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• Publication Date: 05/01/2013
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 78: 25476-25477
• Title: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Benzene Standard

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 84 (Wednesday, May 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25476-25477]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10230]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Benzene Standard

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On April 30, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit 
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored 
information collection request (ICR) titled, "Benzene 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 May 30, 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 free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, as of 
May 1, 2013, 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: 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 Benzene Standard requires employers to 
monitor worker exposure, to provide medical surveillance, and to 
maintain accurate records of worker exposure to benzene. Employers, 
workers, physicians and the Government use these records to ensure 
exposure to benzene in the workplace 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 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 1218-0129. 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 February 28, 2013 (78 FR 13707).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section by May 30, 2013. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 
1218-0129. 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: Benzene Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0129.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,498.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 267,385.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 126,183.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $8,984,612.

    Dated: April 24, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-10230 Filed 4-30-13; 8:45 am]
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