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• Publication Date: 02/24/2017
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 82:11658-11659
• Standard Number: 1926.702(a)(2); 1926.702(a)(j)(1) ; 1926.702(a)(j)(2) ; 1926.701(c)(2); 1926.703(a)(2); 1926.705(b)
• Title: Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 36 (Friday, February 24, 2017)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 11658-11659]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-03710]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2010-0040]


  Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard; 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 the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the
  information collection requirements specified in the Standard on
  Concrete and Masonry Construction.

  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
  April 25, 2017.

  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-2010-0040,
  U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health
  Administration, Room N-3653, 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, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., e.t.
      Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the
  OSHA docket number (OSHA-2010-0040) 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) (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 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 warning signs/barriers required by paragraph 1926.701(c)(2)
  reduce exposure of non-essential workers to the hazards of post-
  tensioning operations, principally a failed rope or wire striking a
  worker and causing serious injury. The requirements for lockout and tag
  ejection systems and other hazardous equipment (e.g., compressors,
  mixers, screens or pumps used for concrete and masonry construction)
  specified by paragraphs 1926.702(a)(2), (j)(1), and (j)(2) warn
  equipment operators not to activate their equipment if another worker
  enters the equipment to perform a task (e.g., cleaning, inspecting,
  maintaining, repairing), thereby preventing injury or death.
      Construction contractors and workers use the drawings, plans, and
  designs required by paragraph 1926.703(a)(2) to provide specific
  instructions on how to construct, erect, brace, maintain, and remove
  shores and formwork if they pour concrete at the job site. Paragraph
  1926.705(b) requires employers to mark the rated capacity of jacks and
  lifting units. This requirement prevents overloading and subsequent
  collapse of jacks and lifting units, as well as their loads, thereby
  sparing exposed workers from serious injury or death.

  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 Concrete and Masonry
  Construction Standard. The Agency is requesting to retain its current
  burden hours of 12,771 burden hours.
      Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

      Title: Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard (29 CFR part
  1926, subpart Q).
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0095.
      Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
      Number of Respondents: 798,160.
      Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
      Total Responses: 159,632.
      Average Time per Response: Five minutes (.08 hour) to post or place
  warning signs, locks, or tags.
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 12,771.
      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-2010-0040). 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

      Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy 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 January 27, 2017.
  Dorothy Dougherty,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-03710 Filed 2-23-17; 8:45 am]
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