[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50950-50951]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20248]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment 
Standard

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Fire Protection in Shipyard 
Employment 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), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. 
Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before September 25, 2014.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely

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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=201408-1218-005 (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 mail or courier 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: 202-395-6881 (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 email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact 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.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard information 
collection codified in regulations 29 CFR part 1915, subpart P. The 
Standard makes it mandatory for an Occupational Safety and Health Act 
(OSH Act) covered employer engaged in shipyard employment to develop a 
written fire safety plan and written statement or policy that contains 
information about fire watches and fire response duties and 
responsibilities. The Standard also requires the employer to obtain 
medical examinations for certain workers and to develop training 
programs and to train employees exposed to fire hazards. Additionally, 
the Standard requires an employer to create and maintain records to 
certify that employees have been made aware of the details of the fire 
safety plan and that employees have been trained as required by the 
Standard. OSH Act sections 2(b)(9), 6(b)(7), and 8(c) authorize this 
information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9), 655(b)(7), 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 Control Number 1218-0248.
    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 August 31, 2014. 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 May 2, 2014 (79 FR 25153).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0248. 
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     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.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment 
Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0248.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 294.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 53,121.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 6,051 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: August 20, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20248 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]
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