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[Federal Register: November 18, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 222)][Notices]               [Page 69989]
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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

November 14, 2005.
    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 
contacting the Department of Labor (DOL). 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 (OSHA), 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 
    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.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane Standard (29 CFR 1910.1044).
    OMB Number: 1218-0101.
    Frequency: On occasion; Quarterly; Semi-annually; and Annually.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; 
and State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 1.
    Number of Annual Responses: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 1.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: The information collection requirements specified in 
the 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) Standard protect employees from 
the adverse health effects that may result from their exposure to DBCP. 
The Standard requires employers to: Monitor employees' exposure to 1,2-
Dibromo-3-Chloropropane; monitor employee health; and medical records; 
and provide employees with information about their exposures and health 
effects of exposure to DBCP.
    After extensive research, OSHA found no U.S. employer who currently 
produces DBCP or DBCP-based end-use products; therefore, no cost or 
time burdens accrue to employers under the Standard. The Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) registered DBCP as a soil fumigant for 
controlling nematodes during growth of field crops, vegetables, fruits 
and nuts, greenhouse and nursery crops, and turf. In 1977, the EPA 
suspended all registration of DBCP-based end-use products, except 
fumigants for Hawaiian pineapples; EPA revoked this exception in 1985.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-22864 Filed 11-17-05; 8:45 am]