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program to provide the public with an • The quality, utility, and clarity of comments. For information about
opportunity to comment on proposed the information collected; and security procedures concerning the
and continuing information collection • Ways to minimize the burden on delivery of materials by hand, express
requirements in accordance with the employers who must comply; for delivery, messenger, or courier service,
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 example, by using automated or other please contact the OSHA Docket Office
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program technological information collection at (202) 693–2350 (TTY (877) 889–
ensures that information is in the and transmission techniques. 5627).
desired format, reporting burden (time Comments and submissions are
III. Proposed Actions
and costs) is minimal, collection posted without change at http://
instruments are clearly understood, and The Agency is requesting that OMB www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA
OSHA’s estimate of the information extend its approval of the information cautions commenters about submitting
collection burden is accurate. The collection requirements contained in 29 personal information such as social
Occupational Safety and Health Act of CFR part 1926, subpart R (‘‘Steel security numbers and date of birth.
1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et Erection’’). The Agency is proposing to Although all submissions are listed in
seq.) authorizes information collection retain its existing burden hour estimate the http://www.regulations.gov index,
by employers as necessary or of 30,339 hours for the collection of some information (e.g., copyrighted
appropriate for enforcement of the Act information requirements specified by material) is not publicly available to
or for developing information regarding the subpart. read or download through this website.
the causes and prevention of Type of Review: Extension of a All submissions, including copyrighted
occupational injuries, illnesses, and currently approved collection. material, are available for inspection
accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act Title: 29 CFR part 1926, subpart R and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
also requires that OSHA obtain such (‘‘Steel Erection’’). Information on using the http://
information with minimum burden OMB Number: 1218–0241. www.regulations.gov Web site to submit
upon employers, especially those Affected Public: Business or other for- comments and access the docket is
operating small businesses, and to profits. available at the website’s ‘‘User Tips’’
Number of Respondents: 20,781. link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office
reduce to the maximum extent feasible
Frequency: On occasion. for information about materials not
unnecessary duplication of efforts in
Average Time Per Response: Varies
obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). available through the Web site, and for
from one minute (.02 hour) for a
The following provisions of 29 CFR assistance in using the Internet to locate
controlling contractor to inform a steel
part 1926, subpart R (the ‘‘Subpart’’) docket submissions.
erector to leave fall protection at the
contain paperwork requirements: jobsite to three hours for controlling V. Authority and Signature
§§ 1926.752(a)(1) and (a)(2); contractors to obtain approval from the
1926.753(c)(5) and (e)(2); 1926.757(a)(7), Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant
project structural engineer of record Secretary of Labor for Occupational
(a)(9), and (e)(4)(i); 1926.758(g); before modifying anchor bolts.
1926.760(e) and (e)(1); 1926.761; and Safety and Health, directed the
Estimated Total Burden Hours: preparation of this notice. The authority
paragraph (c)(4)(ii) of appendix G. These 30,339.
provisions ensure that: for this notice is the Paperwork
Estimated Cost (Operation and Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506
Designated parties, especially steel Maintenance): $0.
erectors, receive notice that building et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order
materials, components, steel structures, IV. Public Participation—Submission of No. 5–2007 (72 FR 31159).
and fall protection equipment are safe Comments on This Notice and Internet Signed at Washington, DC, on February 8,
for specific uses; and employees Access to Comments and Submissions 2008.
exposed to fall hazards receive the You may submit comments in Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
required training in the recognition and response to this document as follows: Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
control of fall hazards. These paperwork (1) Electronically at http:// Safety and Health.
requirements provide a direct and www.regulations.gov, which is the [FR Doc. E8–2671 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am]
efficient means for controlling Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by BILLING CODE 4510–26–P
contractors and steel erectors to inform facsimile (FAX); or (3) by hard copy. All
others (e.g., employees) of steel erection comments, attachments, and other
hazards and their control, thereby material must identify the Agency name DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
preventing death and serious injury by and the OSHA docket number for the
ensuring that structural steel members ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2008–0007). Occupational Safety and Health
remain stable and that employees use You may supplement electronic Administration
fall protection correctly. submissions by uploading document [Docket No. OSHA–2008–0006]
II. Special Issues for Comment files electronically. If you wish to mail
additional materials in reference to an Subpart A (‘‘General Provisions’’) and
OSHA has a particular interest in electronic or facsimile submission, you Subpart B (‘‘Confined and Enclosed
comments on the following issues: must submit them to the OSHA Docket Spaces and Other Dangerous
• Whether the proposed information Office (see the section of this notice Atmospheres in Shipyard
collection requirements are necessary titled ADDRESSES). The additional Employment’’) (29 CFR part 1915);
for the proper performance of the materials must clearly identify your Extension of the Office of Management
Agency’s functions, including whether electronic comments by your name, and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of
the information is useful; date, and the docket number so the Information Collection (Paperwork)
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• The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of Agency can attach them to your Requirements
the burden (time and costs) of the comments. AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health
information collection requirements, Because of security procedures, the Administration (OSHA), Labor.
including the validity of the use of regular mail may cause a
ACTION: Request for public comment.
