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Agency Information Collection Extension

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AGENCY:

Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security, Department of Energy.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The information continues to be necessary to provide DOE with the information needed to reduce the number of workers currently exposed to beryllium in the course of their work at sites managed by DOE or its contractors; minimize the levels of and potential for exposure to beryllium; and provide medical surveillance to ensure early detection of chronic beryllium disease.

DATES:

Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before March 5, 2021. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person listed below as soon as possible.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments may be sent to James Dillard, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, AU-11/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, or by email at: james.dillard@hq.doe.gov.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to James Dillard, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Health, Safety and Security, AU-11/Germantown Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, or by email at james.dillard@hq.doe.gov or by telephone at (301) 903-1165.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the extended collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

This information collection request contains: (1) OMB Control No.: 1910-5112; (2) Information Collection Request Title: Final Rule: Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program; (3) Type of Review: Renewal; (4) Purpose: This collection provides the Department with the information needed to continue reducing the number of workers currently exposed to beryllium in the course of their work at DOE facilities managed by DOE or its contractors; minimize the levels and potential exposure to beryllium; to provide information to employees, to provide medical surveillance to ensure early detection of disease; and to permit oversight of the programs by DOE management. DOE issued a final rule on December 8, 1999 (64 FR 68854), Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program, which includes provisions that impose collections of information; (5) Annual Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,650 (26 DOE sites and 6,624 workers affected by the rule); (6) Annual Estimated Number of Total Responses: 16,613; (7) Annual Estimated Number of Burden Hours: 29,290; (8) Annual Estimated Reporting and Recordkeeping Cost Burden: $1,867,465; (9) Response Obligation: Mandatory.

Statutory Authority: Atomic Energy Act of 1954, 42 U.S.C. 2201, and the Department of Energy Organization Act, 42 U.S.C. 7191 and 42 U.S.C. 7254.Start Printed Page 79

Signing Authority

This document of the Department of Energy was signed on December 23, 2020, by Matthew B. Moury, Associate Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security, pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature and date is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the Federal Register.

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Signed in Washington, DC, on December 29, 2020.

Treena V. Garrett,

Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy.

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[FR Doc. 2020-29053 Filed 12-31-20; 8:45 am]

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