[Federal Register: March 23, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 56)][Notices] [Page 13825-13827]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2007-0025]
Derricks; 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 proposal to extend
OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in
its Standard on Derricks (29 CFR 1910.181).
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
May 22, 2007.
Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service:
When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments
and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2007-
0025, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier
service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket
Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA
docket number for the ICR (OSHA-2007-0025). All comments, including any
personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket
without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
For further information on submitting comments see
the "Public Participation" heading in the section of this notice
titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov
or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the
docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the
http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g.,
copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download
through the website. All submissions, including copyrighted material,
are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You
may also contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609,
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202)
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 (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 OSH 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 OSH Act also requires
that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers,
especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the
maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining
information (29 U.S.C. 657).
The Standard specifies several 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 prevent death and serious injuries among employees
by ensuring that the derrick is not used to lift loads beyond its rated
capacity and that all the ropes are inspected for wear and tear.
Paragraph (c)(1) requires that for permanently installed derricks a
clearly legible rating chart be provided with each derrick and securely
affixed to the derrick. Paragraph (c)(2) requires that for non-
permanent installations the manufacturer provide sufficient information
from which capacity charts can be prepared by the employer for the
particular installation. The capacity charts must be located at the
derrick or at the jobsite office. The data on the capacity charts
provide information to the employees to assure the derricks are used as
designed and not overloaded or used beyond the range specified in the
Paragraph (f)(2)(i)(d) requires that warning or out of order signs
be placed on the derrick hoist while adjustments and repairs are being
Paragraph (g)(1) requires employers to thoroughly inspect all
running rope in use, and to do so at least once a month. In addition,
before using rope which has been idle for at least a month, it must be
inspected as prescribed by paragraph (g)(3) and a record prepared to
certify that the inspection was done. The certification records must
include the inspection date, the signature of the person conducting the
inspection, and the identifier of the rope inspected. Employers must
keep the certification records on file and available for inspection.
The certification records provide employers, employees, and OSHA
compliance officers with assurance that the ropes are in good
Disclosure of Charts Under Paragraph (c) and Inspection
Certification Records Under Paragraph (g). The Standard requires the
disclosure of charts and inspection certification records if requested
during an OSHA inspection.
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 is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information
collection requirements contained in the Standard on Derricks (29 CFR
1910.181). The Agency is requesting to reduce the burden hours
associated with this the Standard from 25,104 to 1,356 for a total
reduction of 23,748 burden hours. The Agency will summarize the
comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this
summary in the request to OMB.
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information
Title: Derricks (29 CFR 1910.181).
OMB Number: 1218-0222.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
Number of Respondents: 3,757.
Frequency: Annually; Semi-annually; On occasion.
Average Time per Response: Varies from one minute (.02 hour) to
maintain rating load charts to 13 minutes (.22 hour) to inspect ropes
and to develop and maintain the inspection certification record.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,356.
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 in response to this document as follows:
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (FAX); or (3) by hard copy. All
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2007-0025.
You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES).
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments
by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them
to your comments.
Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand,
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627).
Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and
date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov
index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download through this
Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit
comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's "User
Tips" link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about
materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in
using the Internet to locate docket submissions.
Electronic copies of this Federal Register document are available
at http://www.regulations.gov. This document as well as news releases
and other relevant information also are available at OSHA's Web page at
V. Authority and Signature
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., 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
Signed at Washington, DC on March 19, 2007.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
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