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• Publication Date: 08/30/2005
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 70:51368-51370
• Standard Number: 1910.67
• Title: Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

[Federal Register: August 30, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 167)]
[Notices]               
[Page 51368-51370]
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 1218-0230(2005)]

 
Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms 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 public comment.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an 
extension of the information collection requirements specified for 
aerial lifts by its Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work 
Platforms Standard (29 CFR 1910.67). The paperwork provision of the 
Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard 
specifies a requirement for maintaining and disclosing the 
manufacturers' certification records for modified aerial lifts. 
The purpose of the requirement is to reduce employees' risk of death 
or serious injury by ensuring that aerial lifts are inspected and/or 
tested after modification to ensure they are in safe operating condition.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
    Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received) 
by October 31, 2005.
    Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be 
received by October 31, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR-
1218-0230(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 Webpage 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 Webpage 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).
    OSHA's Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms 
Standard (29 CFR 1910.67) (the ``Standard'') specifies one paperwork 
requirement.
    Manufacturer's Certification of Modification (paragraph (b)(2)). 
The Standard requires that when aerial lifts are ``field modified'' for 
uses other than those intended by the manufacturer, the manufacturer or 
other equivalent entity, such as a nationally recognized testing 
laboratory, must certify in writing that the modification is in 
conformity with all applicable provisions of ANSI A92.2-1969 and the 
OSHA Standard and that the modified aerial lift is at least as safe as 
the equipment was before modification. Employers are to maintain the 
certification record and make it available to OSHA compliance officers. 
This record provides assurance to employers, employees, and compliance 
officers that the aerial lift is safe for use, thereby preventing 
failure while employees are being elevated. The certification record 
also provides the most efficient means for the compliance officers to 
determine that an employer is complying with the Standard.

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 Standard on Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating 
Work Platforms (29 CFR 1910.67(b)(2)). 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 the information 
collection requirement.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information 
collection requirement.
    Title: Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms (29 
CFR 1910.67(b)(2)).
    OMB Number: 1218-0230.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Not-for-profit 
organizations; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Average Time Per Response: 1 minute (.02) to maintain the 
manufacturer's certification record to 2 minutes (.03 hour) to disclose 
it to an OSHA Compliance Officer.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 21.
    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 Webpage. Because of security-related 
problems, there may be a significant delay in the receipt of comments 
by regular mail. Please contract 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 Webpage are 
available at http://www.OSHA.gov. Contact the
OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available 
through the OSHA Webpage and for assistance using the Webpage to locate 
docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice as well as other 
relevant documents are available on OSHA's Webpage. Since all 
submissions become public, private information such as social security 
numbers should not be submitted.

V. Authority and Signature

    Jonathan L. Snare, Deputy 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 August 24, 2005.
Jonathan L. Snare,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor.
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