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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11699]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Powered Platforms for Building
Maintenance," to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review
and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
DATES: Submit comments on or before June 13, 2011.
ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation;
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the
RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, on the
day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth
by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or
sending an e-mail to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of
Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone:
202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at
202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OSHA has developed the Powered Platforms
for Building Maintenance Standard to ensure workers who operate powered
platforms receive uniform and comprehensive instruction and information
in the operation, safe use, and inspection of this equipment. The
Standard includes several information collection requirements:
Emergency action plans; affixing load rating plates to suspended units;
and building owners establishing and maintaining written certification
of inspections and testing conducted on the supporting structures of
buildings, powered platform systems, and suspension wire ropes.
Emergency action plans allow employers and workers to anticipate,
and effectively respond to, emergencies that may arise during powered
platform operations. Affixing load rating plates to suspended units,
instructions to emergency electric operating devices, and tags to wire
rope fasteners prevent workplace accidents by providing information to
employers and workers regarding the conditions under which they can
safely operate these system components. Requiring building owners to
establish and maintain written certification of inspections and testing
conducted on the supporting structures of buildings, powered platform
systems, and suspension wire ropes provides employers and workers with
assurance that they can operate safely from the buildings using
equipment that is in safe operating condition.
This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and
the public is generally not required to respond to an information
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the
collection of information does not display a valid OMB control number.
See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this
information collection under OMB Control Number 1218-0121. The current
OMB approval is scheduled to expire on May 31, 2011; however, it should
be noted that information collections submitted to the OMB receive a
month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional
information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register
on January 7, 2011 (76 FR 1192).
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate
consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218-0121.
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
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.
Title of Collection: Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0121.
Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 900.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 182,848.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 135,656.
Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.
Dated: May 9, 2011.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-11699 Filed 5-12-11; 8:45 am]
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