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[Federal Register: November 27, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 227)][Notices]               [Page 66199]
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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

November 21, 2007.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission 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; 
including among other things a description of the likely respondents, 
proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be 
obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain
or by contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) / e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.

    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: John Kraemer, OMB Desk 
Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 
Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, 
Telephone: 202-395-7316 / Fax: 202-395-6974 (these are not a toll-free 
numbers), E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the 
date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure 
the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB 
Control Number (see below).
    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 without change of a previously approved 
    Title: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR Sec.  1910.1030).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0180.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profits and 
Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 632,236.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,059,435.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $23,774,874.
    Description: The Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) is 
an occupational safety and health standard that prevents occupational 
exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The standard's information-collection 
requirements are essential components that protect employees from 
occupational exposure. The information is used by employers and 
employees to implement the protection required by the Standard. OSHA 
compliance officers will use some of the information in their 
enforcement of the Standard. For additional information, please refer 
to a related notice published on July 27, 2007 at 72 FR 41357.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-23030 Filed 11-26-07; 8:45 am]