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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 121 (Monday, June 26, 2017)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-13273]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Logging Operations Standard
SUMMARY: On June 30, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored
information collection request (ICR) titled, "Logging Operations
Standard," 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
DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives
on or before July 31, 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=201706-1218-003 (this link will only become active
on the day following publication of this notice) 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 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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for
the Logging Operations Standard information collection requirements
codified in regulations 29 CFR 1910.266(f), (g), and (i). The Standard
requires an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) covered
employer subject to the Standard to assure operating and maintenance
instructions are available on a machine or in the area where the
machine is operated. For vehicles, the employer must assure that
operating and maintenance instructions are available for each vehicle.
The standard also requires an employer to provide training to workers
and to certify that the training has been provided. OSH Act sections
2(b)(3), 6(b), and 8(c) authorize this information collection. See 29
U.S.C. 651(b)(3), 655(b) 657(c).
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 OMB Control Number 1218-0198.
OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3)
years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is
scheduled to expire on
June 30, 2017. 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 March 9, 2017 (82 FR 13141).
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs by July 31, 2017. In order
to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB
Control Number 1218-0198. The OMB is particularly interested in
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
those who 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: Logging Operations Standard.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0198.
Affected Public: Private Sector--business or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,908.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 50,440.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,603 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
Dated: June 20, 2017.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-13273 Filed 6-23-17; 8:45 am]
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