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| Publication Date:||06/18/2002|
| Publication Type:||Notice|
| Fed Register #:||67:41502-41503|
| Standard Number:||1910.179|
| Title:||Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard; 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-1218-0224(2002)]
Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard; 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: Request for comment.
SUMMARY: OSHA requests comment concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information-collection requirements specified by its Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard (29 CFR 1910.179). The paperwork provisions of this standard specify requirements for: Marking the rated load of cranes; preparing, maintaining, and disclosing certification records of hook, hoist chain, and rope inspections and load test reports. The purpose of the requirements is to provide information to employees concerning tests and inspection of critical components of the crane and to provide information about the lifting limits of the crane. This information will be useful in preventing death and serious injuries by ensuring that employees operate overhead and gantry cranes within the rated loads marked on the equipment.
DATES: Submit written comments on or before August 19, 2002.
ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to the Docket Office, Docket No. ICR-1218-0224 (2002), OSHA, 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 by facsimile to (202) 693-1648.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney, Directorate of Safety Standards Programs, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 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 collections specified by the Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard is available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office, or by requesting a copy from Todd Owen at (202) 693-2444. For electronic copies of the ICR contact OSHA on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov/law-regs.html, and select "Information Collection Requests."
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public 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 ensure that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and cost) is minimal, collection instruments are understandable, and OSHA's estimate of the information-collection burden is correct.
The Standard specifies several paperwork requirements. The following sections describe who uses the information collection under each requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of these requirements is to prevent death and serious injuries among employees by ensuring that all critical components of the crane are inspected and tested on a periodic basis and that the crane is not used to lift loads beyond its rated capacity.
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
III. Proposed Actions
OSHA proposed to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the collection-of-information requirements specified by its Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard (29 CFR 1910.179). The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in its request to OMB to extend the approval of these information-collection requirements.
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information-collection requirement.
Title: Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard (29 CFR 1910.179).
OMB Number: 1218-0224.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; State, local, or tribal governments.
Number of Respondents: 35,000 cranes.
Frequency of Recordkeeping: On occasion; daily; monthly; semiannually.
Average Time per Response: Varies from 30 minutes (.50 hour) to 2 hours.
Total Annual Hours Requested: 360,140.
Total Annual Costs (O&M): $0.
IV. Authority and Signature
John L. Henshaw, 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), and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 3-2000 (65 FR 50017).
Signed at Washington, DC, on June 11, 2002.
John L. Henshaw,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 02-15304 Filed 6-17-02; 8:45 am]
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