[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 223 (Tuesday, November 19, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27550]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Presence Sensing Device Initiation Standard
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Presence Sensing Device Initiation
Standard," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and
approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.
DATES: Submit comments on or before December 19, 2013.
ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation;
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at
(this link will only become active
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free
number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the
Chief Information Officer, Attn: Information Policy and Assessment
Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to maintain PRA authority for
information collections contained in the Presence Sensing Device (PSD)
Initiation Standard. Regulations 29 CFR 1910.217(h) sets standards for
using a PSD in a mechanical power-press safety system. 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
brakemonitor 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. Occupational Safety and Health Act
sections 6(b)(7), 29 U.S.C. 655(b)(7), and 8(c), 29 U.S.C. 657(c),
authorize this information collection.
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 it is approved by the OMB under the PRA 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 Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection
under Control Number 1218-0143.
OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3)
years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is
scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013. The DOL seeks to extend PRA
authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years,
without any change to existing requirements. The DOL also notes that
existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related
notice published in the Federal Register on April 9, 2013, (78 FR
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0143.
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency,
including whether the information will have practical utility;
Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and
Minimize the burden of the collection of information on
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting
electronic submission of responses.
Title of Collection: Presence Sensing Device Initiation Standard.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0143.
Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
Dated: November 12, 2013.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-27550 Filed 11-18-13; 8:45 am]
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