[Federal Register: August 30, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 167)]
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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.
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
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.
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
OSHA's Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms
Standard (29 CFR 1910.67) (the ``Standard'') specifies one paperwork
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
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
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information
Title: Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms (29
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
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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