Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Hazard Communication, 23233-23234 [05-8843]

Download as PDF 23233 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 4, 2005 / Notices used in both underground and surface coal, metal, and nonmetal mines. Title 30 CFR parts 6 through 36 contain procedures by which manufacturers may apply for and have equipment approved as ‘‘permissible’’ for use in mines. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection requirement related to testing, evaluation, and approval of Mining Products. MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSHA’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; * Evaluate the accuracy of MSHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed Total respondents Cite/reference Part Part Part Part Part Part Part Part Part Part Part Part Part collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; * Suggest methods to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and * Address the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses) to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or viewed on the Internet by accessing the MSHA home page (https:// www.msha.gov) and then choosing III. Current Actions Title 30 CFR parts 6 through 36 require that an investigation leading to approval or certification will be undertaken by the A&CC only pursuant to a written application accompanied by prescribed drawings and specifications identifying the piece of equipment. This information is used by engineers and scientists to evaluate the design in conjunction with tests to assure conformance to standards prior to approval for use in mines. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Permissible Equipment Testing. OMB Number: 1219–0066. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total responses Frequency Burden hours Burden costs 6 ................................................ 7 ................................................ 15 .............................................. 18 .............................................. 19 .............................................. 20 .............................................. 22 .............................................. 23 .............................................. 27 .............................................. 28 .............................................. 33 .............................................. 35 .............................................. 36 .............................................. 1 48 1 114 2 3 4 4 3 1 1 4 4 On On On On On On On On On On On On On ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... ..................................... 2 120 2 383 5 6 17 6 4 3 3 6 5 2 1,391 10 996 22 49 60 23 21 20 20 144 30 0 $573,048 6,472 378,962 19,513 17,092 80,082 13,756 15,193 29,175 10,383 14,284 6,200 TOTALS ..................................... 190 ........................................................... 562 2,788 1,164,160.00 Respondents: 190. Responses: 562. Total Burden Hours: 2,788. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $1,164,160. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 26th day of April, 2005. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. 05–8842 Filed 5–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P VerDate jul<14>2003 21:08 May 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 occasion occasion occasion occasion occasion occasion occasion occasion occasion occasion occasion occasion occasion ‘‘Statutory and Regulatory Information’’ and ‘‘Federal Register Documents.’’ DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Hazard Communication ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or containing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Submit comments on or before July 5, 2005. DATES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, John Rowlett, Director, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2134, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or via Internet e-mail to Rowlett.John@dol.gov, along with an original printed copy. Mr. Rowlett can be reached at (202) 693–9827 (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 23234 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 4, 2005 / Notices I. Background Section 101(a)(7) of the Mine Act requires, in part, that mandatory standards ‘‘prescribe the use of labels or other appropriate forms of warning as are necessary to insure that miners are apprised of all hazards to which they are exposed, relevant symptoms and appropriate emergency treatment, and proper conditions and precautions for safe use or exposure.’’ MSHA collected evidence from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Occupational Health Survey of Mining and other sources indicating that there is chemical exposure occurring in every type of mine, although every miner may not be exposed. We are concerned that miners being exposed to chemicals may not know the hazards of those chemicals or the appropriate precautions to prevent injury or illness caused by exposure to a hazardous chemical. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection requirement related to Hazard Communication (HazCom). MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSHA’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of MSHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Suggest methods to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Address the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses), to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or viewed on the Internet by accessing the MSHA Home page (https:// www.msha.gov) and then choosing ‘‘Statutory and Regulatory Information’’ and ‘‘Federal Register Documents.’’ III. Current Actions The HazCom standard involves thirdparty information sharing. It requires VerDate jul<14>2003 21:08 May 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 mine operators and/or contractors to assess the hazards of chemicals they produce or use and provide information to their miners concerning the chemicals’ hazards. The mine operators and/or contractors must develop a written hazard communication program that describes how they will inform miners of chemical hazards and safe handling procedures through miner training, labeling containers of hazardous chemicals, and providing miners access to material safety data sheets (MSDSs). The purpose of the information sharing is to provide miners with the right to know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to while working, as well as the measures they can take to protect themselves from these hazards. Through HazCom mine operators and/or contractors also have the necessary information regarding the hazards of chemicals present at their mines, so that work methods are improved or instituted to minimize exposure to these chemicals. HazCom provides miners with access to this information, so that they can take action to protect themselves. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Hazard Communication. OMB Number: 1219–0133. Recordkeeping: 3 years. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR part 47. Total Respondents: 21,031. Total Responses: 845,370. Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 203,438. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $496,166. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 26th day of April, 2005. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. 05–8843 Filed 5–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P PO 00000 Frm 00147 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. ICR–1218–0NEW(2005)–01] Survey of Automatic External Defibrillator Use in Occupational Settings; Proposed Information Collection Activity; Request for Comment Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of opportunity for public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, OSHA is soliciting public comment on a survey addressing the usefulness and efficacy of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in occupational settings. DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates: Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or received) by July 5, 2005. Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be received by July 5, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. ICR– 1218–0NEW(2005)–01, by any of the following methods: Regular mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger service: Submit your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N–2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 (OSHA’s TTY number is (877) 899–5627). OSHA Docket Office and Department of Labor hours are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. e.t. Facsimile: If your comments are 10 pages or fewer in length, including attachments, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Electronic: You may submit comments through the Internet at https://ecomments.osha.gov. Follow instructions on the OSHA Web page for submitting comments. Docket: For access to the docket to read or download comments or background materials, such as the complete Information Collection Request (ICR) (containing the Supporting Statement, OMB–83–I Form, and attachments), go to OSHA’s Web page at https://www.OSHA.gov. In addition, comments, submissions, and the ICR are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. You also may contact Todd Owen at the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR. For additional information on submitting comments, E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 85 (Wednesday, May 4, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23233-23234]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-8843]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Hazard Communication

