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    Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request


Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

May 20, 2003.

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. To obtain documentation, contact Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail : king.darrin@dol.gov.

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 -- this is not a toll-free number), 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 (OSHA).

Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title: 1,3-Butadiene.

OMB Number: 1218-0170.

Frequency: On occasion and Annually.

Type of Response: Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Third party disclosure.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 115.



Information Collection Requirement Annual Responses Average Response Time (Hours) Annual Burden Hours
(A) Exposure Monitoring      
1. Initial Monitoring 0 0.00 0
2. Periodic Monitoring 400 0.17 68
3. Additional Monitoring 40 0.17 7
4. Notification of Results      
a. Initial Notification 0 0.00 0
b. Periodic Notification 7 0.08 1
c. Additional Notification 5 0.08 1
d. Notification of Corrective Action 0 0.00 0
(B) Written Compliance Plan 0 0.00 0
(C) Exposure-Goal Program 7 1.00 7
(D) Respirator Program      
1. Filter Element Labeling 952 0.004 4
2. Respirator Fit Testing 0 0.00 0
(E) Emergency Situation Plan 0 0.00 0
(F) Medical Surveillance      
1. Periodic Examination      
a. Medical Examination 142 1.50 213
b. Annual Health Questionnaire
and Complete Blood Count
426 0.50 213
2. Emergency Examinations 58 2.00 116
3. Additional Examinations 43 2.00 86
4. Information Provided to
Physicians or Other Licensed
Health-Care Professionals
527 0.25 132
(G) Employee Information and Training (Record of Program Content) 0 0.00 0
(H) Record keeping      
1. Objective Data 140 0.08 11
2. Exposure Monitoring      
a. Periodic Monitoring 400 0.08 32
b. Additional Monitoring 40 0.08 3
3. Respirator Fit-Testing Records 0 0.00 0
4. Medical Examinations 527 0.08 42
5. Employee Access 190 0.08 15
6. Federal Records 1 0.08 1
7. Transfer of Records 3 1.00 3
TOTAL: 3,908 ////////////// 955


Description: The 1,3-Butadiene Standard (29 CFR 1910.1051) requires employers to monitor employee exposure to 1,3-Butadiene; develop and maintain compliance and exposure-goal programs if employee exposures to 1,3-Butadiene are above the Standard's permissible exposure limits or action level; label respirator filter elements to indicate the date and time it is first installed on the respirator; establish medical surveillance programs to monitor employee health, and to provide employees with information about their exposures and the health effects of exposure to 1,3-Butadiene.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 03-13525 Filed 5-29-03; 8:45 am]