[Federal Register: July 22, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 140)][Notices] [Page 42390-42391]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. ICR-1218-0220(2005)]
Shipyard Employment Standards; Extension of the Office of
Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection
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
Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 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-
1218-0220(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
Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at http://ecomments.osha.gov.
Follow instructions on the OSHA Web page 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 Web page 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 may also 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,
NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-2222.
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 instruments
are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate 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
The Standard specifies two paperwork requirements. The following
sections describe who uses the information collected under each
requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of these
requirements is to reduce employees' risk of death or serious injury by
ensuring that equipment has been tested and is in safe operating
Test Records for Hooks (paragraph 1915.113(b)(1)). This
paragraph requires that the manufacturer's recommendations be followed
in determining the safe working loads of the various sizes and types of
hooks. If the manufacturer's recommendations are not available, the
hook must be tested to twice the intended safe working load before it
is initially put into use. The employer must maintain and keep readily
available a certification record which includes the date the such test,
the signature of the person who performed the test, and the identifier
for the hook which was tested.
Examination and Test Records for Unfired Pressure Vessels
This paragraph requires that portable, unfired pressure vessels not
built to the requirements of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VII, Rules for
Construction of Unfired Pressure Vessels, 1963, be examined quarterly
by a competent person and subjected to a yearly hydrostatic pressure
test. A certification record of such examinations and tests shall be
The records were used to assure that equipment has been properly
tested. The records also provided the most efficient means for the
compliance officers to determine that an employer is complying with the
Standard. However, based on information provided to the Agency, OSHA
does not believe that there are any unfired pressure vessels not built
to the requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Rules for Construction
of Unfired Pressure Vessels, 1963 currently in use.
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 proposes to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)
approval of the collection of information (paperwork) requirements
necessitated by the Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR
1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d)). The Agency will include this
summary in its request to OMB to extend the approval of these
collection of information requirements.
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information
Title: Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29
OMB Number: 1218-0220.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; not for profit
organizations; Federal Government; State, local or tribal government.
Frequency: On occasion.
Average Time per Response: Varies from 2 minutes (0.3 hour) to
maintain a certification record to 35 minutes (.58 hour) to obtain
certain information from a manufacturer.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 145.
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 and supporting materials in response to
this notice by (1) hard copy, (2) fax transmission (facsimile), or (3)
electronically through the OSHA Web page. Because of security-related
problems, there may be a significant delay 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 the Federal Register notice as well as other
relevant documents are available on OSHA's Web page. 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 19, 2005.
Jonathan L. Snare,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.
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