Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (
As required by the PRA-95, OSHA published a notice in the
However, as a result of the Standards Improvement Project-Phase III final rule (76 FR 33590), published on June 8, 2011, the “transfer of records” requirement contained in the Standard (former 29 CFR 1910.1052(m)(5)) was revoked. In accordance with PRA-95, prior to issuance of the final rule, on May 27, 2011, OSHA submitted a revised ICR to OMB requesting approval to remove this requirement and the associated burden hours and costs. On August 11, 2011, OMB issued a Notice of Action (NOA) indicating approval of the request.
In addition, the NOA instructed the Department of Labor to publish a second notice in the
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, training workers on the hazards of MC, 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.
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.
OSHA is requesting an adjustment decrease in burden hours from 67,361 to 63,560 (a total decrease of 3,801 hours). The adjustment is primarily due to a decrease in covered workers.
You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at
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
David Michaels, PhD, MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OccupationalSafety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice isthe Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506