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[Federal Register: June 2, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 106)][Notices]               [Page 31510-31511]
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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

May 27, 2008.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of 
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: 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 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 
    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 of Collection: Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0099.
    Agency Form Number: None.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 639,623.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,159,301.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $164,751,553.
    Description: In order to protect the health of employees who are 
exposed to airborne contaminants, physical hazards, and biological 
agents, the Department's Respiratory Protection Standard at 29 CFR 
1910.134 requires employers to develop a written respiratory protection 
program, provide medical surveillance, fit test employees, obtain 
certificates of analysis on cylinders, change sorbent beds and filters, 
inspect emergency-use respirators, mark emergency-use respirator 
storage compartments, and maintain accurate employee records for fit 
testing and medical surveillance. For additional information, see 
related notice published at 73 FR 15541 on March 24, 2008.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-12142 Filed 5-30-08; 8:45 am]