[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 22 (Friday, February 1, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7456-7457]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02134]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Hexavalent Chromium Standards for General 
Industry, Shipyard Employment, and Construction

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On January 31, 2013, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit 
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored 
information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Hexavalent Chromium 
Standards for General Industry, Shipyard Employment, and 
Construction,'' 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 March 4, 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 from the 
RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain, on 
February 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: 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 Hexavalent Chromium standards for 
general industry, shipyard employment, and construction require 
employers to monitor employee exposure to hexavalent chromium, to 
provide medical surveillance, and to establish and maintain accurate 
records of employee exposure to hexavalent chromium and employee 
medical records. Employers, employees, physicians, and the Government 
use these records to ensure that exposure to chromium does not harm 
employees.
    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 1218-0252. The current approval is scheduled to 
expire on January 31, 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 October 9, 2012.
    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 March 4, 2013. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 
1218-0252. 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: Hexavalent Chromium Standards for General 
Industry, Shipyard Employment, and Construction.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0252.

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    Affected Public: Private Sector-businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 77,770.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,086,560.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 541,582.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $46,589,912.

    Dated: January 25, 2013.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-02134 Filed 1-31-13; 8:45 am]
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