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• Publication Date: 02/27/2009
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 74:8990-8992
• Standard Number: 1910.120; 1910.1027; 1910.1044; 1915.1001; 1917; 1918; 1926.1127
• Title: Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

[Federal Register: February 27, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 38)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

February 20, 2009.
    The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of 
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; 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 number)/e-mail: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    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 
below).
    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 
collection
    Title of Collection: 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) Standard 
(29 CFR 1910.1044).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0101.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.
    Description: The purpose of DBCP Standard is to provide protection 
for employees from the adverse health effects caused by occupational 
exposure to DBCP. To ensure that employees are receiving this 
protection, the Standard requires employers to provide OSHA with access 
to various records. However, no employers are currently producing or 
using DBCP; therefore, the Standard imposes no cost burdens on 
employers. For additional information, see the related 60-day 
preclearance notice published in the Federal Register at Vol. 73 FR 
58983 on October 8, 2008. PRA documentation prepared in association 
with the preclearance notice is available on http://www.regulations.gov 
under docket number OSHA-2008-0038.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title of Collection: Cadmium in General Industry Standard (29 CFR 
1910.1027).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0185.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53,161.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 92,259.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $4,644,185.
    Description: The purpose of this standard and its information 
collection requirements is to provide protection for employees from the 
adverse health effects that may result from occupational exposure to 
cadmium. The major information collection requirements in the Standard 
include conducting employee exposure monitoring, notifying employees of 
their cadmium exposures, implementing a written compliance program, 
implementing medical surveillance of employees, providing examining 
physicians with specific information, ensuring that employees receive a 
copy of their medical surveillance results, maintaining employees' 
exposure monitoring and medical surveillance records for specific 
periods, and providing access to these records by OSHA, the National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the employee who is the 
subject of the records, the employee's representative, and other 
designated parties. For additional information, see the related 60-day 
preclearance notice published in the Federal Register at Vol. 73 FR 
74199 on December 5, 2008. PRA documentation prepared in association 
with the preclearance notice is available on http://www.regulations.gov 
under docket number OSHA-2008-0052.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title of Collection: Cadmium in Construction Standard (29 CFR 
1926.1127).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0186.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 39,331.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $1,775,457.
    Description: The Cadmium in Construction Standard requires 
employers to protect employees from the adverse health effects that may 
result from their exposure to cadmium. The major information collection 
requirements in the Standard include conducting employee exposure 
monitoring, notifying employees of their cadmium exposures, 
implementing a written compliance program, implementing medical 
surveillance of employees, providing examining physicians with specific 
information, ensuring that employees receive a copy of their medical 
surveillance results, maintaining employees' exposure monitoring and 
medical surveillance records for specific periods, and providing access 
to these records by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health, the employee who is the subject of the records, the 
employee's representative, and other designated parties. For additional 
information, see the related 60-day preclearance notice published in 
the Federal Register at Vol. 73 FR 74197 on December 5, 2008. PRA 
documentation prepared in association with the preclearance notice is 
available on http://www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA-2008-
0051.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title of Collection: Asbestos in Shipyards (29 CFR 1915.1001).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0195.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 316.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,624.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $37,798.
    Description: The information collection requirements specified in 
the Asbestos in Shipyards Standard protect employees from the adverse 
health effects that may result from occupational exposure to asbestos. 
The major information collection requirements in the Standard include:
    Implementing an exposure monitoring program that informs employees 
of their exposure-monitoring results;
    At multi-employer worksites, notification of other on-site 
employers by employers establishing regulated areas for the type of 
work performed with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) and/or 
presumed asbestos-containing materials (PACMs), the requirements that 
pertain to regulated areas and the measures the employers can use to 
protect their employees from asbestos overexposure;
    Developing specific information and training programs for 
employees;
    Providing medical surveillance for employees potentially exposed to 
ACMs and/or PACMs, including administering an employee medical 
questionnaire, providing information to the examining physician, and 
providing the physician's written opinion to the employee; and
    Maintaining records of objective data used for exposure 
determinations, employee exposure monitoring and medical surveillance 
records, training records, the record (i.e., information, data, and 
analyses) used to demonstrate that PACM does not contain asbestos, and 
notifications made and received by building/facility owners regarding 
the content of ACMs and PACMs. For additional information, see the 
related 60-day preclearance notice published in the Federal Register at 
Vol. 73 FR 65683 on November 4, 2008. PRA documentation prepared in 
association with the preclearance notice is available on http://
www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA-2008-0048.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title of Collection: Longshoring and Marine Terminal Operations (29 
C.F.R. parts 1918 and 1917, respectively).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0196.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 750.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,948.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $0.
    Description: The Standards on Longshoring and Marine Terminal 
Operations contain a number of collections of information which are 
used by employers to ensure that employees are informed properly about 
the safety and health hazards associated with longshoring and marine 
terminal operations. OSHA uses the records developed in response to the 
collection of information requirements to find out if employers are 
complying adequately with the provisions of the Standards. For 
additional information, see the related 60-day preclearance notice 
published in the Federal Register at Vol. 73 FR 74527 on December 8, 
2008. A corrections notice to this Federal Register notice was 
published at Vol. 73 FR 77074 on December 18, 2008. PRA documentation 
prepared in association with the preclearance notice is available on 
http://www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA-2008-0050.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Title of Collection: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency 
Response (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0202.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 34,812.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,199,954.
    Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $3,111,762.
    Description: Section 126(e) of the "Superfund Amendments and 
Reauthorization Act of 1986" (SARA) (Pub. L. 99-499) which became law 
on October 17, 1986, required the Secretary of Labor, pursuant to 
Section 6 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act), 
to promulgate standards for the safety and health protection of 
employees engaged in hazardous waste operations and emergency response. 
Section 126(a) of SARA also specified that those standards were to 
become effective a year after publication. Section 126(b) lists 11 
worker protection provisions that the Secretary of Labor had to include 
in OSHA's final standard. Those provisions require OSHA to address the 
preparation of various written programs, plans and records; the 
training of employees; the monitoring of airborne hazards; the conduct 
of medical surveillance; and the distribution of information to 
employees. The provisions also require the collection of information 
from employers engaged in hazardous waste operations and their 
emergency response to such operations. The final standard covers the 
provisions mandated in SARA. For additional information, see the 
related 60-day preclearance notice published in the Federal Register at 
Vol. 73 FR 77072 on December 18, 2008. PRA documentation prepared in 
association with the preclearance notice is available on
http://www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA-2008-0049.

Darrin A. King,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
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