[Federal Register: April 14, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 71)][Notices] [Page 19423-19424]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0016]
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 comments concerning its proposal to
extend OMB's 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
June 14, 2010.
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-2010-
0016, 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 Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA Docket
No. OSHA-2010-0016). 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 Web site. 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 the ICR.
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 (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 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 workers 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 must be provided with each derrick and
securely affixed to the derrick. Paragraph (c)(2) requires that for
non-permanent installations the manufacturer must 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 workers to assure that the derricks are used
as designed and not overloaded or used beyond the range specified in
Paragraph (f)(2)(i)(d) requires that warning or out of order signs
must be placed on the derrick hoist while adjustments and repairs are
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, workers, and OSHA compliance
officers with assurance that the ropes are in good condition.
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 that it retain its previous
estimate of 1,356 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 a currently approved collection.
Title: Derricks (29 CFR 1910.181).
OMB Number: 1218-0222.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 500.
Frequency: Initially, 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-2010-
0016). 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
This document as well as news releases and other relevant information also are
available at OSHA's Web page at www.osha.gov.
V. Authority and Signature
David Michaels, PhD, MPH, 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. 5-2007
(72 FR 31160).
Signed at Washington, DC, on April 9, 2010.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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