Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification, 28562-28563 [2018-13280]

Download as PDF 28562 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 20, 2018 / Proposed Rules II. Findings and Certifications Environmental Impact This ANPR is exclusively concerned with nondiscrimination standards. Accordingly, under 24 CFR 50.19(c)(3), it is categorically excluded from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321–4347). Regulatory Review—Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Order 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review), a determination must be made whether a regulatory action is significant and therefore, subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in accordance with the requirements of the order. Executive Order 13563 (Improving Regulations and Regulatory Review) directs executive agencies to analyze regulations that are ‘‘outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome, and to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal them in accordance with what has been learned. Executive Order 13563 also directs that, where relevant, feasible, and consistent with regulatory objectives, and to the extent permitted by law, agencies are to identify and consider regulatory approaches that reduce burdens and maintain flexibility and freedom of choice for the public. This ANPR was reviewed by OMB and determined to likely result in a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ as defined in section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866. Dated: June 18, 2018. ´ Anna Maria Farıas, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. [FR Doc. 2018–13340 Filed 6–18–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1926 [Docket ID–OSHA–2007–0066] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS RIN 1218–AC96 Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: On May 21, 2018, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) titled ‘‘Cranes and SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Jun 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification.’’ The period for submitting public comments is being extended by 15 days to allow parties affected by the rule additional time to review the proposed rule and collect information and data necessary for comment. DATES: Comments: The comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2018 (83 FR 23534), is extended. Submit comments to the proposed rule, including comments to the information collection requirements (described under the section titled ‘‘Agency Determinations’’), hearing requests, and other information by July 5, 2018. All submissions must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the date submitted. ADDRESSES: Submit comments, hearing requests, and other material, identified by Docket No. OSHA–2007–0066, using any of the following methods: Electronically: Submit comments and attachments, as well as hearing requests and other information, electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. This docket may include several Federal Register notices for active rulemakings; therefore it is necessary to select the correct notice, or its ID number, to submit comments for this rulemaking. After accessing the docket (OSHA–2007–0066), check the ‘‘proposed rule’’ box in the column headed ‘‘Document Type,’’ find the document posted on the date of publication of this document, and click the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ link. Additional instructions for submitting comments are available on the http:// www.regulations.gov homepage. Facsimile: OSHA allows facsimile transmission of comments that are ten pages or fewer in length (including attachments). Fax these documents to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693– 1648. OSHA does not require submission of hard copies of these documents. For additional attachments that supplement comments submitted by facsimile (e.g., studies, journal articles), commenters must submit these attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Technical Data Center, Room N–3653, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210. These attachments must clearly identify the sender’s name, the date, subject, and the docket number (OSHA– 2007–0066). Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger (courier) service: Submit comments and any additional material to the OSHA Docket Office, RIN No. 1218–AC86, Technical PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Data Center, Room N–3653, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2350, TTY number: (877) 889–5627. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures concerning delivery of materials by express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger service. The Docket Office will accept deliveries (express delivery, hand delivery, messenger service) during the Docket Office’s normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET. Information Collection Requirements: OSHA welcomes comments on the information collection requirements contained in this rule on the same basis as for any other aspect of the rule. Interested parties may also submit comments about the information collection requirements directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–OSHA (RIN 1218–AC96), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Fax: (202) 395–6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. See Paperwork Reduction Act section of this preamble for particular areas of interest. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency’s name, the title of the rulemaking (Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification), and the docket number (OSHA–2007– 0066). Absent copyright protections or other restrictions, OSHA will place comments and other material, including any personal information, in the public docket without revision, and the comments and other material will be available online at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters should not submit statements they do not want made available to the public, or submit comments that contain personal information (either about themselves or others) such as Social Security Numbers, birth dates, and medical data. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the electronic docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or to the OSHA Docket Office at the above address. Some information submitted (e.g., copyrighted material) is not available publicly to read or download through this website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection at the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\20JNP1.SGM 20JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 20, 2018 / Proposed Rules General information and press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, OSHA Office of Communications; telephone: (202) 693–1999; email: Meilinger.Francis2@dol.gov. Technical inquiries: Mr. Vernon Preston, Directorate of Construction; telephone: (202) 693–2020; fax: (202) 693–1689; email: preston.vernon@ dol.gov. Copies of this Federal Register notice and news releases: Electronic copies of these documents are available at OSHA’s web page at http:// www.osha.gov. Signed at Washington, DC, on June 15, 2018. