Petitions for Modification, 32379-32380 [05-10939]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 105 / Thursday, June 2, 2005 / Notices information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Dated: May 11, 2005. Cheryl Atkinson, Administrator, Office of Workforce Security. [FR Doc. E5–2795 Filed 6–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification The following parties have filed petitions to modify the application of existing safety standards under section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. between the inby and outby readings reaches 0.5 percent, the petitioner will increase inspections to every 4 hours during working shifts, and if the air quality falls below 19.5 percent oxygen, the petitioner will notify MSHA. The petitioner states that the weekly examiner will be equipped with an SCSR and will continually monitor the oxygen content of air while traveling the bleeder entries inby the roof fall; the #8 seal is on return air and poses no threat to employees; and the #8 seal is located on the low side of the King #1 Mine away from current and future mining operations. The petitioner asserts that compliance with the existing standard would result in a diminution of safety to the miners. 1. Hopkins County Coal, LLC 3. Hopkins County Coal, LLC [Docket No. M–2005–034–C] [Docket No. M–2005–036–C] Hopkins County Coal, LLC, 2668 State Route 120 East, Providence, Kentucky 42450 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1103–4(a) (Automatic fire sensor and warning device systems; minimum requirements; general) to its Elk Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 15–18826) located in Hopkins County, Kentucky. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance for providing an automatic fire sensor and warning device system for identifying fire within each belt flight. The petitioner proposes to install a low-level carbon monoxide detection system as an early warning fire detection system in all belt entries where a monitoring system identifies a sensor location in lieu of identifying each belt flight. The petitioner has listed additional procedures in this petition that will be following when the proposed alternative method is implemented. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 2. Scorpio Mining, Inc. [Docket No. M–2005–035–C] Scorpio Mining, Inc., 530 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.364(b)(4) (Weekly examination) to its King #1 Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 46–08880) located in Upshur County, West Virginia. Due to a large roof fall and the inability to see the seal, in lieu of weekly visual examinations, the petitioner proposes to inspect the air quality both inby and outby the #8 seal on a daily basis log both the oxygen quality and methane level, and keep the records in the mine office. If the change in oxygen quality VerDate jul<14>2003 16:54 Jun 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 Hopkins County Coal, LLC, 2668 State Route 120 East, Providence, Kentucky 42450 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1101–1(b) (Deluge-type water spray systems) to its Elk Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 15– 18826) located in Hopkins County, Kentucky. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance in lieu of providing blow-off dust covers for deluge-type water spray nozzles. The petitioner will have a person who is trained in testing procedures specific to the deluge-type water spray fire suppression systems at each belt drive conduct a visual examination of each deluge-type water spray fire suppression system; conduct a functional test of the deluge-type water spray fire suppression systems to check for proper performance; and record the results of the examination and functional test in a book that will be maintained on the surface of the mine for one year and made available to the authorized representative of the Secretary. The petitioner states that procedures used to perform functional test will be posted at or near each belt drive that utilizes a deluge-type water spray fire suppression system, and if any malfunction or clogged nozzle is detected, corrections will be made immediately. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 4. Bridger Coal Company [Docket No. M–2005–037–C] Bridger Coal Company, P.O. Box 68, Point of Rocks, Wyoming 82942 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1101–8 (Water sprinkler systems; arrangement of PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32379 sprinklers) to its Bridger Underground Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 48–01646) located in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The petitioner proposes to have a water sprinkler system that will consist of a single overhead pipe system with automatic sprinklers located no more than 10 feet apart so that the water discharged from the sprinklers will cover 50 feet of fire-resistant belt, or 150 feet of nonfire-resistant belt, adjacent to the belt drive. The petitioner states that the sprinkler will be located not more than 10 feet apart so that the water discharged from the sprinkler(s) will cover the drive motor(s), belt take-up, electrical controls, and gear reducing unit for each belt drive, and the sprinkler system will use either pendant or upright type sprinkler heads. The petitioner has listed in this petition for modification specific terms and conditions that would be followed when the proposed alternative method is implemented. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 5. Alfred Brown Coal Company [Docket No. M–2005–038–C] Alfred Brown Coal Company, 71 Hill Road, Hegins, Pennsylvania 17938 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1100–2(a)(2) (Quantity and location of firefighting equipment) to its 7 Ft. Slope Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 36–08893) located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of portable fire extinguishers to replace existing requirements where rock dust, water cars, and other water storage equipped with three 10 quart pails are not practical. The petitioner proposes to use two portable fire extinguishers near the slope bottom and an additional portable fire extinguisher within 500 feet of the working face for equivalent fire protection at the 7 Ft. Slope Mine. