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    Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
[Federal Register: July 22, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 140)][Notices]               [Page 42392-42394]
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. ICR 1218-0219(2005)]

Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels 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 comment concerning its request for an 
extension of the information collection requirements contained in its 
Standard on Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29 CFR 

DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
    Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received) 
by September 20, 2005.
    Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be 
received by September 20, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR-
1218-0219 (2005), by any of the following methods:
    Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger 
service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number 
is (877) 889-5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours 
are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., ET.
    Facsimile: If your comments are 10 pages or fewer in length, 
including attachments, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at 
(202) 693-1648.
    Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at http://ecomments.osha.gov.
 Follow instructions on the OSHA Webpage for 

submitting comments.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read or download comments or 
background materials, such as the complete Information Collection 
Request (ICR) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB-83-I Form, and 
attachments), go to OSHA's Webpage at http://www.OSHA.gov. In addition, 

the ICR, comments and submissions are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. You also may 
contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. 
For additional information on submitting comments, please see the 
``Public Participation'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate 
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
N.W., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-2222.


I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a 
preclearance 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 minimal, collection instructions 
are clearly understand, and OSHA's estimates of the information 
collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 
of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information 
collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of 
the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and 
prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 
U.S.C. 657).
    The Standard on Service Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29 
CFR 1910.177) (the Standard) specifies two paperwork requirements. The 
following sections describe who uses the information collection under 
the requirements, as well as how they use it. The purpose of the 
requirements is to reduce employees' risk of death or serious injury by 
ensuring that restraining devices used by them during the servicing of 
multi-piece rim wheels are in safe operating condition.
    Certification of repair (paragraph (d)(3)(iv)) This paragraph 
requires that when restraining devices and barriers are removed from 
service because they are defective, they shall not be returned to 
service until they are repaired and reinspected. If the repair is 
structural, the manufacturer or a Registered Professional Engineer must 
certify that the strength requirements specified in (d)(3)(i) of the 
Standard have been met. This certification record is used to assure 
that equipment has been repaired properly. The certification record 
also provides the most efficient means for OSHA compliance officers to 
determine that an employer is complying with the Standard.
    Marking or tagging of wheel components (paragraph (e)(2)) This 
paragraph requires that defective wheels and wheels components ``be 
marked or tagged unserviceable and removed from the service area.'' 
Under the requirement, OSHA is providing employers with sufficient 
information from which they can derive the wording to use in marking 
the object or constructing a tag. Therefore, this provision imposed no 
paperwork burden because if falls within the portion of 5 CFR 
1320(c)(2) that states, ``The public disclosure of information 
originally supplied by the Federal government to the recipient for the 
purpose of disclosure to the public is not included within this 
definition [of `collection of information']''.

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 
collected; and
     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 proposes to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
approval of the collection of information (paperwork) requirements 
contained in the Standard on Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim 
Wheels (29 CFR 1910.177). The Agency will summarize the comments 
submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in 
its request to OMB to extend the approval of the collection of 
information requirements contained in the Standard.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information 
collection requirements.
    Title: Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29 CFR 
    OMB Number: 1218-0219.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; not-for-profit 
organizations; Federal government; State, local, or tribal government.
    Number of Respondents: 8.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Number of Respondents: 8.
    Average Time Per Response: 3 minutes (.05 hour) to maintain a 
certificate verifying proper repair of restraining device or barrier 
and to disclose to an OSHA Compliance Officer.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on this Notice and 
Internet Access to Comments and Submission]

    You may submit comments and supporting materials in response to 
this notice by (1) hard copy, (2) fax transmission (facsimile), or (3) 
electronically through the OSHA Webpage, Because of security-related 
problems, a significant delay may occur in the receipt of comments by 
regular mail. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 
(TTY) (877) 889-5627) for information about security procedures 
concerning the delivery of submissions by express delivery, hand 
delivery and courier service.
    All comments, submissions and background documents are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the above 
address. Comments and submissions posted on OSHA's Web page are 
available at http://www.OSHA.gov. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for 

information about materials not available through the OSHA Web page and 
for assistance using the Web page to locate docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice, as well as other 
relevant documents, are available on OSHA's Webpage. Since all 
submissions become public, private information such as social security 
numbers should not be submitted.

V. Authority and Signature

    Jonathan L. Snare, Acting 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-
2002 (67 FR 65008).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 15, 2005.
Jonathan L. Snare.
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 05-14544 Filed 7-21-05; 8:45 am]