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• Publication Date: 10/04/2005
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 70:57898-57899
• Standard Number: 1910.1043; 1910.177; 1910.268(c); 1910.134; 1910.1045
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: October 4, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 191)]
[Notices]               
[Page 57898-57899]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

 
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

September 23, 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: Cotton Dust (29 CFR 1910.1043).
    OMB Number: 1218-0061.
    Frequency: On occasion; biennially; 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: 535.
    Number of Annual Responses: 185,384.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to maintain a 
required record to 2 hours to conduct exposure monitoring.
    Total Burden Hours: 70,318.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $6,526,314.
    Description: The information collection requirements specified in 
the Cotton Dust Standard (29 CFR 1910.1043) protect employees from the 
adverse health effects that may result from their exposure to Cotton 
Dust. The major information collection requirements of the Cotton Dust 
Standard include: Performing exposure monitoring, including initial, 
periodic, and additional monitoring; notifying each employee of their 
exposure monitoring results either individually in writing or by 
posting; implementing a written compliance program; and establishing a 
respiratory protection program in accordance with OSHA's Respiratory 
Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134).

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Inorganic Arsenic (29 CFR 1910.1018).
    OMB Number: 1218-0104.
    Frequency: On occasion; quarterly; semi-annually; and annually.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping; reporting; and third party 
disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; 
and State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 42.
    Number of Annual Responses: 15,928.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to maintain 
records to 1.67 hours to complete a medical examination.
    Total Burden Hours: 4,861.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $396,322.
    Description: The information collection requirements in the 
Inorganic Arsenic (IA) Standard (29 CFR 1910.1018) protect employees 
from the adverse health effects that may result from their exposure to 
IA. The IA Standard requires employers to: Monitor employees' exposure 
to inorganic arsenic; monitor employee health; develop and maintain 
employee exposure-monitoring and medical records; and provide employees 
with information about their exposures and the adverse health effects 
of exposure to inorganic arsenic.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Acrylonitrile (29 CFR 1910.1045).
    OMB Number: 1218-0126.
    Frequency: On occasion; quarterly; semi-annually; and annually.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping; reporting; and third party 
disclosure.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; 
and State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 23.
    Number of Annual Responses: 7,946.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to provide 
information to the examining physician to 1.5 hours to conduct medical 
examinations.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,237.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $173,652.
    Description: The Acrylonitrile Standard (the ``AN'' standard), and 
its information collection requirements, is designed to provide 
protection for employees from the adverse health effects associated 
with occupational exposure to Acrylonitrile. The major information 
collection requirements of the AN Standard include: notifying employees 
of their AN exposures, implementing a written compliance program, 
providing examining physicians with specific information, ensuring that 
employees receive a copy of their medical examination results,
maintaining employee's exposure-monitoring and medical records for 
specific periods, and providing access to these records by OSHA, the 
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the affected 
employees, and designated representatives.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection
    Title: Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29 CFR 
1910.177).
    OMB Number: 1218-0219
    Frequency: On occasion.
    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: 8.
    Number of Annual Responses: 8.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 3 minutes.
    Total Burden Hours: 1.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: The purpose of 29 CFR 1910.177 is to reduce employees' 
risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that restraining devices 
used by them during the servicing of multi-piece rim wheels are in safe 
operating condition. Specifically, the certification records required 
by paragraph (d)(3)(iv) are used to assure that equipment has been 
repaired properly. The certification records also provide the most 
efficient means for OSHA compliance officers to determine that an 
employer is complying with the Standard.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Telecommunications (Training Certification Records) (29 CFR 
1910.268(c)).
    OMB Number: 1218-0225.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    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: 651
    Number of Annual Responses: 140,050
    Estimated Time Per Response: 2 minutes
    Total Burden Hours: 4,202
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0
    Description: The Telecommunications Standard at 29 CFR 1910.268(c) 
specifies one information collection requirement. The following section 
describes who uses the information collected under the requirement as 
well as how they use it. The purpose of this requirement is to ensure 
that employees have been trained as required by the Standard to prevent 
risk of death or serious injury.
    Training (paragraph (c)). Under the paperwork requirement specified 
by paragraph (c) of the Standard, employers must certify that his or 
her employees have been trained as specified by the performance-
language training provision of the Standard. Specifically, employers 
must prepare a certification record which includes the identity of the 
person trained, the signature of the employer or the person who 
conducted the training, and the date the training was completed. The 
certification record shall be prepared at the completion of training 
and shall be maintained on file for the duration of the employee's 
employment. The information collected would be used by employers as 
well as compliance officers to determine whether employees have been 
trained according to the requirements set forth in 29 CFR 1910.268(c).

 Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
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