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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records
    [Federal Register Volume 88, Number 184 (Monday, September 25, 2023)]
    [Pages 65754-65755]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2023-20625]
    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
    Review; Comment Request; Access to Employee Exposure and Medical 
    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 October 25, 2023.
    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 Standard requires employers to preserve 
    and provide access to records associated with workers' exposure to 
    chemicals and harmful physical agents. Employee records and access to 
    them are critically important to the detection, treatment, and 
    prevention of occupational illness and disease. For additional 
    substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice 
    published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2023 (88 FR 38104).
        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: Access to Employee Exposure and Medical 
        OMB Control Number: 1218-0065.
        Affected Public: Private sector--businesses or other for-profits.
        Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 790,164.
        Total Estimated Number of Responses: 7,342,642.
        Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 816,012 hours.
        Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
    (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D))
    Nicole Bouchet,
    Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
    [FR Doc. 2023-20625 Filed 9-22-23; 8:45 am]
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