- Publication Date:
- Publication Type:Notice
- Fed Register #:62:37621-37622
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- Title:Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection;Comment Request; Construction Records for Rigging Equipment (29 CFR 1926.251(c)(15)(ii)--Proof-testing of Welded End Wire Rope Attachments
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. ICR 97-21]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Construction Records for Rigging Equipment (29 CFR 1926.251(c)(15)(ii) -- Proof-testing of Welded End Wire Rope Attachments
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection request for 29 CFR 1926.251(c)(15)(ii). The Department of Labor 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 submissions of responses.
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 12, 1997.
ADDRESSES: Comments are to be submitted to the Docket Office, Docket No. ICR 97-21, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone (202) 219-7894. Written comments limited to 10 pages or less in length may also be transmitted by facsimile to (202) 219-5046.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Davey, Directorate of Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3605, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210. Telephone: (202) 219- 7198. Copies of the referenced information collection request are available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office and will be mailed to persons who request copies by telephoning Larry Davey at (202) 219-7198 or Yamilet Ramirez at (202) 219-8055 ext. 141. For electronic copies of the Information Collection Request on 29 CFR 1926.251(c)(15)(ii) contact OSHA's WebPage on Internet at http://www.osha.gov/ and click on standards.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (The Act) authorizes the promulgation of such health and safety standards as are necessary or appropriate to provide safe or healthful employment and places of employment. The statute specifically authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for the enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents. Section 1926.251(c)(15)(ii) requires employers to retain a certificate of proof-test from the manufacturer.
The retention of manufacturer certificates are necessary to assure compliance with the requirement for proof-testing welded end wire rope attachments and are intended to assure that all welded end attachments are tested at twice their rated capacity.
II. Current Actions
This notice requests an extension of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the inspection certification requirements contained in 29 CFR 1926.241(c)(15)(ii).
Type of Review: Extension.
Agency: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Title: Construction Records for Rigging Equipment (29 CFR 1926.251(c)(15)(ii) -- Proof-testing of Welded End Wire Rope Attachments.
OMB Number: 1218-.
Agency Number: Docket Number ICR 97-21.
Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
Number of Respondents: 947,000.
Frequency : On occasion.
Average Time per Response: 5 minutes.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1515 hours.
Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.
Signed at Washington, D.C., this 8th day of July 1997.
Russell B. Swanson,
Director, Directorate Construction.
[FR Doc. 97-18395 Filed 7-11-97; 8:45 am)