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• Publication Date: 03/09/2017
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 82:13141-13142
• Standard Number: 1910.266
• Title: Logging Operations Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 45 (Thursday, March 9, 2017)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 13141-13142]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-04688]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2010-0041]


  Logging Operations Standard; Extension of the Office of
  Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the 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 contained in the Logging Operations
  Standard.

  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
  May 8, 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, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0041,
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
  Labor, 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 OSHA
  docket number (OSHA-2010-0041) 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 through 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: Todd Owen or Theda Kenney, 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 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 collections of information contained in the Logging Operations
  Standard are necessary to reduce workers' risk of death or serious
  injury by requiring employers to assure that operating and maintenance
  instructions are available on machines or in the area where the machine
  is operated. For vehicles, employers must assure that operating and
  maintenance instructions are available for each vehicle.

  Maintenance and Operating Instructions (Sec. Sec.  1910.266(f)(1)(iii)
  and (g)(3))

      Under paragraph (f)(1)(iii) and (g)(3) of the Standard, employers
  must assure that operating and maintenance instructions are available
  on machines or in the area where the machine is being operated, and in
  vehicles. For those machines with no operating instructions in the cab,
  the employer will be required to obtain and retain a manual within the
  immediate work area for each machine. Since the Logging Operations
  final rule has been in effect since 1995, OSHA assumes that all
  employers are in compliance with the provision to have operating and
  maintenance instructions available on machines or in the area where the
  machines are being operated.

  Certification of Training (Sec.  1910.266(i)(10)(i) and (i)(10)(ii))

      Paragraph (i)(10)(i) requires employers to certify in writing that
  a worker/supervisor received the training the Standard requires. Under
  paragraph (i)(10)(ii), employers need only maintain the most recent
  certification for training that a worker/supervisor has received.

  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 Action

      OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information
  collection requirements contained in the Logging Operations Standard
  (29 CFR 1910.266). OSHA is proposing to decrease the burden hours in
  its currently approved information collection request from 1,622 burden
  hours to 1,606 burden hours (a total decrease of 16 hours). This
  decrease is due to updated data showing a decrease in the number of
  establishments affected by the Standard as well as the removal of
  burden hours associated with the requirement that employers provide
  training to workers. Upon further analysis, this provision is not
  considered to be a collection of information under PRA-95. 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: Logging Operations Standard (29 CFR 1910.266).
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0198.
      Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
      Number of Respondents: 7,908.
      Number of Responses: 50,440.
      Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,603 hours.
      Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $3,469.

  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-2010-0041). 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
  dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
  material) is not publically 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

      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).

      Dated: February 27, 2017.
  Dorothy Dougherty,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-04688 Filed 3-8-17; 8:45 am]
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