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2018–13280 Filed 6–15–18; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY 31 CFR Part 34 RIN 1505–AC55 Regulations for the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund I. Extension of the Comment Period sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: On May 21, 2018, OSHA published a NPRM titled ‘‘Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification’’ (83 FR 23534). In the NPRM, OSHA proposed to amend 29 CFR part 1926, subpart CC, to revise sections that address crane operator training, certification/licensing, and competency. The purpose of these amendments are to: require comprehensive training of operators; remove certification by capacity from certification requirements; clarify and permanently extend the employer duty to evaluate potential operators for their ability to safely operate equipment covered by subpart CC; and require documentation of that evaluation. The public comment period for this NPRM was to conclude on June 20, 2018, 30 days after publication of the NPRM. However, OSHA received requests from stakeholders for an extension of the public comment period (OSHA–2007–0066–0683 and –0693). These requests state that, given the complexity and significance of this NPRM, more time for submitting comments was necessary to gather information from members of the organizations and develop meaningful comments. OSHA agrees to an extension and believes that a 15 day extension of the public comment period is a sufficient amount of time to address these concerns in light of the short period of time remaining before the deadline for crane operator certification. Therefore, the public comment period will now conclude July 5, 2018. Comments can be submitted by following the procedures listed under ADDRESSES section of this notice. List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1926 Certification, Construction industry, Cranes, Derricks, Occupational safety and health, Qualification, Safety, Training. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Jun 19, 2018 Jkt 244001 Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) proposes to amend its rules to revise the method by which the statutory three percent limitation on administrative costs (referred to throughout this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) as the ‘‘three percent administrative cost cap’’) is applied under the Direct Component, Comprehensive Plan Component, and Spill Impact Component under the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act or Act). This proposed amendment will help ensure that the Gulf Coast states and localities have the necessary funding to efficiently and effectively oversee and manage projects and programs for ecological and economic restoration of the Gulf Coast Region while ensuring compliance with the statutory three percent administrative cost cap. It does not change the definition of ‘‘administrative costs’’ or the indirect cost reimbursement calculation on an individual federal grant using the negotiated indirect cost rate agreement (NICRA) or de minimis rate. DATES: Written comments on this NPRM must be received on or before: July 20, 2018. ADDRESSES: Treasury invites comments on the topic addressed in this NPRM. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Submission of Comments: Interested persons may submit comments electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Electronic submission of comments allows the commenter maximum time to prepare and submit a comment, ensures timely receipt, and enables Treasury to make them available to the public. Comments SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 28563 submitted electronically through the http://www.regulations.gov website can be viewed by other commenters and interested members of the public. Mail: Send to Department of the Treasury, Attention: Laurie McGilvray, Office of Gulf Coast Restoration, Office of the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, Room 2112; 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20220. In general, Treasury will post all comments to http://www.regulations.gov without change, including any business or personal information provided, such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, will be part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make publicly available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Office of Gulf Coast Restoration at restoreact@treasury.gov, or Laurie McGilvray at 202–622–7340. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The RESTORE Act (33 U.S.C. 1321(t) and note) makes funds available for the ecological and economic restoration of the Gulf Coast Region, and certain programs with respect to the Gulf of Mexico, through a trust fund in the Treasury of the United States known as the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund (trust fund). The trust fund holds 80 percent of the administrative and civil penalties paid under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act after July 6, 2012 in connection with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Treasury administers two of the five components established by the Act, the Direct Component and Centers of Excellence Research Grants Program. The Act also established an independent Federal entity, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council), to administer two components of the Act, the Comprehensive Plan Component and the Spill Impact Component. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) administers one component, the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program. This NPRM only affects grants under the Direct Component, Comprehensive Plan Component, and Spill Impact Component of the Act, which are collectively referred to throughout the NPRM as the three ‘‘components.’’ On December 14, 2015, Treasury promulgated a final rule on the RESTORE Act, 80 FR 77239, which became effective on February 12, 2016. E:\FR\FM\20JNP1.SGM 20JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 119 (Wednesday, June 20, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 28562-28563]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13280]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1926

