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    Standard on 1,3-Butadiene; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection Requirements
[Federal Register: February 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 37)][Notices]               [Page 9607-9608]
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. ICR-1218-0170(2006)]

Standard on 1,3-Butadiene; Extension of the Office of Management 
and Budget's Approval of Information Collection Requirements

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for public comment.


SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an 
extension of the information collection (paperwork) requirements 
contained in the 1,3-Butadiene Standard (29 CFR 1910.1051).

DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
    Hard copy: You comments must be submitted (postmarked or received) 
by April 25, 2006.
    Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be 
received by April 25, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR-
1218-0170(2006), by any of the following methods.
    Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger 
service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket 
Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number 
is (877) 889-5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours 
are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Facsimile: If your comments are 10 or fewer pages, including 
attachments, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
    Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at http://ecomments.osha.gov.
 Follow instructions on the OSHA Web page for submitting comments.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read or download comments or 
background materials, such as the complete Information Collection 
Request (ICR) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB-83-I Form, and 
attachments), go to OSHA's Web page at http://www.OSHA.gov. In 
addition, the ICR, comments and submissions are available for 
inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. 
You may also contact Todd Owen at the address below to obtain a copy of 
the ICR. (For additional information on submitting comments, please see 
the ``Public Participation'' heading in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this document.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamaa Hill, Directorate of Standards 
and Guidance, OSHA, Room N-3609, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-


I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an 
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information 
collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (PRA-95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that 
information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) 
is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's 
estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSHA Act) (29 U.S.C. 
651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as 
necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for 
developing information regarding the causes and prevention of 
occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). In 
this regard, the 1,3-Butadiene Standard requires employers to monitor 
employee exposure to 1,3-Butadiene; development and maintain compliance 
and exposure-goal programs if employee exposures to 1,3-Butadiene are 
above the Standard's permissable 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-

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden on employers who are to 
respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of 

III. Proposed Actions

    OSHA is requesting OMB to extend their approval of the information 
collection requirements contained in the 1,3 Butadiene Standard. OSHA 
will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and 
will include this summary in it's request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information 
collection requirements.
    Title: 1,3 Butadiene Standard (29 CFR 1910.1051).
    OMB Number: 1218-0170.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Federal government; 
State, local and tribal governments.
    Number of Respondents: 115.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 3,532.
    Average Time per Response: Time per response ranges from 15 seconds 
(.004 hour) to write the date and time on each new cartridge label to 2 
hours to complete a referral medical examination.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 955.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $90,552.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and 
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

    You may submit comments and supporting materials in response to 
this notice by (1) hard copy, (2) FAX transmission (facsimile), or (3) 
electronically through the OSHA Web page. Because of security-related 
problems, there may be a significant delay in the receipt of comments 
sent by regular mail. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 
693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627) for information about security procedures 
concerning the delivery of submissions by express delivery, hand 
delivery and courier service.
    All comments, submissions and background documents are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the above 
address. Comments and submissions posted on OSHA's Web page are 
available at http://www.OSHA.gov. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for 
information about materials not available through the OSHA Web page and 
for assistance using the Web page to locate docket submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice as well as other 
relevant documents are available on OSHA's Web page. Because 
submissions become public, private information such as social security 
numbers should not be submitted.

V. Authority and Signature

    Jonathan L. Snare, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this 
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. et seq.), and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2002 (67 
FR 65008).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on February 21, 2006.
Jonathan L. Snare,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 06-1747 Filed 2-23-06; 8:45 am]