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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Gear Certification Standard
[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 46 (Thursday, March 7, 2024)]
[Page 16589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2024-04814]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Gear Certification Standard

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational 
Safety & 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 the agency 
receives on or before April 8, 2024.

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) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and 
clarity of the information collection; and (4) 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: Nicole Bouchet by telephone at 202-
693-0213, or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Form OSHA-70 is used by applicants seeking 
accreditation from the OSHA to be able to test or examine certain 
equipment and material handling devices as required under the OSHA 
maritime regulations, 29 CFR part 1917 (Marine Terminals) and 29 CFR 
part 1918 (Longshoring). OSHA needs this information to accredit 
companies to inspect and provide certification for cranes, derricks, 
and accessory gear used in the longshoring, marine terminal and 
shipyard industries. Certain types of vessel cargo gear and shore-based 
material handling devices used in maritime operations are required to 
have accredited companies conduct examinations. For additional 
substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice 
published in the Federal Register on October 24, 2023 (88 FR 73046).
    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 
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 
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: Gear Certification Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0003.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 35.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 5,035.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 109 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $2,612,500.

(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D))

Nicole Bouchet,
Certifying Official.
[FR Doc. 2024-04814 Filed 3-6-24; 8:45 am]