Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Part 46-Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines, 59777-59778 [05-20512]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC this 6th day of October 2005. Terrance Clark, Acting Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–5610 Filed 10–12–05; 8:45 am] Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of September 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–5615 Filed 10–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–57,911] [TA–W–57,812] Sanford North America; Point Making Department Santa Monica, CA; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(C) an application for administrative reconsideration was filed with the Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers at Sanford North America, Point Making Department, Santa Monica, California. The application contained no new substantial information which would bear importantly on the Department’s determination. Therefore, dismissal of the application was issued. TA–W–57,812; Sanford North America, Point Making Department, Santa Monica, California (September 26, 2005). Select Resources; Grandville, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on September 9, 2005 in response to a worker petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Select Resources, Grandville, Michigan. An active certification covering the petitioning group of workers is already in effect (TA–W–57,399, as amended). Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 15th day of September 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–5617 Filed 10–12–05; 8:45 am] Signed at Washington, DC this 6th day of October 2005. Terrance Clark, Acting Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E5–5612 Filed 10–12–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P BILLING CODE 4510–30–P Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Part 46—Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–57,912] Securitas Services; Grand Rapids, MI; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on September 9, 2005 in response to a worker petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers at Securitas Services, Grand Rapids, Michigan. An active certification covering the petitioning group of workers is already in effect (TA–W–57,399, as amended). Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Oct 12, 2005 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59777 financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to the 30 CFR 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 46.8, 46.9, and 46.11; Training Plans, New Miner Training; NewlyHired Experienced Miner Training; New Task Training; Annual Refresher Training; Records of Training; and SiteSpecific Hazard Awareness Training. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 12, 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 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: The employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Paragraph (a) of § 46.3 requires mine operators to develop and implement a written training plan approved by MSHA that contains effective programs for training new miners and experienced miners, training miners for new tasks, annual refresher training, and hazard training. Paragraph (b) requires the following information, at a minimum, to be included in a training plan: (1) The company name, mine name, and MSHA mine identification number; (2) The name and position of the person designated by the operator who is responsible for the health and safety training at the mine. This person may be the operator; (3) A general description of the teaching methods and the course materials that are to be used in providing the training, including the subject areas to be covered and the approximate time to be spent on each subject area; (4) A list of the persons who will provide the training, and the subject areas in which each person is competent to instruct; and (5) The evaluation procedures used to determine the effectiveness of training. E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 59778 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 197 / Thursday, October 13, 2005 / Notices Paragraph (c) requires a plan that does not include the minimum information specified in paragraph (b) to be approved by MSHA. For each size category, the Agency estimates that 20 percent of mine operators will choose to write a plan and send it to MSHA for approval. Paragraph (d) requires mine operators to provide miners’ representatives with a copy of the training plan. At mines where no miners’ representative has been designated, a copy of the plan must be posted at the mine or a copy must be provided to each miner. Paragraph (e) provides that within 2 weeks following receipt or posting of the training plan, miners or their representatives may submit written comments on the plan to mine operators, or to the Regional Manager, as appropriate. The burden hours and costs of this provision are not borne by mine operators, but by miners and their representatives. Paragraph (g) requires that the miners’ representative with a copy of the approved plan within one week after approval. At mines where no miners’ representative has been designated, a copy of the plan must be posted at the mine or a copy must be provided to each miner. Paragraph (h) allows mine operators, miners, and miners’ representatives to appeal a decision of the Regional Manager in writing to the Director for Education Policy and Development. The Director would issue a decision on the appeal within 30 days after receipt of the appeal. Paragraph (i) requires mine operators to make available at the mine site a copy of the current training plan for inspection by MSHA and for examination by miners and their representatives. If the training plan is not maintained at the mine site, mine operators must have the capability to provide the plan upon request by MSHA, miners, or their representatives. Paragraph (a) of § 46.5 requires mine operators to provide each new miner with no less than 24 hours of training. Miners who have not received the full 24 hours of new miner training must work where an experienced miner can observe that the new miner is working in a safe manner. Paragraph (a) of § 46.6 requires mine operators to provide each newly hired experienced miner with certain training before the miner begins work. Paragraph (a) of § 46.7 requires, before a miner performs a task for which he or she has no experience, that the mine operator train the miner in the safety and health aspects and safe work procedures specific to that task. If VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Oct 12, 2005 Jkt 208001 changes have occurred in a miner’s regularly assigned task, the mine operator must provide the miner with training that addresses the changes. Paragraph (a) of § 46.8 requires, at least every 12 months, that the mine operator provide each miner with no less than 8 hours of refresher training. Paragraph (a) of § 46.9 requires the mine operators upon completion of each training program, to record and certify on MSHA Form 5000–23, or on a form that contains the required information, that the miner has completed the training. False certification that training was completed is punishable under § 110(a) and (f) of the Act. Paragraph (a) of § 46.11 requires the mine operator to provide site-specific hazard training to non-miners, including the following persons: scientific workers; delivery workers and customers; occasional, short-term maintenance or service workers, or manufacturers’ representatives; and outside vendors, visitors, office or staff personnel who do not work at the mine site on a continuing basis. 