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• Publication Date: 12/01/1999
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 64:67324
• Standard Number: 1910.67; 1910.177(d)(3)(iv); 1910.179(j)(2)(iii); 1910.179(j)(2)(iv)(m)(1) ; 1910.179(j)(2)(iv)(m)(2) ; 1910.218(a)(2)(i); 1910.218(a)(2)(ii)
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 24, 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 for BLS, ETA, PWBA, and OASAM contact Karin Kurz ((202) 219-5096 ext. 159 or by E-mail to Kurz-Karin@dol.gov). To obtain documentation for ESA, MSHA, OHAS, and VETS contact Darrin King ((202) 219-5096 ext. 151 or by 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 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.

Title: Aerial Lifts, Manufacture's Certification Record of Modification.

OMB Number: 1218-0230.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit; Federal government; State, local or tribal government.

Number of Respondents: 900.

Estimated Time Per respondent: Three minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 45 hours.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

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

Description: The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) authorizes information collection by employees 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 (29 CFR 1910.67) requires that when aerial lifts are "field modified" for uses other than those intended by the manufacture, the modification must be certified 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. The employer is required to maintain the certification record and to disclose to an OSHA Compliance Officer upon request.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels, Manufacturer's Certification Record.

OMB Number: 1218-0219.

Frequency: Annually.

Number of Respondents: 80.

Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 6.

Description: The standard on Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels, under 29 CFR 1910.177(d)(3)(iv), requires that when a damaged restraining device needs structural repair, such as component replacement or rewelding, the repairs must be certified by either the manufacturer or a registered professional engineer as meeting the strength requirements of paragraph 1910.177(d)(3)(I). The information collection requirement (the manufacturer's certification record) ensures that employers protect employees from hazards of a damaged restraining device in the event of a rim wheel separation or the sudden release of pressurized air. In addition, OSHA compliance officers may require employers to disclose the required certification record at the time of an inspection.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Overhead and Gantry Cranes, Inspection Certification Records.

OMB Number: 1218-0224.

Frequency: Varies (annually, semi-annually).

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

Number of Respondents: 30,000.

Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 30 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 367,500.

Description: The inspection certification records required in 29 CFR 1910.179(j)(2)(iii), (j)(2)(iv)(m)(1), and (m)(2) are necessary to ensure compliance with the requirement for overhead and gantry cranes. They are intended to ensure that these cranes have periodic and recorder maintenance checks and that they are operating in a safe and reliable condition. In addition, OSHA compliance officers may require employers to disclose the certification records during an Agency inspection.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Forging Machines, Inspection Certification Records.

OMB Number: 1218-0228.

Frequency: Bi-Weekly.

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

Number of Respondents: 27,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.

Total Burden Hours: 244,868

Description: The inspection certification records required in the standard on Forging Machines, 29 CFR 1910.218(a)(2)(i) and (a)(2)(ii) are necessary to ensure that forging machines have periodic and regular maintenance checks and that guards and point of operation protection devices have scheduled and recorded inspections. In addition, OSHA compliance officers may require employers to disclose the certification records during an Agency inspection.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Hazard Communications (29 CFR 1200: 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926, 1928).

OMB Number: 1218-0072.

Frequency: On occasion.

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

Number of Respondents: 5,041,918.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Ranges from 10 minutes for establishments to obtain and maintain material safety data sheets to 8 hours for manufacturers or importers to conduct a hazard determination.

Total Burden Hours: 7,301,762 hours.

Description: The Hazard Communication Standard's collection of information requirements are designed to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are evaluated and that information concerning their hazards is transmitted to employees and downstream employers. The standard requires chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate chemicals they produce or import to determine if they are hazardous; for those chemicals determined to be hazardous, material safety data sheets and warning labels must be developed. Employers are required to establish a hazard communication program, to transmit information on the hazards of chemicals to their employees by means of labels on containers, material safety data sheets and training programs. Implementation of these collection of information requirements will ensure all employees have the "right-to-know" the hazards and identities of the chemicals they work with and will reduce the incidence of chemically-related occupational illness and injuries.

Ira L. Mills,
Deparmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 99-31178 Filed 11-30-99; 8:45 am]

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