Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 45981-45983 [2013-18280]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Notices Technical Proposal. If an applicant fails to provide a redacted version of the Technical Proposal by October 21, 2013, DOL will publish the original Technical Proposal in full, after redacting only personally identifiable information. (Note that the original, unredacted version of the Technical Proposal will remain part of the complete application package, including an applicant’s proprietary and confidential business information and any personally identifiable information.) Applicants are encouraged to disclose as much of the grant application information as possible, and to redact only information that clearly is proprietary, confidential commercial/ business information, or capable of identifying a person. The redaction of entire pages or sections of the Technical Proposal is not appropriate, and will not be allowed, unless the entire portion merits such protection. Should a dispute arise about whether redactions are appropriate, DOL will follow the procedures outlined in the Department’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations (29 CFR Part 70). Redacted information in grant applications will be protected by DOL from public disclosure in accordance with federal law, including the Trade Secrets Act (18 U.S.C. 1905), FOIA, and the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). If DOL receives a FOIA request for your application, the procedures in DOL’s FOIA regulations for responding to requests for commercial/business information submitted to the government will be followed, as well as all FOIA exemptions and procedures. 29 CFR 70.26. Consequently, it is possible that application of FOIA rules may result in release of information in response to a FOIA request that an applicant redacted in its ‘‘redacted copy.’’ pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VIII. Agency Contacts Any questions regarding this solicitation for grant applications (SGA 13–3BS) should be directed to Robert Glatter at glatter.robert@dol.gov or at 202–693–9570 (this is not a toll-free number) or the Grant Officer, Nancy Sloanhoffer at sloanhoffer.nancy@dol.gov or at 202– 693–9839 (this is not a toll-free number). MSHA’s Web page at www.msha.gov is a valuable source of background for this initiative. Control No. 1225–0086 (expires January 31, 2016). In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no person is required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. Public reporting burden for the grant application is estimated to average 20 hours per response, for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Each recipient who receives a grant award notice will be required to submit nine progress reports to MSHA. MSHA estimates that each report will take approximately two and one-half hours to prepare. Send comments regarding the burden estimated or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the OMB Desk Officer for MSHA, Office of Management and Budget Room 10235, Washington DC 20503 and MSHA, electronically to Robert Glatter at glatter.robert@dol.gov or the Grant Officer, Nancy Sloanhoffer at sloanhoffer.nancy@dol.gov or by mail to Robert Glatter, Room 2148, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22209. This information is being collected for the purpose of awarding a grant. The information collected through this ‘‘Solicitation for Grant Applications’’ will be used by the Department of Labor to ensure that grants are awarded to the applicant best suited to perform the functions of the grant. Submission of this information is required in order for the applicant to be considered for award of this grant. Unless otherwise specifically noted in this announcement, information submitted in the respondent’s application is not considered to be confidential. Authority: 30 U.S.C. 965. Dated: July 24, 2013. Patricia W. Silvey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations, Mine Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2013–18209 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P IX. Office Of Management and Budget Information Collection Requirements This SGA requests information from applicants. This collection of information is approved under OMB VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:32 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45981 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2010–0017] Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard (29 CFR 1910.95). The information collection requirements specified in the Noise Standard protect workers from suffering material hearing impairment. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by September 30, 2013. 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 a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2010–0017, 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 Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA–2010– 0017). 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 45982 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Notices 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 also contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Owen or Theda Kenney, 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: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 accord 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 OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). The information collection requirements specified in the Noise Standard protect workers from suffering material hearing impairment. The Standard requires employers to: Monitor worker exposure to noise when it is likely that such exposures may equal or VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:32 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 exceed 85 decibels measured on the A scale (dBA) for an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) (action level); take action to reduce noise exposures to the 90 dBA permissible exposure limit (PEL); and provide an effective hearing conservation program (HCP) for all workers exposed to noise at a level greater than, or equal to, a TWA of 85 dBA. The HCP contains information on: Conducting noise monitoring; notifying workers when they are exposed at or above an 8-hour time-weighted average of 85 decibels; providing workers with initial and annual audiograms; notifying workers of a loss in hearing based on comparing audiograms; training workers on the effects of noise, hearing protectors, and audiometric examinations; maintaining records of workplace noise exposure and workers’ audiograms; and allowing OSHA, workers, and their designated representatives access to materials and records required by the Standard. 