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• Publication Date: 11/30/1999
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 64:66935
• Standard Number: 1910.184; 1910.268(c)
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 22, 1999.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of each individual ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor. To obtain documentation, contact Darrin King at (202) 219-5096 ext. 151 or E-Mail to King- Darrin@dol.gov.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for BLS, DM, ESA, ETA, MSHA, OSHA, PWBA, or VETS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316, within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;

  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

  • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

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

Title: Certification Records for Slings.

OMB Number: 1218-0223.

Frequency: Varies (On occasion, Annually).

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 155,675.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Varies (3 minutes (0.05 hour) to 15 minutes (0.25 hour)).

Total Burden Hours: 21,435.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services: $0.

Description: The standard on Slings (29 CFR 1910.184) requires employers to generate and maintain records regarding the inspection of alloy steel chain slings, and to obtain and retain certificates showing that the equipment manufacturer (or equivalent entity) proof tested new, repaired, or reconditioned alloy steel chain slings, wire rope slings that have welded end attachments, and repaired synthetic web slings. The standard also requires that employers affix a durable marking to metal mesh slings stating the rated capacity for the vertical basket hitch and choker hitch loadings; repaired metal mesh slings must indicate the date and type of repair, as well as the person or organization performing the repair, using permanent marking or tagging, or by maintaining a written record.

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

Title: Telecommunications, Training Certification.

OMB Number: 1218-0225.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 107,138.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Varies from 2 minutes (0.03 hour) to 4 minutes (0.07 hour).

Total Burden Hours: 7,487.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services: $0.

Description: The information collection requirements (training certification records) contained in the standard on Telecommunications (29 CFR 1910.268(c)) are to ensure that employers properly train their employees in the various precautions and safe practices in the work performed at telecommunications centers and at telecommunications field installations.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-31015 Filed 11-29-99; 8:45 am]

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