[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 136 (Wednesday, July 16, 1997)]
[Pages 38124-38125]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-18699]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. ICR-97-35]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Derricks (29 CFR 1910.181(g)(1) and 29 CFR 
1910.181(g)(3))--Inspection Certifications

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and impact of collection 
requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed extension of the information 
collection requirements contained in 29 CFR 1910.181(g)(1) and 29 CFR 
1910.181(g)(3). The Agency is particularly interested in comments 
     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 submissions of responses.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 15, 

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ADDRESSES: Comments are to be submitted to the Docket Office, Docket 
No. ICR-97-35, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, D.C. 20210. Telephone: (202) 219-7894. Written comments 
limited to 10 pages or less in length may also be transmitted by 
facsimile to (202) 219-5046.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Sauger or Belinda Cannon, 
Directorate of Safety Standards Programs, Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3605, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 219-
7202. Copies of the referenced information collection request are 
available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office and will be 
mailed to persons who request copies by telephoning Theda Kenney at 
(202) 219-8061, ext. 100, or Barbara Bielaski at (202) 219-8076, ext. 
142. For electronic copies of the information Collection Request on the 
certification provisions of Derricks, contact OSHA's WebPage on the 
Internet at http://www.osha.gov/ and click on ``standards.''


1. Background

    The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) authorizes 
the promulgation of such health and safety standards as are necessary 
or appropriate to provide safe or healthful employment and places of 
employment. The statute specifically authorizes information collection 
by employers as necessary or appropriate for the enforcement of the Act 
or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of 
occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents.
    The inspection certification records required in 29 CFR 
1910.181(g)(1) and 29 CFR 1910.181(g)(3) are necessary to assure 
compliance with the requirement for ropes on derricks. They are 
intended to assure that the ropes have monthly maintenance checks and 
that the inspections are recorded.

II. Current Actions

    This notice requests an extension of the current Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the inspection certification 
requirements contained in 29 CFR 1910.181(g)(1) and 29 CFR 
1910.181(g)(3)--Derricks (currently approved under OMB Control No. 
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health 
    Title: Derricks (29 CFR 1910.181(g)(1) and 29 CFR 1910.181(g)(3)--
Inspection Certifications.
    OMB Number: 1218-.
    Agency Number: Docket Number ICR-97-35.
    Affected Public: State and local governments; Business or other 
    Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Frequency: Monthly.
    Average Time per Response: 0.25 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 28,508.
    Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of July 1997.
John F. Martonik,
Acting Director, Directorate of Safety Standards Programs.
[FR Doc. 97-18699 Filed 7-15-97; 8:45 am]