[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 4, 2016)][Notices][Pages 68456-68457]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23985]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2013-0021]
Cranes and Derricks in Construction; Extension of the Office of
Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval Information Collection
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
collections of information contained in the Cranes and Derricks in
Construction Standard (29 CFR part 1926, subpart CC).
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
December 5, 2016.
ADDRESSES: 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 a copy of your comments and
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2013-0021,
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-2013-0021) 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 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 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: Todd Owen or Theda Kenney, Directorate
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609,
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
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) (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 Cranes and Derricks standard's information collection
requirements impose a duty on employers to produce and maintain records
that implement controls and take other measures to protect workers from
hazards related to cranes and derricks used in construction.
Accordingly, construction businesses 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 program qualification audits. During an
inspection, OSHA will have access to the records to determine
compliance under conditions specified by the standard. An employer's
failure to generate and disclose the information required in this
standard will affect significantly the Agency's effort to control and
reduce injuries and fatalities related to the use of cranes and
derricks in construction.
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
The Agency is requesting an adjustment decrease of 36 burden hours
(from 386,066 to 386,030 burden hours). The decrease in burden hours is
due to errors in calculations. There is also an adjustment increase in
operation and maintenance costs of $103,775 from $2,183,970 to
2,287,745. The increase is mainly due to an increase in hourly wage
OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this
notice, and will include this summary in its request to OMB to extend
the approval of the information collection requirements contained in
the Cranes and Derricks Standard.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Cranes and Derricks in Construction (29 CFR part 1926,
OMB Control Number: 1218-0261.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 209,851.
Total Responses: 2,737,482.
Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
Average Time per Response: Varies from 30 seconds (communicate
employee's location to operator) to 1.5 hours (develop and document
written assembly and disassembly procedures).
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 386,030 hours.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $2,287,745.
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
e-Rulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All
comments, attachments, and other materials must clearly identify the
Agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-
2013-0021. 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
dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publically 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 http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and
access the docket is available from 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 September 29, 2016.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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