[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 17 (Tuesday, January 27, 1998)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 3813-3814]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-1788]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1926

[Docket No. S-205]
RIN 1218-AA40


Safety Standards for Scaffolds Used in the Construction Industry 
(Aerial Lifts); Effective Date and Office of Management and Budget 
Control Numbers Under Paperwork Reduction Act

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Final rule; amendment; announcement of effective date and OMB 
approval of information collection requirements.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the effective date of a provision in 
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's construction 
standard for scaffolds that addresses manufacturer certification of 
``field modified'' aerial lifts. The document also adds an entry to 
display that the collection of information has been approved by the 
Office of Management and Budget under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The amendment in this final rule and 
Sec. 1926.453(a)(2), published at 61 FR 46026, are effective January 
27, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Laurence Davey, Directorate of Construction, Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3621, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 219-
7198.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the August 30, 1996, Federal Register at 
61 FR 46026, et seq., OSHA revised the standards for scaffolds in 
construction, codified as subpart L of 29 CFR part 1926. The effective 
date for the revised subpart was November 29, 1996. However, in that 
same document, at 61

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FR 46026 and 46103-46104, the Agency announced its intent to request 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a provision 
addressing aerial lifts in Sec. 1926.453(a)(2). OSHA stated that the 
effective date for Sec. 1926.453(a)(2) would be announced in the 
Federal Register at a later date, once OSHA received approval for the 
information collection requirements in that provision from OMB. The 
aerial lift provisions contain a requirement for manufacturer 
certification of ``field modified'' aerial lifts, which was previously 
codified in Sec. 1926.556, and which was redesignated at 
Sec. 1926.453(a)(2) in the final rule.
    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520), OMB has approved the information collection and assigned 
OMB control number 1218-0216, which expires on October 31, 2000. Under 
5 CFR 1320.5(b), an Agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless: (1) The collection displays a valid control number, 
and (2) the agency informs potential persons who may respond to the 
collections of information that such persons are not required to 
respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number. Accordingly, now that OMB has approved the 
collections in Sec. 1926.453(a)(2), OSHA is codifying the current OMB 
control number into Sec. 1926.5, which is the central section in which 
OSHA displays its approved collections under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act. The effective date of Sec. 1926.453(a)(2) is January 27, 1998.

Authority and Signature

    This document was prepared under the direction of Charles N. 
Jeffress, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., 
Washington, DC 20210.

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1926

    Construction; Occupational safety and health; Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Signed at Washington, D.C., this 15th day of January, 1998.
Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

    Accordingly, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
amends 29 CFR part 1926 as set forth below.

PART 1926--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for subpart A of part 1926 continues to 
read as follows:

    Authority: Section 107, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards 
Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 333); secs. 4, 6, 8, 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 
657); Secretary of Labor's Order 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 
25059), or 1-90 (55 FR 9033), as applicable; 29 CFR part 1911.


Sec. 1926.5   [Amended]

    2. In Sec. 1926.5, the table is amended by adding the entry
 ``Sec. 1926.453(a)(2)......................................1218-0216''
in numerical order.

[FR Doc. 98-1788 Filed 1-26-98; 8:45 am]
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