[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 230 (Friday, November 29, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28618]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
SUMMARY: On November 29, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) will
submit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
sponsored information collection request (ICR) revision titled,
"Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard," to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C.
3501 et seq.).
DATES: Submit comments on or before January 2, 2014.
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 free of charge
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at
(this link will only become active
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 email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW.,
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor--OASAM, Office of
the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Information Policy and Assessment
Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks PRA authorization for the
current information collection requirements contained in the Cranes and
Derricks Standard codified at 29 CFR part 1926 subparts CC and M. These
requirements mandate that a covered employer produce and maintain
records documenting controls and other measures taken to protect
workers from hazards related to cranes and derricks used in
construction. Accordingly, a construction business with workers who
operate or work in the vicinity of cranes and derricks must have, as
applicable, the following documents on file and available at the job
site: equipment ratings, employee training records, written
authorizations from qualified individuals, and qualification program
audits. During an inspection, the OSHA will have access to the records
to determine compliance under conditions specified by the Standard.
This ICR has been classified as a revision, because the OSHA has
revised the ICR to exempt digger derricks used in construction work
subject to 29 CFR part 1926 subpart V, in accordance with a Final Rule
published in the Federal Register on May 29, 2013 (78 FY 32110).
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 that
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection
under Control Number 1218-0261. The current approval is scheduled to
expire on November 30, 2013; however, the DOL notes that existing
information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a
month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional
substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice
published in the Federal Register on September 13, 2013 (78 FR 56742).
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in
the ADDRESSES section by January 2, 2014. In order to help ensure
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number
1218-0261. 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: Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0261.
Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 209,851.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,755,354.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 386,970.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $2,185,926.
Dated: November 25, 2013.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-28618 Filed 11-27-13; 8:45 am]
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