[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 111 (Friday, June 9, 2023)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-12394]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0015]
Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes 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 the proposal to
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the
information collection requirements specified in its Standard on
Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes.
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
August 8, 2023.
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
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some
information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to
read or download through the website. All submissions, including
copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA
Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY
(877) 889-5627) for assistance in locating docket submissions.
Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and OSHA
docket number (OSHA-2010-0015) for the Information Collection Request
(ICR). OSHA will place all comments, including any personal
information, in the public docket, which may be made available online.
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal
information such as social security numbers and birthdates.
For further information on submitting comments, see the ``Public
Participation'' heading in the section of this notice titled
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seleda Perryman or Theda Kenney,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor;
telephone (202) 693-2222.
The Department of Labor, as part of the 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, the collection instruments are clearly understood, and
OSHA's estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (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 effort in
obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657).
The Standard specifies several paperwork requirements. The
following sections describe who uses the information collected under
each requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of each of
these requirements is to prevent workers from using unsafe cranes and
ropes, thereby reducing their risk of death or serious injury caused by
a crane or rope failure during material handling.
(A) Inspection of and Certification Records for Cranes (Sec.
Paragraph 1910.180(d) specifies that employers must prepare a
written record to certify that the monthly inspection of critical items
in use on cranes (such as brakes, crane hooks, and ropes) has been
performed. The certification record must include the inspection date,
the signature of the person who conducted the inspection, and the
serial number (or other identifier) of the inspected crane. Employers
must keep the certificate readily available. The certification record
provides employers, workers, and OSHA compliance officers with
assurance that critical items on cranes have been inspected, and that
the equipment is in good operating condition so that the crane and rope
will not fail during material handling. These records also enable OSHA
to determine that an employer is complying with the Standard.
(B) Rated Load Tests (Sec. 1910.180(e)(2))
This provision requires employers to make available written reports
of load-rating tests showing test procedures and confirming the
adequacy of repairs or alterations, and to make readily available any
rerating test reports. These reports inform the employer, workers, and
OSHA compliance officers of a crane's lifting limitations, and provide
information to crane operators to prevent them from exceeding these
limits and thereby causing crane failure.
(C) Inspection and Certification Records for Ropes (Sec.
Paragraph (g)(1) requires employers to thoroughly inspect any rope
in use at least once a month. The authorized person conducting the
inspection must observe any deterioration resulting in appreciable loss
of original strength and determine whether or not the condition is
hazardous. Before reusing a rope that has not been used for at least a
month because the crane housing the rope is shut down or in storage,
paragraph (g)(2)(ii) specifies that employers must have an appointed or
authorized person inspect the rope for all types of deterioration.
Employers must prepare a certification record for the inspections
required by paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2)(ii). These certification
records must include the inspection date, the signature of the person
conducting the inspection, and the identifier for the inspected rope;
paragraph (g)(1) states that employers must keep the certificates ``on
file where readily available,'' while paragraph (g)(2)(ii) requires
that certificates ``be . . . kept readily available.'' The
certification records assure employers, workers, and OSHA that the
inspected ropes are in good condition.
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 to
protect workers, 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
OSHA is requesting that OMB extend the approval of the information
collection requirements contained in the Standard on Crawler,
Locomotive, and Truck Cranes. The agency is requesting a burden hour
adjustment decrease of 1,872 hours, from 30,511 hours to 28,639 hours.
This decrease is due to the decrease in operational cranes used for
general industry purposes.
OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this
notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB to extend
the approval of the information collection requirements.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0221.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 3,399.
Number of Responses: 78,584.
Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
Average Time per Response: Varies.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 29,639.
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); if your comments, including
attachments, are not longer than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA
Docket Office at 202-693-1648. or (3) by hard copy. All comments,
attachments, and other material must identify the agency name and the
OSHA docket number for the ICR (OSHA-2010-0015). You may supplement
electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically.
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 at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-
5627) for information about materials not available from the website,
and for assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions.
V. Authority and Signature
James S. Frederick, 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. 8-2020
(85 FR 58393).
Signed at Washington, DC.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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