[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 122 (Tuesday, June 27, 2023)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-13536]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; PSM On-Site Consultation Agreements
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 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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Bouchet by telephone at 202-
693-0213, or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHA provides guidance to State On-Site
Consultation programs to meet the requirements of the On-Site
Consultation regulations, 29 CFR part 1908, through the OSHA
Consultation Policies and Procedures Manual (CPPM), CSP 02-00-004,
March 19, 2021. The CPPM complies with the requirements of 29 CFR 1908
to specify the framework for administering and managing the OSHA On-
Site Consultation Program, and to establish policies and procedures.
The On-Site Consultation Program is administered by OSHA's Directorate
of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP), Office of Small Business
Assistance (OSBA). The ``On-Site Consultation Program'' is the Program
administered by OSHA for the implementation of Consultation programs by
U.S. States and territories. ``On-Site Consultation program'' refers to
a State/U.S. territory operated program that provides no-cost
consultative services to small- and medium-sized businesses. OSHA is
seeking approval of the Process Safety Management (PSM) policy and
procedures for the On-Site Consultation Program to apply when they
assess PSM processes at small- or medium-sized business workplaces.
This establishes the framework for a consistent and thorough evaluation
of PSM processes to enhance the quality of Consultation services
provided to employers who request such services. OSHA is also
requesting a clearance for 4 information collections in the CPPM that
have been in use without an OMB number to assure compliance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act. The CPPM prescribes the policies and
procedures for the application of the following worksheets: Interim
Year SHARP Site Self-Evaluation Template, Action Plan Template for
SHARP or Pre-SHARP Participation, Optional Safety and Health Program
Action Plan Tool for Implementation at Workplaces, and Incident
Investigation Reporting Templates. For additional substantive
information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the
Federal Register on February 22, 2023 (88 FR 10938).
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: PSM On-Site Consultation Agreements.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0NEW.
Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments; Private
Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,241.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 6,841.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 26,766 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D))
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2023-13536 Filed 6-26-23; 8:45 am]
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