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. III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting an adjustment decrease of burden hours associated with the paperwork requirements in the Standard from 2,604,597 hours to 2,068,736 hours (a total decrease of 535,861 hours). The Agency is also requesting an adjustment decrease in the cost under Item 13 from $82,190,075 to $26,296,876; a total decrease of $55,893,199. The Agency determined that it had counted the cost of worker travel and the cost of worker time under Item 12 in previous ICRs. Thus, it found that it had been double counting hours under certain instances. OSHA has reduced the number of establishments and workers by 19.6%. The 19.6% reduction reflects that virtually all sectors affected by the Noise Standard are in manufacturing; PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and, that the number of workers in manufacturing has decreased from 13.3 million in 2009 to 10.7 million today. Additionally, the Agency has determined that training is not subject to PRA–95 and has removed the burden hours and cost associated with it. The Agency is requesting a decrease in the burden hours from 2,604,597 to 2,068,736 hours for a total decrease of 535,861 hours. The reduction is a result of a 19.6% reduction in the number of workers and manufacturing establishments. Also, the Agency now assumes that 50% of small establishment workers will receive audiometric exams via mobile testing vans. The previous ICR assumed that all small establishment workers would go off-site to receive their audiometric examination. OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this notice, and will include this summary in its request to OMB to extend the approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard (29 CFR 1910.95). Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Occupational Exposure to Noise (29 CFR 1910.95). OMB Control Number: 1218–0048. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 209,851. Total Responses: 16,458,932. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Average Time per Response: Varies from 1 minute (.02 hour) for a manager to provide a worker with a copy of a referral or notification of the need for an ontological examination to 1 hour for a worker to travel to a testing site, take the audiometric exam and return to work. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,068,736. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $26,296,876. 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 e-Rulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other materials must clearly identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA– 2010–0017). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or facsimile E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Notices 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 dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publically 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 through 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. NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Sunshine Act Meeting; Notice of Matter To Be Deleted from the Agenda of a Previously Announced Agency Meeting FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: July 22, 2013 (78 FR 43941). 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013. PLACE: Board Room, 7th Floor, Room 7047, 1775 Duke Street (All visitors must use Diagonal Road Entrance), Alexandria, VA 22314–3428. STATUS: Open. Pursuant to the provisions of the ‘‘Government in Sunshine Act’’ notice is hereby given that the NCUA Board gave notice on July 22, 2013 (78 FR 43941) of the regular meeting of the NCUA Board scheduled for July 25, 2013. Prior to the meeting, on July 25, 2013, the NCUA Board unanimously determined that agency business required the deletion of the second item on the agenda with less than seven days’ notice to the public, and that no earlier notice of the deletion was possible. MATTER TO BE DELETED: 2. Board Briefing—Interagency Proposal, Joint Diversity Standards for Regulated Entities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, Telephone: 703–518–6564 TIME AND DATE: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2013–18280 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P 14:32 Jul 29, 2013 Ann Bushmiller, Senior Counsel to the National Science Board. [FR Doc. 2013–18324 Filed 7–26–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. NRC–2013–0033] Acceptability of Corrective Action Programs for Fuel Cycle Facilities Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft NUREG; withdrawal and resolution of public comments. [FR Doc. 2013–18416 Filed 7–26–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is withdrawing draft NUREG–2154, ‘‘Acceptability of Corrective Action Programs for Fuel Cycle Facilities,’’ based on receipt and review of public comments. The draft NUREG provided guidance to NRC staff on how to determine whether a submittal for a Corrective Action Program (CAP), voluntarily submitted by fuel cycle facility licensees, was acceptable. The NRC staff has reviewed public comments received on draft NUREG–2154 and has decided to withdraw the draft NUREG and to proceed with the development and issuance of a draft Regulatory Guide (RG) to describe elements of an acceptable CAP for fuel cycle facilities. DATES: Draft NUREG–2154 is withdrawn on July 30, 2013. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2013–0033 when contacting the NRC about the availability of SUMMARY: Signed at Washington, DC, on July 25, 2013. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Portfolio Review (APR); and (4) receive an update on the APR . STATUS: Open. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45981-45983]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18280]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0017]


