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Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

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Start Preamble May 27, 2008.

The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the Web site at​public/​do/​PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail:

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316 / Fax: 202-395-6974 (these are not toll-free numbers), E-mail: within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB Control Number (see below).

The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:

  • 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: Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Start Printed Page 31511

Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved collection.

Title of Collection: Respiratory Protection Standard (29 CFR 1910.134).

OMB Control Number: 1218-0099.

Agency Form Number: None.

Affected Public: Private Sector—Business or other for-profit.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 639,623.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,159,301.

Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $164,751,553.

Description: In order to protect the health of employees who are exposed to airborne contaminants, physical hazards, and biological agents, the Department's Respiratory Protection Standard at 29 CFR 1910.134 requires employers to develop a written respiratory protection program, provide medical surveillance, fit test employees, obtain certificates of analysis on cylinders, change sorbent beds and filters, inspect emergency-use respirators, mark emergency-use respirator storage compartments, and maintain accurate employee records for fit testing and medical surveillance. For additional information, see related notice published at 73 FR 15541 on March 24, 2008.

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Darrin A. King,

Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-12142 Filed 5-30-08; 8:45 am]