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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; PSM On-Site Consultation Agreements
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 122 (Tuesday, June 27, 2023)]
[Page 41662]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-13536]



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 
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: 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.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    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))

Nicole Bouchet,
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2023-13536 Filed 6-26-23; 8:45 am]