF33 at workplaces that received consultation visits
during the Pilot Study). After completing the Pilot Study OSHA will
request OMB approval before implementing the DRF33 for use by state On-
Site Consultation programs nationwide to replace the current Form 33.
Similarly, OSHA will seek OMB approval if any additional updates are
made to the approved worksheet, following the Prospective Analysis. For
additional substantive information, see the submission at https://www.reginfo.gov, ICR Reference Number=202202-1218-002.
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: Pilot Study and Prospective Analysis of the
Draft Revised Form 33, Safety and Health Program Assessment Worksheet.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0NEW.
Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 550.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,139.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 4,974 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $139,416.
(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D))
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2022-10751 Filed 5-18-22; 8:45 am]
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