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• Publication Date: 04/22/2013
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 78: 23785
• Title: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline in General Industry

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 77 (Monday, April 22, 2013)]
[Page 23785]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2013-09308]



Office of the Secretary

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request: Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline in General 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, "Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline 
in General Industry," 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 May 22, 2013.

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 Web site,, 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 Send Email
    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:

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

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline 
(MDA) in General Industry protects workers from adverse health effects 
associated with occupational exposure to MDA in general industry. 
Employers must monitor exposure, ensure worker exposures are within the 
permissible exposure limits, provide workers with medical examinations 
and training, and establish and maintain worker exposure-monitoring and 
medical records.
    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 that 
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 1218-0184. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on April 30, 2013; 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 January 30, 2013 (78 FR 6350).
    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 1218-0184. 
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: Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline in General 
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0184.
    Affected Public: Private sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 11.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 659.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 370.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $27,982.

    Dated: April 15, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-09308 Filed 4-19-13; 8:45 am]

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