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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

100 / Wednesday, May 24, 2006 / Notices 29987

employers to conduct employee Title: Benzene Standard (29 CFR Signed at Washington, DC, on May 18,
exposure monitoring; notify the 1910.1028). 2006.
employees of their benzene exposures; OMB Number: 1218–0129. Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
implement a written compliance Assistant Secretary of Labor.
program; implement medical- Affected Public: Business or other for-
[FR Doc. 06–4823 Filed 5–23–06; 8:45 am]
surveillance of employees; and provide profits, Federal Government, State, local
BILLING CODE 4510–26–M
protection for employees from the or tribal governments.
adverse health effects associated with Number of Respondents: 13,498.
exposure to benzene. Frequency: On occasion. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
II. Special Issues for Comment Total Responses: 265,429. Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA has a particular interest in Average Time per Response: Time per Administration
comments on the following issues: response ranges from 5 minutes to
[Docket No. ICR–1218–0215(2006)]
• Whether the proposed information maintain records to 4 hours to complete
collection requirements are necessary a referral medical examination. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
for the proper performance of the Estimated Total Burden Hours: Standards for Shipyard Employment;
Agency’s functions, including whether 125,209. Extension of the Office of Management
the information is useful; and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of
• The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of Estimated Cost (Operation and
Maintenance): $8,133,499. Information Collection (Paperwork)
the burden (time and costs) for the Requirements
information collection requirements, IV. Public Participation—Submission of
including the validity of the Comments on This Notice and Internet AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health
methodology and assumptions used; Access to Comments and Submissions Administration (OSHA), Labor.
• The quality, utility, and clarity of ACTION: Request for public comment.
the information collected; and You may submit comments and
• Ways to minimize the burden on supporting materials in response to this SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public
employers who must comply; for notice by (1) hard copy, (2) FAX comment concerning its request for an
example, by using automated or other transmission (facsimile), or (3) extension of the information collection
technological information collection electronically through the OSHA Web requirements specified by its standards
and transmission techniques. page. Because of security-related on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
problems, there may be a significant for Shipyard Employment (29 CFR part
III. Proposed Actions delay in the receipt of comments by 1915, subpart I).
OSHA is proposing to extend the regular mail. Please contact the OSHA DATES: Comments must be submitted by
information collection requirements in Docket Office at (202) 693–2350 (TTY the following dates:
the Benzene Standard. The information (877) 889–5627) for information about Hard copy: Your comments must be
collection requirements specified in the security procedures concerning the submitted (postmarked or received) by
Benzene Standard protect employees delivery of submissions by express July 24, 2006.
from the adverse health effects that may delivery, hand delivery and courier Facsimile and electronic
result from occupational exposure to service. transmission: Your comments must be
benzene. The major information All comments, submissions and received by July 24, 2006.
collection requirements in the standard background documents are available for ADDRESSES: You may submit comments,
include conducting employee exposure inspection and copying at the OSHA identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR–
monitoring, notifying employees of their Docket Office at the above address. 1218–0215(2006), by any of the
benzene exposures, implementing a Comments and submissions posted on following methods:
written compliance program, OSHA’s Web page are available at Regular mail, express delivery, hand
implementing medical surveillance of http://www.OSHA.gov. Contact the delivery, and messenger service: Submit
employees, providing examining OSHA Docket Office for information your comments and attachments to the
physicians with specific information, about materials not available through OSHA Docket Office, Room N–2625,
ensuring that employees receive a copy the OSHA Web page and for assistance U.S. Department of Labor, 200
of their medical-surveillance results, using the Web page to locate docket Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington,
maintaining employees’ exposure- submissions. DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350
monitoring and medical records for (OSHA’s TTY number is (877) 889–
specific periods, and providing access to Electronic copies of this Federal 5627). OSHA Docket Office and
these records by OSHA, the National Register notice as well as other relevant Department of Labor hours are 8:15 a.m.
Institute for Occupational Safety and documents are available on OSHA’s to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
Health, the employee who is the subject Web page. Since all submissions Facsimile: If your comments are 10
of the records, the employee’s become public, private information such pages or fewer, including attachments,
representative, and other designated as social security numbers should not be you may fax them to the OSHA Docket
parties. submitted. Office at (202) 693–1648.
OSHA will summarize the comments V. Authority and Signature Electronic: You may submit
submitted in response to this notice, comments through the Internet at
and will include this summary in the Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant http://ecomments.osha.gov. Follow
request to OMB to extend the approval Secretary of Labor for Occupational instructions on the OSHA Web page for
of the information collection Safety and Health, directed the submitting comments.
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requirements contained in the Benzene preparation of this notice. The authority Docket: For access to the docket to
Standard (29 CFR 1910.1028). for this notice is the Paperwork read or download comments or
Type of Review: Extension of a Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 background materials, such as the
currently-approved information et seq.), and Secretary of Labor’s Order complete Information Collection
collection requirement. No. 5–2002 (67 FR 65008). Request (ICR) (containing the

