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Chapter 3.2. California Occupational Safety and Health Regulations (CAL/OSHA)
Subchapter 2. Regulations of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health

Article 12. Tower Cranes--Operating Permit and Certification Requirements

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§344.72. Tower Crane Operating Permit Application--Issuance and Processing Time.

(a) Within 5 business days of receipt of an application the Division shall inform the applicant in writing of whether it is accepted for filing and if not what deficiencies exist with reference to the application.

(b) The Division shall issue a permit within 10 days of the receipt of a completed application.

(c) The Division may issue a temporary permit pending the payment of any inspection fees where such fees are not paid in advance. All inspection fees must be paid within 30 business days of the date of the invoice indicating such fees are due. If the inspection fees are not paid within thirty business days as set forth herein, the temporary permit shall immediately expire.

NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 60.5, 6308, 7373 and 7375, Labor Code; and Section 15376, Government Code. Reference: Sections 7371 and 7373, Labor Code.


1. New section filed 7-15-91 as an emergency; operative 7-15-91 (Register 91, No. 44). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 11-12-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. Amendment of subsection (b) and NOTE, repealer of subsection (c) and relettering filed 3-18-92; operative 3-18-92 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 92, No. 13).

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