[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 15, 2022)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-12917]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Agency Information Collection Activities; Inorganic Arsenic
ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational
Safety & 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 July 15, 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) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality,
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) 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: Nicole Bouchet by telephone at 202-
693-0213, or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Occupational Safety and Health Act of
1970 (OSHA 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 efforts in obtaining information
(29 U.S.C. 657).
The information collection requirements in the Inorganic Arsenic
Standard provide protection for workers from the adverse health effects
associated with exposure to inorganic arsenic. The Inorganic Arsenic
Standard requires employers to: Monitor workers' exposure to inorganic
arsenic, and notify workers of exposure-monitoring results; establish,
implement, and update at least annually a written compliance program to
reduce exposures to or below the permissible exposure limit by means of
engineering and work practice controls; notify anyone who cleans
protective clothing or equipment of the potentially harmful effects of
inorganic arsenic exposure; develop, update, and maintain a
housekeeping and maintenance plan; monitor worker health by providing
medical surveillance; post warning signs, and apply labels to shipping
and storage containers of inorganic arsenic; develop and maintain
worker exposure monitoring and medical records; and provide workers
with information about their exposures and the health effects of
exposure to inorganic arsenic. For additional substantive information
about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal
Register on March 7, 2022 (87 FR 12738).
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.
Title of Collection: Inorganic Arsenic Standard.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0104.
Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 494.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 17,451.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 10,430 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $1,120,896.
(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D))
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2022-12917 Filed 6-14-22; 8:45 am]
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