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• Publication Date: 05/12/2014
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 79: 26996-26997
• Standard Number: 1926.701(c)(2); 1926.702(a)(2); 1926.702(j)(1); 1926.702(j)(2); 1926.703(a)(2); 1926.705(b); 1929 Subpart Q
• Title: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 91 (Monday, May 12, 2014)]
[Pages 26996-26997]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2014-10765]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, "Concrete and Masonry Construction 
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. Public 
comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before June 11, 2014.

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 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, 
TTY 202-693-8064 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email at
    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: 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: Departmental Information 
Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064 (these are not toll-free numbers), or by email 

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard information collection 
requirements specified in regulations 29 CFR part 1929, subpart Q. An 
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHAct) covered construction firm 
engaged in the erection of concrete formwork must post warning signs/
barriers, in accordance with 29 CFR 1926.701(c)(2), to reduce exposure 
of non-essential employees to the hazards of post-tensioning 
operations. Paragraphs 29 CFR 1926.702(a)(2), (j)(1), and (j)(2) are 
general lockout/tagout measures to protect workers from injury 
associated with equipment and machinery. Paragraph 29 CFR 
1926.703(a)(2) requires an employer to make available drawings or plans 
for jack layout, formwork, working decks and scaffolds. Paragraph 
1926.705(b) requires an employer to mark the rated capacity of jacks 
and lifting units. The OSHAct authorizes this information collection. 
See 29 U.S.C. 651, 655, 657.
    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 1218-0095.
    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 May 31, 2014. The DOL seeks to extend PRA 
authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, 
without any change to existing requirements. The DOL 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 January 31, 2014 (79 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 1218-0095. 
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.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0095.
    Affected Public: Private sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 159,632.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 159,632.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 12,771 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: May 6, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-10765 Filed 5-9-14; 8:45 am]

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