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• Publication Date: 02/07/1997
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 62:5852-5853
• Standard Number: 1910.1018; 1910.1029; 1910.1051
• Title: Office of the Secretary; Submission for OMB Review;Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 4, 1997.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). A copy of each individual ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor, Departmental Clearance Officer, Theresa M. O'Malley ((202) 219-5096 ext. 143). Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY/TDD) may call (202) 219-4720 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for BLS, DM, ESA, ETA, MSHA, OSHA, PWBA, or VETS, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ((202) 395-7316), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
  • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Qualification and Certification Program.

OMB Number: 1219-0069, MSHA Form 50004- and 5000-7.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.


Form No Number of Respondents Average time per respondence (minutes) Burden hours
5000-4 633 21 221
5000-7 37 19 12
total     233

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): 0.

Description: This information collection contains provisions whereby persons may be temporarily qualified or certified to perform certain duties at coal mines which are related to miner safety and health and which require specialized expertise.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Inorganic Arsenic (1910.1018).

OMB Number: 1218-0104.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 42.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Ranges from 5 minutes to maintain records to 12 hours to update compliance programs.

Total Burden Hours: 9,060.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $1,316,218.

Description: The purpose of the inorganic arsenic standard and its information collection is to provide protection for employees against the health effects associated with occupational exposure to inorganic arsenic. This standard requires employers to monitor employee exposure, to provide medical surveillance and to maintain employee exposure monitoring and medical records. If exposure levels are above the Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), then employers must establish and implement a written control plan to reduce exposures below the PELs. Employers are also required to notify OSHA area offices of regulated areas and changes to regulated areas.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: Coke Oven Emissions (1910.1029).

OMB Number: 1218-0128.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 22.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Ranges from 5 minutes to maintain records to 3 hours to update compliance programs.

Total Burden Hours: 96,379.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $2,012,684.

Description: The purpose of the coke oven emissions standards and its information collection to provide protection for employees against the health effects associated with occupational exposure to coke oven emission. This standard requires employers to monitor employee exposure, to provide medical surveillance and to maintain employee exposure monitoring and medical records. If exposure levels are above the Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), the employers must establish and implement a written control plan to reduce exposures below the PELs. Employers are also required to notify OSHA area offices of regulated areas and changes to regulated areas.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: 1,3 Butadiene (1910.1051), Final Rule.

OMB Number: 1218-0170.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government.

Number of Respondents: 255.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Ranges from 15 seconds to label a respirator filter element to 6 hours to develop a compliance program.

Total Burden Hours: 9,254.

Total Annualized capital/startup costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $9,254.

Description: The purpose of the 1,3 butadiene standard and its information collection is designed to provide protection for employees from the adverse health effects associated with the occupational exposure to 1,3 butadiene. The standard requires employers to monitor employee exposure, to provide medical surveillance and to maintain employee exposure monitoring the medical records. If exposure levels are above the action level, employers must establish and implement a written Exposure Goal Program. If exposure levels are above the Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), employers must establish and implement a written compliance program.

Theresa M. O'Malley,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 97-3098 Filed 2-6-97; 8:45 am)


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