[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 102 (Friday, May 26, 2023)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-11254]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0009]
The Standard on Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI);
Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of
Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comments.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the
information collection requirements specified in the Standard on
Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI).
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
July 25, 2023.
Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some
information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to
read or download through the website. All submissions, including
copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA
Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY
(877) 889-5627) for assistance in locating docket submissions.
Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA
docket number (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0009) for the Information
Collection Request (ICR). OSHA will place all comments, including any
personal information, in the public docket, which may be made available
online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting
personal information such as social security numbers and birthdates.
For further information on submitting comments, see the ``Public
Participation'' heading in the section of this notice titled
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seleda Perryman or Theda Kenney,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of
Labor;telephone (202) 693-2222.
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).
The following sections describe who uses the information collected
under each requirement, as well as how they use it. Paragraph
1910.217(h) regulates the use of presence sensing devices (``PSDs'')
used to initiate the operation of mechanical power presses; a PSD
(e.g., a photoelectric field or curtain) automatically stops the stroke
of a mechanical power press when the device detects an operator
entering a danger zone near the press. A mechanical power press using
presence sensing device initiation (PSDI) automatically starts
(initiates) the stroke when the device detects no operator within the
danger zone near the press. The certification/validation of safety
systems for PSDI shall consider the press, controls, safeguards,
operator, and environment as an integrated system which shall comply
with 29 CFR 1910.217(a) through (h). Accordingly, the Standard protects
employees from serious crush injuries, amputations, and death.
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
Whether the proposed information collection requirements
are necessary for the proper performance of the agency's functions to
protect workers, including whether the information is useful;
The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
The quality, utility, and clarity of the information
Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply;
for example, by using automated or other technological information
collection, and transmission techniques.
III. Proposed Actions
OSHA is requesting that OMB extend the approval of the information
collection requirements contained in the Standard on Presence Sensing
Device Initiation (PSDI) (29 CFR 1910.217(h)). The agency is requesting
to retain its previous burden hour estimate of one (1) hour. There are
no program changes or adjustments associated with the information
collection requirement in the Standard. Additional requirements for DOL
has estimated 10 responses in order to have the ICR comport to
regulation 5 CFR 1320.3(c)(4)(i), which deems any rule of general
applicability to involve at least 10 respondents. OSHA will summarize
the comments submitted in response to this notice and will include this
summary in the request to OMB to extend the approval of the information
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: The Standard on Presence Sensing Device Initiation.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0143.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 10.
Number of Responses: 10.
Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
Average Time per Response: 6 minutes.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.
IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions
You may submit comments in response to this document as follows:
(1) electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); if your comments, including
attachments, are not longer than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA
Docket Office at 202-693-1648 or (3) by hard copy. All comments,
attachments, and other material must identify the agency name and the
OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0009). You may
supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files
electronically.Comments and submissions are posted without change at
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about
submitting personal information
such as social security numbers and dates of birth. Although all
submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some
information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to
read or download from this website. All submissions, including
copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the
OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov
website to submit comments and access the docket is available at the
website's ``User Tips'' link.
Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-
5627) for information about materials not available from the website,
and for assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions.
V. Authority and Signature
James S. Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 8-2020
(85 FR 58393).
Signed at Washington, DC, on May 19, 2023.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2023-11254 Filed 5-25-23; 8:45 am]
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