[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 208 (Friday, October 26, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65414-65415]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26413]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; 1,3-Butadiene Standard

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational

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Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``1,3-Butadiene 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 November 26, 2012.

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 DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the 1,3-Butadiene Standard 
and its information collection requirements is to protect employees 
from the adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure 
to 1,3-Butadiene. In this regard, the 1,3-Butadiene Standard requires 
employers to monitor employee exposure to 1,3-Butadiene; develop and 
maintain compliance and exposure goal programs if employee exposures to 
1,3-Butadiene are above the permissible exposure limits or action level 
established by the Standard; label respirator filter elements to 
indicate the date and time it is first installed on the respirator; 
establish medical surveillance programs to monitor employee health; and 
to provide employees with information about their exposures and the 
health effects of exposure to 1,3-Butadiene.
    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 if the 
collection of information 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 1218-0170. The current 
approval is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2012; 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 July 6, 2012 (77 FR 40087).
    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 1218-0170. 
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: The 1,3-Butadiene Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0170.
    Affected Public: Private sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 86.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 3,650.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 916.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $105,912.

    Dated: October 22, 2012.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-26413 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 a.m.]
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