[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14036]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.
SUMMARY: On June 29, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored
information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Bloodborne Pathogens
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). Public comments on the ICR are
DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives
on or before July 30, 2018.
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 website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201801-1218-003 (this link will only become active
on the day following publication of this notice) 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 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: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for
the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard information collection requirements
codified in regulations 29 CFR 1910.1030. The Bloodborne Pathogen
Standard is an occupational safety and health standard that prevents
occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The standard's
information collection requirements are essential components that
protect workers from occupational exposure. The information is used by
employers and workers to implement the protection required by the
Standard. OSHA compliance officers will use some of the information in
enforcing the Standard. The collections of information contained in the
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard include a written exposure control plan,
documentation of workers' hepatitis B vaccinations and post-exposure
evaluations and follow-up medical visits, training, related
recordkeeping and a sharps injury log. Information generated in
accordance with these provisions provides the employer and the worker
with means to provide protection from the adverse health effects
associated with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Occupational Safety and Health Act sections 2(b)(9), 6, and 8(c)
authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9), 655,
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 1218-0180.
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
April 18, 2018 (83 FR 17194).
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 1218-0180.
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.
Title of Collection: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0180.
Affected Public: Private Sector--business or other for-profits and
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 770,724.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 266,656,386.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 5,687,682 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $51,817,985.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
Dated: June 26, 2018.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-14036 Filed 6-28-18; 8:45 am]
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