[Federal Register: October 27, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 208)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. ICR-1218-0216(2007)]
Aerial Lifts; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's
(OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
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 requirement contained in the
Aerial Lifts Standard.
DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received)
by December 26, 2006.
Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be
received by December 26, 2006.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR-
1218-0216(2007), 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., e.t.
Facsimile: If your comments are 10 pages or fewer, including
attachments, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Electronic: You may submit comments through Internet at http://ecomments.osha.gov.
Follow instructions on the OSHA Web page for submitting comments.
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 Web page 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 may also contact Michael Buchet at the address below to obtain a
copy of the ICR. For additional information on submitting comments,
please see the ``Public Participation'' section in SUPPLEMENTARY
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Buchet, Directorate of
Construction, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N3468, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-
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 (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 instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's
estimate 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 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also
requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon
employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce
to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in
obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657).
Employers who modify an aerial lift for uses other than those
provided by the manufacturer must obtain a certificate from the
manufacturer or equivalent entity certifying that the modification is
in conformance with applicable ANSI standards and this Standard, and
the equipment is as safe as it was prior to the modification. The
manufacturer's certification demonstrates to interested parties that
the manufacturer or an equally qualified entity assessed a modified
aerial lift and found that it was safe for use by, or near, employees,
and would provide employees with a level of protection equivalent to
the protection afforded by the lift prior to modification.
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
Whether the proposed information collection requirement is
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 is requesting OMB to extend their approval of the collection
of information requirement contained in the Aerial Lifts Standard. The
Agency is requesting a nine hour decrease as a result of reestimating
the number of inspections where employers will provide OSHA these
certificates. The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in
response to this notice, and will include this summary in its request
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information
Title: Manufacturer's Certification of Modifications Made to
Construction Aerial Lifts (29 CFR 1926.453).
OMB Number: 1218-0216.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
Number of Respondents: 62.
Frequency: On occasion.
Average Time Per Response: Six minutes (.06 hour).
Estimated Total Burden hours: 6 hours.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.
IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on this Notice and
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions
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 Web page. Because of security-related
problems, there may be a significant delay 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 Web page. Since all
submissions become public, private information such as social security
numbers should not be submitted.
V. Authority and Signature
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., 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
Dated: Signed at Washington, DC, on October 20, 2006.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
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