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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; the 13 Carcinogens Standard
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 54 (Monday, March 21, 2022)]
[Pages 16030-16031]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05881]



Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; the 13 Carcinogens 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 the agency 
receives on or before April 20, 2022.

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: Nora Hernandez by telephone at 202-
693-8633, or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 29 CFR 1920.1003, 
1915.1003, and 1926.1103, the 13 Carcinogens Standard protects 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. For additional substantive information about this 
ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on 
December 15, 2021 (86 FR 71286).
    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: The 13 Carcinogens Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0085.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,640.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,640.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,609 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $307,164.

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

Nora Hernandez,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2022-05881 Filed 3-18-22; 8:45 am]