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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; 1,3-Butadiene Standard
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)][Notices][Pages 65414-65415]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26413]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; 1,3-Butadiene Standard

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "1,3-Butadiene 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 November 26, 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, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email:

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.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the 1,3-Butadiene Standard
and its information collection requirements is to protect employees
from the adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure
to 1,3-Butadiene. In this regard, the 1,3-Butadiene Standard requires
employers to monitor employee exposure to 1,3-Butadiene; develop and
maintain compliance and exposure goal programs if employee exposures to
1,3-Butadiene are above the permissible exposure limits or action level
established by the Standard; label respirator filter elements to
indicate the date and time it is first installed on the respirator;
establish medical surveillance programs to monitor employee health; and
to provide employees with information about their exposures and the
health effects of exposure to 1,3-Butadiene.
    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 Control Number 1218-0170. The current
approval is scheduled to expire on October 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 July 6, 2012 (77 FR 40087).
    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 mention OMB Control Number 1218-0170.
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 1,3-Butadiene Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0170.
    Affected Public: Private sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 86.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 3,650.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 916.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $105,912.

    Dated: October 22, 2012.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-26413 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 a.m.]