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• Publication Date: 04/25/2017
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 82:19087-19089
• Standard Number: 1910.111
• Title: Standard on the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 78 (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 19087-19089]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-08230]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2010-0050]


  Standard on the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia;
  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
  specified in the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia Standard.
  Paragraphs (b)(3) and (b)(4) of the Standard have paperwork
  requirements that apply to non-refrigerated containers and systems and
  refrigerated containers, respectively; employers use these containers
  and systems to store and transfer anhydrous ammonia in the workplace.

  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
  June 26, 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-2010-0050,
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
  Labor, 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 OSHA
  docket number (Docket No. OSHA 2010-0050) 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 OSHA to 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).
      Paragraph (b)(3) of the Standard specifies that systems have
  nameplates if required, and that these nameplates "be permanently
  attached to the system (as specified by paragraph (b)(3)(ii)(j)) so as
  to be readily accessible for inspection . . . ." In addition, this
  paragraph requires that markings on containers and systems covered by
  paragraphs (c) ("Systems utilizing stationary, nonrefrigerated storage
  containers"), (f) ("Tank motor vehicles for the transportation of
  ammonia"), (g) ("Systems mounted on farm vehicles other than for the
  application of ammonia"), and (h) ("Systems mounted on farm vehicles
  for the application of ammonia") provide information regarding nine
  specific characteristics of the containers and systems. Similarly,
  paragraph (b)(4) of the Standard specifies that refrigerated containers
  be marked with a nameplate on the outer covering in an accessible place
  that provides information regarding eight specific characteristics of
  the container.
      The required markings ensure that employers use only properly
  designed and tested containers and systems to store anhydrous ammonia,
  thereby preventing accidental release of, and exposure of workers to,
  this highly toxic and corrosive substance.

  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 Anhydrous Ammonia Standard (29
  CFR 1910.111). The Agency is requesting that it retain its previous
  estimate of 345 burden 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: Standard on the Storage and Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia
  (29 CFR 1910.111).
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0208.
      Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; farms.
      Number of Respondents: 198,000.
      Total Responses: 198,000.
      Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
      Average Time 10 minutes (.17 hour) for a worker to replace or
  revise markings on ammonia containers.
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 337.
      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 (OSHA Docket No. 2010-0050) 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
  dates 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).

      Dated: April 13, 2017.
  Dorothy Dougherty,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-08230 Filed 4-24-17; 8:45 am]
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