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    Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
[Federal Register: February 16, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 32)][Notices]               [Page 7678-7679]
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Office of the Secretary
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

February 9, 2007.
    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 
from RegInfo.gov at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or by 
contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number);
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, Telephone: 202-395-7316; Fax: 202-395-6974 (these 
are not toll-free numbers), 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.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
    Title: Manufacturer's Certification of Modifications Made to 
Construction Aerial Lifts (29 CFR 1926.453).
    OMB Number: 1218-0216.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping.
    Affected Public: Public Sector: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 62.
    Number of Annual Responses: 62.
    Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 6.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: The objective of the Aerial Lifts Standard, "the 
Standard" at 29 CFR 1926.453 to protect employees who operate, or work 
near, aerial lifts. The only information collection requirement in the 
Aerial Lifts Standard is a certification provision, paragraph (a)(2). 
This provision requires an employer who field modifies an aerial lift 
for a use not intended by the lift manufacturer ("field modified 
aerial lift") to obtain from that manufacturer, or an equivalent 
entity (such as a nationally-recognized laboratory), a written 
certificate stating that: The modification conforms to the applicable 
provisions of ANSI A92.2-1969 and OSHA's Aerial Lifts Standard; and the 
modified aerial lift is at least as safe as it was before modification.
    Employers use the certification required in paragraph (a)(2) of the 
Standard as a record of equipment modification and to demonstrate to 
interested parties (e.g., OSHA compliance officers, renters, lessees, 
owners) that the modified aerial lift remains at least as safe for 
employees, as the original equipment. Additionally, the certification 
provides the best means by which an OSHA compliance officer can 
determine that the manufacturer or an equally-qualified entity assessed 
a field modified aerial lift and found that it was safe for use by, or 
near, employees, and would provide employees with a level of protection 
at least equivalent to the protection afforded by the lift in its 
original configuration. Finally, employees may review the information 
on the certificate; such a review will provide them with information 
that they can use to determine the safety of the modified lifts.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-2745 Filed 2-15-07; 8:45 am]