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• Publication Date: 06/30/2014
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 79: 36832-36834
• Standard Number: 1910.0218
• Title: Forging Machines; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 125 (Monday, June 30, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36832-36834]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15234]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0064]


Forging Machines; 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 
contained in its standard on Forging Machines (29 CFR 1910.218). The 
paperwork provisions of the Forging Machines Standard specify 
requirements for developing and maintaining inspection records and for 
identifying manually operated valves and switches.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
August 29, 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-2011-0064, 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-2011-0064) 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 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 
that OSHA 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 following sections describe who uses the information collected 
under each requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of 
these requirements is to reduce workers' risk of death or serious 
injury by ensuring that forging machines used by them are in safe 
operating condition, and that workers are able to clearly and properly 
identify manually operated valves and switches.
    Inspection of Forging Machines, Guards, and Point-of-Operation 
Protection Devices (paragraphs (a)(2)(i) and (a)(2)(ii)). Paragraph 
(a)(2)(i) requires employers to establish periodic and regular 
maintenance safety checks and to develop and maintain a certification 
record of each inspection. The certification record must include the 
date of the inspection, the signature of the person who performed the 
inspection, and the serial number (or other identifier) of the forging 
machine inspected. Under paragraph (a)(2)(ii), employers are to 
schedule regular and frequent inspections of guards and point-of-
operation protection devices and to prepare a certification record of 
each inspection that contains the date of the inspection, the signature 
of the person who performed the inspection, and the serial number (or 
other identifier) of the equipment inspected. These inspection 
certification records provide assurance to employers, workers, and OSHA 
compliance officers that forging machines, guards, and point-of-
operation protection devices have been inspected, and that they will 
operate properly and safely, thereby preventing impact injuries or 
death to workers during forging operations. These records also provide 
the most efficient means for OSHA compliance officers to determine that 
an employer is complying with the Forging Machines Standard.
    Identification of Manually Controlled Valves and Switches 
(paragraphs (c), (h)(3), (i)(1) and (i)(2)). These paragraphs require 
proper and clear identification of manually operated valves and 
switches on presses, upsetters, boltheading equipment, and rivet-making 
machines, respectively. Marking valves and switches provide information 
to workers to help ensure that they operate the forging machines 
correctly and safely.

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 contained in the Standard on Forging Machines 
(29 CFR 1910.218). The Agency is requesting to retain its current 
burden hour estimate of 187,264 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: Forging Machines (29 CFR 1910.218).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0228.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 27,700.
    Number of Responses: 1,440,788.
    Frequency of Responses: Bi-weekly.
    Average Time per Response: Varies from 2 minutes (.03 hour) for an 
employer to disclose certification records to 8 minutes (.13 hour) for 
a manufacturing employee to conduct a biweekly inspection of each 
forging machine and guard or point-of-operation protection device.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 187,264.
    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 (Docket No. OSHA-2011-0064) for the ICR. 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 from 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 June 25, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-15234 Filed 6-27-14; 8:45 am]
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