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Supporting Statement, OMB–83–I Form, hazards present, or likely to be present, Equipment for Shipyard Employment
and attachments), go to OSHA’s Web which necessitate the employee’s use of (29 CFR part 1915, subpart I). The
page at http://www.OSHA.gov. In PPE. If such hazards are present, or Agency is requesting an increase in
addition, the ICR, comments and likely to be present, the employer must: burden hours for the existing collection
submissions are available for inspection (1) Select the type of PPE that will of information requirements from 1,761
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office protect the affected employee from the to 2,041 (a total increase of 280 hours).
at the address above. You may also hazards identified in the occupational The Agency will summarize the
contact Theda Kenney at the address hazard assessment; (2) communicate comments submitted in response to this
below to obtain a copy of the ICR. For selection decisions to affected notice, and will include this summary
additional information on submitting employees; (3) select PPE that properly in its request to OMB.
comments, please see the ‘‘Public fits each affected employee; and (4) Type of Review: Extension of
Participation’’ section in verify that the required occupational currently approved information
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. hazard assessment has been performed. collection requirements.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The verification document must contain Title: Personal Protective Equipment
Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, the following information: Occupation, Standards for Shipyard Employment (29
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, the date(s) of the hazard assessment, CFR part 1915, subpart I).
OSHA, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution and the name of the person performing OMB Number: 1218–0215.
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; the hazard assessment. Affected Public: Business or other-for-
telephone (202) 693–2222. Training and Verification (29 CFR profits; Federal Government; State,
1915.152(e)). Paragraph (e)(1) requires local, or tribal government.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
that the employer provide training to Number of Respondents: 639.
I. Background each employee who is required to use Frequency: On occasion.
The Department of Labor, as part of its PPE and paragraph (e)(3) requires Average Time per Response: Varies
continuing effort to reduce paperwork retraining under certain circumstances. from one minute (.02 hour) to maintain
and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, Paragraph (e)(4) requires that the training documentation to 5 minutes
conducts a preclearance consultation employer verify that each affected (.08 hour) to document a hazard
program to provide the public with an employee has received the PPE training. reassement.
opportunity to comment on proposed The verification must contain the Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,041.
and continuing information collection following information: Name of each Estimated Cost (Operation and
requirements in accordance with the employee trained, the date(s) of training, Maintenance): $0.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 and the type of training the employee
received. IV. Public Participation—Submission of
U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program Coments on This Notice and Internet
The part 1915 standards on PPE
ensures that information is in the Access to Comments and Submissions
protection for the eyes and face
desired format, reporting burden (time
(§ 1915.153), head (§ 1915.155), feet You may submit comments and
and costs) is minimal, collection
(§ 1915.156), hands and body supporting materials in response to this
instruments are clearly understood, and
(§ 1915.157), lifesaving equipment notice by (1) Hard copy, (2) FAX
OSHA’s estimate of the information
(§ 1915.158), personal fall arrest systems transmission (facsimile), or (3)
collection burden is accurate. The
(§ 1915.159), and positioning device electronically through the OSHA Web
Occupational Safety and Health Act of
systems (§ 1915.160) do not contain any page. Because of security-related
1970 (the Act) (29 U.S.C. 615 et seq.)
separate information collections problems, there may be a significant
authorizes information collection by
requirements. delay in the receipt of comments by
employers as necessary or appropriate
for enforcement of the Act or for II. Special Issues for Comment regular mail. Please contact the OSHA
developing information regarding the Docket Office at (202) 693–2350 (TTY
OSHA has a particular interest in
causes and prevention of occupational (877) 889–5627) for information about
comments on the following issues:
injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 • Whether the proposed information security procedures concerning the
U.S.C. 657). The Act also requires that collection requirements are necessary delivery of submissions by express
OSHA obtain such information with for the proper performance of the delivery, hand delivery, and courier
minimum burden upon employers, Agency’s functions, including whether service.
especially those operating small the information is useful; All comments, submissions, and
business, and to reduce to the maximum • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of background documents are available for
extent feasible unnecessary duplication the burden (time and costs) of the inspection and copying at the OSHA
of efforts in obtaining information (29 information collection requirements, Docket Office at the above address.
U.S.C. 657). including the validity of the Comments and submissions posted on
Part 1915 subpart I specifies several methodology and assumptions used; OSHA’s Web page are available at
paperwork requirements.1 The • The quality, utility, and clarity of http://www.OSHA.gov. Contact the
following describe the information the information collected; and OSHA Docket Office for information
collection requirements: • Ways to minimize the burden on about materials not available through
Hazard Assessment and Verification employers who must comply; for the OSHA Web page and for assistance
(29 CFR 1915.152(b)). Paragraph (b) example, by using automated or other using the Web page to locate docket
requires that the employer assess work technological information collection submissions.
activities to determine whether there are and transmission techniques. Electronic copies of this Federal
Register notice as well as other relevant
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1 This Information Collection Request (ICR) does III. Proposed Actions documents are available on OSHA’s
not include burden hours and costs associated with OSHA is requesting OMB to extend Web page. Since all submissions
the information collection requirements in the
standard on Respiratory Protection (29 CFR
their approval of the collection of become public, private information such
1915.154), which has been addressed in a separate information requirements contained in as social security numbers should not be
ICR. See OMB Control NO. 1218–0099. the standards on Personal Protective submitted.