methodology and assumptions used; significant delay in the receipt of

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public the address below to obtain a copy of dangerous atmospheres in shipyard
comment concerning its proposal to the ICR. employment. These standards require
extend OMB approval of the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: that employers:
information collection requirements Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, • Ensure that competent persons
specified in its subparts entitled Subpart Directorate of Standards and Guidance, conduct inspections and atmospheric
A (‘‘General Provisions’’) and Subpart B OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room testing prior to employees entering a
(‘‘Confined and Enclosed Spaces and N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., confined or enclosed space
Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) (§§ 1915.12(a)–(c));
Shipyard Employment’’) (29 CFR part 693–2222. • Warn employees not to enter
1915). hazardous spaces and other dangerous
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
DATES: Comments must be submitted
atmospheres (§ 1915.12(a)–(c), 1915.16);
I. Background • Train employees who will be
(postmarked, sent, or received) by April
The Department of Labor, as part of its entering confined or enclosed spaces
14, 2008.
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and certify that such training has been
ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may
and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, provided (§ 1915.12(d));
submit comments and attachments • Establish and train shipyard rescue
electronically at http:// conducts a preclearance consultation
program to provide the public with an teams or arrange for outside rescue
www.regulations.gov, which is the teams and provide them with
Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the opportunity to comment on proposed
and continuing information collection information (§ 1915.12(e));
instructions online for submitting • Ensure that one person on each
comments. requirements in accordance with the
rescue team has a valid first-aid training
Facsimile: If your comments, Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
certificate (§ 1915.12(e));
including attachments, are not longer U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program
• Exchange information regarding
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the ensures that information is in the
hazards, safety rules, and emergency
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. desired format, reporting burden (time
procedures concerning these spaces and
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, and costs) is minimal, collection
atmospheres with other employers
messenger, or courier service: When instruments are clearly understood, and
whose employees may enter these
using this method, you must submit OSHA’s estimate of the information
spaces and atmospheres (§ 1915.12(f));
three copies of your comments and collection burden is accurate. The • Ensure testing of certain spaces
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Act of before cleaning and other cold work is
OSHA Docket No. OSHA–2008–0006, 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et started and as necessary thereafter while
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational seq.) authorizes information collection the operations are ongoing
Safety and Health Administration, by employers as necessary or (§ 1915.13(b)(2) and (4));
Room N–2625, 200 Constitution appropriate for enforcement of the Act • Post signs prohibiting ignition
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. or for developing information regarding sources within or near a space that
Deliveries (hand, express mail, the causes and prevention of contains bulk quantities of flammable or
messenger, and courier service) are occupational injuries, illnesses, and combustible liquids or gases
accepted during the Department of accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act (§ 1915.13(b)(10));
Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal also requires that OSHA obtain such • Ensure that confined and enclosed
business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., information with minimum burden spaces are tested before employees
e.t. upon employers, especially those perform hot work in these spaces
Instructions: All submissions must operating small businesses, and to (§ 1915.14(a));
include the Agency name and OSHA reduce to the maximum extent feasible • Post warnings of testing conducted
docket number for the ICR (OSHA– unnecessary duplication of effort in by competent persons and certificates of
2008–0006). All comments, including obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). testing conducted by a Marine Chemist
any personal information you provide, One provision in subpart A contains or Coast Guard authorized person in the
are placed in the public docket without paperwork requirements (§ 1915.7). immediate vicinity of the hot work
change, and may be made available Section 1915.7(b)(2) specifies that operation while the operation is in
online at http://www.regulations.gov. shipyard employers must maintain a progress (§ 1915.14(a) and (b)); and
For further information on submitting roster of designated competent persons • Retain certificates of testing on file
comments see the ‘‘Public (for inspecting and testing spaces for at least three months after
Participation’’ heading in the section of covered by subpart B), or a statement completing the operation
this notice titled ‘‘Supplementary that a Marine Chemist will perform (§ 1915.14(a)(2)).
Information.’’ these inspections and tests. Section
Docket: To read or download 1915.7(d) requires that employers: II. Special Issues for Comment
comments or other material in the ensure that competent persons, Marine OSHA has a particular interest in
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov Chemists, and certified industrial comments on the following issues:
or the OSHA Docket Office at the hygienists (CIHs) make a record of each • Whether the proposed information
address above. All documents in the inspection and test they conduct, post collection requirements are necessary
docket (including this Federal Register the record near the covered space while for the proper performance of the
notice) are listed in the http:// work is in progress, and file the record Agency’s functions, including whether
www.regulations.gov index; however, for a specified period. In addition, the information is useful;
some information (e.g., copyrighted employers must make the roster or • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of
material) is not publicly available to statement and the inspection and test the burden (time and costs) of the
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read or download through the Web site. records available to designated parties information collection requirements,
All submissions, including copyrighted on request. including the validity of the
material, are available for inspection Subpart B consists of several methodology and assumptions used;
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. standards governing entry into confined • The quality, utility, and clarity of
You may also contact Theda Kenney at and enclosed spaces and other the information collected; and

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• Ways to minimize the burden on must submit them to the OSHA Docket DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
employers who must comply; for Office (see the section of this notice
example, by using automated or other titled ADDRESSES). The additional Occupational Safety and Health
technological information collection materials must clearly identify your Administration
and transmission techniques. electronic comments by your name,
Maritime Advisory Committee for
III. Proposed Actions date, and the docket number so the
Occupational Safety and Health; Notice
Agency can attach them to your
The Agency is requesting that OMB of Meeting
comments.
extend its approval of the information AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health
collection requirements contained in Because of security procedures, the
use of regular mail may cause a Administration (OSHA), Labor.
