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• Publication Date: 04/30/2007
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 72:21299
• Standard Number: 1910.1020; 1910.7; 1910.1048
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: April 30, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 82)]
[Notices]               
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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 24, 2007.
    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 
from RegInfo.gov at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or by 
contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) 
/ 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, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-6974 (these 
are not a toll-free numbers), 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 without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Title: Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records (29 CFR 
1910.1020).
    OMB Number: 1218-0065.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping.
    Affected Public: Public Sector: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 734,820.
    Number of Annual Responses: 6,503,968.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies by task.
    Total Burden Hours: 720,187.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: The Standard requires employers to preserve and 
provide access to records associated with employees' exposure to toxic 
chemicals and harmful physical agents. Employee records and access to 
them are critically important to the detection, treatment, and 
prevention of occupational illness and disease.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Title: Formaldehyde (1910.1048).
    OMB Number: 1218-0145.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and Third-party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Public Sector: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 112,638.
    Number of Annual Responses: 1,903,049.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies by task.
    Total Burden Hours: 519,076.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $55,325,688.
    Description: The Formaldehyde Standard and its collections of 
information are designed to provide protection for employees from the 
adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to 
formaldehyde. The Standard requires employers to monitor employee 
exposure and provide notification to employees of their exposure. 
Employers are required to make available medical surveillance to 
employees.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Title: Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized 
Testing Laboratory (29 CFR 1910.7).
    OMB Number: 1218-0147.
    Type of Response: Reporting.
    Affected Public: Public Sector: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 67.
    Number of Annual Responses: 67.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 hours.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,340.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: A number of OSHA's standards require certain equipment 
to be "tested" (or "approved") by a "nationally recognized testing 
laboratory" (NRTL). An organization seeking to perform this testing 
(or approval) must be "recognized" by OSHA and must apply to the OSHA 
NRTL Program for recognition. Recognition is granted after OSHA 
determines that the organization meets certain requirements.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-8142 Filed 4-27-07; 8:45 am]

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