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• Publication Date: 08/11/1998
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 63:42878-42879
• Standard Number: 1926.60; 1910.50
• Title: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 5, 1998.

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, Todd R. Owen ((202) 219-5096 ext. 143) or by E-Mail to Owen- Todd@dol.gov.

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.

  • 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: Employment and Training Administration.

Title: Adjudication Determinations Activity Report.

OMB Number: 1205-0150 (extension).

Agency Numbers: ETA.

Frequency: Quarterly.

Affected Public: States.

Number of Respondents: 53.

Total Responses: 224.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Regular Reports, 244 minutes per year; Extended Benefits Report, 240 minutes per year.

Total Burden Hours: 910.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: 0.

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

Description: Data are used to monitor the impact of the disqualification provisions, to measure workload, and to appraise adequacy and effectiveness of State and Federal nonmonetary determination procedures.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: 4,4-Methylenedianiline (MDA) (29 CFR 1926.60).

OMB Number: 1218-0183 (extension).

Frequency: On Occasion.

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

Number of Respondents: 66.

Total Responses: 2,848.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Varies from 5 minutes to maintain a record to 2 hours to monitor employee exposure.

Total Burden hours: 1,796.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $59,120.

Description The MDA standard and its information collection requirements provide protection for employees from the adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to MDA. The standard requires that employers establish a compliance program. Also, the standard requires employers to monitor employee exposure to MDA, to provide medical surveillance, to train employees about the hazards of MDA, and to establish and maintain accurate records of employee exposure to MDA. These records are used by employees, physicians, employers, and OSHA to determine the effectiveness of the employers' compliance efforts. The standard requires that OSHA have access to various records to ensure that employers are complying with the disclosure provisions of the MDA standard.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Title: 4,4-Methylenedianiline (MDA) (29 CFR 1910.50).

OMB Number: 1218-0184 (extension).

Frequency: On Occasion.

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

Number of Respondents: 18.

Total Responses: 1,175.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: Ranges from 5 minutes to maintain a record to 2 hours to monitor employee exposure.

Total Burden Hours: 722.

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: 0.

Total annual costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $26,616.

Description: The MDA standard and its information collection requirements provide protection for employees from the adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to MDA. The standard requires that employers establish a compliance program. Also, the standard requires employers to monitor employee exposure to MDA, to provide medical surveillance, to train employees about the hazards of MDA, and to establish and maintain accurate records of employee exposure to MDA. These records are used by employees, physicians, employers, and OSHA to determine the effectiveness of the employers' compliance efforts. The standard requires that OSHA have access to various records to ensure that employers are complying with the disclosure provisions of the MDA standard.

Todd R. Owen,
Departmental Clearance Officer.

[FR Doc. 98-21483 Filed 8-10-98; 8:45 am]

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