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• Publication Date: 08/23/2005
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 70:49303-49305
• Standard Number: 1910.1029; 1910.184; 1910.218
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: August 23, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 162)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

 
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

August 17, 2005.
    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 ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by 
contacting Darrin King on (202) 693-4129 (this is not a toll-free 
number) or e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.
    Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, (202) 395-7316 (this is not a toll-free number), 
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.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Coke Oven Emissions (29 CFR 1910.1029).
    OMB Number: 1218-0128.
    Frequency: Quarterly.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; 
and State, local, or tribal government.
    Number of Respondents: 14.
    Number of Annual Responses: 49,527.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes for a secretary 
to maintain record to 4 hours to complete a medical examination.
    Total Burden Hours: 51,756.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (Operating/Maintaining Systems or Purchasing 
Services): $933,064.
    Description: The information collection requirements in the Coke 
Oven Emissions Standard at 29 CFR 1910.1029 provides protection for 
employees from the adverse health effects associated with exposure to 
coke oven emissions. In this regard, the Coke Oven Emissions Standard 
requires employers to monitor employees' exposure to coke oven 
emissions, monitor employee health, and provide employees with 
information about their exposures and the health effects of exposures 
to coke oven emissions.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Slings (29 CFR 1910.184).
    OMB Number: 1218-0223.
    Frequency: On occasion and annually.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Federal Government; and State, local, or tribal 
government.
    Number of Respondents: 65,000.
    Number of Annual Responses: 164,938.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 1 minute to maintain a 
certificate to 30 minutes for a manufacturing worker to acquire 
information from a manufacturer for a new tag, make a new tag, and 
affix it to a sling.
    Total Burden Hours: 19,167.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (Operating/Maintaining Systems or Purchasing 
Services): $0.
    Description: The Slings Standard (29 CFR 1910.184) specifies 
several collection of information (paperwork) requirements, depending 
on the type of sling. The purpose of each of these requirements is to 
prevent employees from using defective or deteriorated slings, thereby 
reducing their risk of death or serious injury caused by sling failure 
during material handling.
    Paragraph (e) of the Standard covers alloy steel chain slings. 
Paragraph (e)(1) requires that alloy steel chain slings have 
permanently affixed and durable identification stating the size, grade, 
rated capacity, and reach of the sling. The information, supplied by 
the manufacturer, is typically marked on a metal tag and affixed to the 
sling.
    Paragraph (e)(3)(i) requires the employer to make a thorough 
periodic inspection of alloy steel chain slings in use on a regular 
basis, but at least once a year. Paragraph (e)(3)(ii) requires the 
employer to make and maintain a record of the most recent month in 
which each alloy steel chain sling was thoroughly inspected, and make 
this record available for examination.
    Paragraph (e)(4) requires the employer to retain certificates of 
proof testing. Employers must ensure that before use, each new, 
repaired, or reconditioned alloy steel chain sling, including all 
welded components in the sling assembly, has been proof tested by the 
sling manufacturer or an equivalent entity. The certificates of proof 
testing must be retained by the employer and made available for 
examination.
    Paragraph (f) of the Standard covers wire rope slings. Paragraph 
(f)(4)(ii) requires that all welded end attachments of wire rope slings 
be proof tested by the manufacturer at twice their rated capacity prior 
to initial use, and that the employer retain a certificate of the proof 
test and make it available for examination.
    Paragraph (g) of the Standard covers metal mesh slings. Paragraph 
(g)(1) requires each metal mesh sling to have a durable marking 
permanently affixed that states the rated capacity for vertical basket 
hitch and choker hitch loadings. Paragraph (g)(8)(ii) requires that 
once repaired, each metal mesh sling be permanently marked or tagged, 
or a written record maintained to indicate the date and type of the 
repairs made, and the person or organization that performed the 
repairs. Records of the repairs shall be made available for 
examination.
    Paragraph (i) of the Standard covers synthetic web slings. 
Paragraph (i)(1) requires that synthetic web slings be marked or coded 
to show the rated capacities for each type of hitch, and type of 
synthetic web material used in the sling.
    Paragraph (i)(8)(i) prohibits the use of repaired synthetic web 
slings until they have been proof tested by the manufacturer or 
equivalent entity. Paragraph (i)(8)(ii) requires the employer to retain 
a certificate of the proof test and make it available for examination.
    The information on the identification tags, markings, and codings 
assist the employer in determining whether the sling can be used for 
the lifting task. The sling inspections enable early detection of 
faulty slings. The inspection and repair records provide employers with 
information about when the last inspection was made and about the type 
of the repairs made. This information provides some assurance about the 
condition of the slings. These records also provide the most efficient 
means for an OSHA compliance officer to determine that an employer is 
complying with the Standard. Proof-testing certificates give employers, 
employees, and OSHA compliance officers assurance that slings are safe 
to use. The certificates also provide the compliance officers with an 
efficient means to assess employer compliance with the Standard.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Forgings Machines, Inspection Certification Records (29 CFR 
1910.218).
    OMB Number: 1218-0228.
    Frequency: Bi-weekly.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Federal Government; and State, local, or tribal 
government.
    Number of Respondents: 27,700.
    Number of Annual Responses: 1,440,788.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 2 minutes for an employer 
to disclose certification records to 8 minutes for a manufacturing 
worker to conduct an inspection of each forging machine and guard or 
point-of-operation protection device bi-weekly.
    Total Burden Hours: 187,264.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (Operating/Maintaining Systems or Purchasing 
Services): $0.
    Description: The Standard on Forging Machines (29 CFR 1910.218) 
(the Standard) specifies several paperwork requirements. The following 
sections describe who uses the information collected under each requirement, 
as well as how they use it. The purpose these requirements is to reduce 
employees' risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that forging machines 
used by them are in safe operating condition, and that they are able to clearly 
and properly identify manually operated valves and switches.
    Inspection of Forging Machines, Guards, and Point-of-Operation 
Protection Devices (paragraphs (a)(2)(i) and (a)(2)(ii)). Paragraph 
(a)(2)(i) requires employers to establish periodic and regular 
maintenance safety checks, and to develop and keep a certification 
record of each inspection. The certification record must include the 
date of inspection, the signature of the person who performed the 
inspection, and the serial number (or other identifier) of the forging 
machine inspected. Under paragraph (a)(2)(ii), employers are to 
schedule regular and frequent inspections of guards and point-of-
operation protection devices, and prepare a certification record of 
each inspection that contains the date of the inspection, the signature 
of the person who performed the inspection, and the serial number (or 
other identifier) of the equipment inspected. These inspection 
certification records provide assurance to employers, employees, and 
OSHA compliance officers that forging machines, guards, and point-of-
operation protection devices have been inspected, assuring that they 
will operate properly and safely, thereby preventing impact injury and 
death to employees during forging operations. These records also 
provide the most efficient means for the compliance officers to 
determine that an employer is complying with the Standard.
    Identification of Manually Controlled Valves and Switches 
(paragraphs (c), (h)(3), (i)(1) and (i)(2)). These paragraphs require 
proper and clear identification of manually operated valves and 
switches on presses, upsetters, boltheading equipment, and rivet-making 
machines, respectively. Marking valves and switches provide information 
to employees to ensure that they operate the forging machines correctly 
and safely.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-16679 Filed 8-22-05; 8:45 am]

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