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• Publication Date: 11/25/2013
• Publication Type: Notices
• Fed Register #: 78: 70326-70327
• Standard Number: 1926.251
• Title: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's [OMB] Approval of Information Collection [Paperwork] Requirements

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70326-70327]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28075]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0038]


Rigging Equipment for Material Handling; 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 the OMB approval of the information collection requirements 
contained in paragraphs (b)(1), (b)(6)(i), (b)(6)(ii), (c)(15)(ii), 
(e)(1)(i), (ii), and (iii) and (f)(2) of the Standard on Rigging 
Equipment for Material Handling (29 CFR 1926.251). These paragraphs 
require affixing identification tags or markings on rigging equipment, 
developing and maintaining inspection records, and retaining proof-
testing certificates.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
January 24, 2014.

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, OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2010-0038, 
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 for the Information Collection Request (ICR) (Docket No. 
OSHA 2010-0038). 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 accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (PRA-95) (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 OSHA to 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).
    Paragraph (b)(1) requires that alloy steel chains have permanently 
affixed durable identification tags stating size, grade, rated capacity 
and sling
manufacturer. Paragraph (b)(6)(i) requires the employer to make a 
thorough periodic inspection of alloy steel chain slings in use on a 
regular basis, but at least once a year. Paragraph (b)(6)(ii) requires 
the employer to make and maintain a record of the most recent month in 
which each alloy steel chain was inspected and make the record 
available for examination.
    Paragraph (c)(15)(ii) requires that all welded end attachments of 
wire rope slings be proof tested by the manufacturer at twice their 
rated capacity prior to initial use, and that the employer retain a 
certificate of the proof test and make it available for examination.
    Paragraphs (e)(1)(i), (ii), and (iii) require that synthetic web 
slings be marked or coded to show the manufacturer's name or trademark, 
the rated capacity for the type of hitch and the type of synthetic 
webbing material.
    Paragraph (f)(2) requires that all hooks for which no applicable 
manufacturer's recommendations are available be tested twice before 
they are put into use. The employer shall maintain a record of the 
dates and results of the tests.

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 requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information 
collection requirements contained in the Standard on Rigging Equipment 
for Material Handling (29 CFR 1926.251). The Agency is requesting an 
increase in the burden hours from 51,815 burden hours to 52,428 hours. 
This increase is due to the additional marking requirements for wire 
rope slings.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Rigging Equipment for Material Handling (29 CFR 1926.251).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0233.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 1,220,910.
    Total Responses: 227,428.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Average Time per Response: Average of 3 minutes (.05 hour) for an 
employer to maintain and disclose a certificate to 30 minutes (.50 
hour) for an employer to acquire information and make a tag for a 
sling.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 52,428.
    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 (OSHA Docket No. 2010-0038). 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 
date 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, Ph.D., 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. 1-2012 
(77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on November 19, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-28075 Filed 11-22-13; 8:45 am]
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