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  • Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    83:28451-28452
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    The 13 Carcinogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 19, 2018)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 28451-28452]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2018-13112]
  
  
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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
  
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  
  [Docket No. OSHA-2011-0860]
  
  
  The 13 Carcinogens 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 
  contained in the 13 Carcinogens Standard.
  
  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
  August 20, 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-2012-0012, 
  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 the 
  OSHA docket number (OSHA-2012-0012) 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 above address. 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 from the website. All submissions, 
  including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
  copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Christie Garner 
  at the phone number below in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT to obtain 
  a copy of the ICR.

  
  
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Mockler or Christie Garner, 
  Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
  (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 business, and to reduce to 
  the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in 
  obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657).
      The information collection requirements specified in the 13 
  Carcinogens Standard protect workers from the adverse health effects 
  that may result from their exposure to the specified carcinogens. The 
  following is a brief description of the collection of information 
  requirements contained in the 13 Carcinogens Standard: Establishing and 
  implementing a medical surveillance program for workers assigned to 
  enter regulated areas; informing workers of their medical examination 
  results; and providing workers with access to their medical records. 
  Further, employers must retain worker medical records for specified 
  time periods and make them available upon request to OSHA and NIOSH.
  
  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, 
  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
  
      OSHA is requesting that OMB extend the approval of the information 
  collection requirements contained in the 13 Carcinogens Standard (29 
  CFR 1910.1003). OSHA is requesting an adjustment increase of 67 hours 
  (from 1,493 hours to 1,560 hours). The increase is a result of a slight 
  growth in the number of establishments affected by the Standards from 
  97 to 101.
      The Agency will summarize any comments submitted in response to 
  this notice and will include this summary in its request to OMB.
      Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
      Title: 13 Carcinogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1003).
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0085.
      Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
      Number of Respondents: 101.
      Frequency of Responses: On occasion, annually.
      Total Number of Responses: 2,291.
      Average Time per Response: Time per response ranges from 
  approximately 5 minutes (for employers to maintain records) to 2 hours 
  (for worker medical surveillance).
      Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,560 hours.
      Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $115,370.
  
  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-2011-0860). 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 their social security number 
  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 from 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 June 13, 2018.
  Loren Sweatt,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2018-13112 Filed 6-18-18; 8:45 am]
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