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Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request

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Start Preamble January 26, 2010.

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 Start Printed Page 5145review 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 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: 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: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for General Industry (29 CFR part 1910, subpart I).

OMB Control Number: 1218-0205.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,500,000

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,552,171.

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

Description: 29 CFR part 1910, subpart I of the Departments regulations requires that employers perform hazard assessments of the workplace to determine if personal protective equipment (PPE) is necessary and to communicate PPE selection decisions to affected workers. Subpart I also requires that employers train affected workers in the use of PPE and provide training under certain circumstances. Employers must document that the hazard assessment and training/retraining have been conducted. For additional information, see the related 60-day preclearance notice published in the Federal Register at Vol. 74 FR 61175 on November 23, 2009. PRA documentation prepared in association with the preclearance notice is available on under docket number OSHA-2009-0028.

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Darrin A. King,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-1963 Filed 1-29-10; 8:45 am]