MSHA - FedReg E9-9944 - Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations;
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Federal Register/Vol. 74, No. 82/Thursday, April 30, 2009/Notices 19987 and Federal agencies with an • Evaluate the accuracy of the DEPARTMENT OF LABOR opportunity to comment on proposed agency’s estimate of the burden of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and/or continuing collections of proposed collection of information, information in accordance with the including the validity of the Proposed Information Collection Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 methodology and assumptions used; Request Submitted for Public (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This • Enhance the quality, utility, and Comment and Recommendations; program helps to ensure that requested clarity of the information to be Ground Control Plan data can be provided in the desired collected; and format, reporting burden (time and ACTION: Notice. • Minimize the burden of the financial resources) is minimized, collection of information on those who collection instruments are clearly SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as are to respond, including through the understood, and the impact of collection part of its continuing effort to reduce use of appropriate automated, requirements on respondents can be paperwork and respondent burden electronic, mechanical, or other properly assessed. conducts a pre-clearance consultation technological collection techniques or Currently, the Mine Safety and Health program to provide the general public other forms of information technology, Administration ...

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Federal RegisterApril 30, 2009/ Notices/ Vol./ Thursday,74, No. 82
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and Federal agencies with anEvaluate the accuracy of theDEPARTMENT OF LABOR opportunity to comment on proposedagency’s estimate of the burden of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and/or continuing collections ofproposed collection of information, information in accordance with theincluding the validity of the Proposed Information Collection Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995methodology and assumptions used; Request Submitted for Public (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This Enhance the quality, utility, and Comment and Recommendations; program helps to ensure that requested clarity of the information to be Ground Control Plan data can be provided in the desired collected; and format, reporting burden (time and ACTION:Notice. Minimize the burden of the financial resources) is minimized, collection of information on those who collection instruments are clearlySUMMARY:The Department of Labor, as are to respond, including through the understood, and the impact of collectionpart of its continuing effort to reduce use of appropriate automated, requirements on respondents can bepaperwork and respondent burden electronic, mechanical, or other properly assessed.conducts a preclearance consultation technological collection techniques or Currently, the Mine Safety and Healthprogram to provide the general public other forms of information technology, Administration (MSHA) is solicitingand Federal agencies with an e.g.,permitting electronic submissions comments concerning the extension ofopportunity to comment on proposed of responses. the information collection related to theand/or continuing collections of 30 CFR Section 57.22401; UndergroundA copy of the proposed informationinformation in accordance with the Retorts. collectionrequest can be obtained byPaperwork Reduction Act of 1995 contacting the employee listed in the(PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This DATES:Submit comments on or before ADDRESSESprogram helps to ensure that requestedsection of this notice, or June 29, 2009. viewed on the Internet by accessing thedata can be provided in the desired ADDRESSES:Send comments to, Debbie MSHA home page (http://format, reporting burden (time and Ferraro, Management Services Division, www.msha.gov/financial resources) is minimized,) and selecting ‘‘Rules & 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2141, Regs’’, and then selecting ‘‘FedReg.collection instruments are clearly Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters Docs’’. On the next screen, selectunderstood, and the impact of collection are encouraged to send their comments ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Supportingrequirements on respondents can be on computer disk, or via email to Statement’’ to view documentsproperly assessed. Ferraro.Debbie@DOL.GOV.Ms. Ferraro supporting theFederal RegisterNotice.DATES:Submit comments on or before can be reached at (202) 693–9821 June 29, 2009. (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). III. Current Actions Because of potential delays in receipt:Send comments to, Debbie ADDRESSES and processing of mail, respondents areThis request for information containsFerraro, Management Services Division, strongly encouraged to submitprovisions whereby mine operators can1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2141, comments electronically to ensuremaintain compliance with theArlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters timely receipt. We cannot guarantee thatregulations and assure the safety ofare encouraged to send their comments comments mailed will be receivedminers where underground retorts areon computer disk, or via Email to before the comment closing date.used.Ferraro.Debbie@DOL.GOV.Ms. Ferraro can be reached at (202) 693–9821 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:Type of Review:Extension. (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). Contact the employee listed in the Agency:Mine Safety and Health Because of potential delays in receipt ADDRESSESsection of this notice. Administration. and processing of mail, respondents are SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title:strongly encouraged to submitUnderground Retorts. I. Backgroundcomments electronically to ensure OMB Number:1219–0096. timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that This regulation pertains to the safety Frequency:On occasion. comments mailed will be received requirements to be followed by the mine Affected Public:before the comment closing date.Business or other for operators in the use of underground profit. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:The retorts to extract oil from shale by heat or fire. Prior to ignition of retorts, theRespondents:1. employeelisted in theADDRESSES section of this notice. mine operator must submit a written Total Burden Hours:160 hours. plan indicating the acceptable levels ofSUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): combustible gases and oxygen; $0.I. Background specifications and location of offgas Each operator of a surface coal mine monitoring procedures and equipment;Total Burden Cost (operating/ is required under 30 CFR 77.1000 to procedures for ignition of retorts andmaintaining):$0. establish and follow a ground control details of area monitoring and alarm Comments submitted in response to plan that is consistent with prudent systems for hazardous gases and actions this notice will be summarized and/or engineering design and which will to be taken to assure safety of miners. included in the request for Office of ensure safe working conditions. The Management and Budget approval of the II. Desired Focus of Comments plans are based on the type of strata information collection request; they will MSHA is particularly interested inexpected to be encountered, the height also become a matter of public record. comments that:and angle of highwalls and spoil banks, Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 24th day and the equipment to be used at theEvaluate whether the proposed of April 2009. collection of information is necessarymine. Ground control plans are required John Rowlett, for the proper performance of theby 30 CFR 77.1000–1 to be filed with Director of Management Services Division. functions of the agency, includingthe MSHA district Manager in the [FR Doc. E9–9945 Filed 4–29–09; 8:45 am] whether the information will havedistrict in which the mine is located. practical utility;BILLING CODE 4510–43–PThe plans are reviewed by MSHA to