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. Request for Comments Persons interested in these petitions are encouraged to submit comments via Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov; E-mail: zzMSHAComments@dol.gov; Fax: (202) 693– 9441; or Regular Mail/Hand Delivery/ Courier: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All comments must be postmarked or E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 32380 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 105 / Thursday, June 2, 2005 / Notices received in that office on or before July 5, 2005. Copies of these petitions are available for inspection at that address. Dated at Arlington, Virginia this 26th day of May 2005. Rebecca J. Smith, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 05–10939 Filed 6–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ACTION: Notice of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). AGENCY: ACCSH will meet June 23–24, 2005 in Washington, DC. This meeting is open to the public. Time and Date: ACCSH will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2005 and from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Friday, June 24, 2005. Place: ACCSH will meet at Room N– 3437 A–C in the Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH meetings: Michael Buchet, OSHA, Directorate of Construction, Room N–3468, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 202– 693–2020. For information about submission of comments, requests to speak, and for special accommodations for the meeting: Veneta Chatmon, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N–3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 202– 693–1999. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACCSH will meet June 23–24, 2005, in Washington, DC. The agenda for this meeting includes: • Remarks—Office of the Assistant Secretary—OSHA • Trenching Data and Initiative • Safety Standards Update (Cranes and Derricks, and Confined Spaces in construction) • National Occupational Research Agenda Update—NIOSH • Consideration of the draft direct final rule for roll over protective structures in construction SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:54 Jun 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 • Health Standards Update (Crystalline Silica, Hexavalent Chromium, and Hearing Conservation in construction) • Work Group Assignments and Reports • Partnership, Alliance, Challenge, and Voluntary Protection Program for Construction Update • Office of Training and Education Update • North Carolina Tower Erection Standard Report • Steel Erection—Slipperiness of Metal Decking and Vanishing Oils Discussion • Public Comment (During this period, any member of the public is welcome to address ACCSH about construction-related safety and health issues. See information below to request time to speak.) All ACCSH meetings, as well as those of its work groups, are open to the public. For access to the official record of the ACCSH meeting, go to OSHA’s Web page at https://www.osha.gov. The record is also available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office, Room N–2625, at the address above, 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. Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice, as well as information about ACCSH work groups and other relevant documents, are available at OSHA’s Web page. Interested parties may request to make an oral presentation to ACCSH by notifying Ms. Chatmon before the meeting at the address above. The request must state the amount of time desired, the interest represented by the presenter (e.g., the name of the business or organization), if any, and a brief outline of the presentation. Alternately, at the meeting interested parties may request to address ACCSH by signing the public comment request sheet. Requests to speak may be granted at the ACCSH Chair’s discretion and as time permits. Interested parties may submit written data, views, or comments, preferably with 20 copies, to Ms. Chatmon, at the address above or at the ACCSH meeting. OSHA will provide submissions to ACCSH members and will include each submission in the official record of the meeting. Individuals needing special accommodations for the ACCSH meeting should contact Ms. Chatmon by June 9, 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACCSH Work Groups The following ACCSH work groups will meet June 21–22, 2005, in Room N– 3437A–C of the Frances Perkins Building at the address above. Tuesday, June 21, 2005: 8:30–10:30 a.m.—Silica work group. 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.—Trenching work group. 2–4 p.m.—Noise work group. Wednesday, June 22, 2005: 8:30–10:30 a.m.—Fall Protection work group. 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.—Roll-Over Protective Structures work group. 2–4 p.m.—OTI (OSHA Training Institute) work group. ACCSH work group meetings are open to the public. For further information on ACCSH work group meetings or on participating on them, please contact Michael Buchet at the address above or look on the ACCSH page on OSHA’s Web page. Authority: Jonathan L. Snare, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), section 3704 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.), and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 5–2002 (67 FR 65008). Signed at Washington, DC this 24th day of May 2005. Jonathan L. Snare, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor. [FR Doc. 05–10938 Filed 6–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Proposal Review; Notice of Meetings In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its intent to hold proposal review meetings throughout the year. The purpose of these meetings is to provide advice and recommendations concerning proposals submitted to the NSF for financial support. The agenda for each of these meetings is to review and evaluate proposals as part of the selection process for awards. The review and evaluation may also include assessment of the progress of awarded proposals. The majority of these meetings will take place at NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia 22230. These meetings will be closed to the public. The proposals being reviewed include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information; financial data, such as E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petitions for Modification

