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• Publication Date: 07/21/1999
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 64:39174
• Standard Number: 1911; 1926.550(b)(2)
• Title: Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. ICR 99-9]

Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes; 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: Notice of an opportunity for public comment.


SUMMARY: OSHA solicits comments concerning the proposed reduction, and extension of, the information collection requirements contained in the standard on Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes (29 CFR 1926.550(b)(2)).

The Agency is particularly interested in comments on the following:

  • Whether the information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, including whether the information is useful;

  • The accuracy of the Agency'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 collected; and

  • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply, for example, by using automated, electronic, mechanical, and other technological information and transmission collection techniques.

DATES: Submit written comments on or before September 20, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the Docket Office, Docket No. ICR-99-9, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350. You may transmit written comments 10 pages or less in length by facsimile to (202) 693-1648.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Martinez, Directorate of Policy, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3605, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2444. A copy of the Agency's Information Collection Request (ICR) supporting the need for the information collection requirements in the Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard is available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office, or mailed on request by telephoning Kathleen Martinez at (202) 693-2444 or Barbara Bielaski at (202) 693-2444. For electronic copies of the ICR on the Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard, contact OSHA on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

The DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA-95) (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, collection instruments are clearly understood, and information collection OSHA's estimate of the burden is correct. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 657) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents.

II. Proposed Actions

The certification record required in 29 CFR 1926.550(b)(2) is necessary to assure that employers conduct inspections of cranes and that they retain a certification record on file until a new record is prepared. 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 contained in the Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard (29 CFR 1926.550(b)(2)).

Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information collection requirements.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Crawler, Truck and Locomotive Cranes (29 CFR 1926.550(b)(2)).

OMB Number: 1218-0232.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal government; state, local, or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 94,000.

Frequency: Monthly.

Average Time Per Response: 30 minutes.

Estimated Total Burden Hours: 564,000.

III. Authority and Signature

Charles N. Jeffress, 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), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 6-96 (62 FR 111), and 29 CFR part 1911.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 14th day of July 1999.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

[FR Doc. 99-18598 Filed 7-20-99; 8:45 am]

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