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• Publication Date: 11/06/2001
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 66:56118-56120
• Standard Number: 1926
• Title: Submission for OMB review; Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB review; Comment Request

October 30, 2001.

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 on (202) 693-4129 or E-mail: King-Darrin@dol.gov.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Stuart Shapiro, OMB Desk Officer for OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, 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).

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title: Underground Construction Standard.

OMB Number: 1218-0067.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Frequency: On occasion.

Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third-party disclosure.

Number of Respondents: 323.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $117,000.

Requirement Number of annual responses Average response time [hours] Estimated burden hours
Posting Warning Signs and Notices 1,132 .08 91
Certifying Inspection Records for Hoists 323 1 323
Recordkeeping for Air-Quality Tests -- Big-Bore Projects
Continuous-Monitor Records 15,000 .008 120
Simultaneous-Monitor Records 37,500 .017 638
Serial-Monitor Records 37,500 .05 1,875
Recordkeeping for Air-Quality Tests -- Small- and Medium-Bore Projects, Projects with Conventionally-Bored Tunnels
Continuous-Monitor Records 43,250 .008 346
Simultaneous-Monitor Records 108,125 .017 1,838
Serial-Monitor Records 108,125 .05 5,406
Recordkeeping for Air-Quality Tests -- Small- and Medium-Bore Projects, Projects That Bore with Microtunneling Equipment
Continuous-Monitor Records 21,750 .008 174
Simultaneous-Monitor Records 21,750 .017 369
Serial-Monitor Records 21,750 .05 1,088
Recordkeeping for Air-Quality Tests -- Gassy Projects
Continuous-Monitor Records 27,000 .008 216
Recordkeeping for Air-Quality Tests -- Monitor Calibration
Continuous-Monitor Measurements 107,000 .17 18,190
Serial- or simultaneous-Monitor Measurements 334,750 .08 26,780
Maintaining Check -- In/Check-Out Procedures 323 .03 10
    Total: 885,278   57,464

Description: 29 CFR 1926.800 requires underground construction employers to certify hoist inspections; post various warning signs; and keep a record of air test results to identify decreasing oxygen levels or potentially hazardous concentrations of air contaminants in order to take corrective action prior to attaining hazardous conditions.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Title: Steel Erection -- Subpart R, 29 CFR part 1926.750 through 1926.761.

OMB Number: 1218-0241.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; and State, Local or Tribal Government.

Frequency: On occasion.

Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third-party disclosure.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

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

Requirement Number of projects Frequency per project Responses Average response time [hours] Estimated burden hours
1926.752(a)(1) 14,551 3 43,653 .083333 3,638
1926.752.(a)(2) 6,860 1 6,860 .083333 572
1926.755(b)(1) 3,534 1 3,534 3 10,602
1926.753(c)(5) 17,129 10 171,290 .083333 14,274
1926.753(e)(2) 2,061 2 4,122 .083333 343
1926.754(c)(3) 0 0 0 0 0
1926.757(a)(4) 856 1 856 .083333 71
1926.757(a)(7) 856 1 856 .083333 71
1926.757(a)(9) & 1926.758 (g) 1,713 1 1,713 0.5 857
1926.757(e)(4)(I) 343 1 343 .083333 29
1926.760(e) & (e)(1) 19,748 1 19,748 .016666 329
1926.761 0 0 0 0 0
Paragraph (c)(4)(iii) of Appendix G 0 0 0 0 0
    Total: 67,651   252,975   30,786

Description: Subpart R, 29 CFR Part 1926.750 through 1926.761, requires notification to designated parties, especially steel erectors, that building materials components, steel structures and fall-protection equipments are safe for specific uses and ensure that employees exposed to fall hazards receive specific training in the recognition and control of fall hazards.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 01-27808 Filed 11-5-01; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4510-26-M


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