[Federal Register: February 16, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 32)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
February 9, 2007.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public
information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of
this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained
from RegInfo.gov at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or by
contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number);
Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory
Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235,
Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316; Fax: 202-395-6974 (these
are not toll-free numbers), within 30 days from the date of this
publication in the Federal Register.
The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
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: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved
Title: Manufacturer's Certification of Modifications Made to
Construction Aerial Lifts (29 CFR 1926.453).
OMB Number: 1218-0216.
Type of Response: Recordkeeping.
Affected Public: Public Sector: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 62.
Number of Annual Responses: 62.
Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes.
Total Burden Hours: 6.
Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing
Description: The objective of the Aerial Lifts Standard, "the
Standard" at 29 CFR 1926.453 to protect employees who operate, or work
near, aerial lifts. The only information collection requirement in the
Aerial Lifts Standard is a certification provision, paragraph (a)(2).
This provision requires an employer who field modifies an aerial lift
for a use not intended by the lift manufacturer ("field modified
aerial lift") to obtain from that manufacturer, or an equivalent
entity (such as a nationally-recognized laboratory), a written
certificate stating that: The modification conforms to the applicable
provisions of ANSI A92.2-1969 and OSHA's Aerial Lifts Standard; and the
modified aerial lift is at least as safe as it was before modification.
Employers use the certification required in paragraph (a)(2) of the
Standard as a record of equipment modification and to demonstrate to
interested parties (e.g., OSHA compliance officers, renters, lessees,
owners) that the modified aerial lift remains at least as safe for
employees, as the original equipment. Additionally, the certification
provides the best means by which an OSHA compliance officer can
determine that the manufacturer or an equally-qualified entity assessed
a field modified aerial lift and found that it was safe for use by, or
near, employees, and would provide employees with a level of protection
at least equivalent to the protection afforded by the lift in its
original configuration. Finally, employees may review the information
on the certificate; such a review will provide them with information
that they can use to determine the safety of the modified lifts.
Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-2745 Filed 2-15-07; 8:45 am]
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