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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 230 (Friday, November 29, 2013)][Notices][Pages 71666-71667]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28618]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: On November 29, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) will 
submit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 
sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled, 
"Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard," to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before January 2, 2014.

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 free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at 
(this link will only become active 
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 email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor--OASAM, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Information Policy and Assessment 
Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks PRA authorization for the 
current information collection requirements contained in the Cranes and 
Derricks Standard codified at 29 CFR part 1926 subparts CC and M. These 
requirements mandate that a covered employer produce and maintain 
records documenting controls and other measures taken to protect 
workers from hazards related to cranes and derricks used in 
construction. Accordingly, a construction business with workers who 
operate or work in the vicinity of cranes and derricks must have, as 
applicable, the following documents on file and available at the job 
site: equipment ratings, employee training records, written 
authorizations from qualified individuals, and qualification program 
audits. During an inspection, the OSHA will have access to the records 
to determine compliance under conditions specified by the Standard. 
This ICR has been classified as a revision, because the OSHA has 
revised the ICR to exempt digger derricks used in construction work 
subject to 29 CFR part 1926 subpart V, in accordance with a Final Rule 
published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2013 (78 FY 32110).
    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 that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under Control Number 1218-0261. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on November 30, 2013; however, the DOL notes that existing 
information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a 
month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional 
substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice 
published in the Federal Register on September 13, 2013 (78 FR 56742).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section by January 2, 2014. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 
1218-0261. 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: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0261.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 209,851.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,755,354.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 386,970.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $2,185,926.

    Dated: November 25, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-28618 Filed 11-27-13; 8:45 am]