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    Rigging Equipment for Material Handling


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 25, 1999.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICRs) 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 each individual ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor, Departmental Clearance Officer, Ira Mills ((202) 219-5096 ext. 143) or by E-Mail to Mills-Ira@dol.gov.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for BLS, DM, ESA, ETA, MSHA, OSHA, PWBA, or VETS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ((202) 395-7316), 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.

Title: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling--29 CFR 1926.251.

OMB Number: 1218-0233.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 18,940.

Estimated Time Per respondent: 5 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 1,515 hours.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0.

Description: The construction standard on rigging equipment for material handling, 29 CFR 1926.251(c)(15)(ii), requires employers to retain a certificate of the proof-test performed on welded end wire rope attachments. The certification, prepared by the manufacturer or other equivalent entity, attest to the safety of the attachments after welding by testing them at twice their rated capacity.

Ira L. Mills.
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-28339 Filed 10-28-99; 8:45 am]