Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, 30781 [2018-14036]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 126 / Friday, June 29, 2018 / Notices Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: On June 29, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Bloodborne Pathogens Standard,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before July 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov website at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201801-1218-003 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202–395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor—OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jun 28, 2018 This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard information collection requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 1910.1030. The Bloodborne Pathogen Standard is an occupational safety and health standard that prevents occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The standard’s information collection requirements are essential components that protect workers from occupational exposure. The information is used by employers and workers to implement the protection required by the Standard. OSHA compliance officers will use some of the information in enforcing the Standard. The collections of information contained in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard include a written exposure control plan, documentation of workers’ hepatitis B vaccinations and post-exposure evaluations and follow-up medical visits, training, related recordkeeping and a sharps injury log. Information generated in accordance with these provisions provides the employer and the worker with means to provide protection from the adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Occupational Safety and Health Act sections 2(b)(9), 6, and 8(c) authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9), 655, and 657(c). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1218–0180. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on April 18, 2018 (83 FR 17194). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30781 Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218–0180. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • 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: DOL–OSHA. Title of Collection: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. OMB Control Number: 1218–0180. Affected Public: Private Sector— business or other for-profits and not-forprofit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 770,724. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 266,656,386. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 5,687,682 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $51,817,985. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: June 26, 2018. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–14036 Filed 6–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Bureau of Labor SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Bloodborne Pathogens Standard

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: On June 29, 2018, the Department of Labor (DOL) will submit 
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored 
information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Bloodborne Pathogens 
Standard,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and 
approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are 
invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before July 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201801-1218-003 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are 
not toll-free numbers) or by email at [email protected].
    Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: [email protected]. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor--OASAM, Office of 
the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information 
Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email 
at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard information collection requirements 
codified in regulations 29 CFR 1910.1030. The Bloodborne Pathogen 
Standard is an occupational safety and health standard that prevents 
occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The standard's 
information collection requirements are essential components that 
protect workers from occupational exposure. The information is used by 
employers and workers to implement the protection required by the 
Standard. OSHA compliance officers will use some of the information in 
enforcing the Standard. The collections of information contained in the 
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard include a written exposure control plan, 
documentation of workers' hepatitis B vaccinations and post-exposure 
evaluations and follow-up medical visits, training, related 
recordkeeping and a sharps injury log. Information generated in 
accordance with these provisions provides the employer and the worker 
with means to provide protection from the adverse health effects 
associated with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. 
Occupational Safety and Health Act sections 2(b)(9), 6, and 8(c) 
authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9), 655, 
and 657(c).
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under Control Number 1218-0180.
    The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information 
collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing 
requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection 
requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension 
while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about 
this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on 
April 18, 2018 (83 FR 17194).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0180. 
The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
     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: DOL-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0180.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--business or other for-profits and 
not-for-profit institutions.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 770,724.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 266,656,386.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 5,687,682 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $51,817,985.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

    Dated: June 26, 2018.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-14036 Filed 6-28-18; 8:45 am]
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