[Federal Register: April 16, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 73)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0015]
Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes 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 comments concerning its proposal to
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements
contained in its Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard (29 CFR
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
June 15, 2010.
ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service:
When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments
and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA Docket No.OSHA-2010-
0015, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue,
NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger,
and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and
Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA
docket number for this Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA
Docket No. OSHA-2010-0015). All comments, including any personal
information you provide, are placed in the public docket without
change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
For further information on submitting comments, see the "Public
Participation" heading in the section of this notice titled
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions,
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You also may contact Theda Kenney at
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609,
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202)
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a pre-
clearance 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 minimized, collection instruments are understandable, and OSHA's
estimate of the information collection burden is correct. The
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) authorizes
information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for
enforcement of the OSH Act, or for developing information regarding the
causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and
accidents (29 U.S.C. 657).
The Standard specifies several paperwork requirements. The
following sections describe who uses the information collected under
each requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of each of
these requirements is to prevent workers from using unsafe cranes and
ropes, thereby reducing their risk of death or serious injury caused by
a crane or rope failure during material handling.
(A) Inspection of and Certification Records of Cranes (Sec.
1910.180(d)(4) and (d)(6))
Paragraph 1910.180(d) specifies that employers must prepare a
written record to certify that the monthly inspection of critical items
in use on cranes (such as brakes, crane hooks, and ropes) has been
performed. The certification record must include the inspection date,
the signature of the person who conducted the inspection, and the
serial number (or other identifier) of the inspected crane. Employers
must keep the certificate readily available. The certification record
provides employers, workers, and OSHA compliance officers with
assurance that critical items on cranes have been inspected, and that
the equipment is in good operating condition so that the crane and rope
will not fail during material handling. These records also enable OSHA
to determine that an employer is complying with the Standard.
(B) Rated Load Tests (Sec. 1910.180(e)(2))
This provision requires employers to make available written reports
of load-rating tests showing test procedures and confirming the
adequacy of repairs or alterations, and to make readily available any
rerating test reports. These reports inform the employer, workers, and
OSHA compliance officers of a crane's lifting limitations, and provide
information to crane operators to prevent them from exceeding these
limits and, thereby causing crane failure.
(C) Inspection of and Certification Records for Ropes (Sec.
1910.180(g)(1) and (g)(2)(ii))
Paragraph (g)(1) requires employers to thoroughly inspect any rope
in use at least once a month. The authorized person conducting the
inspection must observe any deterioration resulting in appreciable loss
of original strength and determine whether or not the condition is
hazardous. Before reusing a rope that has not been used for at least a
month because the crane housing the rope is shut down or in storage,
paragraph (g)(2)(ii) specifies that employers must have an appointed or
authorized person inspect the rope for all types of deterioration.
Employers must prepare a certification record for the inspections
required by paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2)(ii). These certification
records must include the inspection date, the signature of the person
conducting the inspection, and the identifier for the inspected rope;
paragraph (g)(1) states that employers must keep the certificates "on
file where readily available," while paragraph (g)(2)(ii) requires
that certificates "be * * * kept readily available." The
certification records assure employers, workers, and OSHA that the
inspected ropes are in good condition.
(D) Disclosure of Crane and Rope Inspection Certification Records
The disclosure of certification records provide the most efficient
means for OSHA compliance officers to determine that an employer is
complying with the Standard.
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 is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the collection
of information requirements contained in the Crawler, Locomotive, and
Truck Cranes Standard (29 CFR 1910.180). The Agency is requesting a
decrease in the burden hours of the paperwork requirements contained in
the Standard from 174,062 burden hours to 30,452 hours, a total
decrease of 143,610 burden hours. The decrease is a result of new data
which indicates that there are fewer cranes used in general industry
than estimated in the previous ICR. The Agency will summarize the
comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this
summary in the request to OMB to extend the approval of these
information collection requirements.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes (29 CFR 1910.180).
OMB Number: 1218-0221.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Federal Government;
State, Local, or Tribal government.
Number of Respondents: 3,499.
Frequency of Recordkeeping: On occasion; Monthly, Semi-annually.
Average Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes (.08 hour) to
disclose certification records to 1 hour to conduct rated load tests.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 30,452.
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 in response to this document as follows:
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile; (fax) or (3) by hard copy. All
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name
and the OSHA docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0015).
You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES).
The additional materials must clearly identify your
electronic comments by your full name, date, and docket number so the
Agency can attach them to your comments.
Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand,
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and
date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index,
some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download through this
Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit
comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's "User
Tips" link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about
materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in
using the internet to locate docket submissions.
V. Authority and Signature
David Michaels, PhD, MPH, 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. 5-2007
(72 FR 31160).
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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