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[Federal Register: September 7, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 172)][Notices]               [Page 54387-54388]
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Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 31, 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 Michel Smyth on 202-
693-4129 (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: Standard on Ethylene Oxide (29 CFR 1910.1047).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0108.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,001.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 41,544.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden (excludes hourly wage costs): 
    Description: The EtO Standard specifies a number of paperwork 
requirements. The following is a brief description of the collections 
of information requirements contained in the Standard.
    The information collection requirements specified in Ethylene Oxide 
Standard protect workers from the adverse health effects that may 
result from occupational exposure to ethylene oxide. The principal 
information collection requirements in the EtO Standard include 
conducting worker exposure monitoring, notifying workers of the 
exposure, implementing a written compliance program, and implementing 
medical surveillance of workers. Also, the examining physician must 
provide specific information to ensure that workers receive a copy of 
their medical examination results. The employer must maintain exposure-
monitoring and medical records for specific periods, and provide access 
to these records by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health, the affected workers, and their authorized 
representatives and other designated parties. For additional 
information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register 
on November 4, 2009, (Vol. 74 FR 57199).

    Dated: August 31, 2010.
Linda Watts Thomas,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-22171 Filed 9-3-10; 8:45 am]