[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09620]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Personal Protective Equipment Standard for
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information
collection request (ICR) titled, "Personal Protective Equipment
Standard for 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 24, 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 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
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations 29 CFR part 1910, subpart I
requires that personal protective equipment (PPE)--including equipment
for eyes, face, head, and extremities; protective clothing; respiratory
devices; and protective shields and barriers--be provided, used, and
maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is
necessary by reason of hazards of processes or environment, chemical
hazards, radiological hazards, or mechanical irritants encountered in a
manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any
part of the body through absorption, inhalation or physical contact.
This ICR covers hazard assessment and verification records and record
disclosure during inspections.
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 1218-0205. 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 6352).
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 1218-0205.
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.
Title of Collection: Personal Protective Equipment Standard for
OMB Control Number: 1218-0205.
Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500,000.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 979,020.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4,696,991.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
Dated: April 16, 2013.
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-09620 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]
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