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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 96 (Wednesday, May 18, 2011)][Notices][Page 28813]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12196]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, "Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, 
and Elevators," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 17, 2011.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting 
documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, 
proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be 
obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, 
on the day following publication of this notice or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a 
toll-free number) or sending an e-mail to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 
202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-
mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The information collection requirements 
contained in the Standard on Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and 
Elevators, 29 CFR 1926.552, are designed to protect workers who operate 
and work around personnel hoists. Specifically, the Standard requires 
that the rated load capacities, recommended operating speeds, and 
special hazard warnings or instructions be posted on cars and 
platforms; that operating rules for material hoists be established and 
posted at the operator's station of the hoist; a signal system and 
allowable line speed for various loads; and that cars be provided with 
a capacity and data plate secured in a conspicuous place on the car or 
crosshead. These posting requirements are used by the operator and crew 
of the material and personnel hoists to determine how to use the 
specific machine and how much it will be able to lift as assembled in 
one or a number of particular configurations. If not properly used, the 
machine would be subject to failures, endangering the employees in the 
immediate vicinity. The Standard also specifies certification and 
recordkeeping requirements related to required testing and inspection 
of hoists. This certification ensures that the equipment has been 
tested and is in safe operating condition.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the 
collection of information does not display a valid OMB control number. 
See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this 
information collection under OMB Control Number 1218-0231. The current 
OMB approval is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2011; however, it should 
be noted that information collections submitted to the OMB receive a 
month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional 
information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register 
on December 3, 2010 (75 FR 75500).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218-0231. 
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     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 (OSHA).
    Title of Collection: Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and 
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0231.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,372.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 90,290.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 20,957.
    Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: May 12, 2011.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-12196 Filed 5-17-11; 8:45 am]