Subpart A (‘‘General Provisions’’) and
Subpart B (‘‘Confined and Enclosed significant delay in the receipt of ACTION: Maritime Advisory Committee
Spaces and Other Dangerous comments. For information about for Occupational Safety and Health;
Atmospheres in Shipyard security procedures concerning the notice of meeting.
Employment’’) (29 CFR part 1915). The delivery of materials by hand, express SUMMARY: The Maritime Advisory
Agency is proposing to decrease the delivery, messenger, or courier service, Committee for Occupational Safety and
existing burden hour estimate for the please contact the OSHA Docket Office Health (‘‘MACOSH’’ or ‘‘Committee’’)
collection of information requirements at (202) 693–2350 (TTY (877) 889– was established to advise the Assistant
specified by subparts A and B. In this 5627). Secretary of Labor for OSHA on issues
regard, the Agency is proposing to Comments and submissions are relating to occupational safety and
decrease the current burden hour health in the maritime industries. The
posted without change at http://
estimate from 348,394 hours to 312,774 purpose of this Federal Register notice
www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA
hours, a total decrease of 35,620 hours. is to announce the MACOSH and
The decrease is the result of updated cautions commenters about submitting
personal information such as social workgroup meetings scheduled for
data indicating a decline in the number March 18 to 20, 2008.
of establishments from 717 to 639. security numbers and date of birth.
Although all submissions are listed in DATES: On Tuesday, March 18, 2008, the
Type of Review: Extension of a
currently approved collection. the http://www.regulations.gov index, Shipyards, Longshoring, and Cranes and
Title: Subpart A (‘‘General some information (e.g., copyrighted Falls workgroups will meet during the
Provisions’’) and Subpart B (‘‘Confined material) is not publicly available to times listed below in the
and Enclosed Spaces and Other read or download through this Web site. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. On
Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard All submissions, including copyrighted Wednesday, March 19, 2008, the Health,
Employment’’) (29 CFR part 1915). material, are available for inspection and Outreach and Safety Culture
OMB Number: 1218–0011. and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. workgroups will meet during the times
Affected Public: Business or other for- Information on using the http:// listed below in the SUPPLEMENTARY
profits. INFORMATION section. MACOSH will
www.regulations.gov Web site to submit
Number of Respondents: 639. meet on Thursday, March 20, 2008,
comments and access the docket is
Frequency: On occasion. from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 5
available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ p.m.
Average Time per Response: Varies
from 1 minute (.02 hour) for a secretary link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office
for information about materials not ADDRESSES: The Committee and
to maintain a training certification workgroups will meet at the Wyndham
record to 10 minutes (.17 hour) for a available through the Web site, and for
assistance in using the Internet to locate Greenspoint Hotel, 12400 Greenspoint
supervisory shipyard production worker Drive, Houston, TX 77060. Mail
to update, maintain and post either the docket submissions.
comments, views, or statements in
required roster or statement at each V. Authority and Signature response to this notice to Vanessa L.
shipyard. Welch, Office of Maritime, OSHA, U.S.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Department of Labor, Room N–3609,
312,774. Secretary of Labor for Occupational 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
Estimated Cost (Operation and Safety and Health, directed the Washington, DC 20210; phone (202)
Maintenance): $0. preparation of this notice. The authority 693–2086; FAX: (202) 693–1663.
IV. Public Participation—Submission of for this notice is the Paperwork FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For
Comments on This Notice and Internet Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 general information about MACOSH
Access to Comments and Submissions et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order and this meeting, contact: Joseph
No. 5–2007 (72 FR 31159). Daddura, Office of Maritime, OSHA,
You may submit comments in
response to this document as follows: Signed at Washington, DC, on February 8, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–
(1) Electronically at http:// 2008. 3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW.,
www.regulations.gov, which is the Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Washington, DC 20210; phone: (202)
Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by 693–2067. Individuals with disabilities
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
facsimile (FAX); or (3) by hard copy. All Safety and Health.
wishing to attend the meeting should
comments, attachments, and other contact Vanessa L. Welch at (202) 693–
[FR Doc. E8–2672 Filed 2–13–08; 8:45 am]
material must identify the Agency name 2086 no later than March 3, 2008, to
BILLING CODE 4510–26–P
and the OSHA docket number for the obtain appropriate accommodations.
ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2008–0006). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All
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You may supplement electronic MACOSH meetings and workgroup


submissions by uploading document meetings are open to the public. All
files electronically. If you wish to mail interested persons are invited to attend
additional materials in reference to an the MACOSH and workgroup meetings
electronic or facsimile submission, you at the times and places listed above.

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