[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 106 (Thursday, June 2, 2022)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-11794]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Agency Information Collection Activities; Construction Standards
on Posting Emergency Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits
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 July 5, 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 Department of Labor, as part of the
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer)
burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the
public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing
information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program
ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden
(time and costs) is minimal, the collection instruments are clearly
understood, and OSHA's estimate of the information collection burden is
accurate. 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 that OSHA obtain such information with minimum
burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and
to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of
effort in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657).
Two construction standards, ``Medical Services and First Aid''
(Sec. 1926.50), and ``General Requirements for Storage'' (Sec.
1926.250), contain posting provisions. Paragraph (f) of Sec. 1926.50
requires employers to conspicuously post emergency telephone numbers
for physicians, hospitals, or ambulances at their worksites if 911
emergency telephone service is not locally available; in the event that
a worker has a serious injury at a worksite, this posting requirement
helps expedite emergency medical treatment of the worker. Paragraph
(a)(2) of Sec. 1926.250 specifies that employers must post the maximum
safe load limits of floors located in storage areas inside buildings or
other structures under construction, unless the floors or slabs are on
grade (sitting on the ground). This provision prohibits employers from
overloading floors in areas used to store material and equipment where
a structure's floors are not supported directly by the ground. This
requirement is intended to prevent floor collapses which could
seriously injure or kill workers. For additional substantive
information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the
Federal Register on March 2, 2022 (87 FR 11736).
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: Construction Standards on Posting Emergency
Telephone Numbers and Floor Load Limits (29 CFR 1926.50 and 1926.250).
OMB Control Number: 1218-0093.
Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 885,922.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 263,262.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 55,184 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D))
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2022-11794 Filed 6-1-22; 8:45 am]
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