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• Publication Date: 03/16/2006
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 71:13637-13638
• Standard Number: 1910
• Title: Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement

[Federal Register: March 16, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 51)]
[Notices]               
[Page 13637-13638]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. ICR-1218-0070(2006)]

 
Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power 
Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION:  Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an 
extension of the information collection requirement specified in its 
provision on Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical 
Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)). This provision is contained in this 
Agency's Standard on Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR part 1910).\1\
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    \1\ The Agency has additional collections of information with 
different OMB Control Numbers in its Standard on Mechanical Power 
Presses (e.g., Inspection, maintenance, and modification of presses 
(29 CFR 1910.217(e)(1)(i) and (ii)) (OMB Control No. 1218-0229) and 
Presence sensing device initiation (PSDI) (29 CFR 1910.217(h)) (OMB 
Control No. 1218-0143)).

DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
    Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received) 
by May 15, 2006.
    Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be 
received by May 15, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR-
1218-0070(2006), by any of the following methods:
    Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger 
service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number 
is (877) 889-5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours 
are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Facsimile: If your comments are 10 pages or fewer in length, 
including attachments, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at 
(202) 693-1648.
    Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at http://comments.osha.gov.
 Follow instruction on the OSHA Webpage for submitting comments.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read or download comments or 
background materials, such as the complete Information Collection 
Request (ICR) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB-83-I Form, and 
attachments), go to OSHA's Webpage at http://www.OSHA.gov. In addition, 
the ICR, comments, and submissions are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. You may also 
contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. 
For additional information on submitting comments, please see the 
``Public Participation'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate 
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    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 understood, and OSHA's 
estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et 
seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or 
appropriate for enforcement of the Act or for developing information 
regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, 
illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657).
    In the event an employee is injured while operating a mechanical 
power press, 29 CFR 1910.217(g) requires an employer to provide 
information to OSHA regarding the accident within 30 days of the 
accident. This information includes the employer's and employee's 
names, workplace address, injury sustained, task being performed when 
the injury occurred, number of operators involved, cause of the 
accident, type of clutch, safeguard(s), and feeding method(s) used, and 
means used to actuate the press stroke. OSHA's Directorate of Safety 
Standards Programs (currently, the Directorate of Standards and 
Guidance) or the State agency administering a plan approved by the 
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health 
collects the information. These reports are a source of up-to-date 
information on power press machines. Particularly, this information 
identifies the equipment used and conditions associated with these 
injuries.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirement is 
necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, 
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
costs) of the information collection requirement, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and
     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 OMB to extend their approval of the collection 
of information requirement contained in Reports of Injuries to 
Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)). The 
Agency is requesting a decrease in burden hours for the existing 
collection of information requirement from 25 to 16 (a total reduction 
of 9 hours). This decrease is a result of the decline in the number of 
injury reports submitted to OSHA annually. The Agency will summarize 
the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include 
this summary in its request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information 
collection requirement.
    Title: Reports in Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power 
Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)).
    OMB Number: 1218-0070.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
institutions; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 49.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Average Time Per Response: Varies from five minutes (.08 hour) for 
a secretary to prepare an envelope and mail the report to OSHA to 15 
minutes (.25 hour) for an employer to obtain information and to prepare 
the injury report.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 16.
    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 and supporting materials in response to 
this notice by (1) hard copy, (2) FAX transmission (facsimile), or (3) 
electronically through the OSHA Webpage. Because of security-related 
problems, there may be a significant delay in the receipt of comments 
by regular mail. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627) for information about security procedures 
concerning the delivery of submissions by express delivery, hand 
delivery, and courier service.
    All comments, submissions, and background documents are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the above 
address. Comments and submissions posted on OSHA's Webpage are 
available at http://www.OSHA.gov.

    Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not 
available through the OSHA Webpage and for assistance using the Webpage 
to locate docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice as well as other 
relevant documents are available on OSHA's Webpage. Since all 
submissions become public, private information such as social security 
numbers should not be submitted.

V. Authority and Signature

    Jonathan L. Snare, Acting 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. 5-2002 
(67 FR 65008).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on March 13, 2006.
Jonathan L. Snare,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.
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