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• Publication Date: 12/26/2013
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 78: 78393-78395
• Standard Number: 1910.111
• Title: Standard on the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's [OMB] Approval of Information Collection [Paperwork] Requirements

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78393-78395]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30702]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0050]


Standard on the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia; 
Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of 
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 Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia Standard (29 
CFR 1910.111). Paragraphs (b)(3) and (b)(4) of the Standard have 
paperwork requirements that apply to non-refrigerated containers and 
systems and refrigerated containers, respectively; employers use these 
containers and systems to store and transfer anhydrous ammonia in the 
workplace.

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, OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2010-0050, 
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-2010-0050) 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 also 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).
    Paragraph (b)(3) of the Standard specifies that systems have 
nameplates if required, and that these nameplates "be permanently 
attached to the system (as specified by paragraph (b)(3)(ii)(j)) so as 
to be readily accessible for inspection . . ." In addition, this 
paragraph requires that markings on containers and systems covered by 
paragraphs (c) ("Systems utilizing stationary, nonrefrigerated storage 
containers"), (f) ("Tank motor vehicles for the transportation of 
ammonia"), (g) ("Systems mounted on farm vehicles other than for the 
application of ammonia"), and (h) ("Systems mounted on farm vehicles 
for the application of ammonia") provide information regarding nine 
specific characteristics of the containers and systems. Similarly, 
paragraph (b)(4) of the Standard specifies that refrigerated containers 
be marked with a nameplate on the outer covering in an accessible place 
which provides information regarding eight specific characteristics of 
the container.
    The required markings ensure that employers use only properly 
designed and tested containers and systems to store anhydrous ammonia, 
thereby preventing accidental release of, and exposure of workers to, 
this highly toxic and corrosive substance. In addition, these 
requirements provide the most efficient means for an OSHA compliance 
officer to ensure that the containers and systems are safe.

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 
cost) 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 Anhydrous Ammonia Standard (29 
CFR 1910.111). The Agency is requesting that it retain its previous 
estimate of 345 burden hours associated with this Standard. 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: Standard on the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia 
(29 CFR 1910.111).
    OMB Number: 1218-0208.
    Affected Public: Farms.
    Number of Respondents: 203,000.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 2,030.
    Average Time per Response: 10 minutes (.17 hour) for a worker to 
replace or revise markings on ammonia containers.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 345.
    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-2010-0050). 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 through 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, on December 18, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-30702 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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