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or containing 
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.

DATES: Submit comments on or before July 5, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and 
Health Administration, John Rowlett, Director, Management Services 
Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2134, Arlington, VA 22209-3939. 
Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or 
via Internet e-mail to Rowlett.John@dol.gov, along with an original 
printed copy. Mr. Rowlett can be reached at (202) 693-9827 (voice), or 
(202) 693-9801 (facsimile).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Background

    Section 101(a)(7) of the Mine Act requires, in part, that mandatory 
standards ``prescribe the use of labels or other appropriate forms of 
warning as are necessary to insure that miners are apprised of all 
hazards to which they are exposed, relevant symptoms and appropriate 
emergency treatment, and proper conditions and precautions for safe use 
or exposure.'' MSHA collected evidence from the National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) Occupational Health Survey of 
Mining and other sources indicating that there is chemical exposure 
occurring in every type of mine, although every miner may not be 
exposed. We are concerned that miners being exposed to chemicals may 
not know the hazards of those chemicals or the appropriate precautions 
to prevent injury or illness caused by exposure to a hazardous 
chemical.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the 
information collection requirement related to Hazard Communication 
(HazCom). MSHA is particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of MSHA's functions, including 
whether the information has practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of MSHA's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
     Suggest methods to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and
     Address the use of appropriate automated, electronic, 
mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms 
of information technology (e.g., permitting electronic submissions of 
responses), to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond.
    A copy of the proposed information collection request can be 
obtained by contacting the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of 
this notice or viewed on the Internet by accessing the MSHA Home page 
(https://www.msha.gov) and then choosing ``Statutory and Regulatory 
Information'' and ``Federal Register Documents.''

III. Current Actions

    The HazCom standard involves third-party information sharing. It 
requires mine operators and/or contractors to assess the hazards of 
chemicals they produce or use and provide information to their miners 
concerning the chemicals' hazards. The mine operators and/or 
contractors must develop a written hazard communication program that 
describes how they will inform miners of chemical hazards and safe 
handling procedures through miner training, labeling containers of 
hazardous chemicals, and providing miners access to material safety 
data sheets (MSDSs). The purpose of the information sharing is to 
provide miners with the right to know the hazards and identities of the 
chemicals they are exposed to while working, as well as the measures 
they can take to protect themselves from these hazards. Through HazCom 
mine operators and/or contractors also have the necessary information 
regarding the hazards of chemicals present at their mines, so that work 
methods are improved or instituted to minimize exposure to these 
chemicals. HazCom provides miners with access to this information, so 
that they can take action to protect themselves.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Hazard Communication.
    OMB Number: 1219-0133.
    Recordkeeping: 3 years.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit.
    Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR part 47.
    Total Respondents: 21,031.
    Total Responses: 845,370.
    Average Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 203,438.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $496,166.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget 
approval of the information collection request; they will also become a 
matter of public record.

    Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 26th day of April, 2005.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
[FR Doc. 05-8843 Filed 5-3-05; 8:45 am]
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