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Start Preamble November 19, 2009.

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: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Department of Labor—Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-5806 (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; andStart Printed Page 61709
  • 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: Benzene (29 CFR 1910.1028).

OMB Control Number: 1218-0129.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 13,498.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 126,184.

Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden (excludes hourly wage costs): $8,189,789.

Description: The Department's regulations at 29 CFR 1910.1028 requires employers to train workers about the hazards of benzene, to monitor worker exposure, to provide medical surveillance, and maintain accurate records of worker exposure to benzene. These records are used by employers, workers, physicians and the Government to ensure that workers are not harmed by exposure to benzene in the workplace. For additional information, see the related 60-day preclearance notice published in the Federal Register at Vol. 74 FR 39978 on August 10, 2009. PRA documentation prepared in association with the preclearance notice is available on http://www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA-2009-00021.

Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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

Title of Collection: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Shipyard Employment (29 CFR part 1915, subpart 1).

OMB Control Number: 1218-0215.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 639.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,827.

Estimated Total Annual Costs Burden (excludes hourly wage costs): $0.

Description: The Department's regulations at 29 CFR part 1915, subpart I requires employers to provide and ensure that each affected employee uses the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the eyes, face, head, extremities, torso, and respiratory system, including protective clothing, protective shields, protective barriers, life-saving equipment, personal fall arrest systems, and positioning device systems that meets the applicable provisions of this subpart, whenever workers are exposed to hazards that require the use of PPE. For additional information, see the related 60-day preclearance notice published in the Federal Register at Vol. 74 FR 45883 on September 4, 2009. PRA documentation prepared in association with the preclearance notice is available on http://www.regulations.gov under docket number OSHA-2009-0017.

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Darrin A. King,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. E9-28220 Filed 11-24-09; 8:45 am]

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