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    Respiratory Protection; Announcment of OMB Approval of Information Collection Requirements.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Respiratory Protection; Announcement of OMB Approval of Information Collection Requirements

ACTION: Notice.

SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is announcing that the collection of information requirements in its Respiratory Protection standard have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This document announces the OMB approval number and the expiration date.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 5, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adrian Corsey, OSHA Office of Regulatory Analysis, Room N-3627, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 219-4916, extension 144.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 8, 1998, OSHA published a final rule for Respiratory Protection in the Federal Register (63 FR 1152). That rule, which revised OSHA's previous rules for respiratory protection, went into effect on April 8, 1998. Compliance with the provisions requiring collection of information was required by October 5, 1998. However, OSHA informed the public that compliance with those provisions would not be required until OSHA obtained OMB approval and informed the public of the approval number. The January 8, 1998, Federal Register notice listed all of the collection of information requirements in the revised rule, along with OSHA's estimated burden hours (63 FR 1153-1154). As required by 5 CFR 1320, OSHA provided a 60- day period for the public to comment on the new or revised collection of information requirements. At the close of the comment period, OSHA submitted a request to OMB seeking approval of the information collection requirements. OMB approved the information collection requirements on June 5, 1998 under OMB Approval Number 1218-0099. This approval expires on June 30, 2001.

Signed at Washington, DC, this 28th day of September, 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-26406 Filed 10-1-98; 8:45 am]