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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 235 / Friday, December 5, 2008 / Notices www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature Thomas M. Stohler, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 5–2007 (72 FR 31159). Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of November 2008. Thomas M. Stohler, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. E8–28787 Filed 12–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2008–0052] The Cadmium in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comment. SUMMARY: OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Cadmium in General Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910.1027). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by February 3, 2009. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 Dec 04, 2008 Jkt 217001 electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2008–0052, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number for the ICR (OSHA– 2008–0052). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal Register notice) are listed in the http:// www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g. , copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may contact Jamaa Hill at the address below to obtain a copy of the Information Collection Request (ICR). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamaa N. Hill or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e. , employer) burden, PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74199 conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA–95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The information collection requirements specified in the Cadmium in General Industry Standard protect employees from the adverse health effects that may result from occupational exposure to cadmium. The major information collection requirements in the Standard include conducting employee exposure monitoring, notifying employees of their cadmium exposures, implementing a written compliance program, implementing medical surveillance of employees, providing examining physicians with specific information, ensuring that employees receive a copy of their medical surveillance results, maintaining employees’ exposure monitoring and medical surveillance records for specific periods, and providing access to these records by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the employee who is the subject of the records, the employee’s representative, and other designated parties. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 74200 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 235 / Friday, December 5, 2008 / Notices III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Cadmium in General Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910.1027). OSHA is proposing to decrease its current existing burden hour estimate from 121,177 hours to 92,259 hours, for a total decrease of 28,918 hours. Based upon a review of new data, the Agency reduced the number of plants and employees potentially exposed to cadmium. Additionally, while there was an increase in the cost of medical examinations, this was offset by a reduction in the number of employees receiving medical examinations which led to an overall cost decrease of $1,546,815, from $6,191,000 to $4,644,185. The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to This notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Cadmium in General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1027). OMB Number: 1218–0185. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 50,862. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Average Time per Response: Time per response ranges from 5 minutes (.08 hour) to maintain records to 1.67 hours to complete a medical examination. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 92,259 hours. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $4,644,185. dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (FAX); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2008–0052). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your name, date, and the docket number so the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:27 Dec 04, 2008 Jkt 217001 Agency can attach them to your comments. Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350 (TTY (877) 889– 5627). Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature Thomas M. Stohler, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 5–2007 (72 FR 31159). Dates & Times: Thursday, January 29, 2009; 7:45 a.m.–9 p.m.; Friday, January 30, 2009; 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Place: Howard University, Washington, DC. Type of Meeting: Part-open. Contact Person for More Information: Dr. Thomas Rieker, Program Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers Program, Division of Materials Research, Room 1065, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Telephone (703) 292–4914. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning further support of the PREM at Howard University, Washington, DC. Agenda: Thursday, January 29, 2009 7:45 a.m.–9 a.m.: Closed—Executive Session 9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Open—Review of the Brown MRSEC 4 p.m.–6 p.m.: Closed—Executive Session 6 p.m.–9 p.m.: Open—Poster Session and Dinner Friday January 30, 2009 8 a.m.–9 a.m.: Closed—Executive session 9 a.m.–10 a.m.: Open—Review of the Brown MRSEC 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.: Closed—Executive Session, Draft and Review Report Reason for Closing: The work being reviewed may include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information; financial data, such as salaries and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act. Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of November 2008. Thomas M. Stohler, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. E8–28788 Filed 12–4–08; 8:45 am] Dated: December 2, 2008. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 235 (Friday, December 5, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74199-74200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28788]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2008-0052]


The Cadmium in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office 
of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection 
(Paperwork) Requirements

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB 
approval of the information collection requirements contained in the 
Cadmium in General Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910.1027).

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
February 3, 2009.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
comments.
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments 
and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2008-0052, 
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, 
DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier 
service) are accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket 
Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA 
docket number for the ICR (OSHA-2008-0052). All comments, including any 
personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket 
without change, and may be made available online at http://
www.regulations.gov. For further information on submitting comments see 
the ``Public Participation'' heading in the section of this notice 
titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal 
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; 
however, some information (e.g. , copyrighted material) is not publicly 
available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may contact Jamaa Hill at the 
address below to obtain a copy of the Information Collection Request 
(ICR).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jamaa N. Hill or Todd Owen, 
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent (i.e. , employer) burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an 
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information 
collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (PRA-95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
    This program ensures that information is in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments 
are clearly understood, and OSHA's estimate of the information 
collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 
of 1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information 
collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of 
the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and 
prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 
U.S.C. 657).
    The information collection requirements specified in the Cadmium in 
General Industry Standard protect employees from the adverse health 
effects that may result from occupational exposure to cadmium. The 
major information collection requirements in the Standard include 
conducting employee exposure monitoring, notifying employees of their 
cadmium exposures, implementing a written compliance program, 
implementing medical surveillance of employees, providing examining 
physicians with specific information, ensuring that employees receive a 
copy of their medical surveillance results, maintaining employees' 
exposure monitoring and medical surveillance records for specific 
periods, and providing access to these records by OSHA, the National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the employee who is the 
subject of the records, the employee's representative, and other 
designated parties.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, 
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; 
for example, by using automated or other technological information 
collection and transmission techniques.

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III. Proposed Actions

    OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information 
collection requirements contained in the Cadmium in General Industry 
Standard (29 CFR 1910.1027). OSHA is proposing to decrease its current 
existing burden hour estimate from 121,177 hours to 92,259 hours, for a 
total decrease of 28,918 hours. Based upon a review of new data, the 
Agency reduced the number of plants and employees potentially exposed 
to cadmium. Additionally, while there was an increase in the cost of 
medical examinations, this was offset by a reduction in the number of 
employees receiving medical examinations which led to an overall cost 
decrease of $1,546,815, from $6,191,000 to $4,644,185.
    The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to 
This notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Cadmium in General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1027).
    OMB Number: 1218-0185.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Federal Government; 
State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 50,862.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Average Time per Response: Time per response ranges from 5 minutes 
(.08 hour) to maintain records to 1.67 hours to complete a medical 
examination.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 92,259 hours.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $4,644,185.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and 
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

    You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: 
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (FAX); or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2008-0052). You 
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files 
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference 
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the 
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). 
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments 
by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them 
to your comments.
    Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a 
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about 
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, 
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the 
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627).
    Comments and submissions are posted without change at http://
www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about 
submitting personal information such as social security numbers and 
date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://
www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted 
material) is not publicly available to read or download through this 
Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are 
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. 
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to submit 
comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's ``User 
Tips'' link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about 
materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in 
using the Internet to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    Thomas M. Stohler, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this 
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 
(72 FR 31159).

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 26th day of November 2008.
Thomas M. Stohler,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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