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  • Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    83:15639-15641
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Shipyard Employment Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 70 (Wednesday, April 11, 2018)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 15639-15641]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2018-07419]
  
  
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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
  
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  
  [Docket No. OSHA-2011-0190]
  
  
  Shipyard Employment Standards; 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.
  
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  SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to 
  extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements 
  contained in the Shipyard Employment Standards of Subpart G--Gear and

  
  Equipment for Rigging and Materials Handling and Subpart K--Portable, 
  Unfired Pressure Vessels, Drums and Containers, Other than Ship's 
  Equipment. The purpose of the collection of information (paperwork) 
  provisions of the Standards is to reduce workers' risk of death or 
  serious injury by ensuring that equipment has been tested and is in 
  safe operating condition.
  
  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
  June 11, 2018.
  
  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 
  comments.
      Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer 
  than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
  1648.
      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-2011-0190, 
  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, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET.
      Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the 
  OSHA docket number (OSHA-2011-0190) 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 website. All submissions, 
  including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
  copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney at 
  the number below to obtain a copy of the ICR.
  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles McCormick or Theda Kenney, 
  Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
  Telephone (202) 693-2222.
  
  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
  
  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 accordance 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).
      Manila rope and manila-rope slings (paragraph 1915.112(a)(1))--The 
  employer must ensure that manila rope and manila-rope slings have 
  permanently affixed and legible identification markings as prescribed 
  by the manufacturer that indicate the recommended safe working load for 
  the type(s) of hitch(es) used, the angle upon which it is based, and 
  the number of legs if more than one.
      Wire rope and wire-rope slings (paragraph 1915.112(b)(1)(i))--The 
  employer must ensure that wire rope and wire-rope slings have 
  permanently affixed and legible identification markings as prescribed 
  by the manufacturer that indicate the recommended safe working load for 
  the type(s) of hitch(es) used, the angle upon which it is based, and 
  the number of legs if more than one.
      Chain and chain slings (paragraph 1915.112(c)(1)(i))--The employer 
  must ensure that chain and chain slings have permanently affixed and 
  legible identification markings as prescribed by the manufacturer that 
  indicate the recommended safe working load for the type(s) of hitch(es) 
  used, the angle upon which it is based, and the number of legs if more 
  than one.
      Chain and chain slings (paragraph 1915.112(c)(2))--The employer 
  shall visually inspect all chain slings, including end fastenings, 
  before being used on the job, as well as every three months. The 
  employer shall inspect for wear, defective welds, deformation and an 
  increase in length or stretch. Each chain shall bear an indication of 
  the month in which it was thoroughly inspected.
      Shackles (paragraph 1915.113(a)(1))--The employer must ensure that 
  shackles have permanently affixed and legible identification markings 
  as prescribed by the manufacturer that indicate the recommended safe 
  working load.
      Test records for hooks (paragraph 1915.113(b)(1))--This paragraph 
  requires that the manufacturer's recommendations be followed in 
  determining the safe working loads of the various sizes and types of 
  hooks. If the manufacturer's recommendations are not available, the 
  hook must be tested to twice the intended safe working load before it 
  is initially put into use. The employer must maintain and keep readily 
  available a certification record which includes the date of such test, 
  the signature of the person who performed the test, and an identifier 
  for the hook which was tested.
      The records are used to ensure that equipment has been properly 
  tested. The records also provide the most efficient means for the 
  compliance officers to determine that an employer is complying with the 
  Standard.
      Chain falls and pull-lifts (paragraph 1915.114(a))--The employer 
  must ensure that all chain falls and pull-lifts are clearly marked to 
  show the capacity and the capacity must not be exceeded.
      Mobile crawler or truck cranes used on a vessel (paragraph 
  1915.115(c))--This paragraph requires that the maximum manufacturer's 
  rated safe working loads for the various working radii of the boom and 
  the maximum and minimum radii at which the boom may be safely used with 
  and without outriggers, shall be conspicuously posted near the controls 
  and shall be visible to the operator.
      General precautions (paragraph 1915.131(g))--The employer must 
  ensure that all headers, manifolds and widely spaced hose connections 
  on compressed air lines bear the word ``air''

  
  in letters at least 1-inch high, which must be painted either on the 
  manifolds or separate hose connections, or on signs permanently 
  attached to the manifolds or connections. Grouped air connections may 
  be marked in one location.
      Examination and test records for unfired pressure vessels 
  (paragraphs 1915.172(b) and (d))--Paragraph (b) requires that portable, 
  unfired pressure vessels not built to the requirements of the American 
  Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, 
  Section VIII, Rules for Construction of Unfired Pressure Vessels, 1963 
  be examined quarterly by a competent person, and subjected to a yearly 
  hydrostatic pressure test as defined by paragraph (b). A certification 
  record of such examinations and tests shall be maintained as specified 
  in paragraph (d).
  
  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 requesting an adjustment increase in the existing burden 
  hour estimate for the collection of information requirements specified 
  by the Standards from 9,773 hours to 11,813 hours, a total increase of 
  2,040 hours. This increase is due to an increase in the number of 
  establishments using this equipment. In this ICR, the scope of the 
  maritime standards in 29 CFR part 1915 for slings, shackles, and hooks 
  are based on the Final Economic Analysis for the Final Rule revising 29 
  CFR part 1915, subpart F prepared by OSHA's Office of Regulatory 
  Analysis. As a result of the Final Rule, the revision of the standard 
  applies to all shipyard employment which is defined in Sec.  1915.4(i) 
  as ship repairing, shipbuilding, shipbreaking, and related employment. 
  Also, upon further analysis, the Agency identified two new collections 
  of information contained in the Standard under paragraphs Sec. Sec.  
  1915.112(c)(2) and 1915.115(c)(1). The Agency will summarize any 
  comments submitted in response to this notice and will include this 
  summary in its request to OMB.
      Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
      Title: Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR part 1915).
      OMB Number: 1218-0220.
      Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Not-for-profit 
  organizations; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government.
      Number of Respondents: 4,871.
      Frequency of Response: On occasion.
      Average Time per Response: Various.
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 11,813.
      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 http://www.regulations.gov, 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 (Docket No. OSHA-2011-0190). 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 publicly available to read or download from this 
  website.
      All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for 
  inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using 
  the http://www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and access 
  the docket is available at the website's ``User Tips'' link. Contact 
  the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available 
  from the website, 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 
  3912).
  
      Signed at Washington, DC, on April 5, 2018.
  Loren Sweatt,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2018-07419 Filed 4-10-18; 8:45 am]
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