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    Occupational Exposure to Lead in Construction; Approval of Information Collection Requirements


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1926

[Docket No. H-004L]

RIN 1218-AB34

Occupational Exposure to Lead In Construction; Approval of Information Collection Requirements

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

ACTION: Interim final rule.

SUMMARY: On May 4, 1993, OSHA published a final interim rule governing occupational exposure to lead in the construction industry (58 FR 26590). This standard is designed to reduce the risks from exposure to lead.

At that time, OSHA submitted the information collection requirements to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1980. This document amends the May 4, 1993, Federal Register document to properly display the OMB control number.

DATES: This amendment became effective June 3, 1993. The OMB clearance expres May 31, 1996.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James F. Foster, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, room N3637, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210 Telephone (202) 219-8151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PRA provisions on information collection are triggered when an OSHA compliance officer asks an employer to produce certain records and, in some circumstances, when an employer goes out of business. The interim final lead in construction standard requires that OSHA have access to the employer's compliance plan (1926.62(e)(2)(iv)), employee information and training records (1926.62(l)(3)(ii)), as well as the employee's medical and monitoring records (1926.62(n)(5)). If an employer ceases business operation and there is no successor employer to receive these records, the employer is required to notify the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health at least three months prior to disposal of the records and transmit the records to the Director is he or she requests them 1926.62(n)(6)(ii-iv).

Public reporting burden for collection of information is estimated to average .09 hour per employer to account for OSHA access to the employer's records, and transfer of records to NIOSH.

OMB reviewed the collection of information requirements for occupational exposure to lead in construction in accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., and 5 CFR part 1320. On May 5, 1993, OMB approved all information requirements contained in 29 CFR 1926.62 under OMB clearance number 1218-0189 for three years, the maximum period authorized by the Paperwork Reduction Act.

Authority and Signature

This document was prepared under the direction of David C. Ziegler, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

This action is being taken under section 1031 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (section 1031, Title X, 106 State. 3924 (42 U.S.C. 4853)), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-90 (55 FR 9033) and 29 CFR part 1911.

Signed at Washington, DC this 16th day of June 1993.

David C. Zeigler,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health.

Part 1926 of the title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations is hereby amended as follows:


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

Authority: Sec. 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 No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736) or 1-90 (55 FR 9033), as applicable.

Section 1926.59 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 553 and 29 CFR part 1911.

Section 1926.62 issued under Sec. 1031 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Sec. 1031, Title X, 106 Stat. 3924 (42 U.S.C. 4853)).

2. In 1926.62 by adding a parenthetical, as follows, at the end of the regulatory text:

1926.62 Lead.

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(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1218-0189.)

[FR Doc. 93-14832 Filed 6-23-93; 8:45 am]