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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard (Aerial Lifts)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 10, 2021)]
[Pages 43681-43682]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-16998]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work 
Platforms Standard (Aerial Lifts)

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review and approval 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 September 9, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely 
manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden and 
cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crystal Rennie by telephone at 202-
693-0456 or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Standard requires that when aerial lifts 
are ``field modified'' for uses other than those intended by the 
manufacturer, the manufacturer or other equivalent entity, such as a 
nationally recognized testing laboratory, must certify in writing that 
the modification is in conformity with all applicable provisions of 
ANSI A92.2-1969 and the OSHA standard and that the modified aerial lift 
is at least as safe as the equipment was before modification. Employers 
are to maintain the certification record and make it available to OSHA 
compliance officers. This record provides assurance to employers, 
workers, and compliance officers that the modified aerial lift is safe 
for use; thereby, preventing failure while workers are being elevated. 
The certification record also provides the most efficient means for the 
compliance officers to determine that an employer is complying with the 
Standard. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see 
the related notice published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2021 (86 
FR 23434).
    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 the OMB approves it and displays a currently valid 
OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions 

law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to 
comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid 
OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
    DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for 
three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than 
three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information 
collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive 
a month-to-month extension while they undergo review.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work 
Platforms Standard (Aerial Lifts).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0230.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,000.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 17 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

Crystal Rennie,
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2021-16998 Filed 8-9-21; 8:45 am]