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• Publication Date: 04/07/2005
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 70: 17718-17719
• Standard Number: 1926.652; 1910.1052
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: April 7, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 66)]
[Notices]               
[Page 17718-17719]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

 
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

March 30, 2005.
    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 ICR, with 
applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by contacting Darrin King 
on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.
    Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 
Washington, DC 20503, 202-395-7316 (this is not a toll-free number), 
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: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Design of Cave-in Protection Systems.
    OMB Number: 1218-0137.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 20,000.
    Number of Annual Responses: 20,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 2.08 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 20,222.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $721,000.
    Description: The requirements in 29 CFR 1926.652 for the design of 
cave-in protection systems are needed by employers in the construction 
industry and OSHA compliance officers to ensure that cave-in protection 
systems are designed, installed, and used in a manner to adequately 
protect employees.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Methylene Chloride (29 CFR 1910.1052).
    OMB Number: 1218-0179.
    Frequency: On occasion; Quarterly; Semi-annually; and Annually.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; 
and State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 88,623.
    Number of Annual Responses: 274,090.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 1 hour for administering a 
medical examination to 5 minutes to maintain an employee's medical or 
exposure record.
    Total Burden Hours: 64,305.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $15,942,530.
    Description: The information-collection requirements specified in 
the Methylene Chloride Standard (29 CFR 1910.1052) protect employees 
from the adverse health effects that may result from their exposure to 
methylene chloride (MC). The requirements in the MC Standard include 
employee exposure monitoring, notifying employees of their MC 
exposures, administering medical examinations to employees, providing 
examining physicians with specific program and employee information, 
ensuring that employees receive a copy of their medical examination 
results, training employees on the hazards of MC, maintaining 
employees' exposure-monitoring and medical examination records for 
specific periods, and providing access to these records by OSHA, the 
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, the affected 
employees, and their authorized representatives.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-6922 Filed 4-6-05; 8:45 am]

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