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    Derricks; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 112 (Friday, June 10, 2016)][Notices][Pages 37644-37645]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-13732]



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 comments.


SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to 
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the 
information collection requirements contained in its Standard on 
Derricks (29 CFR 1910.181).

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
August 9, 2016.

Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at, 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 a copy of your comments and 
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2010-0016, 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 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 the 
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2010-0016) for the Information Collection 
Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you 
provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be 
made available online at 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 or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal 
Register notice) are listed in the index; 
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly 
available to read or download from 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) 693-


I. Background

    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 accord 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 OSH 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 
the charts.
    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 
being performed.
    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 that 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 
    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 
collected; and
     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

    The Agency is requesting an adjustment decrease of 1 hour, from 
1,356 to 1,355 hours, associated with the information collection 
requirements in the Standard. OSHA normally requests access to records 
during an inspection, however, the Agency has now determined that 
information collected by the Agency during an investigation is not 
subject to the PRA under 5 CFR 1320.4(a)(2). Therefore, OSHA takes no 
burden or cost for disclosure of records. 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 Control Number: 1218-0222.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Federal Government; 
State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 500.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Average Time per Response: Ranges 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: 1,355.
    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, 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.
    Due to 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 Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the index, some information (e.g., copyrighted 
material) is not publicly available to read or download from this Web 
site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on 
using the 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 from the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet 
to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., 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. 1-2012 
(77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on June 6, 2016.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2016-13732 Filed 6-9-16; 8:45 am]