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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 40 (Thursday, March 2, 2017)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-04049]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Definition and Requirements for a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Definition and Requirements for a
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory," 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).
Public comments on the ICR are invited.
DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives
on or before April 3, 2017.
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 RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201702-1218-004 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 DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
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: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. 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: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at
202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by
email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for
the Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing
Laboratory (NRTL) information collection. A number of OSHA issued
standards contain requirements that specify employers use only
equipment, products, or material tested or approved by a NRTL. These
requirements ensure that employers use safe and efficacious equipment,
products, or materials in complying with the standards. Accordingly,
the OSHA promulgated its Program Regulation for Nationally Recognized
Testing Laboratories, 29 CFR 1910.7 (the Regulation). The Regulation
specifies procedures that an organization must follow to apply for and
to maintain OSHA recognition to test and certify equipment, products,
or material for safe use in the workplace. The OSHA has also developed
standardized optional use forms to facilitate and simplify the
information collection process. The forms correspond to the
application, expansion, and renewal processes defined in the NRTL
Program. Occupational Safety and Health Act sections 2(b)(3), (9), and
(12) and 8(c) and (g) authorize this information collection. See 29
U.S.C. 651(b)(3), (9), (12); 657(c) and (g).
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 1218-0147.
OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3)
years without renewal, and 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 December 28, 2016 (81 FR 95650).
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 thirty (30) days of publication of this
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0147.
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
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.
Title of Collection: Definitions and Requirements of A Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0147.
Affected Public: Private Sector--business or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 150.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,623 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $348,192.
Dated: February 26, 2017.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-04049 Filed 3-1-17; 8:45 am]
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