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• Publication Date: 05/23/2017
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 82:23609-23611
• Standard Number: 1910.157(f)(16)
• Title: The Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 23, 2017)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 23609-23611]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-10494]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2010-0025]


  The Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Portable Fire
  Extinguishers 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 comments concerning its proposal to extend the
  Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information
  collection requirements contained in the Hydrostatic Testing Provision
  of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard for General Industry.

  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
  July 24, 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-2010-0025,
  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 for the Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA-2010-
  0025). 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 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 accordance 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 collections of information contained in the Hydrostatic Testing
  Provision of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard are necessary to
  reduce workers' risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that
  portable fire extinguishers are in safe operating condition. The
  following section describes who uses the information in the
  certification record, as well as how they use it.

  Test records (Sec.  1910.157(f)(16))

      Paragraph (f)(16) requires employers to develop and maintain a
  certification record of hydrostatic testing of portable fire
  extinguishers. The certification record must include the date of
  inspection, the signature of the person who performed the test, and the
  serial number (or other identifier) of the fire extinguisher that was
  tested.

  Disclosure of Test Certification Records

      The certification record must be made available to the Assistant
  Secretary or his/her representative upon request. The certification
  record provides assurance to employers, workers, and OSHA compliance
  officers that the fire extinguishers have been hydrostatically tested
  in accordance with and at the intervals specified in Sec.
  1910.157(f)(16), thereby, ensuring that they will operate properly in
  the event that workers need to use them. These records also provide the
  most efficient means for the compliance officers to determine that an
  employer is complying with the hydrostatic testing provision.

  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 contained in the Hydrostatic Testing Provision
  of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard for General Industry (29
  CFR 1910.157(f)(16)). OSHA is proposing to increase the burden hours in
  the currently approved information collection request from 125,986
  burden hours to 519,161 burden hours (a total increase of 393,175
  hours). This increase is due to updated data showing an increase in the
  number of firms affected by the 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: The Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Portable Fire
  Extinguishers Standard (29 CFR 1910.157(f)(16)).
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0218.
      Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Federal Government;
  State, Local, or Tribal Government.
      Number of Respondents: 39,132,832.
      Number of Responses: 5,217,699.
      Frequency of Response: On occasion.
      Average Time Per Response: Various.
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 519,161 hours.
      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-2010-0025). 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 affecting 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 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. 5-2007
  (72 FR 31160).


      Signed at Washington, DC, on April 21, 2017.
  Dorothy Dougherty,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-10494 Filed 5-22-17; 8:45 am]
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