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    Powered Industrial Trucks Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 187 (Thursday, September 28, 2017)]
  [Pages 45317-45318]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-20770]



  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2011-0062]

  Powered Industrial Trucks Standard; 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 specified in the Powered Industrial
  Trucks Standard. The information collection requirements address truck
  design, construction and modification, as well as certification of
  training and evaluation for truck operators.

  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
  November 27, 2017.

      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-2011-0062,
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
  Labor, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
  Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are
  accepted during the Docket Office's normal business hours, 10:00 a.m.
  to 3:00 p.m., ET.
      Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the
  OSHA docket number (OSHA-2011-0062) 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: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate
  of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone
  (202) 693-2222.


  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) (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).
      Paragraph (a)(4) of the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard requires
  employers to obtain the manufacturer's written approval before
  modifying a truck in a manner that affects its capacity and safe
  operation; if the manufacturer grants such approval, the employer must
  revise capacity, operation, and maintenance instruction plates, tags,
  and decals accordingly. For front-end attachments not installed by the
  manufacturer, paragraph (a)(5) mandates that employers provide a marker
  on the trucks that identifies the attachment, as well as the weight of
  both the truck and the attachment when the attachment is at maximum
  elevation with a laterally centered load. Paragraph (a)(6) specifies
  that employers must ensure that the markers required by paragraphs
  (a)(3) through (a)(5) remain affixed to the trucks and are legible.
      Paragraphs (1)(4) and (1)(6) of the Standard contain the paperwork
  requirements necessary to certify the evaluation and training provided
  to powered industrial truck operators. Accordingly, these paragraphs
  specify the following requirements for employers.
       Paragraph (1)(4)(iii)--Evaluate each operator's
  performance at least once every three years.
       Paragraph (l)(6)--Certify that each operator meets the
  training and evaluation requirements specified by paragraph (l). This
  certification must include the operator's name, the training date, the
  evaluation date, and the identity of the individual(s) who performed
  the training and evaluation.
      Requiring labels (markings) on modified equipment notifies workers
  of the conditions under which they can safely operate powered
  industrial trucks, thereby preventing such hazards as fires and
  explosions caused by poorly designed electrical systems, rollovers/
  tipovers that result from exceeding a truck's stability
  characteristics, and falling loads that occur when loads exceed the
  lifting capacities of attachments. Certification of worker training and
  evaluation provides a means of informing employers that their workers
  received the training and demonstrated the performance necessary to
  operate a truck within its capacity and control limitations. By
  ensuring that workers operate only trucks that are in proper working
  order, and do so safely, employers prevent possible severe injury or
  death of truck operators and other workers who are in the vicinity of
  the trucks. Finally, these paperwork requirements are the most
  efficient means for an OSHA

  compliance officer to determine that an employer properly notified
  workers about the design and construction of, and modifications made
  to, the trucks they are operating, and that an employer provided them
  with the required training.

  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

      OSHA is proposing to increase the existing burden hour estimate of
  the collection of information requirements specified by the Standard.
  In this regard, the Agency is proposing to increase the current burden
  hour estimate from 888,244 hours to 911,764 hours, a total increase of
  23,520 hours. The adjustment increase is due to updated data indicating
  a growth in the number of powered industrial trucks from 1,179,441 to
  1,210,679 and the number of operators from 1,769,162 to 1,816,018.
      Upon further analysis, OSHA has determined that these training
  provisions are not considered to be collections of information under
  the PRA. In addition, the Agency was able to gather data updating the
  number of trucks and operators. 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: Powered Industrial Trucks (29 CFR 1910.178).
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0242.
      Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
      Number of Respondents: 1,210,679.
      Number of Responses: 2,397,144.
      Frequency of Reponses: On occasion; annually; triennially.
      Average Time per Response: Various.
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 427,866.
      Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $256,626.

  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
  eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All
  comments, attachments, and other materials must identify the Agency
  name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2011-
  0062). 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 that
  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
  date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov 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 http://www.regulations.gov 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

      Loren Sweatt, Deputy 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

      Signed at Washington, DC, on September 19, 2017.
  Loren Sweatt,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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