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| Publication Date:||06/27/2002|
| Publication Type:||Notice|
| Fed Register #:||67:43346-43347|
| Standard Number:||1910.217|
| Title:||Standard on Mechanical Power Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements|
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR|
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. ICR-1218-0229(2002)]
Standard on Mechanical Power Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for comment.
SUMMARY: OSHA request comment concerning its proposed extension of the information-collection requirements contained in the Standard on Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217). The paperwork provisions of the Standard specify requirements for developing and maintaining records to certify that employers are inspecting presses as required by the Standard. The purpose of these requirements is to reduce employees' risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that employers maintain the mechanical power presses used by the employees in safe operating condition.
DATES: Submit written comments on or before August 26, 2002.
ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Docket Office, Docket No. ICR-1218-0229(2002), OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350. Commenters may transmit written comments of 10 pages or less by facsimile to (202) 693-1648.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney, Directorate of Safety Standards Programs, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609-200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2222. A copy of the Agency's Information-Collection Request (ICR) supporting the need for the information collections specified in the Standard on Mechanical Power Presses is available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office, or by requesting a copy from Theda Kenney at (202) 693-2222 or Todd Owen at (202) 693-2444. For electronic copies of the ICR, contact OSHA on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov and select "Information Collection Requests."
The Department of Labor, as part of its 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-95) (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, collection instruments are clearly understandable, and OSHA's estimate of the information-collection burden is correct.
The Mechanical Power Presses Standard specifies two paperwork requirements. The following paragraphs describe who uses the information collected under each requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of these requirements is to reduce employees' risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that employers maintain the mechanical power presses used by the employees in safe operating condition. (Based on previous ICR approvals by OMB, OSHA determined that the training requirement in paragraph (f)(2) of the Standard is not a collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.)
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
OSHA proposes to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the collection-of-information requirements specified in the Standard on Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217). OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in its request to OMB to extend the approval of these information-collection requirements.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved information-collection requirement.
Title: Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217).
OMB Number: 1218-0229.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; State, local, or tribal governments.
Number of Respondents: 191,750 (assuming one mechanical power press per employer).
Frequency of Recordkeeping: On occasion.
Average Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes (.08 hour) to 20 minutes (.33 hour).
Total Annual Hours Requested: 1,372,930.
IV. Authority and Signature
John L. Henshaw, 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) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 3-2000 (65 FR 50017).
Signed at Washington, DC on June 21, 2002.
John L. Henshaw,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 02-16263 Filed 6-26-02; 8:45 am]
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