The Lead in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 53330-53331 [2015-21913]

Download as PDF 53330 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Notices be published as provided if it meets these requirements and is germane to the subject matter of the investigation. In the appendix the Commission will identify the name of the organization furnishing the summary, and will include a link to the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) where the full written submission can be found. Issued: August 28, 2015. By order of the Commission. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2015–21879 Filed 9–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2012–0014] The Lead in Construction 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 the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Lead in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.62). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by November 2, 2015. 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 your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2012–0014, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2012–0014) for the Information Collection Request (ICR). 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 from the Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You also may contact Theda Kenney at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney 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 collection of information 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 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 purpose of the Lead in Construction Standard and its collection of information (paperwork) requirements is to reduce occupational lead exposure in the construction industry. Lead exposure can result in both acute and chronic effects and can be fatal in severe cases of lead toxicity. Some of the health effects associated with lead exposure include brain disorders which can lead to seizures, coma, and death; anemia; neurological problems; high blood pressure; kidney problems; reproductive problems; and decreased red blood cell production. The major collection of information requirements of the Standard are: Conducting worker exposure assessments; notifying workers of their lead exposures; establishing, implementing and reviewing a written compliance program annually; labeling containers of contaminated protective clothing and equipment; providing medical surveillance to workers; providing examining physicians with specific information; ensuring that workers receive a copy of their medical surveillance results; posting warning signs; establishing and maintaining exposure monitoring, medical surveillance, medical removal and objective data records; and providing workers with access to these records. The records are used by employees, physicians, employers and OSHA to determine the effectiveness of the employer’s compliance efforts. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed collection of information 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 collection of information 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\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 171 / Thursday, September 3, 2015 / Notices III. Proposed Actions The Agency is requesting an adjustment decrease of 216,744 burden hours (from 1,460,430 to 1,243,686 burden hours). The decrease in burden hours is due to an estimated overall decrease in the number of covered establishments, based on updated data and estimates. There is also an estimated increase in operation and maintenance costs of $6,849,923, from $60,093,015 to $66,942,938. The increase in operation and maintenance costs is mainly due to the increased cost of lab analysis of samples and the increase in cost of the monitoring equipment. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Lead in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.62). OMB Control Number: 1218–0189. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits. Number of Respondents: 119,853. Frequency of Response: On occasion; Quarterly; Bi-monthly; Semi-annually; Annually. Total Responses: 8,284,730. Average Time per Response: Varies from 1 minute (.02 hour) for a clerical employee to notify employees of their right to seek a second medical opinion to 8 hours to develop a compliance plan. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,243,686. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $66,942,938. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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; or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2012–0014). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:42 Sep 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 their social security number 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 from 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 from the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature 53331 Please contact Maria Sutton at msutton@nsf.gov to obtain a visitor badge. All visitors to the NSF will be required to show photo ID to obtain a badge. Type of Meeting: OPEN. Contact Person: Charles Liarakos, Program Director, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 605, Arlington, VA 22230; Tel No. (703) 292–8400. 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[FR Doc. 2015–21927 Filed 9–2–15; 8:45 am] Signed at Washington, DC, on August 31, 2015. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee for Geosciences (1755). [FR Doc. 2015–21913 Filed 9–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Geosciences; Notice of Meeting October 21, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; October 22, 2015, 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation, 4201Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Room 555, Arlington, Virginia 22230. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Melissa Lane, National Science Foundation, Suite 705, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230. Phone 703–292–8500. Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 171 (Thursday, September 3, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0014]


The Lead in Construction 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 the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the 
information collection requirements contained in the Lead in 
Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.62).

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
November 2, 2015.

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 your comments and attachments 
to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0014, Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 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 the 
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2012-0014) for the Information Collection 
Request (ICR). 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 from the Web site. All submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You also may contact Theda Kenney at 
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney 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 collection of 
information 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 purpose of the Lead in Construction Standard and its collection 
of information (paperwork) requirements is to reduce occupational lead 
exposure in the construction industry. Lead exposure can result in both 
acute and chronic effects and can be fatal in severe cases of lead 
toxicity. Some of the health effects associated with lead exposure 
include brain disorders which can lead to seizures, coma, and death; 
anemia; neurological problems; high blood pressure; kidney problems; 
reproductive problems; and decreased red blood cell production. The 
major collection of information requirements of the Standard are: 
Conducting worker exposure assessments; notifying workers of their lead 
exposures; establishing, implementing and reviewing a written 
compliance program annually; labeling containers of contaminated 
protective clothing and equipment; providing medical surveillance to 
workers; providing examining physicians with specific information; 
ensuring that workers receive a copy of their medical surveillance 
results; posting warning signs; establishing and maintaining exposure 
monitoring, medical surveillance, medical removal and objective data 
records; and providing workers with access to these records. The 
records are used by employees, physicians, employers and OSHA to 
determine the effectiveness of the employer's compliance efforts.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed collection of information 
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 collection of information 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

    The Agency is requesting an adjustment decrease of 216,744 burden 
hours (from 1,460,430 to 1,243,686 burden hours). The decrease in 
burden hours is due to an estimated overall decrease in the number of 
covered establishments, based on updated data and estimates. There is 
also an estimated increase in operation and maintenance costs of 
$6,849,923, from $60,093,015 to $66,942,938. The increase in operation 
and maintenance costs is mainly due to the increased cost of lab 
analysis of samples and the increase in cost of the monitoring 
equipment.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Lead in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.62).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0189.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 119,853.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion; Quarterly; Bi-monthly; Semi-
annually; Annually.
    Total Responses: 8,284,730.
    Average Time per Response: Varies from 1 minute (.02 hour) for a 
clerical employee to notify employees of their right to seek a second 
medical opinion to 8 hours to develop a compliance plan.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,243,686.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $66,942,938.

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; or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for this ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0014). 
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 their social security number 
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 from 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 from 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 August 31, 2015.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2015-21913 Filed 9-2-15; 8:45 am]
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