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Start Preamble October 30, 2001.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of each individual ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor. To obtain documentation contact Darrin King on (202) 693-4129 or E-mail: King-Darrin@dol.gov.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: Stuart Shapiro, OMB Desk Officer for OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ((202) 395-7316), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:

  • 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.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title: Underground Construction Standard.

OMB Number: 1218-0067.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Frequency: On occasion.

Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third-party disclosure.

Number of Respondents: 323.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.Start Printed Page 56119

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $117,000.

RequirementNumber of annual responsesAverage response time [hours]Estimated burden hours
Posting Warning Signs and Notices1,132.0891
Certifying Inspection Records for Hoists3231323
Recordkeeping for Air-Quality Tests—Big-Bore Projects
Continuous-Monitor Records15,000.008120
Simultaneous-Monitor Records37,500.017638
Serial-Monitor Records37,500.051,875
Recordkeeping for Air-Quality Tests—Small- and Medium-Bore Projects, Projects with Conventionally-Bored Tunnels
Continuous-Monitor Records43,250.008346
Simultaneous-Monitor Records108,125.0171,838
Serial-Monitor Records108,125.055,406
Recordkeeping for Air-Quality Tests—Small- and Medium-Bore Projects, Projects That Bore with Microtunneling Equipment
Continuous-Monitor Records21,750.008174
Simultaneous-Monitor Records21,750.017369
Serial-Monitor Records21,750.051,088
Recordkeeping for Air-Quality Tests—Gassy Projects
Continuous-Monitor Records27,000.008216
Recordkeeping for Air-Quality Tests—Monitor Calibration
Continuous-Monitor Measurements107,000.1718,190
Serial- or simultaneous-Monitor Measurements334,750.0826,780
Maintaining Check—In/Check-Out Procedures323.0310
Total:885,27857,464

Description: 29 CFR 1926.800 requires underground construction employers to certify hoist inspections; post various warning signs; and keep a record of air test results to identify decreasing oxygen levels or potentially hazardous concentrations of air contaminants in order to take corrective action prior to attaining hazardous conditions.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Title: Steel Erection—Subpart R, 29 CFR part 1926.750 through 1926.761.

OMB Number: 1218-0241.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; and State, Local or Tribal Government.

Frequency: On occasion.

Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third-party disclosure.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $0.

RequirementNumber of projectsFrequency per projectResponsesAverage response time [hours]Estimated burden hours
1926.752(a)(1)14,551343,653.0833333,638
1926.752.(a)(2)6,86016,860.083333572
1926.755(b)(1)3,53413,534310,602
1926.753(c)(5)17,12910171,290.08333314,274
1926.753(e)(2)2,06124,122.083333343
1926.754(c)(3)00000
1926.757(a)(4)8561856.08333371
1926.757(a)(7)8561856.08333371
1926.757(a)(9) & 1926.758 (g)1,71311,7130.5857
1926.757(e)(4)(I)3431343.08333329
1926.760(e) & (e)(1)19,748119,748.016666329
1926.76100000
Paragraph (c)(4)(iii) of Appendix G00000
Total:67,651252,97530,786
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Description: Subpart R, 29 CFR Part 1926.750 through 1926.761, requires notification to designated parties, especially steel erectors, that building materials components, steel structures and fall-protection equipments are safe for specific uses and ensure that employees exposed to fall hazards receive specific training in the recognition and control of fall hazards.

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Ira L. Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-27808 Filed 11-5-01; 8:45 am]

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