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    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
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 97 (Thursday, May 19, 2022)]
[Pages 30515-30516]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-10751]



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.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    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))

Nicole Bouchet,
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2022-10751 Filed 5-18-22; 8:45 am]