Federal Registers - Table of Contents Federal Registers - Table of Contents
• Publication Date: 10/01/2002
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 67:61667-61668
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

September 20, 2002.

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

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for OSHA, 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).

Title: The Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

OMB Number: 1218-0218.

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

Type of Response: Recordkeeping and third-party disclosure.

Frequency: Varies.

Number of Respondents: 8,780,500.

Annual Responses: 1,170,733.

Annual Burden House: 131,708.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $11,941,480.

Description: 29 CFR 1910.157(f)(16) requires employers to develop and maintain a certification record of hydrostatic testing of portable fire extinguishers. The certification record must include thee date of inspection, the signature of the person who performed the test, and the serial number (or other identifier) of the fire extinguisher that was tested. The certification record must be made available to the Assistant Secretary or his/her representative upon request. The certification records provide assure to employers, employees, and OSHA compliance officers that the fire extinguishers have been hydrostatically tested in accordance with and at the intervals specified in the provision, thereby ensuring that they will operate properly in the event employees need to use them. These records also provide the most efficient means for the compliance officers to determine that any employer is complying with the hydrostatic testing provision.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Title: Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

OMB Number: 1218-0221.

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

Type of Response: Record Keeping.

Number of Respondents: 20,000.


Requirement Frequency Annual responses Average response time (hours) Annual burden hours
Inspection Records -- 29 CFR 1910.1800(d)(6) Monthly 228,000 0.25 57,000
Rated Load Tests -- 29 CFR 1910.180(e)(2) On occasion 40 1.00 40
Monthly Rope Inspections and Certification Record -- 29 CFR 1910.180(g)(1) Monthly 228,000 0.50 114,000
Month or More and Certification Record -- 29 CFR 1910.180(g)(2)(ii) On occasion 6,000 0.50 3,000
Total   462,040   174,040

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

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

Description: 29 CFR 1910.180 requires that monthly inspections be performed on cranes and running ropes and that a certification record be prepared. Ropes that have been idle for a month or more are required to under go a through inspection and certification record generated before use. These requirements are necessary to help protect employees from potential injury or death resulting from equipment malfunctions.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Title: Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

OMB Number: 1218-0224.

Frequency: On occasion, monthly, semi-annually (?) and daily.

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

Type of Response: Record keeping and third-party disclosure.

Number of Respondents: 35,000. [Insert Table When ICR Corrected].

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.

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

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

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Title: Mechanical Power Presses.

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

OMB Number: 1218-0229.

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

Type of Response: Recordkeeping.

Number of Respondents: 191,750.


Requirement Frequency Annual responses Average response time (hours) Annual burden hours
Inspection Records -- 29 CFR 1910.217(e)(1)(i) Periodic 2,301,000 0.33 759,330
Inspection Records -- 29 CFR 1910.217(e)(1)(ii) Weekly 7,670,000 0.08 613,600
Total   9,971,000   1,372,930

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

Description: The information collections required by the Mechanical Power Press Standard [29 CFR 1910.217(e)(1)(i) and (e)(1)(ii)] are needed to ensure that power presses are in safe operating condition, and that all safety devices are working properly. The failure of these devices could cause serious injury or death to an employee.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.


[FR Doc. 02-24901 Filed 9-30-02; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4510-26-M

Federal Registers - Table of Contents Federal Registers - Table of Contents