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• Publication Date: 07/22/2005
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 70:42390-42391
• Standard Number: 1915.113(b)(1); 1915.172(d)
• Title: Shipyard Employment Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

[Federal Register: July 22, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 140)]
[Notices]               
[Page 42390-42391]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. ICR-1218-0220(2005)]

 
 Shipyard Employment Standards; 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 public comment.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an 
extension of the information collection requirements contained in its 
Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 
1915.172(d)).

DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
    Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received) 
by September 20, 2005.
    Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be 
received by September 20, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR-
1218-0220(2005), by any of the following methods:
    Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger 
service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number 
is (877) 889-5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours 
are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., ET.
    Facsimile: If your comments are 10 pages or fewer in length, 
including attachments, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at 
(202) 693-1648.
    Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at http://ecomments.osha.gov.
 Follow instructions on the OSHA Web page for submitting comments.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read or download comments or 
background materials, such as the complete Information Collection 
Request (ICR) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB-83-I Form, and 
attachments), go to OSHA's Web page at http://www.OSHA.gov. In 
addition, the ICR, comments and submissions are available for 
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. 
You may also contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy 
of the ICR. For additional information on submitting comments, please 
see the ``Public Participation'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate 
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    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 ensures that information is in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments 
are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of the information 
collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 
of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information 
collection by employers 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).
    The Standard specifies two paperwork requirements. The following 
sections describe who uses the information collected under each 
requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of these 
requirements is to reduce employees' risk of death or serious injury by 
ensuring that equipment has been tested and is in safe operating 
condition.
     Test Records for Hooks (paragraph 1915.113(b)(1)). This 
paragraph requires that the manufacturer's recommendations be followed 
in determining the safe working loads of the various sizes and types of 
hooks. If the manufacturer's recommendations are not available, the 
hook must be tested to twice the intended safe working load before it 
is initially put into use. The employer must maintain and keep readily 
available a certification record which includes the date the such test, 
the signature of the person who performed the test, and the identifier 
for the hook which was tested.
     Examination and Test Records for Unfired Pressure Vessels 
(paragraph 1915.172(d)).
    This paragraph requires that portable, unfired pressure vessels not 
built to the requirements of the American Society of Mechanical 
Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VII, Rules for 
Construction of Unfired Pressure Vessels, 1963, be examined quarterly 
by a competent person and subjected to a yearly hydrostatic pressure 
test. A certification record of such examinations and tests shall be 
maintained.
    The records were used to assure that equipment has been properly 
tested. The records also provided the most efficient means for the 
compliance officers to determine that an employer is complying with the 
Standard. However, based on information provided to the Agency, OSHA 
does not believe that there are any unfired pressure vessels not built 
to the requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 
Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section VIII, Rules for Construction 
of Unfired Pressure Vessels, 1963 currently in use.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, 
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; 
for example, by using automated or other technological information 
collection and transmission techniques.

III. Proposed Actions

    OSHA proposes to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
approval of the collection of information (paperwork) requirements 
necessitated by the Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 
1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d)). The Agency will include this 
summary in its request to OMB to extend the approval of these 
collection of information requirements.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information 
collection requirements.
    Title: Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29 
CFR 1915.172(d)).
    OMB Number: 1218-0220.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; not for profit 
organizations; Federal Government; State, local or tribal government.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Average Time per Response: Varies from 2 minutes (0.3 hour) to 
maintain a certification record to 35 minutes (.58 hour) to obtain 
certain information from a manufacturer.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 145.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and 
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

    You may submit comments and supporting materials in response to 
this notice by (1) hard copy, (2) fax transmission (facsimile), or (3) 
electronically through the OSHA Web page. Because of security-related 
problems, there may be a significant delay in the receipt of comments 
by regular mail. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627) for information about security procedures 
concerning the delivery of submissions by express delivery, hand 
delivery and courier service.
    All comments, submissions and background documents are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the above 
address. Comments and submissions posted on OSHA's Web page are 
available at http://www.OSHA.gov. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for 

information about materials not available through the OSHA Web page and 
for assistance using the Web page to locate docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of the Federal Register notice as well as other 
relevant documents are available on OSHA's Web page. Since all 
submissions become public, private information such as social security 
numbers should not be submitted.

V. Authority and Signature

    Jonathan L. Snare, Acting 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 et seq.), and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-
2002 (67 FR 65008).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 19, 2005.
Jonathan L. Snare,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 05-14538 Filed 7-21-05; 8:45 am]

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