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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Asbestos in Shipyards Standard
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 125 (Thursday, June 28, 2012)][Notices][Pages 38658-38659]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15854]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Asbestos in Shipyards Standard

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Asbestos in Shipyards 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 July 30, 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, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OSHA, Office of
Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC
20503, Telephone: 202-395-6929/ Fax: 202-395-6881 (these are not toll-
free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Asbestos in Shipyards Standard requires
employers to train workers about the hazards of asbestos, to monitor
worker exposure, to provide medical surveillance, and maintain accurate
records of worker exposure to asbestos. Employers, workers, and the
Government use these records to ensure workers are not harmed by
exposure to asbestos in the workplace.
    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 the
collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See
5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this
information collection under ControlNumber 1218-0195.
 The current approval is scheduled to expire on June
30, 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 April 2, 2012
(77 FR 19737).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send timely comments to the
OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown
in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. In order to help ensure
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number
1218-0195. 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: Asbestos in Shipyards Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0195.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 315.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,896.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,613.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $2,978.

    Dated: June 25, 2012.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-15854 Filed 6-27-12; 8:45 am]