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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Cadmium in General Industry Standard
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 63 (Wednesday, April 1, 2020)]
	[Pages 18277-18278]
	From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
	[FR Doc No: 2020-06902]



	Office of the Secretary

	Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
	Review; Comment Request; Cadmium in General Industry Standard

	ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


	SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational 
	Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information 
	collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
	for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
	of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.

	DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
	on or before May 1, 2020.

	ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
	information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
	this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
	information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
	Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
	Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information 
	is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the 
	Department, including whether the information will have practical 
	utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely 
	manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden and 
	cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the 
	methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, 
	utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to 
	minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
	to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
	other forms of information technology.

	FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frederick Licari by telephone at 202-
	693-8073, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by 
	email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

	SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 (see 29 
	U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires OSHA to obtain such information 
	with a minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small 
	businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary 
	duplication of effort in obtaining said information (see 29 U.S.C. 
	657). The collection of information specified in the Cadmium in General 
	Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910.1027) protects workers from the adverse 
	health effects that may result from their exposure to cadmium. The 
	major collection of information of the standard include: Conducting 
	worker exposure monitoring; notifying workers of their cadmium 
	exposures; implementing a written compliance program; implementing 
	medical surveillance of workers; providing examining physicians with 
	specific information; ensuring that workers receive a copy of their 
	medical surveillance results; maintaining workers' exposure monitoring 
	and medical surveillance records for specific periods; and providing 
	access to these records to the workers who are the subject of the 
	records, the worker's representative, and other designated parties. For 
	additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
	notice published in the Federal Register on November 1, 2019 (84 FR 
	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 the OMB approves it 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 
	OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
	DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for 
	three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than 
	three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information 
	collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive 
	a month-to-month extension while they undergo review.
	Agency: DOL-OSHA.
	Title of Collection: Cadmium in General Industry Standard.
	OMB Control Number: 1218-0185.
	Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits.
	Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,679.
	Total Estimated Number of Responses: 234,036.

	Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 73,396 hours.
	Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $5,493,656.

	Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

	Dated: March 23, 2020.
	Frederick Licari,
	Departmental Clearance Officer.
	[FR Doc. 2020-06902 Filed 3-30-20; 1:30 pm]