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• Publication Date: 09/10/1999
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 64:49247-49248
• Standard Number: 1910.67(b)(2); 1911
• Title: Aerial Lifts (Manufacturer's Certification Record of Modification); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Aerial Lifts (Manufacturer's Certification Record of Modification); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Labor.

ACTION: Notice of an opportunity for public comment.


SUMMARY: OSHA solicits comments concerning the proposed decrease, and extension of, the information collection requirement contained in the standard on Aerial Lifts (29 CFR 1910.67(b)(2)).

REQUEST FOR COMMENT: The Agency seeks comments on the following issues:

  • 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 November 9, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Docket Office, Docket No. ICR-99-24, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350. Commenters may transmit written comments of 10 pages or less in length by facsimile to (202) 693-1648.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney, Directorate of Safety Standards Programs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Room N-3605, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2222. A copy of the Agency's Information Collection Request (ICR) supporting the need for the information collection requirement (manufacturer's certification record of modification) contained in the standard on Aerial Lifts (29 CFR 1910.67(b)(2)) is available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office, or mailed on request by telephoning Theda Kenney at (202) 693- 2222 or Barbara Bielaski at (202) 693-2444. For electronic copies of the ICR, contact OSHA on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov/law-regs.html and click on "Information Collection Requests."

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 OSHA's estimate of the information collection burden is correct.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) 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. (29 U.S.C. 657.) In this regard, the standard on Aerial Lifts requires that when aerial lifts are "field modified" for uses other than those intended by the manufacturer, the modification must be certified in writing by the manufacturer or by any other equivalent entity, such as a nationally recognized testing laboratory to be in conformity with all applicable provisions of ANSI A92.2-1969 and the OSHA standard, to be at least as safe as the equipment was before modification.

II. Proposed Actions

OSHA proposes to decrease its earlier estimate of 72 burden hours to 45 burden hours for the provision pertaining to the manufacturer's certification record in the standard on Aerial Lifts (29 CFR 1910.67(b)(2)).

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 requirement contained in the above standard.

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

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Aerial Lifts, Manufacturer's Certification Record of Modification (29 CFR 1910.67(b)(2)).

OMB Number: 1218-0230.

Affected Public: business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; Federal government, state, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 900.

Frequency: On occasion.

Average Time Per Response: 3 minutes (0.05 hour).

Estimated Total Burden Hours: 45.

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 2nd day of September 1999.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 99-23548 Filed 9-9-99; 8:45 am]

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