Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for Modification, 39798-39799 [05-13523]

Download as PDF 39798 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2005 / Notices monitor and measure the extent and effectiveness of SWA service delivery to MSFWs. The ETA Form 8429, One-Stop Career Center Compliant Referral Record, is used to collect and document complaints filed by MSFWs and nonMSFWs pursuant to the regulatory framework established at 20 CFR 658.400. Recordkeeper hours: 324. 2. Processing Annual number of forms: 2,142. Minutes per form: 8. Processing hours: 286. 5148 Report 1. Recordkeeping Number of recordkeepers: 639. Annual hours per recordkeeper: 1.12. Recordkeepers hours: 713. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the ETA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed three-year extension of the Services to Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Report, ETA Form 5148, and the OneStop Career Center Complaint/Referral Record, ETA Form 8429 from the current end date of September 30, 2005 to new end date of September 30, 2008: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; * Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; * Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and * Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond by including 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. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed above in the addressee section of this notice. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker (MSFW) Monitoring Report and One-Stop Career Center Complaint/ Referral Record. OMB Number: 1205–0039. Affected Public: State. Type of Response: Mandatory. Number of Respondents: 52. Annual Responses: 208. Breakdown of Burden Hours: (See Below). Complaint Form 8429 1. Recordkeeping Number of recordkeepers: 639. Annual hours per record: .5. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:03 Jul 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 2. Compilation and Reporting Number of Respondents: 52. Annual number of reports: 4. Total number of reports: 208. Minutes per report: 70. Recordkeeping hours: 243. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,566. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. 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: July 5, 2005. Gay M. Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment. [FR Doc. 05–13545 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of a Change in Status of an Extended Benefit (EB) Period for Alaska This notice announces a change in benefit period eligibility under the EB Program for Alaska. Summary: The following change has occurred since the publication of the last notice regarding the State’s EB status: • Alaska’s 13-week insured unemployment rate for the week ending April 9, 2005, fell below the 6.0 percent threshold and was less than 120 percent of the average for the corresponding 13week period for the prior two (2) years, causing Alaska’s EB period that began March 6, 2005, to trigger ‘‘off’’ effective June 4, 2005. Information for Claimants The duration of benefits payable in the EB Program, and the terms and conditions on which they are payable, are governed by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, as amended, and the PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 operating instructions issued to the states by the U.S. Department of Labor. In the case of a state ending an EB period, the State Workforce Agency will furnish a written notice to each individual who is currently filing a claim for EB of the forthcoming end of the EB period and its effect on the individual’s rights to EB (20 CFR 615.13(c)(4)). Signed at Washington, DC, on July 1, 2005. Emily Stover DeRocco, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 05–13544 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for Modification Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of affirmative decisions issued by the Administrators for Coal Mine Safety and Health and Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health on petitions for modification of the application of mandatory safety standards. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may allow the modification of the application of a mandatory safety standard to a mine if the Secretary determines either that an alternate method exists at a specific mine that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard, or that the application of the standard at a specific mine will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners. Final decisions on these petitions are based on the petitioner’s statements, comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. MSHA, as designee of the Secretary, has granted or partially granted the requests for modification listed below. In some instances, the decisions are conditioned upon compliance with stipulations stated in the decision. The term FR Notice appears in the list of affirmative decisions below. The term refers to the Federal Register volume and page where MSHA published a notice of the filing of the petition for modification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petitions and copies of the final E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2005 / Notices decisions are available for examination by the public in the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209. For further information contact Barbara Barron at 202–693–9447. Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 5th day of July 2005. Rebecca J. Smith, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Docket No.: M–2003–082–C. FR Notice: 68 FR 67217. Petitioner: Genwal Resources, Inc. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.350. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use the belt entry as a return air course during two-entry longwall development, and as an intake air course during longwall extraction to insure an adequate quantity of ventilation to dilute and render harmless any methane or other noxious gases that otherwise may accumulate. