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• Publication Date: 05/22/2017
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 82:23315-23316
• Title: Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 97 (Monday, May 22, 2017)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 23315-23316]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-10399]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2010-0021]


  Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of
  Management and Budget's 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 its Grantee Quarterly
  Progress Report.

  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
  July 21, 2017.

  ADDRESSES:
      Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
  electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, 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-2010-0021),
  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-2010-0021) 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 contact Annette Braam, assistant director,
  Office of Training and Educational Programs, or Jim Brock, OSHA
  Training Institute Education Centers Programs, at the address below to
  obtain a copy of the ICR.

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annette Braam, assistant director,
  Office of Training and Educational Programs, or Jim Brock, OSHA Office
  of Training Institute Education Centers Program, Directorate of
  Training and Education, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 2020 S.
  Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4102; telephone
  (847) 759-7781.

  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 accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act
  of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that the
  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).
      Section 21 of the OSH Act (29 U.S.C. 670) authorizes OSHA to
  conduct directly or through grants and contracts, education and
  training courses. These courses must ensure that an adequate number of
  qualified personnel fulfill the purposes of the OSH Act, provide them
  with short-term training, inform them of the importance and proper use
  of safety and health equipment, and train employers and workers to
  recognize, avoid, and prevent unsafe and unhealthful working
  conditions.
      Under Section 21, OSHA awards training grants to nonprofit
  organizations to provide part of the required training. The Agency
  requires organizations that receive these grants to submit quarterly
  progress reports on their grant-funded training activities. These
  reports allow OSHA to monitor the grantee's performance and to
  determine if an organization is using grant funds as specified in its
  grant application. The Agency then compares the information in the
  quarterly progress report to the quarterly milestones proposed by the
  organization in the work plan and budget that accompanied the grant
  application. This quarterly information includes: Identifier data
  (organization name and grant number); the date and location where the
  training occurred; the length of training (hours); the number of
  workers and employers attending training sessions provided by the
  organization; a description of the training provided; a narrative
  account of grant activities conducted; and an evaluation of progress
  regarding planned versus actual work accomplished. This comparison
  allows OSHA to determine if the organization is meeting the proposed
  program goals and objectives, and is spending funds in the manner
  described in the proposed budget.
      Requiring these reports on a quarterly basis enables OSHA to
  identify work plan, training, and expenditure discrepancies in a timely
  fashion so that the Agency can implement appropriate action. In
  addition, information from these reports allows the Agency to assess an
  organization's ability to meet projected milestones and expenditures.

  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, 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 Grantee Quarterly Progress
  Report. As a result of an increase in the number of quarterly reports,
  the Agency is requesting an increase in burden hours--from 5,096 to
  6,104. OSHA 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: Grantee Quarterly Progress Report.
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0100.
      Affected Public: Not-for-profit organizations.
      Number of Respondents: 109.
      Frequency of Responses: Quarterly.
      Average Time per Response: Varies.
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 6,104.
      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, 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-2010-0021). You may
  supplement submissions by uploading documents 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 and include
  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).

      Signed at Washington, DC, on May 8, 2017.
  Dorothy Dougherty,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-10399 Filed 5-19-17; 8:45 am]
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