Methylene Chloride Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements, 22715-22716 [2021-08931]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 81 / Thursday, April 29, 2021 / Notices Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 80,496. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 675,123. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 234,296 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $132,150. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: April 22, 2021. Mara Blumenthal, Senior PRA Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–08935 Filed 4–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0060] Methylene Chloride 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 the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Methylene Chloride Standard. DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by June 28, 2021. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments, including attachments, electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket 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 website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the OSHA docket number for this Federal Register jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Apr 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 notice (OSHA–2011–0060). OSHA will place comments and requests to speak, including personal information, in the public docket, which may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. For further information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Public Participation’’ heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seleda Perryman or Theda Kenney, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Department of Labor, as part of the 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 in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 (OSH 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 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 Standard protects workers from the adverse health effects that may result from their exposure to methylene chloride (MC). The requirements in the Standard include worker exposure monitoring, notifying workers of their MC exposures, administering medical examinations to workers, providing examining physicians with specific program and worker information, ensuring that workers receive a copy of their medical examination results, maintaining workers’ exposure monitoring and medical examination PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22715 records for specific periods, and providing access to these records by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the affected workers, and their authorized representatives. 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 The agency is requesting an adjustment increase in the number of burden hours from 56,276 to 61,814.83 hours (a total increase of 5,538.83 hours). The increase is a result the agency’s estimate, based on updated data, that the number of establishments and workers affected by the Standard has increased. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Methylene Chloride (29 CFR part 1910.1052). OMB Control Number: 1218–0179. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 84,595. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Total Responses: 236,462. Average Time per Response: Annually; semi-annually; quarterly; on occasion. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 61,814.83. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $20,375,527.20. 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. Please note: While OSHA’s Docket Office is continuing to accept and process submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 22716 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 81 / Thursday, April 29, 2021 / Notices Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to receive submissions to the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2011–0060). 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 electronic comments by your name, date, and the docket number so that the agency can attach them to your comments. Due to security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. 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 from this website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and access the docket is available at the website’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889–5627) for information about materials not available from the website, and for assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES James S. Fredrick, 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. 1–2012 (77 FR 3912). Signed at Washington, DC, on April 22, 2021. James S. Frederick, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2021–08931 Filed 4–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Apr 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting: Name and Committee Code: Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources (#1119) (Virtual Meeting) Date and Time: May 26, 2021; 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.; May 27, 2021; 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue. Alexandria, VA 22314 To attend the virtual meeting, all visitors must register at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.at: https:// nsf.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_ UHLnLDeIRwy5_IxC3FmFtw. The final meeting agenda will be posted to: https://www.nsf.gov/ehr/advisory.jsp. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Keaven M. Stevenson, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room C11001, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 292–8600/ kstevens@nsf.gov. Summary of Minutes: Minutes and meeting materials will be available on the EHR Advisory Committee website at http://www.nsf.gov/ehr/advisory.jsp or can be obtained from Dr. Nafeesa Owens, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room C11000, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 292–8600; ehr_ac@nsf.gov. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice with respect to the Foundation’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and human resources programming. Agenda Wednesday, May 26, 202; 12:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. • Welcoming Remarks from the EHR AC Chair & the EHR Assistant Director • Session 1: Aligning Agency-Wide Broadening Participation and Racial Equity Efforts • Session 2: Monitoring Broadening Participation Efforts • Session 3: Finding Central Themes around Broadening Participation Research Activities Thursday, May 27, 2020; 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. • Session 4: Reporting Results from a Committee of Visitors • Session 5: Funding Opportunities in Support of Equity • Session 6: Revisiting EHR’s Name • Discussions with NSF Leadership and Closing Remark PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: April 26, 2021. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–08944 Filed 4–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. N2021–1; Order No. 5875] Service Standard Changes Postal Regulatory Commission. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Commission is noticing a recently-filed Postal Service request for an advisory opinion on the service standards for First-Class Mail and endto-end Periodicals. This document invites public comments on the request and addresses several related procedural steps. DATES: Notices of intervention are due: May 5, 2021; Live WebEx Technical Conference: April 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, Virtual. ADDRESSES: Submit notices of intervention electronically via the Commission’s Filing Online system at http://www.prc.gov. Persons interested in intervening who cannot submit their views electronically should contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David A. Trissell, General Counsel, at 202–789–6820. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Pre-Filing Issues III. The Request IV. Initial Administrative Actions V. Ordering Paragraphs I. Introduction On April 21, 2021, the Postal Service filed a request for an advisory opinion from the Commission regarding planned changes to the service standards for First-Class Mail and end-to-end Periodicals.1 The intended effective date of the Postal Service’s planned changes is no earlier than September 1, 2021. Request at 2. The Request was filed pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3661 and 39 CFR part 3020. Before issuing its advisory opinion, the Commission shall accord an opportunity for a formal, on-therecord hearing pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 556 and 557. 39 U.S.C. 3661(c). This Order provides information on the Postal Service’s planned changes, explains and 1 United States Postal Service Request for an Advisory Opinion on Changes in the Nature of Postal Services, April 21, 2021 (Request). E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 81 (Thursday, April 29, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0060]


Methylene Chloride 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 the proposal to 
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the 
information collection requirements specified in the Methylene Chloride 
Standard.

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
June 28, 2021.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronically: You may submit comments, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket 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 website. All submissions, including 
copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA 
Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in 
locating docket submissions.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the 
OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (OSHA-2011-0060). 
OSHA will place comments and requests to speak, including personal 
information, in the public docket, which may be available online. 
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal 
information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. For further 
information on submitting comments, see the ``Public Participation'' 
heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seleda Perryman or Theda Kenney, 
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor; 
telephone (202) 693-2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of the 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 in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (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 (OSH 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 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 Standard protects workers from the adverse health effects that 
may result from their exposure to methylene chloride (MC). The 
requirements in the Standard include worker exposure monitoring, 
notifying workers of their MC exposures, administering medical 
examinations to workers, providing examining physicians with specific 
program and worker information, ensuring that workers receive a copy of 
their medical examination results, maintaining workers' exposure 
monitoring and medical examination records for specific periods, and 
providing access to these records by OSHA, the National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health, the affected workers, and their 
authorized representatives.

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

    The agency is requesting an adjustment increase in the number of 
burden hours from 56,276 to 61,814.83 hours (a total increase of 
5,538.83 hours). The increase is a result the agency's estimate, based 
on updated data, that the number of establishments and workers affected 
by the Standard has increased.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Methylene Chloride (29 CFR part 1910.1052).
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0179.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 84,595.
    Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 236,462.
    Average Time per Response: Annually; semi-annually; quarterly; on 
occasion.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 61,814.83.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $20,375,527.20.

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. Please 
note: While OSHA's Docket Office is continuing to accept and process 
submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the

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Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to receive 
submissions to the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier 
service. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify 
the agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. 
OSHA-2011-0060). 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 electronic 
comments by your name, date, and the docket number so that the agency 
can attach them to your comments.
    Due to security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a 
significant delay in the receipt of comments.
    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 from this 
website. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available 
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on 
using the http://www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and 
access the docket is available at the website's ``User Tips'' link. 
Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627) 
for information about materials not available from the website, and for 
assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    James S. Fredrick, 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. 1-2012 
(77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on April 22, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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