[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 142 (Monday, July 25, 2011)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18602]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Respiratory Protection Standard
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Respiratory Protection Standard,"
to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval
for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)
of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
DATES: Submit comments on or before August 24, 2011.
ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation;
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the
RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, on the
day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth
by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or
sending an e-mail to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of
Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone:
202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), e-
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by e-mail at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Respiratory Protection Standard outlined
in 29 CFR 1910.134 assists employers in protecting the health of
workers exposed to airborne
contaminants, physical hazards, and biological agents. The Standard
contains requirements for program administration; a written respirator-
protection program with worksite-specific procedures; respirator
selection; worker training; fit testing; medical evaluation; respirator
use; respirator cleaning, maintenance, and repair; and other
This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and
the public is generally not required to respond to an information
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the
collection of information does not display a valid OMB control number.
See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this
information collection under OMB Control Number 1218-0099. The current
OMB approval is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2011; however, it
should be noted that information collections submitted to the OMB
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For
additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal
Register on March 14, 2011 (76 FR 13668).
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate
consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1205-0268.
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
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).
Title of Collection: Respiratory Protection Standard.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0099.
Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 618,804.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 21,486,375.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 6,801,711.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $185,578,935.
Dated: July 19, 2011.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-18602 Filed 7-22-11; 8:45 am]
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