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• Publication Date: 03/24/2006
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 71:14948-14949
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: March 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 57)]
[Notices]               
[Page 14948-14949]
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 17, 2006.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public 
information collection requests (ICR) 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: Lead in General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1025).
    OMB Number: 1218-0092.
    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: 62,357.
    Number of Annual Responses: 4,068,503.
    Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 1 minute to notify an 
employee of their right to seek a second medical opinion to 2 hours for 
an employee to receive a medical examination.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,242,562.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $139,869,058.
    Description: The purpose of 29 CFR 1910.1025 and its information 
collection requirements is to provide protection for employees from the 
adverse effects associated with occupational exposure to the 
carcinogen, lead. Employers must monitor employee exposure to lead, 
provide medical surveillance, train employees about the hazards of 
lead, and establish and maintain accurate records of employee exposure 
to lead. These records are used by employers, employees, physicians, 
and the Government to ensure that employees are not being harmed by 
exposure to lead.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Title: Lead in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.62).
    OMB Number: 1218-0189.
    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: 147,073.
    Number of Annual Responses: 5,782,074.
    Estimated Time per Response: Ranges from 1 minute to notify an 
employee of their right to seek a second medical opinion to 8 hours to 
develop a written compliance program.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,560,717.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $68,576,673.
    Description: 29 CFR 1926.62 requires employers to train employees 
about the hazards of lead, monitor employee exposure, to provide 
medical surveillance, and maintain accurate records of employee 
exposure to lead. These records are used by employers, employees, 
physicians and the Government to ensure that employees are not harmed 
by exposure to lead in the workplace.

Ira L. Mills,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-4271 Filed 3-23-06; 8:45 am]

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