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Start Preamble June 20, 2008.

The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the following public information collection requests (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 each 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 RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov.

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: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov 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.

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

Title of Collection: Methylene Chloride (29 CFR 1910.1052).

OMB Control Number: 1218-0179.

Affected Public: Private Sector—Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 92,354.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 67,362.

Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $16,753,110.

Description: The information collection requirements contained in the Methylene Chloride Standard (29 CFR 1910.1052) serve to ensure that employees are not being harmed by exposure to Methylene Chloride. For additional information, see related notice published at 73 FR 22176 on April 24, 2008. Start Printed Page 36119

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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

Title of Collection: Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard.

OMB Control Number: 1218-0131.

Affected Public: Private Sector—Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 45,616.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 281,419.

Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden: $35,978,301.

Description: The information collection requirements contained in the Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemical in Laboratories Standard (29 CFR 1910.1450) control employees overexposure to hazardous laboratory chemicals, thereby preventing serious illnesses and death among employees exposed to such chemicals. For additional information see related notice published at 73 FR 20069 on April 14, 2008.

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Darrin A. King,

Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-14352 Filed 6-24-08; 8:45 am]

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