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• Publication Date: 12/26/2013
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 78: 78395-78396
• Standard Number: 1910.217(e)(1); 1910.217(e)(1)(i); 1910.217(e)(1)(ii)
• Title: Mechanical Power Presses Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's [OMB] Approval of the Information Collection [Paperwork] Requirements

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78395-78396]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30841]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0026]


Mechanical Power Presses Standard; Extension of the Office of 
Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection 
(Paperwork) Requirements

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

ACTION: Request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to 
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements 
specified in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard for General Industry 
(29 CFR 1910.217(e)(l)).

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
February 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
comments.
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and 
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0026, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 
Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are 
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal 
business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the 
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2010-0026) for the Information Collection 
Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you 
provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be 
made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further 
information on submitting comments see the "Public Participation" 
heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal 
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; 
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly 
available to read or download from the Web site. All submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may contact Theda Kenney at the 
address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate 
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 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 accord 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 OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 
et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or 
appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing 
information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational 
injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also 
requires OSHA to obtain such information with minimum burden upon 
employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce 
to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in 
obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657).
    The collections of information contained in the Mechanical Power
Presses Standard for General Industry are necessary to reduce workers' 
risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that employers maintain the 
mechanical power presses used by the workers in safe operating 
condition.
    The following section describes who uses the information collected 
under each requirement, as well as how they use it.

Section 1910.217(e)(1)(i)

    Paragraph (e)(1)(i) requires employers to establish and follow a 
program of periodic and regular inspections of power presses to ensure 
that all their parts, auxiliary equipment, and safeguards are in safe 
operating condition and adjustment. Employers must maintain a 
certification record of inspections that includes the date of 
inspection, the signature of the person who performed the inspection, 
and the serial number, or other identifiers, of the power press that 
was inspected.

Section 1910.217(e)(1)(ii)

    Paragraph (e)(1)(ii) requires employers to inspect and test each 
press no less than weekly to determine the condition of the clutch/
brake mechanism, antirepeat feature, and single-stroke mechanism. 
Employers must perform and complete necessary maintenance or repair or 
both before the press is operated. In addition, employers must maintain 
a record of inspections, tests, and maintenance work. The record must 
include the date of the inspection, test, or maintenance; the signature 
of the person who performed the inspection, test, or maintenance; and 
the serial number, or other identifiers, of the press that was 
inspected, tested, or maintained.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are 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 requirements, 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 that OMB extend its approval of the information 
collection requirements specified in the Mechanical Power Presses 
Standard for General Industry (29 CFR 1910.217(e)(1). OSHA is 
requesting an adjustment decrease in the number of burden hours from 
1,373,054 hours to 651,691 hours, a total decrease of 721,363 hours. 
The decrease is based on a determination that it is usual and customary 
for employers to conduct maintenance and repair activities and to 
document such activities. The Agency will summarize the comments 
submitted in response to this notice and will include this summary in 
the request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(e)(1)).
    OMB Number: 1218-0229.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 295,000.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion, weekly, monthly.
    Average Time per Response: Two minutes (.03 hour) to disclose the 
certification records to 20 minutes (.33 hour) to inspect the parts, 
auxiliary equipment, and safeguards of each press.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 651,691.
    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 in response to this document as follows: 
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0026). You 
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files 
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference 
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the 
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). 
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments 
by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them 
to your comments.
    Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a 
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about 
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, 
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the 
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
    Comments and submissions are posted without change at 
	http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the 
http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted 
material) is not publicly available to read or download from this Web 
site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on 
using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and 
access the docket is available at the Web site's "User Tips" link. 
Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not 
available through the Web site, and for assistance in using the 
Internet to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, 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. 1-2012 
(77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this December 20, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-30841 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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