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• Publication Date: 06/28/2007
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 72:35513-35514
• Standard Number: 1910.95; 1910.1001; 1926.502; 1926.503
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: June 28, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 124)]
[Notices]               
[Page 35513-35514]
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

June 25, 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). Copies of 
these ICRs, 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 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: Occupational Noise Exposure (29 CFR 1910.95).
    OMB Number: 1218-0048.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping and third-party disclosure.
    Affected Public: Public Sector: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 379,512.
    Number of Annual Responses: 16,610,221.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 2 minutes to notify 
employees when noise exposure exceeds the 8-hour time-weighted average 
of 85 decibels to 1 hour for employees in small establishments to take 
audiometric examinations.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,853,730.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $40,993,579.
    Description: The purpose of the Occupational Noise Standard and its 
information collection requirements are to provide protection to 
employees from adverse health effects associated with occupational 
exposure to noise. The standard requires employers to establish and 
maintain accurate records of employee exposure to noise and audiometric 
testing performed in compliance with this standard.

    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Title: Asbestos in General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1001).
    OMB Number: 1218-0133.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping.
    Affected Public: Public Sector: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 243.
    Number of Annual Responses: 65,048.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to maintain 
records to 1.5 hours for employees to receive training or medical 
evaluations.
    Total Burden Hours: 23,849.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $1,625,000.
    Description: The Asbestos Standard requires employers to train 
employees about the hazards of asbestos, to monitor employee exposure, 
to provide medical surveillance, and to maintain accurate records of 
employee exposure to asbestos. These records are used by employers, 
employees, and the Government to ensure that employees are not harmed 
by exposure to asbestos in the workplace.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Title: Construction Fall Protection Plans and Training Requirements 
(29 CFR 1926.502 and 1926.503).
    OMB Number: 1218-0197.
    Type of Response: Recordkeeping.
    Affected Public: Public Sector: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 301,178.
    Number of Annual Responses: 6,039,818.
    Estimated Time per Response: Time per response ranges from 5 
minutes to certify a safety net to 1 hour to develop a fall protection 
plan.
    Total Burden Hours: 484,082.
    Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0.
    Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing 
services): $0.
    Description: The Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices 
Standard (29 CFR 1926.502) allows employers to develop alternative 
procedures to conventional fall protection systems when the systems are 
infeasible or create a greater hazard. The alternative procedures (plan) must be 
written. Also, employers who use safety net systems may certify that 
the installation meets the Standard's criteria in lieu of performing a 
drop-test on the net. The Training Requirements Standard (29 CFR 
1926.503) requires employers to prepare training certification records 
for their employees. The plan and certification records ensure that 
employers comply with the requirements to protect employees from falls.

Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-12522 Filed 6-27-07; 8:45 am]

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