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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Standard
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 36 (Thursday, February 23, 2023)]
[Pages 11478-11479]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-03705]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Welding, Cutting, and 
Brazing Standard

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 March 27, 2023.

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 information collected is used by 
employers and workers whenever welding, cutting, and brazing are 
performed. The purpose of the information is to ensure that employers 
evaluate hazards associated with welding and ensure that adequate 
measures are taken to make the process safe. For additional substantive 
information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the 
Federal Register on November 9, 2022 (87 FR 67717).
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 

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: Welding, Cutting, and Brazing Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0207.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,070.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 84,280.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 5,619 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).)

Nicole Bouchet,
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2023-03705 Filed 2-22-23; 8:45 am]