[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 8, 2017)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16708]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0030]
Ionizing Radiation Standard; Extension of the Office of
Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collections of Information
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comments.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to
extend OMB approval of the collections of information specified in the
Ionizing Radiation Standard.
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
October 10, 2017.
Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service:
When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments
and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0030,
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington,
DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier
service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket
Office's normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA
docket number (OSHA-2010-0030) for the Information Collection Request
(ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide,
are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made
available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information
on submitting comments, see the "Public Participation" heading in the
section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions,
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney at
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor,
Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-2222.
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of
information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
(PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information
is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal,
collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of
the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety
and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes
information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for
enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the
causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and
accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires OSHA to obtain
such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those
operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent
feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information
(29 U.S.C. 657).
The basic purpose of the collections of information in the Ionizing
Radiation Standard is to document that employers are providing their
workers with protection from ionizing radiation exposure. The
collections of information contained in the Standard include:
Monitoring worker exposure to ionizing radiation, posting caution signs
at radiation areas, reporting worker overexposures to OSHA, maintaining
exposure records, and providing exposure records to current and former
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
Whether the proposed collections of information are
necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions,
including whether the information is useful;
The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and
costs) of the collections of information, including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used;
The quality, utility, and clarity of the information
Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply,
for example, by using automated or other technological information
collection and transmission techniques.
III. Proposed Actions
OSHA is requesting an adjustment increase of 6,719 burden hours
from 45,217 to 51,936 hours. This increase is the result of an
adjustment of the number of establishments and workers used in this
analysis based on updated data. The increase is off-set by a reduction
in burden hours due to the determination that employers providing
training to workers under paragraph (i)(2) is not considered to be a
collection of information. Also, the increase is off-set by a reduction
in the predicted number of notification of incidents (paragraph (l))
and of overexposure and excessive levels and concentrations (paragraph
(m)). The total estimated number of establishments affected by the
regulation increased from 12,719 to 13,012, a total adjustment of 293
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Ionizing Radiation Standard (29 CFR 1910.1096).
OMB Control Number: 1218-0103.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 13,012.
Frequency: On Occasion; Quarterly; Annually; Immediately; Within 24
hours; Within 30 days.
Average Time per Response: Various.
Estimated Number of Responses: 293,075.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 51,936.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $7,388,465.
IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions
You may submit comments in response to this document as follows:
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0030). You
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES).
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments
by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them
to your comments.
Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand,
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and
date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download through this
Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit
comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's "User
Tips" link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about
materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in
using the Internet to locate docket submissions.
V. Authority and Signature
Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The
authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR
Signed at Washington, DC, on July 27, 2017.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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