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• Publication Date: 04/05/2017
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 82:16629-16630
• Standard Number: 1910.1047
• Title: The Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Standard (Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collections of Information (Paperwork) Requirements)


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 64 (Wednesday, April 5, 2017)] 
  [Notices]
  [Pages 16629-16630]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-06763]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  [Docket No. OSHA-2009-0035]


  The Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Standard (Extension of the Office of
  Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collections of Information
  (Paperwork) Requirements)

  AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

  ACTION: Request for public comments.

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  SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to
  extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the
  information collection requirements specified in the Ethylene Oxide
  Standard (EtO).

  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
  June 5, 2017.

  ADDRESSES:
      Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
  electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
  eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
  comments.
      Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
  than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
  1648.
      Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service:
  When using this method, you must submit your comments and attachments
  to the OSHA Docket Office, (Docket No. OSHA-2009-0035), Occupational
  Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-
  3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries
  (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted
  during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal business
  hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., e.t.
      Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the
  OSHA docket number (OSHA-2009-0035) for the Information Collection
  Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you
  provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be
  made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further
  information on submitting comments, see the "Public Participation"
  heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
      Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
  docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
  the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal
  Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index;
  however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
  available to read or download from the Web site. All submissions,
  including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and
  copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You also may contact Theda Kenney at
  the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate
  of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609,
  200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
  2222.

  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  I. Background

      The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
  paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a
  preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an
  opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information
  collection requirements in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act of
  1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that
  information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs)
  is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and

  OSHA's estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The
  Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651
  et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or
  appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing
  information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational
  injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also
  requires OSHA to obtain such information with minimum burden upon
  employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce
  to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in
  obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657).
      The EtO Standard (29 CFR 1910.1047) specifies a number of paperwork
  requirements. The following is a brief description of the collection of
  information requirements contained in the standard.
      The information collection requirements specified in the Ethylene
  Oxide Standard protect workers from the adverse health effects that may
  result from occupational exposure to ethylene oxide. The principal
  information collection requirements in the EtO Standard include
  conducting worker exposure monitoring, notifying workers of the
  exposure, implementing a written compliance program, and implementing
  medical surveillance of workers. Also, the examining physician must
  provide specific information to ensure that workers receive a copy of
  their medical examination results. The employer must maintain exposure-
  monitoring and medical records for specific periods, and provide access
  to these records by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational
  Safety and Health, the affected workers, and their authorized
  representatives and other designated parties.

  II. Special Issues for Comment

      OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
       Whether the proposed information collection requirements
  are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions,
  including whether the information is useful;
       The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and
  costs) of the information collection requirements, including the
  validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
       The quality, utility, and clarity of the information
  collected; and
       Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply
  (for example, by using automated or other technological information
  collection and transmission techniques).

  III. Proposed Actions

      OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information
  collection requirements specified in the Ethylene Oxide Standard. The
  Agency is requesting an overall adjustment decrease of burden hours,
  from 35,051 to 27,880 burden hours. The decrease in burden hours is
  primarily due to a decrease in the number of establishments covered by
  the Standard. The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in
  response to this notice, and will include this summary in its request
  to OMB.
      Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
      Title: Ethylene Oxide (29 CFR 1910.1047).
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0108.
      Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
      Number of Respondents: 1,869.
      Frequency of Response: Initially, annually; on occasion.
      Total Responses: 148,443.
      Average Time per Response: Various.
      Burden Hours: 27,880.
      Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $4,250,569.

  IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and
  Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

      You may submit comments in response to this document as follows:
  (1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
  eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile; or (3) by hard copy. All
  comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name
  and the OSHA docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2009-0035).
  You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files
  electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference
  to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the
  OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES).
  The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments
  by your name, date, and the docket number so that the Agency can attach
  them to your comments.
      Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a
  significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about
  security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand,
  express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the
  OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
      Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about
  submitting personal information such as social security numbers and
  dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
  material) is not publicly available to read or download from this Web
  site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available
  for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on
  using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and
  access the docket is available at the Web site's "User tips" link.
  Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not
  available from the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet
  to locate docket submission.

  V. Authority and Signature

      Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
  Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this
  notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of
  1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012
  (77 FR 3912).

      Signed at Washington, DC, on March 29, 2017.
  Dorothy Dougherty,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2017-06763 Filed 4-4-17; 8:45 am]
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