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  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 7, 2018)]
  [Rules and Regulations]
  [Pages 9701-9703]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2018-04579]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  29 CFR Parts 1910, 1926, and 1915

  [Docket No. OSHA-H005C-2006-0870]
  RIN 1218-AB76


  Occupational Exposure to Beryllium

  AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
  Department of Labor.

  ACTION: Final rule; OMB information collection approval.

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  SUMMARY: This rule is a technical amendment announcing that OMB has
  approved the collection of information contained in OSHA's standards
  for Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in
  General Industry, and revising OSHA's regulations to reflect that
  approval. The OMB approval number is 1218-0267.

  DATES: Effective March 7, 2018.

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles McCormick, OSHA, Directorate
  of Standards and Guidance, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202)
  693-2222.

  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHA published a final rule on January 9,
  2017, amending its existing standards for the Occupational Exposure to
  Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds. OSHA determined that employees
  exposed to beryllium at the previous permissible exposure limits face a
  significant risk of material impairment to their health. The evidence
  in the record for this rulemaking indicates that workers exposed to
  beryllium are at increased risk of developing chronic beryllium disease
  and lung cancer. The final rule establishes new permissible exposure
  limits of 0.2 micrograms of beryllium per cubic meters ([micro]g/m\3\)
  of air as an 8-hour time weighted average and 2.0 [micro]g/m\3\ as a
  short term exposure limit determined over a sampling period of 15
  minutes. It also includes other provisions to protect employees, such
  as requirements for exposure assessment, methods for controlling
  exposure, respiratory protection, personal protective clothing and
  equipment, housekeeping, medical surveillance, hazard communication,
  and recordkeeping.
      OSHA issued three separate standards (one for general industry, one
  for shipyards, and one for construction) in order to tailor
  requirements to the circumstances found in these sectors. The effective
  date of those standards was March 10, 2017.
      Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-
  3520), the Federal Register notice for the Occupational Exposure to
  Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds final rule states that employers do
  not have to comply with the collection of information until OMB
  approves those collections of information, and the Department of Labor
  publishes a notice in the Federal Register announcing this approval and
  the control number assigned by OMB to the final rule's collection of
  information. Under 5 CFR 1320.5(b), an agency may not conduct or
  sponsor a collection of information unless: (1) The collection of
  information displays a current, valid OMB control number, and (2) The
  Agency informs members of the public who are required to respond to the
  collection of information that they are not required to do so unless
  the agency displays a currently valid OMB control number for the
  collection of information.
      The revision of these standards is a technical amendment to
  increase public awareness of OMB's approval of the collection of
  information. The Agency notes that the public has already had the
  opportunity to comment on the collections of information, and OMB has
  approved them. Opportunity for public comment on this final rule is
  therefore unnecessary.
      The final Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium
  Compounds standards impose new collections of information for the
  purposes of the PRA. The collections of information in the rule are
  needed to assist employers in identifying and controlling exposure to
  beryllium and beryllium compounds in the workplace, and to address
  adverse health effects related to beryllium. OSHA will also use records
  developed in response to these standards to determine compliance with
  OSHA standards.

                            Collections of Information Requirements in the Final Standard
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          Number                General industry            Construction industry           Maritime industry
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  1....................  Sec.   1910.1024(d)(2)         Sec.   1926.1124(d)(2)        Sec.   1915.1024(d)(2)
                          Performance Option.            Performance Option.           Performance Option.
  2....................  Sec.   1910.1024(d)(3)(i),     Sec.   1926.1124(d)(3)(i),    Sec.   1915.1024(d)(3)(i),
                          (ii), and (iii) Scheduled      (ii), and (iii) Scheduled     (ii), and (iii) Scheduled
                          Monitoring Options.            Monitoring Options.           Monitoring Options.
  3....................  Sec.   1910.1024(d)(3)(iv),    Sec.   1926.1124(d)(3)(iv),   Sec.   1915.1024(d)(3)(iv),
                          (v), and (vi) Scheduled        (v), and (vi) Scheduled       (v), and (vi) Scheduled
                          Monitoring Options.            Monitoring Options.           Monitoring Options.
  4....................  Sec.   1910.1024(d)(4)         Sec.   1926.1124(d)(4)        Sec.   1915.1024(d)(4)
                          Reassessment of Exposure.      Reassessment of Exposure.     Reassessment of Exposure.
  5....................  Sec.   1910.1024(d)(6)(i) and  Sec.   1926.1124(d)(6)(i)     Sec.   1915.1024(d)(6)(i)
                          (ii) Employee Notification     and (ii) Employee             and (ii) Employee
                          of Assessment Results.         Notification of Assessment    Notification of Assessment
                                                         Results.                      Results.
  6....................  Sec.   1910.1024(e)(2)(i) and  Sec.   1926.1124(e)(2)        Sec.   1915.1024(e)(2)
                          (ii) Demarcation of            Competent Person.             Regulated Areas--
                          Beryllium Work Areas and                                     Demarcation.
                          Regulated Areas.
  7....................  Sec.   1910.1024(f)(1)(i),     Sec.   1926.1124(f)(1)(i),    Sec.   1915.1024(f)(1)(i),
                          (ii), and (iii) Methods of     (ii), and (iii) Methods of    (ii), and (iii) Methods of
                          Compliance--Written Exposure   Compliance--Written           Compliance--Written
                          Control Plan.                  Exposure Control Plan.        Exposure Control Plan.



