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[Federal Register: December 30, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 250)][Notices]               [Page 77427]
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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 22, 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 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 
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.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: The 13 Carcinogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1003, 1915.1003, 
and 1926.1103).
    OMB Number: 1218-0085.
    Frequency: On occasion and Annually.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit 
institutions; Federal Government; and State, Local, or Tribal 
    Number of Respondents: 97.
    Number of Annual Responses: 2,187.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Time per response ranges from 
approximately 5 minutes (for employers to maintain records) to 2 hours 
for employees to receive a medical examination.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,657.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $86,227.
    Description: The information collection requirements specified in 
the 13 Carcinogens Standard protect employees from the adverse health 
effects that may result from exposure to any of the 13 carcinogens. The 
major information collection requirements of the 13 Carcinogens 
Standard include: Establishing and implementing respiratory protection 
and medical surveillance programs for employees assigned to or being 
considered for assignment to regulated areas; maintaining complete and 
accurate records of the respiratory protection programs and medical 
surveillance; providing employees with records of all medical 
examination results; and posting warning signs and information. In 
addition, employers must retain employee medical records for specified 
time periods, provide these records to OSHA and the National Institute 
for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) upon request, and transfer 
them to NIOSH under certain circumstances.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-24648 Filed 12-29-05; 8:45 am]