[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 170 (Friday, August 30, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45988-45989]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-22224]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Collection; Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) [U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. 
Currently the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is 
soliciting comments

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concerning the proposed extension of the information collection request 
for the 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane 29 CFR 1910.1044. A copy of the 
proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by 
contacting the employee listed below in the addressee section of this 
notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
addressee section below on or before October 29, 1996. The Department 
of Labor is particularly interested in comments which:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information 
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 
technique or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

ADDRESSES: Comments are to be submitted to the Docket Office, Docket 
No. ICR 96-10, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone number (202) 219-7894. 
Written comments limited to 10 pages or less in length may also be 
transmitted by facsimile to (202) 219-5046.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the referenced information 
collection request are available for inspection and copying in the 
Docket Office and will be mailed immediately to persons who request 
copies by telephoning Vivian Allen at (202 219-8076.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane Standard and its information 
collection is designed to provide protection for employees from the 
adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to 1,2-
dibromo-3-chloropropane. The standard requires employers to monitor 
employee exposure to 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP), to monitor 
employee health and to provide employees with information about their 
exposures and the health effects of injuries. In addition employers are 
required to notify OSHA Area Directors of regulated areas and of 
emergencies.

II. Current Actions

    This notice requests an extension of the current OMB approval of 
the paperwork requirements in the 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane Standard. 
Extension is necessary to provide continued protection to employees 
from the health hazards associated with occupational exposure to DBCP.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane.
    OMB Number: 1218-0101.
    Agency Number: Docket Number ICR 96-10.
    Affected Public: Business and other for-profit, Federal and State 
government, Local or Tribal governments.
    Total Respondents: Since the Environmental Protection Agency 
suspended all registration of end use of DBCP, there are no 
respondents.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Total Responses: 0.
    Average Time Per Response: 0.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1.
    Estimated Capital, Operation/Maintenance Burden Cost: $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated: August 22, 1996.
Adam M. Finkel,
Director, Directorate of Health Standards Programs.
[FR Doc. 96-22224 Filed 8-29-96; 8:45 am]
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