[Federal Register: October 4, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 191)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
September 27, 2005.
The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public
information collection request (ICR) 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
this 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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: Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and
OMB Number: 1218-0220.
Frequency: On occasion; quarterly; and annually.
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: 717.
Number of Annual Responses: 14,637.
Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to maintain a
required record to 2 hours to conduct exposure monitoring.
Total Burden Hours: 3,520.
Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing
Description: The Shipyard Employment Standards at 29 CFR
1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d) specify 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 of such test,
the signature of the person who performed the test, and the identifier
for the hook which was tested. The records are used to assure that this
equipment has been properly tested. The records also provide the most
efficient means for the compliance officers to determine that an
employer is complying with the Standard.
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 VIII, 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 are used to assure that this equipment has been
properly tested. The records also provide the most efficient means for
the compliance officers to determine that an employer is complying with
Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-19794 Filed 10-3-05; 8:45 am]
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