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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
[Federal Register Volume 89, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 9, 2024)]
[Page 56433]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2024-14960]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction 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 August 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Bouchet by telephone at 202-
693-0213, or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The collection of information contained in 
the Cranes and Derricks Standard codified at 29 CFR part 1926 subpart 
CC mandate that a covered employer produce and maintain records 
documenting controls and other measures taken to protect workers from 
hazards related to cranes and derricks used in construction. A 
construction business with workers who operate or work in the vicinity 
of cranes and derricks must have, as applicable, the following 
documents on file and available at the job site: equipment ratings, 
employee training records, written authorizations from qualified 
individuals, operator's certification documents and qualification 
program audits. In addition, the standard for cranes and derricks in 
construction provides specific exemptions and clarifications with 
regard to the application of the standard to cranes and derricks used 
for railway roadway work. These exemptions and clarifications recognize 
the unique equipment and circumstances in railway roadway work and 
reflect the preemption of some OSHA requirements by regulations 
promulgated by the Federal Railroad Administration. For additional 
substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice 
published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2024 (89 FR 25903).
    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.
    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: Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0261.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 213,400.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 3,013,542.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 429,483 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $2,811,282.

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

Nicole Bouchet,
Certifying Official.
[FR Doc. 2024-14960 Filed 7-8-24; 8:45 am]