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    Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
[Federal Register: October 4, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 191)][Notices]               [Page 57897-57898]
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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

September 27, 2005.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public 
information collection request (ICR) 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 
this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by 
contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) 
or e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.
    Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, 202-395-7316 (this is not a toll-free number), 
within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal 
    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.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 
    OMB Number: 1218-0220.
    Frequency: On occasion; quarterly; and annually.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; 
and State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 717.
    Number of Annual Responses: 14,637.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to maintain a 
required record to 2 hours to conduct exposure monitoring.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,520.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: The Shipyard Employment Standards at 29 CFR 
1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d) specify 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 condition.
    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 of such test, 
the signature of the person who performed the test, and the identifier 
for the hook which was tested. The records are used to assure that this 
equipment has been properly tested. The records also provide the most 
efficient means for the compliance officers to determine that an 
employer is complying with the Standard.
    Examination and Test Records for Unfired Pressure Vessels 
(paragraph 1915.172(d)). 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 VIII, 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 maintained.
    The records are used to assure that this equipment has been 
properly tested. The records also provide the most efficient means for 
the compliance officers to determine that an employer is complying with 
the Standard.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-19794 Filed 10-3-05; 8:45 am]