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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; The 13 Carcinogens Standard
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 57 (Friday, March 23, 2012)][Notices][Pages 17097-17098]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-7042]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; The 13 Carcinogens Standard

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, "The 13 Carcinogens Standard," to 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for 
continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before April 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the 
RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, on the 
day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth 
by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or 
sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Attention: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OSHA, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 
202-395-6929/Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), 
email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the 13 Carcinogens Standard 
and its information collection requirements is to provide protection 
for workers from the adverse effects associated with the occupational 
exposure to the following carcinogens: 4-Nitrobiphenyl, alpha-
Naphthylamine, methyl chloromethyl ether, 3,3-Dichlorobenzidine (and 
its salts), bis-chloromethyl ether, beta-Naphthylamine, Benzidine, 4-
Aminodiphenyl, Ethyleneimine, beta-Propiolactone, 2-
Acetylaminofluorene, 4-Dimethylaminoazo-benzene, and N-
Nitrosodimethylamine. To comply with the Standard, covered employers 
must establish and implement a medical surveillance program for workers 
assigned to enter regulated areas, inform workers of their medical 
examination results, and provide workers with access to their medical 
records. Further, employers must retain worker medical records for 
specified time periods and make them available upon request to the OSHA 
and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it 
does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under OMB Control Number 1218-0085. The current OMB approval is 
scheduled to expire on March 31, 2012; however, it should be noted that 
existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB 
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For 
additional information, see the related notice published in the 
Federal Register on December 8, 2011 (76 FR 76768).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218-0085. 
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     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: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: The 13 Carcinogens Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0085.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or Other For-Profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 95.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,162.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,472.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $99,207.

    Dated: March 19, 2012.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-7042 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]