[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 55197]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22083]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY


Agency Information Collection Extension

AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an 
information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB). Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be 
received on or before November 6, 2012. If you anticipate difficulty in 
submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below 
as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to Jacqueline D. Rogers, U.S. 
Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, HS-11, 
1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, by fax at 202-586-
8548, or by email at: jackie.rogers@hq.doe.gov, or information about 
the collection instruments may be obtained at: http://www.hss.dow.gov/pra.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Jacqueline D. Rogers, U.S. Department of Energy, Office 
of Health, Safety and Security, HS-11, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585, or by fax at 202-586-8548, or by email at 
jackie.rogers@hq.doe.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection request 
contains: (1) OMB Control No.: 1910-5112; (2) Information Collection 
Request Title: Final Rule: Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention 
Program; (3) Type of Review: Renewal; (4) Purpose: This collection 
provides the Department with the information needed to continue 
reducing the number of workers currently exposed to beryllium in the 
course of their work at DOE facilities managed by DOE or its 
contractors; minimize the levels and potential exposure to beryllium; 
to provide information to employees, to provide medical surveillance to 
ensure early detection of disease; and to permit oversight of the 
programs by DOE management; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 
4,499 (22 DOE sites and 4,477 workers affected by the rule); (6) Annual 
Estimated Number of Total Responses: 15,881; (7) Annual Estimated 
Number of Burden Hours: 25,036; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and 
Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $1,293,623; (9) Response Obligation: 
Mandatory.

    Statutory Authority:  Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. 2201, 
and the Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. 7191 and 
7254.

    Issued in Washington, DC on August 29, 2012.
Stephen A. Kirchhoff,
Director, Office of Resource Management, Office of Health, Safety and 
Security.
[FR Doc. 2012-22083 Filed 9-6-12; 8:45 am]
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