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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) Standard
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2023)]
[Page 63133]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-19857]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI) 

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 October 16, 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: Regulation 29 CFR 1910.217(h) regulates the 
use of Presence Sensing Devices (PSDs) in mechanical power-press safety 
systems. 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. The PSD initiation 
standard contains a number of information collection requirements, 
including: certifying brake monitor adjustments, alternatives to 
photoelectric PSDs, safety system design and installation, and worker 
training; annual recertification of safety systems; establishing and 
maintaining the original certification and validation records, as well 
as the most recent recertification and revalidation records; affixing 
labels to test rods and to certified and recertified presses; and 
notifying an OSHA-recognized third-party validation organization when a 
safety system component fails, the employer modifies the safety system, 
or a point-of-operation injury occurs. For additional substantive 
information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the 
Federal Register on May 26, 2023 (88 FR 34188).
    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: Extension without change of a currently 
approved collection.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0143.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents:10.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses:10.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1 hour.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

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

Nicole Bouchet,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2023-19857 Filed 9-13-23; 8:45 am]