  8....................  Sec.   1910.1024(g)(2)         Sec.   1926.1124(g)           Sec.   1915.1024(g)
                          Respiratory Protection         Respiratory Protection        Respiratory Protection
                          Program.                       Program.                      Program.
  9....................  Sec.   1910.1024(h)(2)(v)      Sec.   1926.1124(h)(2)(v)     Sec.   1915.1024(h)(2)(v)
                          Personal Protective Clothing   Personal Protective           Personal Protective
                          and Equipment--Removal and     Clothing and Equipment--      Clothing and Equipment--
                          Storage.                       Removal and Storage.          Removal and Storage.
  10...................  Sec.   1910.1024(h)(3)(iii)    Sec.   1926.1124(h)(3)(iii)   Sec.   1915.1024(h)(3)(iii)
                          Personal Protective Clothing   Personal Protective           Personal Protective
                          and Equipment--Cleaning and    Clothing and Equipment--      Clothing and Equipment--
                          Replacement.                   Cleaning and Replacement.     Cleaning and Replacement.
  11...................  Sec.   1910.1024(j)(3)(i) and  Sec.   1926.1124(j)(3)        Sec.   1915.1024(j)(3)
                          (ii) Housekeeping--Disposal.   Housekeeping--Disposal.       Housekeeping --Disposal.
  12...................  Sec.   1910.1024(k)(1), (2),   Sec.   1926.1124(k)(1), (2),  Sec.   1915.1024(k)(1), (2),
                          and (3) Medical Surveillance.  and (3) Medical               and (3) Medical
                                                         Surveillance.                 Surveillance.
  13...................  Sec.   1910.1024(k)(4)         Sec.   1926.1124(k)(4)        Sec.   1915.1024(k)(4)
                          Medical Surveillance--         Medical Surveillance--        Medical Surveillance--
                          Information Provided to the    Information Provided to the   Information Provided to the
                          PLHCP.                         PLHCP.                        PLHCP.
  14...................  Sec.   1910.1024(k)(5)(i),     Sec.   1926.1124(k)(5)(i),    Sec.   1915.1024(k)(5)(i),
                          (ii), and (iii) Medical        (ii), and (iii) Medical       (ii), and (iii) Medical
                          Surveillance--Licensed         Surveillance-- Licensed       Surveillance--Licensed
                          Physician's Written Medical    Physician's Written Medical   Physician's Written Medical
                          Report for the Employee.       Report for the Employee.      Report for the Employee.
  15...................  Sec.   1915.1024(k)(6)         Sec.   1926.1124(k)(6)        Sec.   1915.1024(k)(6)
                          Medical Surveillance--         Medical Surveillance--        Medical Surveillance--
                          Licensed Physician's Written   Licensed Physician's          Licensed Physician's
                          Medical Opinion for the        Written Medical Opinion for   Written Medical Opinion for
                          Employer.                      the Employer.                 the Employer.
  16...................  Sec.   1910.1024(k)(7)         Sec.   1926.1124(k)(7)        Sec.   1915.1024(k)(7)
                          Medical Surveillance--         Medical Surveillance--        Medical Surveillance--
                          Referral to the CBD            Referral to the CBD           Referral to the CBD
                          Diagnostic Center.             Diagnostic Center.            Diagnostic Center.
  17...................  Sec.   1910.1024(l)(1) and     Sec.   1926.1124(l)(1) and    Sec.   1915.1024(l)(1) and
                          (2) Medical Removal.           (2) Medical Removal.          (2) Medical Removal.
  18...................  Sec.   1910.1024(m)(1)         Sec.   1926.1124(m)(1)        Sec.   1915.1024(m)(1)
                          Communication of hazards.      Communication of hazards.     Communication of hazards.
  19...................  Sec.   1910.1024(m)(2)         N/A.........................  Sec.   1915.1024(m)(2)
                          Warning Signs.                                               Warning Signs.
  20...................  Sec.   1910.1024(m)(3)         Sec.   1926.1124(m)(2)        Sec.   1915.1024(m)(3)
                          Warning labels.                Warning labels.               Warning labels.
  21...................  Sec.   1910.1024(m)(4)(iv)     Sec.   1926.1124(m)(3)(iv)    Sec.   1915.1024(m)(4)(iv)
                          Employee Information.          Employee Information.         Employee Information.
  22...................  Sec.   1910.1024(n)(1)(i),     Sec.   1926.1124(n)(1)(i),    Sec.   1915.1024(n)(1)(i),
                          (ii), and (iii)                (ii), and (iii)               (ii), and (iii)
                          Recordkeeping--Air             Recordkeeping--Air            Recordkeeping--Air
                          Monitoring Data.               Monitoring Data.              Monitoring Data.
  23...................  Sec.   1910.1024(n)(2)(i),     Sec.   1926.1124(n)(2)(i),    Sec.   1915.1024(n)(2)(i),
                          (ii), and (iii)                (ii), and (iii)               (ii), and (iii)
                          Recordkeeping--Objective       Recordkeeping--Objective      Recordkeeping--Objective
                          Data.                          Data.                         Data.
  24...................  Sec.   1910.1024(n)(3)(i),     Sec.   1926.1124(n)(3)(i),    Sec.   1915.1024(n)(3)(i),
                          (ii), and (iii)                (ii), and (iii)               (ii), and (iii)
                          Recordkeeping--Medical         Recordkeeping--Medical        Recordkeeping--Medical
                          Surveillance.                  Surveillance.                 Surveillance.
  25...................  Sec.   1910.1024(n)(4)(i) and  Sec.   1926.1124(n)(4)(i)     Sec.   1915.1024(n)(4)(i)
                          (ii) Recordkeeping--Training.  and (ii) Recordkeeping--      and (ii) Recordkeeping--
                                                         Training.                     Training.
                         Sec.   1910.1024(n)(5)(i) and  Sec.   1926.1124(n)(5)(i)     Sec.   1915.1024(n)(5)(i)
                          (ii) Recordkeeping--Employee   and (ii) Recordkeeping--      and (ii) Recordkeeping--
                          Access to Records.             Employee Access to Records.   Employee Access to Records.
                         Sec.   1910.1024(n)(6)         Sec.   1926.1124(n)(6)        Sec.   1915.1024(n)(6)
                          Recordkeeping--Transfer of     Recordkeeping--Transfer of    Recordkeeping--Transfer of
                          Records.                       Records.                      Records.
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      Title: Beryllium Standards for General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1024),
  Construction (29 CFR 1926.1124), and Maritime (29 CFR 1915.1024).
      Affected Public: Business and other for profit.
      Number of Responses: 246,656.
      Frequency of Response: Various.
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 194,261.
      Estimated Costs (Operation and Maintenance): $46,158,266.