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ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoilFrequency:On Occasion.ADDRESSES:Send comments to, Debbie banks are maintained in safe conditionAffected Public:Business or other forFerraro, Management Services Division, through the use of sound engineeringprofit. 1100Wilson Boulevard, Room 2141, design.Respondents:925. Arlington,VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments Reponses:327. II. Desired Focus of Comments on computer disk, or via email to Total Burden Hours:2,841 hours. MSHA is particularly interested in Ferraro.Debbie@DOL.GOV.Ms. Ferraro Total Burden Cost (operating/ comments that: can be reached at (202) 693–9821 maintaining):$520. Evaluate whether the proposed (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). Comments submitted in response to collection of information is necessary Because of potential delays in receipt this notice will be summarized and/or for the proper performance of the and processing of mail, respondents are included in the request for Office of functions of the agency, including strongly encouraged to submit Management and Budget approval of the whether the information will have comments electronically to ensure information collection request; they will practical utility; timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that also become a matter of public record. Evaluate the accuracy of the comments mailed will be received Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 24th day agency’s estimate of the burden of the before the comment closing date. of April 2009. proposed collection of information, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Rowlett, including the validity of the Contact the employee listed in the methodology and assumptions used;Director of Management Services Division. ADDRESSESsection of this notice. Enhance the quality, utility, and[FR Doc. E9–9944 Filed 4–29–09; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: clarity of the information to beBILLING CODE 4510–43–P collected; and I. Background Minimize the burden of the 30 CFR 70.201(c), 71.201(c), and collection of information on those whoDEPARTMENT OF LABOR 90.201(c), authorize the District are to respond, including through the Manager to require the mine operator to Mine Safety and Health Administration use of appropriate automated, submit the dates(s) when sampling will electronic, mechanical, or other Proposed Information Collectionbegin. Only a certified person is allowed technological collection techniques or Request Submitted for Publicto conduct the respirable dust sampling other forms of information technology, Comment and Recommendations;required by these parts. e.g.,permitting electronic submissions Mine Operator Dust Cards§§ 70.202(b), 71.202(b), and 90.202(b), of responses. require that the person must pass the A copy of the proposed information ACTION:Notice. MSHA examination on sampling of collection request can be obtained by respirable coal mine dust. contacting the employee listed in the SUMMARY:The Department of Labor, as §§ 70.220(a), 71.220(a), and 90.220(a), For Further Information Contact section part of its continuing effort to reduce require the operator to report status of this notice, or viewed on the internet paperwork and respondent burden changes to MSHA in writing within 3 by accessing the MSHA home page conducts a preclearance consultation working days after the status change has (http://www.msha.gov/) and selecting program to provide the general public occurred. ‘‘Rules & Regs’’, and then selecting and Federal agencies with an §§ 70.209, 71.209, and 90.209, require ‘‘FedReg. Docs’’. On the next screen, opportunity to comment on proposed persons who are certified by MSHA to select ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act and/or continuing collections of take respirable dust samples to complete Supporting Statement’’ to view information in accordance with the the dust data card that accompanies documents supporting theFederal Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 each sample being submitted for RegisterNotice. (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(c)(A)]. This analysis. program helps to ensure that requested III. Current Actions §§ 71.300 and 90.300 require a coal data can be provided in the desired mine operator to submit to MSHA for MSHA is seeking to continue the format, reporting burden (time and approval a written respirable dust requirement for mine operators to financial resources) is minimized, control plan within 15 calendar days submit ground control plans to ensure collection instruments are clearly after the termination date of a citation that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are understood, and the impact of collection for violation of the applicable dust maintained in safe condition so that a requirements on respondents can be standard. safe working environment is provided properly assessed. § 71.301(d) requires the respirable for miners. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Type of Review:Extension. dustcontrol plan to be posted on the Administration (MSHA) is soliciting Agency:mine bulletin board, however, 90.301(d)Mine Safety and Health comments concerning the extension of Administration. prohibitsposting of the dust control the information collection related to the Title:Ground Control Plan.plan for P–90 miners and, instead, 30 CFR Sections 70.209, 71.209, and OMB Number:1219–0026. requiresa copy be provided to the 90.209—Mine Operator Dust Data Card; Recordkeeping:affected P–90 miner.§ 77.1000–1 states 70.201(c), 71.201(c), 90.201(c)— that the operator shall file a copy of the II. Desired Focus of Comments Reporting Operator Sampling Dates; ground control plan and revisions with 70.202(b), 71.202(b), and 90.202(b)— the Coal Mine Health and Safety DistrictMSHA is particularly interested in Dust Sampling Certification; 70.220(a), or Subdistrict office for the District orcomments that: 71.220(a), and 90.220(a)—Reporting Subdistrict in which the mine is locatedEvaluate whether the proposed Status Changes; and 71.300, 71.301(d), and shall identify the name and locationcollection of information is necessary 90.300, and 90.301(d)—Respirable Dust of the mine; the Mine Safety and Healthfor the proper performance of the Control Plan. Administration identification number iffunctions of the agency, including known; and the name and address of theDATES:whether the information will haveSubmit comments on or before mine operator.June 29, 2009.practical utility;
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