[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 129 (Thursday, July 5, 2018)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14438]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Slings Standard
ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Slings 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). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives
on or before August 6, 2018.
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 website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201802-1218-004 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 DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Submit comments about this request by mail 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: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@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: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
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
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for
the Slings Standard information collection requirements codified in
regulations 29 CFR 1910.184. The Standard specifies several information
collection requirements, depending on the type of sling. The purpose of
each requirement is to prevent workers from using defective or
deteriorated slings, thereby reducing the risk of death or serious
injury caused by sling failure during material handling. Information on
the identification tags, markings, and codings assists the employer in
determining whether the sling can be used for the lifting task. Sling
inspections enable early detection of faulty slings. Inspection and
repair records provide the employer with information about when the
last inspection was done and about the type of repairs made. This
information provides some assurance about the condition of the slings.
These records also provide the most efficient means for an OSHA
compliance officer to determine whether an Occupational Safety and
Health Act (OSH Act) covered employer is complying with the Standard.
Proof-testing certificates give employers, workers, and OSHA compliance
officers assurance that the slings are safe to use. The certificates
also provide the compliance officers with an efficient means to assess
employer compliance with the Standard. OSH Act sections 2(b)(9), 6, and
8(c) authorize this information collection. See 651(b)(9), 655, and
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 1218-0223.
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
January 17, 2018 (83 FR 2466).
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0223.
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.
Title of Collection: Slings Standard.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0223.
Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 314,914.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 314,913.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 25,914 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-14438 Filed 7-3-18; 8:45 am]
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