    The following parties have filed petitions to modify the 
application of existing safety standards under section 101(c) of the 
Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

1. Hopkins County Coal, LLC

[Docket No. M-2005-034-C]

    Hopkins County Coal, LLC, 2668 State Route 120 East, Providence, 
Kentucky 42450 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 
75.1103-4(a) (Automatic fire sensor and warning device systems; minimum 
requirements; general) to its Elk Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 15-18826) 
located in Hopkins County, Kentucky. The petitioner requests a 
modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method 
of compliance for providing an automatic fire sensor and warning device 
system for identifying fire within each belt flight. The petitioner 
proposes to install a low-level carbon monoxide detection system as an 
early warning fire detection system in all belt entries where a 
monitoring system identifies a sensor location in lieu of identifying 
each belt flight. The petitioner has listed additional procedures in 
this petition that will be following when the proposed alternative 
method is implemented. The petitioner asserts that the proposed 
alternative method would provide at least the same measure of 
protection as the existing standard.

2. Scorpio Mining, Inc.

[Docket No. M-2005-035-C]

    Scorpio Mining, Inc., 530 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont, West Virginia 
26554 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 
75.364(b)(4) (Weekly examination) to its King 1 Mine (MSHA 
I.D. No. 46-08880) located in Upshur County, West Virginia. Due to a 
large roof fall and the inability to see the seal, in lieu of weekly 
visual examinations, the petitioner proposes to inspect the air quality 
both inby and outby the 8 seal on a daily basis log both the 
oxygen quality and methane level, and keep the records in the mine 
office. If the change in oxygen quality between the inby and outby 
readings reaches 0.5 percent, the petitioner will increase inspections 
to every 4 hours during working shifts, and if the air quality falls 
below 19.5 percent oxygen, the petitioner will notify MSHA. The 
petitioner states that the weekly examiner will be equipped with an 
SCSR and will continually monitor the oxygen content of air while 
traveling the bleeder entries inby the roof fall; the 8 seal 
is on return air and poses no threat to employees; and the 8 
seal is located on the low side of the King 1 Mine away from 
current and future mining operations. The petitioner asserts that 
compliance with the existing standard would result in a diminution of 
safety to the miners.

3. Hopkins County Coal, LLC

[Docket No. M-2005-036-C]

    Hopkins County Coal, LLC, 2668 State Route 120 East, Providence, 
Kentucky 42450 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 
75.1101-1(b) (Deluge-type water spray systems) to its Elk Creek Mine 
(MSHA I.D. No. 15-18826) located in Hopkins County, Kentucky. The 
petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit 
an alternative method of compliance in lieu of providing blow-off dust 
covers for deluge-type water spray nozzles. The petitioner will have a 
person who is trained in testing procedures specific to the deluge-type 
water spray fire suppression systems at each belt drive conduct a 
visual examination of each deluge-type water spray fire suppression 
system; conduct a functional test of the deluge-type water spray fire 
suppression systems to check for proper performance; and record the 
results of the examination and functional test in a book that will be 
maintained on the surface of the mine for one year and made available 
to the authorized representative of the Secretary. The petitioner 
states that procedures used to perform functional test will be posted 
at or near each belt drive that utilizes a deluge-type water spray fire 
suppression system, and if any malfunction or clogged nozzle is 
detected, corrections will be made immediately. The petitioner asserts 
that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same 
measure of protection as the existing standard.

4. Bridger Coal Company

[Docket No. M-2005-037-C]

    Bridger Coal Company, P.O. Box 68, Point of Rocks, Wyoming 82942 
has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1101-8 
(Water sprinkler systems; arrangement of sprinklers) to its Bridger 
Underground Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 48-01646) located in Sweetwater County, 
Wyoming. The petitioner proposes to have a water sprinkler system that 
will consist of a single overhead pipe system with automatic sprinklers 
located no more than 10 feet apart so that the water discharged from 
the sprinklers will cover 50 feet of fire-resistant belt, or 150 feet 
of nonfire-resistant belt, adjacent to the belt drive. The petitioner 
states that the sprinkler will be located not more than 10 feet apart 
so that the water discharged from the sprinkler(s) will cover the drive 
motor(s), belt take-up, electrical controls, and gear reducing unit for 
each belt drive, and the sprinkler system will use either pendant or 
upright type sprinkler heads. The petitioner has listed in this 
petition for modification specific terms and conditions that would be 
followed when the proposed alternative method is implemented. The 
petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide 
at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard.

5. Alfred Brown Coal Company

[Docket No. M-2005-038-C]

    Alfred Brown Coal Company, 71 Hill Road, Hegins, Pennsylvania 17938 
has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1100-
2(a)(2) (Quantity and location of firefighting equipment) to its 7 Ft. 
Slope Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 36-08893) located in Schuylkill County, 
Pennsylvania. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing 
standard to permit the use of portable fire extinguishers to replace 
existing requirements where rock dust, water cars, and other water 
storage equipped with three 10 quart pails are not practical. The 
petitioner proposes to use two portable fire extinguishers near the 
slope bottom and an additional portable fire extinguisher within 500 
feet of the working face for equivalent fire protection at the 7 Ft. 
Slope Mine. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method 
would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing 
standard.

Request for Comments

    Persons interested in these petitions are encouraged to submit 
comments via Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov; E-
mail: zzMSHA-Comments@dol.gov; Fax: (202) 693-9441; or Regular Mail/
Hand Delivery/Courier: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of 
Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 
2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All comments must be postmarked or

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received in that office on or before July 5, 2005. Copies of these 
petitions are available for inspection at that address.

    Dated at Arlington, Virginia this 26th day of May 2005.
Rebecca J. Smith,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
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