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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AC61 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Revising the Underground Construction and Demolition Standards To Make the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Rule Applicable to Those Activities 
Abstract: This direct final rule will clarify and simplify OSHA's standards applicable to cranes and derricks in construction by establishing a single set of standards for all construction activities involving cranes and derricks. On August 9, 2010, OSHA issued a Final Rule for Cranes and Derricks in Construction (75 FR 47096), that was originally intended to apply to all crane and derrick use in construction. Rulemaking findings, including the economic analysis, were developed to address all construction work. However, two subsectors of construction work, demolition and underground construction, were exempted from coverage under the new standard, in an effort to ensure that employers involved in those types of work were given sufficient notice to comply with the new rule. These subsectors currently remain covered under the previous rule governing crane and derrick use in construction. This direct final rule will, therefore, apply the new cranes and derricks rule to both demolition and underground construction work, bringing those subsectors current with the rest of the construction industry. It should be noted that a proposed rule accompanies this direct final rule. Should OSHA receive significant adverse comment on this direct final rule, it will withdraw the direct final rule and proceed with the accompanying proposed rule. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Direct Final Rule  02/00/2012   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jim Maddux
Director, Directorate of Construction
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Room N-3468, FP Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2020
Fax:202 693-1689
Email: maddux.jim@dol.gov

 
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