Occupational Exposure to Noise 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 comments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to 
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements 
specified in the Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard (29 CFR 
1910.95). The information collection requirements specified in the 
Noise Standard protect workers from suffering material hearing 
impairment.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
September 30, 2013.

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 a copy of your comments and 
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0017, 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 Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA-2010-
0017). 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

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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 also contact Theda Kenney at 
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Owen or Theda Kenney, 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 accord 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 OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 
et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or 
appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing 
information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational 
injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also 
requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon 
employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce 
to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in 
obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657).
    The information collection requirements specified in the Noise 
Standard protect workers from suffering material hearing impairment. 
The Standard requires employers to: Monitor worker exposure to noise 
when it is likely that such exposures may equal or exceed 85 decibels 
measured on the A scale (dBA) for an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) 
(action level); take action to reduce noise exposures to the 90 dBA 
permissible exposure limit (PEL); and provide an effective hearing 
conservation program (HCP) for all workers exposed to noise at a level 
greater than, or equal to, a TWA of 85 dBA.
    The HCP contains information on: Conducting noise monitoring; 
notifying workers when they are exposed at or above an 8-hour time-
weighted average of 85 decibels; providing workers with initial and 
annual audiograms; notifying workers of a loss in hearing based on 
comparing audiograms; training workers on the effects of noise, hearing 
protectors, and audiometric examinations; maintaining records of 
workplace noise exposure and workers' audiograms; and allowing OSHA, 
workers, and their designated representatives access to materials and 
records required by the Standard.

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.

III. Proposed Actions

    OSHA is requesting an adjustment decrease of burden hours 
associated with the paperwork requirements in the Standard from 
2,604,597 hours to 2,068,736 hours (a total decrease of 535,861 hours). 
The Agency is also requesting an adjustment decrease in the cost under 
Item 13 from $82,190,075 to $26,296,876; a total decrease of 
$55,893,199. The Agency determined that it had counted the cost of 
worker travel and the cost of worker time under Item 12 in previous 
ICRs. Thus, it found that it had been double counting hours under 
certain instances.
    OSHA has reduced the number of establishments and workers by 19.6%. 
The 19.6% reduction reflects that virtually all sectors affected by the 
Noise Standard are in manufacturing; and, that the number of workers in 
manufacturing has decreased from 13.3 million in 2009 to 10.7 million 
today.
    Additionally, the Agency has determined that training is not 
subject to PRA-95 and has removed the burden hours and cost associated 
with it.
    The Agency is requesting a decrease in the burden hours from 
2,604,597 to 2,068,736 hours for a total decrease of 535,861 hours. The 
reduction is a result of a 19.6% reduction in the number of workers and 
manufacturing establishments. Also, the Agency now assumes that 50% of 
small establishment workers will receive audiometric exams via mobile 
testing vans. The previous ICR assumed that all small establishment 
workers would go off-site to receive their audiometric examination.
    OSHA will summarize the comments submitted in response to this 
notice, and will include this summary in its request to OMB to extend 
the approval of the information collection requirements contained in 
the Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard (29 CFR 1910.95).
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Occupational Exposure to Noise (29 CFR 1910.95).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0048.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 209,851.
    Total Responses: 16,458,932.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Average Time per Response: Varies from 1 minute (.02 hour) for a 
manager to provide a worker with a copy of a referral or notification 
of the need for an ontological examination to 1 hour for a worker to 
travel to a testing site, take the audiometric exam and return to work.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,068,736.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $26,296,876.

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 
e-Rulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other materials must clearly identify the 
Agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-
2010-0017). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading 
document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials 
in reference to an electronic or facsimile

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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 
dates of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted 
material) is not publically 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 through 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

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, 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. 1-2012 
(77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 25, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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