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    Submission for OMB review; Comment Request


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB review; Comment Request

July 25, 1997.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor, Departmental Clearance Officer, Theresa M. O'Malley ({202} 219-5096 ext. 143) or by E-Mail to OMally- Theresa@dol.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call {202} 219-4720 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ({202} 395-7316), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:

  • 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.

Title: Ionizing Radiation (1910.1096).

OMB Number: 1218-0103 (extension).

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 15,859.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Ranges from 5 minutes to maintain records to 10 minutes to collect and mail badges.

Total Burden Hours: 42,491.

Total Annualized Capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing service): $17,508.

Description: The purpose of this standard and its information collection is designed to provide protection for employees from the adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to ionizing radiation. The standard requires employers to notify the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health of incidents of overexposure; to send written reports of overexposure in excess of the PEL (permissible exposure limit) to the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health and to the exposed employee; to maintain records of radiation exposure of all employees; to furnish reports of exposure to the employee at his/her request; and to provide employees with a copy of the standard and operating procedures.

Theresa M. O'Malley,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 97-20239 Filed 7-30-97; 8:45 am]