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    Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request -- Manlifts (Inspection Certifications).


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 22, 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. To obtain documentation for BLS, ETA, PWBA, and OASAM contact Karin Kurz ((202)-219-5096 ext. 159 or by E-mail to Kurz-Karin@dol.gov). To obtain documentation for ESA, MSHA, OSHA, and VETS contact Darrin King ((202)-219-5096 ext. 151 or by E-Mail to King-Darrin@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: Manlifts (Inspection Certifications).

OMB Number: 1218-0226.

Frequency: Varies (monthly, daily.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit institutions; Federal government ; State, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 3,000.

Estimated Time Per respondent: Varies from 5 to 69 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 3,000.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

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

Description: The information collection requirement in the standard on Manlifts (29 CFR 1910.86(e)) is necessary to insure compliance with the requirement for manlifts to be inspected by a competent person. This provision requires the employer to designate a person to record the results of these inspections. The inspection is intended to ensure that the manlifts are in safe operating condition, and all safety devices, such as belt switches, are working properly. The failure of belts or switches could cause serious injury or death to an employee. In addition, OSHA compliance officers may require employers to disclose to required certification record at the time of an inspection.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-31014 Filed 11-29-99; 8:45 am]