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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Asbestos in Shipyards Standard
[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 230 (Tuesday, December 1, 2015)]
[Pages 75134-75135]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30409]



Office of the Secretary

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

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: On November 30, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) will 
submit 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, without change, in accordance 
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. 
Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before December 31, 2015.

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 free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201511-1218-004 (this link will only become active 
on December 1, 2015) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-
693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by 
email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier 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; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of
the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information 
Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 
202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by 
email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Asbestos in Shipyards Standard information collection requirements 
codified in regulations 29 CFR 1915.1001 that help to protect workers 
from the adverse health effects that may result from occupational 
exposure to asbestos. The major information collection requirements in 
the standard include: implementing an exposure-monitoring program that 
informs workers of their exposure-monitoring results; ensuring 
notification of on-site employers, at multi-employer worksites, when 
establishing regulated areas for work performed with asbestos-
containing materials (ACMs) and/or presumed asbestos-containing 
materials (PACMs), of the requirements for such regulated areas, and 
the measures necessary to protect workers from overexposure; providing 
medical surveillance for workers potentially exposed to ACMs and/or 
PACMs, including administering a worker medical questionnaire, 
providing information to the examining physician, and providing the 
physician's written opinion to the worker; and maintaining records of 
objective data used for exposure determinations, worker exposure 
monitoring and medical surveillance records, training records, the 
record (i.e., information, data, and analyses) used to demonstrate that 
PACMs do not contain asbestos, and notifications made, as well as 
received by building or facility owners regarding the content of ACMs 
and/or PACMs. Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 sections 
2(b)(9), 6, and 8(c) authorize this information collection. See 29 
U.S.C. 651(b)(9), 655, and 657(c).
    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 that 
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 1218-0195.
    OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) 
years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is 
scheduled to expire on November 30, 2015. The DOL seeks to extend PRA 
authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, 
without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that 
existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB 
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For 
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2015 (80 FR 29344).
    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 thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0195. 
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: 317.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 3,072.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,189 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $43,003.

     Dated: November 24, 2015.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-30409 Filed 11-30-15; 8:45 am]