[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 3, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 18-19]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-33260]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1915

RIN 1218-AB50


General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment; Approval of 
Information Collection Requirements

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Final rule; notice of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approval of collection of information requirements.

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SUMMARY: OSHA is announcing that OMB approved the collection of 
information requirements contained in the General Working Conditions 
Standard under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The OMB approval 
number is 1218-0259.

DATES: The rule is effective January 3, 2012. The final rule, published 
May 2, 2011 (76 FR 24576), became effective and enforceable on August 
1, 2011, except for the provisions in Sec.  1915.89, which became 
effective and enforceable on October 31, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney, OSHA, Directorate of 
Standards and Guidance, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHA published a final rule for General 
Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment on May 2, 2011 (76 FR 24576), 
updating existing requirements to reflect advances in industry 
practices and technology, consolidating some general safety and health 
requirements into one subpart, and providing hazardous energy 
protection not addressed in the existing standard.
    As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal

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Register notice for the General Working Conditions in Shipyard 
Employment final rule stated that compliance with the collection of 
information requirements was not required until OMB approved these 
requirements, and that the Department of Labor would publish a notice 
in the Federal Register announcing that OMB approved and assigned a 
control number to the requirements. See 76 FR 24695. Under 5 CFR 
1320.5(b), an agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless: (1) The collection of information displays a 
currently valid OMB control number, and (2) the agency informs those 
members of the public who must respond to the collection of information 
that they are not required to respond to the collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    On May 2, 2011, OSHA submitted the General Working Conditions in 
Shipyard Employment (29 CFR part 1915, subpart F) Information 
Collection Request for the final rule to OMB for approval in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). On 
October 31, 2011, OMB approved the collections of information contained 
in the final rule and assigned this collection OMB Control Number 1218-
0259.

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1915

    Occupational safety and health, reporting, Recordkeeping 
requirements, Hazards in general working condition in shipyard 
employment.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, 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. 4-
2010 (75 FR 55355).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on December 22, 2011.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

Amendments to Standard

    For the reasons stated in the preamble to the final rule, the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration amends 29 CFR part 1915 
to read as follows:

PART 1915--[AMENDED]

Subpart F--[Amended]

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Amend Sec.  1915.8, by adding to the table the entries ``1915.83, 
1915.87, 1915.88, and 1915.89'' in the proper numerical sequence as 
follows:


Sec.  1915.8  OMB control numbers under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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                                                            OMB control
                     29 CFR citation                            No.
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1915.83.................................................       1218-0259
1915.87.................................................       1218-0259
1915.88.................................................       1218-0259
1915.89.................................................       1218-0259
 
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[FR Doc. 2011-33260 Filed 12-30-11; 8:45 am]
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