Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Labor.
Notice of an opportunity for public comment.
OSHA solicits comments concerning the extension of the information-collection requirements contained in the Methylenedianiline Standard for General Industry (the “MDA General Industry Standard”) (29 CFR 1910.1050).
Request for Comment
The Agency has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
- Whether the information-collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, including whether the information is useful;
- The accuracy of the Agency'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.
Submit written comments on or before May 1, 2000.
Submit written comments to the Docket Office, Docket No. ICR-1218-0184(2000), Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350. Commenters may transmit written comments of 10 pages or less in length by facsimile to (202) 693-1648.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Todd R. Owen, Directorate of Policy, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3641, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2444. A copy of the Agency's Information-Collection Request (ICR) supporting the need for the information-collection requirements Start Printed Page 11086in the MDA General Industry Standard is available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office, or you may request a mailed copy by telephoning Todd R. Owen at (202) 693-2444. For electronic copies of the ICR on the MDA General Industry Standard, contact OSHA on the Internet a http://www.osha.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 continuing information-collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA-95) (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 clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of the information burden is correct. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of the 1970 (the Act) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657).
The information-collection requirements specified in the MDA General Industry Standard protect employees from the adverse health effects that may result from their exposure to MDA. The major information-collection requirements of the MDA General Industry Standard include notifying employees of their MDA exposures, implementing a written compliance program, providing examining physicians with specific information, ensuring that employees receive a copy of their medical-examination results, maintaining employees' exposure-monitoring and medical records for specific periods, and providing access to these records by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the affected employees, and their authorized representatives.
II. Proposed Actions
OSHA proposes to reduce the existing burden hour estimate, and to extend OMB's approval of, the collection-of-information (paperwork) requirements contained in the MDA General Industry Standard. The Agency is reducing its previous burden hour estimate of 722 hours, by 401 hours, as a result of lowering the estimate of MDA establishments in the general industry section. OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in the request to OMB to extend the approval of the information-collection requirements contained in the MDA General Industry Standard.
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved information-collection requirements.
Title: MDA General Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910.1050).
OMB Number: 1218-0184.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Federal government; state, local or tribal government.
Number of Respondents: 10.
Frequency: On occasion.
Total Responses: 652.
Average Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to provide information to the examining physician to 2 hours to update and review compliance plans.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 294.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $13,787.
III. Authority and Signature
Charles N. Jeffress, 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) and Secretary of Labor's Order No 6-96 (62 FR 111).Start Signature
Signed at Washington, DC on February 24, 2000.
Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
[FR Doc. 00-4865 Filed 2-29-00; 8:45 am]
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