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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Inorganic Arsenic Standard
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 15, 2022)]
[Pages 36148-36149]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-12917]



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.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    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))

Nicole Bouchet,
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2022-12917 Filed 6-14-22; 8:45 am]