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• Publication Date: 04/29/2005
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 70: 22373-22374
• Standard Number: 1910.1450
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: April 29, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 82)]
[Notices]               
[Page 22373-22374]
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

April 22, 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: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in 
Laboratories.
    OMB Number: 1218-0131.
    Frequency: On occasion; quarterly; semi-annually; monthly; and 
annually.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and third party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit 
institutions; Federal government; and State, local, or tribal 
government.
    Number of Respondents: 43,300.
    Number of Annual Responses: 874,984.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 5 minutes for a variety of 
requirements (e.g., for an office clerk to develop and post exposure-
monitoring results) to 8 hours for an employer to develop a Chemical 
Hygiene Plan.
    Total Burden Hours: 270,636.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $32,615,952.
    Description: 29 CFR 1910.1450 requires that employers monitor 
employee exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories, to provide 
medical consultation and examinations, to train employees about the 
hazards of chemicals in their working areas, and to establish and 
maintain accurate records of employee exposure to hazardous chemicals. 
These requirements help to protect workers from occupational illnesses 
resulting from exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Subpart R Steel Erection (29 CFR 1926.750 through 1926.761).
    OMB Number: 1218-0241.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    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: 20,787.
    Number of Annual Responses: 87,956.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from one minute for a 
controlling contractor to inform a steel erector to leave fall 
protection at the jobsite to three hours for controlling contractors to 
obtain approval from the project structural engineer of record before 
modifying anchor bolts.
    Total Burden Hours: 30,339.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: 29 CFR part 1926, Subpart R contains information-
collection requirements that: Notify designated parties, especially 
steel erectors, that building materials, components, steel structures, 
and fall-protection equipment are safe for specific uses; and ensure 
that employees exposed to fall hazards receive specified training in 
the recognition and control of fall hazards.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-8543 Filed 4-28-05; 8:45 am]

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