[Federal Register: June 2, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 106)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
May 27, 2008.
The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of
the following public information collection request (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 this ICR, with applicable supporting
documentation; including among other things a description of the likely
respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden
may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain
or by contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the 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), E-
mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this
publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate
consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see
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 a previously approved
Title of Collection: Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134).
OMB Control Number: 1218-0099.
Agency Form Number: None.
Affected Public: Private Sector--Business or other for-profit.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 639,623.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,159,301.
Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $164,751,553.
Description: In order to protect the health of employees who are
exposed to airborne contaminants, physical hazards, and biological
agents, the Department's Respiratory Protection Standard at 29 CFR
1910.134 requires employers to develop a written respiratory protection
program, provide medical surveillance, fit test employees, obtain
certificates of analysis on cylinders, change sorbent beds and filters,
inspect emergency-use respirators, mark emergency-use respirator
storage compartments, and maintain accurate employee records for fit
testing and medical surveillance. For additional information, see
related notice published at 73 FR 15541 on March 24, 2008.
Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-12142 Filed 5-30-08; 8:45 am]
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