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• Publication Date: 02/14/2017
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 82:10588-10589
• Standard Number: 1910.68
• Title: Manlifts; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 29 (Tuesday, February 14, 2017)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 10588-10589]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-02812]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2010-0051]


  Manlifts; 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 Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the
  information collection requirements specified in the Standard on
  Manlifts.

  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
  April 17, 2017.

  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-2010-0051, U.S.
  Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
  Room N-3653, 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, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., e.t.
      Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the
  OSHA docket number (OSHA-2010-0051) 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 from 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 (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).
      Paragraph 1910.68(e) of the Standard specifies two paperwork
  requirements. The following sections describe who uses the information
  collected under each requirement, as well as how they use it. The
  purpose of the requirements is to reduce workers' risk of death or
  serious injury by ensuring that manlifts are in safe operating
  condition.
      Periodic Inspections and Records. This provision requires that each
  manlift be inspected at least once every 30 days and it also requires
  that limit switches shall be checked weekly. The manlift inspection is
  to cover at least the following items: Steps; step fastenings; rails;
  rail supports and fastenings; rollers and slides; belt and belt
  tension; handholds and fastenings; floor landings; guardrails;
  lubrication; limit switches; warning signs and lights; illumination;
  drive pulley; bottom (boot) pulley and clearance; pulley supports;
  motor; driving mechanism; brake; electrical switches; vibration and
  misalignment; and any "skip" on the up or down run when mounting a
  step (indicating worn gears). A certification record of the inspection
  must be prepared upon completion of the inspection. The record must
  contain the date of the inspection, the signature of the person who
  performed the inspection, and the serial number or other identifier of
  the inspected manlift.
      Disclosure of Inspection Certification Records. Employers are to
  maintain the certification record and make it available to OSHA
  compliance officers. This record provides assurance to employers,
  workers, and compliance officers that manlifts were inspected as
  required by the Standard. The inspections are made to keep equipment in
  safe operating condition thereby preventing manlift failure while
  carrying workers to elevated worksites. These records also provide the
  most efficient means for the compliance officers to determine that an
  employer is complying with the Standard.

  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

      The Agency requests an adjustment decrease of 1 (one) burden hour
  associated with this Information Collection Request (from 37,801 hours
  to 37,800 hours). This is a result of the Agency no longer taking a
  burden or cost for disclosure of records during an OSHA inspection.
      Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
      Title: Manlifts (29 CFR 1910.68).
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0226.
      Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
      Number of Respondents: 18,372.
      Frequency of Responses: 36,042.
      Average Time per Response: Varies from 2 minutes (.03 hour) for an
  employer to disclose the inspection certification record to 1.05 hour
  to inspect a manlift.
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 37,800.
      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-2010-0051). 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 from 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 from the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet
  to locate docket submissions.

  V. Authority and Signature

      Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy 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 January 27, 2017.
  Dorothy Dougherty,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-02812 Filed 2-13-17; 8:45 am]
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