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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 96 (Wednesday, May 18, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-12196]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists,
and Elevators," 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 17, 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: 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 information collection requirements
contained in the Standard on Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and
Elevators, 29 CFR 1926.552, are designed to protect workers who operate
and work around personnel hoists. Specifically, the Standard requires
that the rated load capacities, recommended operating speeds, and
special hazard warnings or instructions be posted on cars and
platforms; that operating rules for material hoists be established and
posted at the operator's station of the hoist; a signal system and
allowable line speed for various loads; and that cars be provided with
a capacity and data plate secured in a conspicuous place on the car or
crosshead. These posting requirements are used by the operator and crew
of the material and personnel hoists to determine how to use the
specific machine and how much it will be able to lift as assembled in
one or a number of particular configurations. If not properly used, the
machine would be subject to failures, endangering the employees in the
immediate vicinity. The Standard also specifies certification and
recordkeeping requirements related to required testing and inspection
of hoists. This certification ensures that the equipment has been
tested and 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 1218-0231. 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 December 3, 2010 (75 FR 75500).
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 1218-0231.
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: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Title of Collection: Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and
OMB Control Number: 1218-0231.
Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,372.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 90,290.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 20,957.
Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $0.
Dated: May 12, 2011.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-12196 Filed 5-17-11; 8:45 am]
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