[Federal Register: July 22, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 140)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. ICR 1218-0219(2005)]
Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels Standard;
Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of
Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an
extension of the information collection requirements contained in its
Standard on Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29 CFR
DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received)
by September 20, 2005.
Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be
received by September 20, 2005.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR-
1218-0219 (2005), by any of the following methods:
Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger
service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket
Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number
is (877) 889-5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours
are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., ET.
Facsimile: If your comments are 10 pages or fewer in length,
including attachments, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at
Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at http://ecomments.osha.gov.
Follow instructions on the OSHA Webpage for
Docket: For access to the docket to read or download comments or
background materials, such as the complete Information Collection
Request (ICR) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB-83-I Form, and
attachments), go to OSHA's Webpage at http://www.OSHA.gov. In addition,
the ICR, comments and submissions are available for inspection and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. You also may
contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.
For additional information on submitting comments, please see the
``Public Participation'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
section of this document.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue,
N.W., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-2222.
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-95) (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 instructions
are clearly understand, and OSHA's estimates of the information
collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act
of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information
collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of
the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and
prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29
The Standard on Service Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29
CFR 1910.177) (the Standard) specifies two paperwork requirements. The
following sections describe who uses the information collection under
the requirements, as well as how they use it. The purpose of the
requirements is to reduce employees' risk of death or serious injury by
ensuring that restraining devices used by them during the servicing of
multi-piece rim wheels are in safe operating condition.
Certification of repair (paragraph (d)(3)(iv)) This paragraph
requires that when restraining devices and barriers are removed from
service because they are defective, they shall not be returned to
service until they are repaired and reinspected. If the repair is
structural, the manufacturer or a Registered Professional Engineer must
certify that the strength requirements specified in (d)(3)(i) of the
Standard have been met. This certification record is used to assure
that equipment has been repaired properly. The certification record
also provides the most efficient means for OSHA compliance officers to
determine that an employer is complying with the Standard.
Marking or tagging of wheel components (paragraph (e)(2)) This
paragraph requires that defective wheels and wheels components ``be
marked or tagged unserviceable and removed from the service area.''
Under the requirement, OSHA is providing employers with sufficient
information from which they can derive the wording to use in marking
the object or constructing a tag. Therefore, this provision imposed no
paperwork burden because if falls within the portion of 5 CFR
1320(c)(2) that states, ``The public disclosure of information
originally supplied by the Federal government to the recipient for the
purpose of disclosure to the public is not included within this
definition [of `collection of information']''.
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
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 proposes to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)
approval of the collection of information (paperwork) requirements
contained in the Standard on Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim
Wheels (29 CFR 1910.177). The Agency will summarize the comments
submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in
its request to OMB to extend the approval of the collection of
information requirements contained in the Standard.
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information
Title: Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29 CFR
OMB Number: 1218-0219.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; not-for-profit
organizations; Federal government; State, local, or tribal government.
Number of Respondents: 8.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Number of Respondents: 8.
Average Time Per Response: 3 minutes (.05 hour) to maintain a
certificate verifying proper repair of restraining device or barrier
and to disclose to an OSHA Compliance Officer.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.
IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on this Notice and
Internet Access to Comments and Submission]
You may submit comments and supporting materials in response to
this notice by (1) hard copy, (2) fax transmission (facsimile), or (3)
electronically through the OSHA Webpage, Because of security-related
problems, a significant delay may occur in the receipt of comments by
regular mail. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350
(TTY) (877) 889-5627) for information about security procedures
concerning the delivery of submissions by express delivery, hand
delivery and courier service.
All comments, submissions and background documents are available
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the above
address. Comments and submissions posted on OSHA's Web page are
available at http://www.OSHA.gov. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for
information about materials not available through the OSHA Web page and
for assistance using the Web page to locate docket submissions.
Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice, as well as other
relevant documents, are available on OSHA's Webpage. Since all
submissions become public, private information such as social security
numbers should not be submitted.
V. Authority and Signature
Jonathan L. Snare, Acting 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-
2002 (67 FR 65008).
Signed at Washington, DC, on July 15, 2005.
Jonathan L. Snare.
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.
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