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• Publication Date: 05/13/2011
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 76: 28095-28096
• Title: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance

 
[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28095-28096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11699]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance

ACTION: Notice.

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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-
mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

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.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    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.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-11699 Filed 5-12-11; 8:45 am]
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