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    Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
 [Federal Register: August 3, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 148)][Notices]               
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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

July 28, 2010.
    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 the 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 Linda Watts Thomas on 202-693-2443 (this
is not a toll-free number)/e-mail: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the 
Department of Labor--Occupational Safety and Health Administration 
(OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-5806 (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 below).
    The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed information collection 
requirements are necessary for the proper performance 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 collections 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: Occupational Exposure to Noise (29 CFR 
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0048.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 254,475.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,604,597.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden (excludes hourly wage costs): 
    Description: The information collection requirements specified in 
the Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard protect workers from 
suffering material hearing impairment. The information collection 
requirements of the Standard include conducting noise monitoring; 
notifying workers when they are exposed at or above an 8-hour time-
weighted average of 85 decibels; providing workers with initial and 
annual audiograms; notifying workers of a loss in hearing based on 
comparing audiograms; training workers on the effects of noise, hearing 
protectors, and audiometric examinations; maintaining records of 
workplace noise exposure and workers' audiograms; and allowing workers, 
OSHA, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) access to materials and records required by the Standard. For 
additional information, see the related 60-day preclearance notice 
published in the Federal Register on May 5, 2010, (75 FR 24740).

    Dated: July 28, 2010.
Linda Watts Thomas,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-18984 Filed 8-2-10; 8:45 am]