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• Publication Date: 10/26/2012
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 77: 65414
• Title: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Lead in Construction Standard

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 65414]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26411]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Lead in Construction Standard

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Lead in Construction Standard," to
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for
continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation;
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the
RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, on the
day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth
by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or
sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OSHA, Office of
Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC
20503, Fax: 202-395-6881 (this is not a toll-free number), email:
OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Lead in Construction
Standard and its information collection requirements is to protect
workers from the adverse effects associated with occupational exposure
to lead. Employers must monitor exposure to lead, provide medical
surveillance, train employees about the hazards of lead, and establish
and maintain accurate records of worker exposure to lead. Employers,
workers, physicians, and the Government use these records to ensure
exposure to lead does not harm workers.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and
the public is generally not required to respond to an information
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the
collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See
5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this
information collection under Control Number 1218-0189. The current
approval is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2012; however, it should
be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to
the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review.
For additional information, see the related notice published in the
Federal Register on August 10, 2012 (77 FR 47883).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB,
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in
the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in
the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0189.
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     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: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Lead in Construction Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0189.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 209,490.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 9,169,370.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,460,430.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $60,093,015.

    Dated: October 22, 2012.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-26411 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]
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