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V. Authority and Signature Comments regarding these information technological literacy, mathematical
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant collections are best assured of having competence, problem-solving skills, and
Sececretary of Labor for Occupational their full effect if received within 30 the desire to learn; (2) bring together
Safety and Health, directed the days of this notification. Copies of the individuals and organizations from the
preparation of this notice. The authority submission(s) may be obtained by informal and formal education
for this notice is the Paperwork calling 703–292–4414. communities, as well as from the private
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: and public sectors, to strengthen STEM
et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order Catherine Hines at (703) 292–4414 or education in all settings; and (3)
No. 5–2002 (67 FR 65008). send e-mail to chines@nsf.gov. develop and implement innovative
Individuals who use a strategies that 170 support the
Signed at Washington, DC, on May 18,
2006. telecommunications device for the deaf development of a socially responsible
(TDD) may call the Federal Information and informed public, and demonstrate
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 promise of increasing participation of
Assistant Secretary of Labor. all citizens in STEM.
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time,
[FR Doc. 06–4824 Filed 5–23–06; 8:45 am] Monday through Friday. The ISE Management Information
BILLING CODE 4510–26–M NSF may not conduct or sponsor a System will be comprised of three web-
collection of information unless the based surveys, an initial survey that
collection of information displays a obtains background information about
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION currently valid OMB control number the ISE project, an annual survey, and
and the agency informs potential a final survey. The survey that obtains
Agency Information Collection persons who are to respond to the
Activities: Comment Request background information would be
collection of 2 information that such completed soon 4 after project grants are
AGENCY:National Science Foundation. persons are not required to respond to awarded (i.e, within 45 days), the
Submission for OMB review;
ACTION: the collection of information unless it annual would be completed at the end
comment request. displays a currently valid OMB control of each program year, and the final
number. would be completed soon after the ISE
SUMMARY: The National Science SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: grant period has ended (i.e., within 45
Foundation (NSF) has submitted the Comment: On March 3, 2006, we days). Through the use of these three
following information collection published in the Federal Register (71 surveys, the system will collect data
requirement to OMB for review and FR 10997) a 60-day notice of our intent from each ISE-funded project about the
clearance under the Paperwork to request reinstatement of this project, its grant recipient and partner
Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104– information collection authority from organizations, participants, activities,
13. This is the second notice for public OMB. In that notice, we solicited public deliverables, and impacts. Information
comment; the first was published in the comments for 60 days ending May 2, from the system will be used by ISE
Federal Register at 71 FR 10997, and 2006. One comment came from B. program officers to evaluate the
one comment was received. NSF is Sachau of Florham Park, NJ, via e-mail collective impact of the ISE portfolio of
forwarding the proposed renewal on March 9, 2006, in response to an funded projects, to monitor project-
submission to the Office of Management email request received March 3, 2006, related activities and projects’ progress
and Budget (OMB) for clearance for a hard-copy publication for this over time, and to obtain information
simultaneously with the publication of program, ‘‘Report on Evaluation of the that can 171 inform the design of future
this second notice. Comments regarding National Science Foundation’s Informal ISE projects.
(a) whether the collection of information Science Education Program.’’ Ms.
is necessary for the proper performance Sachau commented on the ‘‘heavy 2. Expected Respondents
of the functions of the agency, including spending’’ for this program but had no
whether the information will have specific suggestions for altering the data The expected respondents are
practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the collection plans. principal investigators of any ISE
agency’s estimate of burden including Response: NSF believes that because projects that have been funded since
the validity of the methodology and the comment does not contain 2004.
assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance suggestions for altering the collection of 3. Burden on the Public
the quality, utility and clarity of the information for which NSF is seeking
information to be collected; or (d) ways OMB approval, NSF is proceeding with During the first year of data
to minimize the burden of the collection the clearance request. collection, the current year’s awardees
of information on those who are to Title of Collection: Informal Science will be asked to report background data.
respond, including through the use of Education (ISE) Management In addition, in only the first year,
appropriate automated, electronic, Information System. awardees from the prior two years will
mechanical, or other technological OMB Control No.: 3145–0158. be asked to report baseline data and to
collection techniques or other forms of submit one annual report. The average
information technology should be 1. Abstract annual reporting burden for the baseline
addressed to: Office of Information and This document has been prepared to and final reports is approximately 40
Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: support the clearance of a Management hours, and the reporting burden for the
Desk Officer for National Science Information System for the Informal annual report is approximately 24
Foundation, 725 7th Street, NW., Room Science Education (ISE) program. The hours. The total elements will be 4,560
10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to goals for the program are to encourage burden hours for an average number of
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Catherine Hines, Acting Reports and support projects that (1) engage the 150 respondents per year. The burden
Clearance Officer, National Science interest of children and adults in on the public is negligible because the
Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, science, technology, engineering, and collection is limited to project
Suite 295, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or mathematics (STEM) in daily life so that participants that have received funding
send e-mail to chines@nsf.gov. they develop capabilities; scientific and from the ISE program.

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