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the South Crandall Canyon Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification for the use of belt air in two-entry longwall mining systems and use of belt air course as a return air course for the South Crandall Canyon Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2003–092–C. FR Notice: 68 FR 74983. Petitioner: Genwal Resources, Inc. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.352. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use the belt entry as a return air course during longwall development. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the South Crandall Canyon Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification for use of belt air in two-entry longwall mining systems and use of belt air course as a return air course for the South Crandall Canyon Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2004–046–C. FR Notice: 69 FR 69414. Petitioner: J & J Coal Company. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.335. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to construct seals from wooden materials of moderate size and weight; designing the seals to withstand a static horizontal pressure in the range of 10 psi; and installing a sampling tube only in the monkey (higher elevation) seal. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Rocky Top Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification for seals installed in the Rocky Top Mine with conditions. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:03 Jul 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 Docket No.: M–2004–048–C. FR Notice: 69 FR 71434. Petitioner: Consolidation Coal Company. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use non-permissible submersible pumps in bleeder and return entries and sealed areas of the Blacksville No. 2 Mine under specific terms and conditions. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Blacksville No. 2 Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification for the use of low- and medium-voltage, three phase, alternating-current submersible pump(s) installed in return and bleeder entries and sealed areas in the Blacksville No. 2 Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2004–050–C. FR Notice: 69 FR 76959. Petitioner: W.A. Mining, Inc. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.214(a). Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to utilize coal preparation plant refuse and scalp rock material to backfill the existing mine portal faceups. The backfill will eliminate the existing 60-foot highwall and reclaim four mine entries into the abandoned Caretta No. 2 Mine. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Caretta No. 2 Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification for the Caretta No. 2 Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2004–053–C. FR Notice: 70 CFR 3566. Petitioner: Six M Coal Company. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1400. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use a slope conveyance (gunboat) in transporting persons without installing safety catches or other no less effective devices. The petitioner proposes to instead use increased rope strength and secondary safety rope connections in place of such devices. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the No. 1 Slope Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification for the use of the hoist conveyance (gunboat) without safety catches in the No. 1 Slope Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–002–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 5488. Petitioner: The Falkirk Mining Company. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.803. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use an alternative method of compliance when raising or lowering the boom mast at construction sites during initial dragline assembly. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Falkirk Mine. MSHA PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39799 grants the petition for modification for dragline boom or mast raising, lowering, assembling, disassembling, or during major repairs that require raising or lowering the dragline boom or mast by the on-board generators for the Falkirk Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–009–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 12906. Petitioner: Eastern Associated Coal Corporation. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.214(a). Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to utilize coal preparation plant refuse and scalp rock material to backfill the four existing mine portals and face-up of the permanently abandoned Long Branch Energy Mine No. 20. The backfill will eliminate the existing 45-foot highwall and reclaim the area of the four mine entries into the abandoned Long Branch Energy Mine No. 20 Mine. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Kopperston Refuse Impoundment site. MSHA grants the petition for modification for the Kopperston Refuse Impoundment Site with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–013–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 15898. Petitioner: Webster County Coal, LLC. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101– 1(b). Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to conduct weekly examinations and functional testing of the deluge fire suppression systems as an alternative method of complying with the existing standard. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Dotiki Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification for the deluge-type water spray systems installed at belt-conveyor drives in lieu of blow-off dust covers for nozzles for the Dotiki Mine with conditions. [FR Doc. 05–13523 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–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. 1. Kingwood Mining Company, LLC [Docket No. M–2005–043–C] Kingwood Mining Company, LLC, Route 1, Box 294C, Newburg, West Virginia has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.364(a)(1) E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for 
Modification