[Docket ID-OSHA-2007-0066]
RIN 1218-AC96


Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of public comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: On May 21, 2018, OSHA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) titled ``Cranes and Derricks in Construction: 
Operator Qualification.'' The period for submitting public comments is 
being extended by 15 days to allow parties affected by the rule 
additional time to review the proposed rule and collect information and 
data necessary for comment.

DATES: Comments: The comment period for the proposed rule published in 
the Federal Register on May 21, 2018 (83 FR 23534), is extended. Submit 
comments to the proposed rule, including comments to the information 
collection requirements (described under the section titled ``Agency 
Determinations''), hearing requests, and other information by July 5, 
2018. All submissions must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of 
the date submitted.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments, hearing requests, and other material, 
identified by Docket No. OSHA-2007-0066, using any of the following 
methods:
    Electronically: Submit comments and attachments, as well as hearing 
requests and other information, electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. This docket may 
include several Federal Register notices for active rulemakings; 
therefore it is necessary to select the correct notice, or its ID 
number, to submit comments for this rulemaking. After accessing the 
docket (OSHA-2007-0066), check the ``proposed rule'' box in the column 
headed ``Document Type,'' find the document posted on the date of 
publication of this document, and click the ``Submit a Comment'' link. 
Additional instructions for submitting comments are available on the 
http://www.regulations.gov homepage.
    Facsimile: OSHA allows facsimile transmission of comments that are 
ten pages or fewer in length (including attachments). Fax these 
documents to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648. OSHA does not 
require submission of hard copies of these documents. For additional 
attachments that supplement comments submitted by facsimile (e.g., 
studies, journal articles), commenters must submit these attachments to 
the OSHA Docket Office, Technical Data Center, Room N-3653, OSHA, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210. 
These attachments must clearly identify the sender's name, the date, 
subject, and the docket number (OSHA-2007-0066).
    Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger 
(courier) service: Submit comments and any additional material to the 
OSHA Docket Office, RIN No. 1218-AC86, Technical Data Center, Room N-
3653, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350, TTY number: (877) 889-
5627. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security 
procedures concerning delivery of materials by express delivery, hand 
delivery, and messenger service. The Docket Office will accept 
deliveries (express delivery, hand delivery, messenger service) during 
the Docket Office's normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET.
    Information Collection Requirements: OSHA welcomes comments on the 
information collection requirements contained in this rule on the same 
basis as for any other aspect of the rule. Interested parties may also 
submit comments about the information collection requirements directly 
to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk 
Officer for DOL-OSHA (RIN 1218-AC96), Office of Management and Budget, 
Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503, Fax: (202) 395-
6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email: 
[email protected]. See Paperwork Reduction Act section of 
this preamble for particular areas of interest.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency's name, the 
title of the rulemaking (Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator 
Qualification), and the docket number (OSHA-2007-0066). Absent 
copyright protections or other restrictions, OSHA will place comments 
and other material, including any personal information, in the public 
docket without revision, and the comments and other material will be 
available online at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, commenters 
should not submit statements they do not want made available to the 
public, or submit comments that contain personal information (either 
about themselves or others) such as Social Security Numbers, birth 
dates, and medical data.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
electronic docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or to the OSHA 
Docket Office at the above address. Some information submitted (e.g., 
copyrighted material) is not available publicly to read or download 
through this website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, 
are available for inspection at the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the 
OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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    General information and press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, OSHA 
Office of Communications; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: 
[email protected].
    Technical inquiries: Mr. Vernon Preston, Directorate of 
Construction; telephone: (202) 693-2020; fax: (202) 693-1689; email: 
[email protected].
    Copies of this Federal Register notice and news releases: 
Electronic copies of these documents are available at OSHA's web page 
at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Extension of the Comment Period

    On May 21, 2018, OSHA published a NPRM titled ``Cranes and Derricks 
in Construction: Operator Qualification'' (83 FR 23534). In the NPRM, 
OSHA proposed to amend 29 CFR part 1926, subpart CC, to revise sections 
that address crane operator training, certification/licensing, and 
competency. The purpose of these amendments are to: require 
comprehensive training of operators; remove certification by capacity 
from certification requirements; clarify and permanently extend the 
employer duty to evaluate potential operators for their ability to 
safely operate equipment covered by subpart CC; and require 
documentation of that evaluation.
    The public comment period for this NPRM was to conclude on June 20, 
2018, 30 days after publication of the NPRM. However, OSHA received 
requests from stakeholders for an extension of the public comment 
period (OSHA-2007-0066-0683 and -0693). These requests state that, 
given the complexity and significance of this NPRM, more time for 
submitting comments was necessary to gather information from members of 
the organizations and develop meaningful comments.
    OSHA agrees to an extension and believes that a 15 day extension of 
the public comment period is a sufficient amount of time to address 
these concerns in light of the short period of time remaining before 
the deadline for crane operator certification. Therefore, the public 
comment period will now conclude July 5, 2018. Comments can be 
submitted by following the procedures listed under ADDRESSES section of 
this notice.

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1926

    Certification, Construction industry, Cranes, Derricks, 
Occupational safety and health, Qualification, Safety, Training.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on June 15, 2018.
Loren Sweatt,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2018-13280 Filed 6-15-18; 4:15 pm]
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