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• Publication Date: 10/12/2011
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 76: 63327-63328
• Standard Number: 1915.112; 1915.113; 1915.172
• Title: Shipyard Employment Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 12, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63327-63328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26308]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0190]


Shipyard Employment Standards; Extension of the Office of
Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection
(Paperwork) Requirements

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements
contained in the Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 1915.112(a)(1),
29 CFR 1915.112(b)(1)(i), 29 CFR 1915.112(c)(1)(i), 29 CFR
1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d)). The purpose of the collection
of information (paperwork) provisions of the Standards is to reduce
workers' risks of death or serious injury by ensuring that equipment
has been tested and is in safe operating condition.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
December 12, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
comments.
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service:
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2011-0190, U.S.
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal
business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA
docket number (OSHA-2011-0190) for the Information Collection Request
(ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide,
are placed in the public docket without change and may be made
available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information
on submitting comments, see the "Public Participation" heading in the
section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions,
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney at
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609,
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202)
693-2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information
collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
    This program ensures that information is in the desired format,
reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments
are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of the information
collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act
of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information
collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of
the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and
prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29
U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such
information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those
operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent
feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information
(29 U.S.C. 657).
    Manila rope and manila-rope slings (paragraph 1915.112(a)(1)(i))--
The employer must ensure that manila rope and manila-rope slings have
permanently affixed and legible identification markings as prescribed
by the manufacturer that indicate the recommended safe working load for
the type(s) of hitch(es) used, the angle upon which it is based, and the
number of legs if more than one.
    Wire rope and wire-rope slings (paragraph 1915.112(b)(1)(i))--The
employer must ensure that wire rope and wire-rope slings have
permanently affixed and legible identification markings as prescribed
by the manufacturer that indicate the recommended safe working load for
the type(s) of hitch(es) used, the angle upon which it is based, and
the number of legs if more than one.
    Chain and chain slings (paragraph 1915.112(c)(1)(i))--The employer
must ensure that chain and chain slings have permanently affixed and
legible identification markings as prescribed by the manufacturer that
indicate the recommended safe working load for the type(s) of hitch(es)
used, the angle upon which it is based, and the number of legs if more
than one.
    Shackles (paragraph 1915.113(a)(1))--The employer must ensure that
shackles have permanently affixed and legible identification markings
as prescribed by the manufacturer that indicate the recommended safe
working load.
    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 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.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions,
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information
collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply;
for example, by using automated or other technological information
collection and transmission techniques.

III. Proposed Actions

    OSHA is proposing to increase the existing burden hour estimate for
the collection of information requirements specified by the Standards
from 3,137 hours to 3,163 hours, a total increase of 26 hours. As a
result of the Standards Improvement Project Phase III (SIP-III) Final
Rule, the Agency identified new requirements for employers to have
permanently affixed labels attached to slings and shackles as
prescribed by the manufacturer's recommendations. The Agency will
summarize any comments submitted in response to this notice and will
include this summary in its request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR part 1915).
    OMB Number: 1218-0220.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Not-for-profit
organizations; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 635.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Average Time per Response: Varies from 2 minutes (.03 hour) to
maintain a certification record to 35 minutes (.58 hour) to obtain
certain information from a manufacturer.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3,163.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

    You may submit comments in response to this document as follows:
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2011-0190). You
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES).
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments
by your name, date, and the docket number, so the Agency can attach
them to your comments.
    Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand,
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
    Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information,
such as social security numbers and dates of birth.
Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index,
some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download through this Web site.
 All submissions, including copyrighted material, are
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit
comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's "User
Tips" link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about
materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in
using the Internet to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 4-2010
(75 FR 55355).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on October 5, 2011.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-26308 Filed 10-11-11; 8:45 am]
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