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of affirmative decisions issued by the Administrators 
for Coal Mine Safety and Health and Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and 
Health on petitions for modification of the application of mandatory 
safety standards.

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SUMMARY: Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 
1977, the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may allow the modification of 
the application of a mandatory safety standard to a mine if the 
Secretary determines either that an alternate method exists at a 
specific mine that will guarantee no less protection for the miners 
affected than that provided by the standard, or that the application of 
the standard at a specific mine will result in a diminution of safety 
to the affected miners.
    Final decisions on these petitions are based on the petitioner's 
statements, comments and information submitted by interested persons, 
and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. MSHA, as 
designee of the Secretary, has granted or partially granted the 
requests for modification listed below. In some instances, the 
decisions are conditioned upon compliance with stipulations stated in 
the decision. The term FR Notice appears in the list of affirmative 
decisions below. The term refers to the Federal Register volume and 
page where MSHA published a notice of the filing of the petition for 
modification.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petitions and copies of the final

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decisions are available for examination by the public in the Office of 
Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 
Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209. For further information contact 
Barbara Barron at 202-693-9447.

    Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 5th day of July 2005.
Rebecca J. Smith,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.

Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification

    Docket No.: M-2003-082-C.
    FR Notice: 68 FR 67217.
    Petitioner: Genwal Resources, Inc.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.350.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use the belt entry 
as a return air course during two-entry longwall development, and as an 
intake air course during longwall extraction to insure an adequate 
quantity of ventilation to dilute and render harmless any methane or 
other noxious gases that otherwise may accumulate. This is considered 
an acceptable alternative method for the South Crandall Canyon Mine. 
MSHA grants the petition for modification for the use of belt air in 
two-entry longwall mining systems and use of belt air course as a 
return air course for the South Crandall Canyon Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2003-092-C.
    FR Notice: 68 FR 74983.
    Petitioner: Genwal Resources, Inc.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.352.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use the belt entry 
as a return air course during longwall development. This is considered 
an acceptable alternative method for the South Crandall Canyon Mine. 
MSHA grants the petition for modification for use of belt air in two-
entry longwall mining systems and use of belt air course as a return 
air course for the South Crandall Canyon Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2004-046-C.
    FR Notice: 69 FR 69414.
    Petitioner: J & J Coal Company.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.335.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to construct seals 
from wooden materials of moderate size and weight; designing the seals 
to withstand a static horizontal pressure in the range of 10 psi; and 
installing a sampling tube only in the monkey (higher elevation) seal. 
This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Rocky Top 
Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification for seals installed in 
the Rocky Top Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2004-048-C.
    FR Notice: 69 FR 71434.
    Petitioner: Consolidation Coal Company.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use non-
permissible submersible pumps in bleeder and return entries and sealed 
areas of the Blacksville No. 2 Mine under specific terms and 
conditions. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the 
Blacksville No. 2 Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification for 
the use of low- and medium-voltage, three phase, alternating-current 
submersible pump(s) installed in return and bleeder entries and sealed 
areas in the Blacksville No. 2 Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2004-050-C.
    FR Notice: 69 FR 76959.
    Petitioner: W.A. Mining, Inc.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.214(a).
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to utilize coal 
preparation plant refuse and scalp rock material to backfill the 
existing mine portal face-ups. The backfill will eliminate the existing 
60-foot highwall and reclaim four mine entries into the abandoned 
Caretta No. 2 Mine. This is considered an acceptable alternative method 
for the Caretta No. 2 Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification 
for the Caretta No. 2 Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2004-053-C.
    FR Notice: 70 CFR 3566.
    Petitioner: Six M Coal Company.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1400.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use a slope 
conveyance (gunboat) in transporting persons without installing safety 
catches or other no less effective devices. The petitioner proposes to 
instead use increased rope strength and secondary safety rope 
connections in place of such devices. This is considered an acceptable 
alternative method for the No. 1 Slope Mine. MSHA grants the petition 
for modification for the use of the hoist conveyance (gunboat) without 
safety catches in the No. 1 Slope Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-002-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 5488.
    Petitioner: The Falkirk Mining Company.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.803.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use an alternative 
method of compliance when raising or lowering the boom mast at 
construction sites during initial dragline assembly. This is considered 
an acceptable alternative method for the Falkirk Mine. MSHA grants the 
petition for modification for dragline boom or mast raising, lowering, 
assembling, disassembling, or during major repairs that require raising 
or lowering the dragline boom or mast by the on-board generators for 
the Falkirk Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-009-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 12906.
    Petitioner: Eastern Associated Coal Corporation.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.214(a).
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to utilize coal 
preparation plant refuse and scalp rock material to backfill the four 
existing mine portals and face-up of the permanently abandoned Long 
Branch Energy Mine No. 20. The backfill will eliminate the existing 45-
foot highwall and reclaim the area of the four mine entries into the 
abandoned Long Branch Energy Mine No. 20 Mine. This is considered an 
acceptable alternative method for the Kopperston Refuse Impoundment 
site. MSHA grants the petition for modification for the Kopperston 
Refuse Impoundment Site with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-013-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 15898.
    Petitioner: Webster County Coal, LLC.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101-1(b).
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to conduct weekly 
examinations and functional testing of the deluge fire suppression 
systems as an alternative method of complying with the existing 
standard. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the 
Dotiki Mine. MSHA grants the petition for modification for the deluge-
type water spray systems installed at belt-conveyor drives in lieu of 
blow-off dust covers for nozzles for the Dotiki Mine with conditions.

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