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• Publication Date: 11/01/2007
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 72:61910-61911
• Standard Number: 1926.550; 1910.266(i)(10)(i)
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: November 1, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 211)]
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

 
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

October 26, 2007.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of 
the following public information collection requests (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 each ICR, with applicable supporting 
documentation; including among other things a description of the likely 
respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden 
may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain
or by contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free 
number) / e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.

    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: John Kraemer, OMB Desk 
Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 
Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, 
Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-6974 (these are not a toll-free 
numbers), E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the 
date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure 
the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control 
Number (see below).
    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 without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title: Cranes and Derricks Standard for Construction (29 CFR 
1926.550).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0113.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 91,997.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 103,076.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $570,074.
    Description: The Cranes and Derricks Standard at 29 CFR 1926.550 
and its information collection requirements protect employees who 
operate, or work near, cranes or derricks. The Standard contains 
posting and certification requirements. These requirements ensure 
employees will operate cranes or derricks according to the crane/
derricks limitations and specifications and that the machinery is 
properly functioning.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title: Logging Operations (29 CFR 1910.266).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0198.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profits and 
farms.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 11,447.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,286.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.
    Description: Title 29 CFR 1910.266(i)(10)(i) specifies that 
employers engaging in logging operations must provide written 
certification that employees and supervisors completed certain required 
training, including first-aid training, while paragraph (i)(10)(ii) 
mandates that employers retain these certificates until replaced by 
more recent certificates. Establishing and maintaining this written 
certification of training assures the employer that the training 
specified by the Standard has been conducted, and at the required 
frequencies. In addition, these records provide the most efficient 
means for an OSHA compliance officer to determine whether an employer 
conducted the required training at the necessary and appropriate 
frequencies.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E7-21467 Filed 10-31-07; 8:45 am]

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