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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 167 (Thursday, August 28, 2014)][Notices][Pages 51361-51362]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20410]



Office of the Secretary

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: On August 29, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit 
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored 
information collection request (ICR) titled, "Material Hoists, 
Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard," to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without 
change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 
44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before September 29, 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 http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/
PRAViewICR?refnbr=201408-1218-007 (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, TTY 202-693-8064, 
(these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOLPRAPUBLIC@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: OIRAsubmission@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: Departmental Information 
Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email 
at DOLPRAPUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard 
information collection requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 
1926.552. Specifically, the Standard requires the following: Posting 
rated load capacities, recommended operating speeds, and special hazard 
warnings or instructions on cars and platforms; establishing and 
posting operating rules, including a signal system and allowable line 
speed for various loads, for material hoists at the operator's station 
of a hoist; and providing cars with a capacity and data plate secured 
in a conspicuous place on the car or crosshead. The Standard also 
specifies certification and recordkeeping requirements related to 
required testing and inspection of hoists. Occupational Safety and 
Health Act of 1970 sections 2(b)(9) and 8(c) authorize this information 
collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9) and 657(c).
    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 1218-0231.
    OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) 
years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is 
scheduled to expire on August 31, 2014. The DOL seeks to extend PRA 
authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, 
without any change to existing requirements. 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 June 19, 2014 (79 FR 
    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 September 29, 2014. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention 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: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and 
Elevators Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0231.
    Affected Public: Private sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 5,868.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 26,547.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 7,103 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: August 21, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20410 Filed 8-27-14; 8:45 am]