  Authority and Signature

      Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
  Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this rule.

      Signed at Washington, DC, on February 26, 2018.
  Loren Sweatt,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

      For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Occupational Safety and
  Health Administration amends 29 CFR parts 1910, 1915, and 1926 as
  follows:

  PART 1910--[AMENDED]

  0
  1. The authority citation for part 1910 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order
  Numbers 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736),
  1-90 (55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), 5-2002
  (67 FR 65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 31159), 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), or 1-2012
  (77 FR 3912), as applicable.

      Sections 1910.6, 1910.7, 1910.8 and 1910.9 also issued under 29
  CFR 1911. Section 1910.7(f) also issued under 31 U.S.C. 9701, 29
  U.S.C. 9a, 5 U.S.C. 553; Public Law 106-113 (113 Stat. 1501A-222);
  Public Law 11-8 and 111-317; and OMB Circular A-25 (dated July 8,
  1993) (58 FR 38142, July 15, 1993).

  Subpart A--General

  0
  2. Amend section 1910.8 by adding to the table, in the proper numerical
  sequence, the entry ``1910.1024'' to read as follows:


  Sec.  1910.8  OMB control numbers under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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                                                              OMB control
                       29 CFR citation                            No.
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  1910.1024...............................................       1218-0267

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  PART 1915--[AMENDED]

  0
  3. The authority citation for part 1915 continues to read as follows:

      Authority: 33 U.S.C. 941; 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of
  Labor's Order No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48
  FR 35736), 1-90 (55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR
  50017), 5-2002 (67 FR 65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), 4-2010 (75 FR
  55355), or 1-2012 (77 FR 3912); 29 CFR part 1911; and 5 U.S.C. 553,
  as applicable.

  Subpart A--General

  0
  4. Amend section 1915.8 by adding to the table, in the proper numerical
  sequence, the entry ``1915.1024'' to read as follows:


  Sec.  1915.8  OMB control numbers under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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                                                              OMB control
                       29 CFR citation                            No.
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  1915.1024...............................................       1218-0267

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  PART 1926--[AMENDED]

  0
  5. The authority citation for part 1926 is revised to read as follows:

      Authority: 40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.; 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657;
  Secretary of Labor's Order No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR
  25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 (55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-
  2000 (65 FR 50017), 5-2002 (67 FR 65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), 4-
  2010 (75 FR 55355), or 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), as applicable; and 29
  CFR part 1911.

  Subpart A--General

  0
  6. Amend Sec.  1926.5 by adding to the table, in the proper numerical
  sequence, the entry ``1926.1124'' to read as follows:


  Sec.  1926.5  OMB control numbers under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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                                                              OMB control
                       29 CFR citation                            No.
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  1926.1124...............................................       1218-0267

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