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  • Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    83:9868-9869
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    Acrylonitrile Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 46 (Thursday, March 8, 2018)] 
  [Notices]
  [Pages 9868-9869]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2018-04685]
  
  
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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
  
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  
  [Docket No. OSHA-2011-0195]
  
  
  Acrylonitrile Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and 
  Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) 
  Requirements
  
  AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
  
  ACTION: Request for public comments.
  
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  SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to 
  extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements 
  specified by the Acrylonitrile Standard.
  
  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
  May 7, 2018.
  
  ADDRESSES:
      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 
  comments.
      Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer 
  than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
  1648.
      Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
  When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and 
  attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2011-0195, 
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of 
  Labor, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. 
  Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are 
  accepted during the Docket Office's normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. 
  to 3:00 p.m., ET.
      Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA 
  docket number (OSHA-2011-0195) 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 website. 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: Charles McCormick or Theda Kenney, 
  Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
  telephone (202) 693-2222.
  
  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
  
  I. Background
  
      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 information 
  collection requirements 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 that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon 
  employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to
  

  reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of effort 
  in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657).
      The information collection requirements specified in the 
  Acrylonitrile (AN) Standard protect workers from the adverse health 
  effects that may result from their exposure to AN. The major 
  information collection requirements of the AN Standard include 
  notifying workers of their AN exposures, implementing a written 
  compliance program, providing examining physicians with specific 
  information, ensuring that workers receive a copy of their medical 
  examination results, maintaining workers' exposure monitoring and 
  medical records for specific periods, and providing access to these 
  records by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and 
  Health (NIOSHA), the affected workers, and designated representatives.
  
  II. Special Issues for Comment
  
      OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
       Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
  are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions to 
  protect workers, including whether the information is useful;
       The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
  costs) of the information collection requirements, including the 
  validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
       The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
  collected; and
       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
  
      The Agency is requesting an adjustment increase in the burden hour 
  total from 1,999 to 2,754 hours, a total increase of 755 hours. The 
  increase is due to an adjustment of establishments and workers that 
  were identified for this ICR.
      Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
      Title: Acrylonitrile Standard (29 CFR 1910.1045).
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0126.
      Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
      Number of Respondents: 20.
      Number of Responses: 6,792.
      Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
      Average Time per Response: Various.
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,754.
      Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $185,686.
  
  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) at (202) 693-1648 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-2011-0195). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading 
  document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials 
  in reference to an electronic or a 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 that 
  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 
  dates 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 
  website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available 
  for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on 
  using the http://www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and 
  access the docket is available at the website's ``User Tips'' link. 
  Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not 
  available from the website, 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 
  3912).
  
      Signed at Washington, DC, on March 1, 2018.
  Loren Sweatt,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2018-04685 Filed 3-7-18; 8:45 am]
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