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 the Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines. MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • 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, including through 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 can be obtained by contacting the employee listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice, or viewed on the PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Internet by accessing the MSHA home page (https://www.msha.gov) and then choosing ‘‘Rules and Regs’’ and ‘‘Federal Register Documents.’’ III. Current Actions USGS data show that domestic production of sand and gravel and crushed stone increased every year between 1991 and 1999, an indication of the continuing strong demand for construction aggregates in the United Sates. The number of hours worked at sand and gravel and crushed stone operations has been increasing steadily since 1991. MSHA’s objective in these requirements is to ensure that all miners receive the required training, which would result in a decrease in accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Therefore, MSHA is continuing this requirement under 30 CFR 46.3, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, and .11. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0131. Title: Part 46—Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cite/Reference: 30 CFR 46.3, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .11. Total Respondents: 5,477. Frequency: On occasion. Total Responses: 1,035,636. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 296,038 hours. Estimated Total Burden Cost: $488,995. 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 in Arlington, Virginia, this fifth day of October 2005. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Part 46--Training and Retraining of Miners 
Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, 
Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines

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 pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
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.
    Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the 
information collection related to the 30 CFR 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 
46.8, 46.9, and 46.11; Training Plans, New Miner Training; Newly-Hired 
Experienced Miner Training; New Task Training; Annual Refresher 
Training; Records of Training; and Site-Specific Hazard Awareness 
Training.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 12, 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 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: The employee listed in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.3 requires mine operators to develop and 
implement a written training plan approved by MSHA that contains 
effective programs for training new miners and experienced miners, 
training miners for new tasks, annual refresher training, and hazard 
training.
    Paragraph (b) requires the following information, at a minimum, to 
be included in a training plan:
    (1) The company name, mine name, and MSHA mine identification 
number;
    (2) The name and position of the person designated by the operator 
who is responsible for the health and safety training at the mine. This 
person may be the operator;
    (3) A general description of the teaching methods and the course 
materials that are to be used in providing the training, including the 
subject areas to be covered and the approximate time to be spent on 
each subject area;
    (4) A list of the persons who will provide the training, and the 
subject areas in which each person is competent to instruct; and
    (5) The evaluation procedures used to determine the effectiveness 
of training.

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    Paragraph (c) requires a plan that does not include the minimum 
information specified in paragraph (b) to be approved by MSHA. For each 
size category, the Agency estimates that 20 percent of mine operators 
will choose to write a plan and send it to MSHA for approval.
    Paragraph (d) requires mine operators to provide miners' 
representatives with a copy of the training plan. At mines where no 
miners' representative has been designated, a copy of the plan must be 
posted at the mine or a copy must be provided to each miner.
    Paragraph (e) provides that within 2 weeks following receipt or 
posting of the training plan, miners or their representatives may 
submit written comments on the plan to mine operators, or to the 
Regional Manager, as appropriate. The burden hours and costs of this 
provision are not borne by mine operators, but by miners and their 
representatives.
    Paragraph (g) requires that the miners' representative with a copy 
of the approved plan within one week after approval. At mines where no 
miners' representative has been designated, a copy of the plan must be 
posted at the mine or a copy must be provided to each miner.
    Paragraph (h) allows mine operators, miners, and miners' 
representatives to appeal a decision of the Regional Manager in writing 
to the Director for Education Policy and Development. The Director 
would issue a decision on the appeal within 30 days after receipt of 
the appeal.
    Paragraph (i) requires mine operators to make available at the mine 
site a copy of the current training plan for inspection by MSHA and for 
examination by miners and their representatives. If the training plan 
is not maintained at the mine site, mine operators must have the 
capability to provide the plan upon request by MSHA, miners, or their 
representatives.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.5 requires mine operators to provide each 
new miner with no less than 24 hours of training. Miners who have not 
received the full 24 hours of new miner training must work where an 
experienced miner can observe that the new miner is working in a safe 
manner.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.6 requires mine operators to provide each 
newly hired experienced miner with certain training before the miner 
begins work.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.7 requires, before a miner performs a 
task for which he or she has no experience, that the mine operator 
train the miner in the safety and health aspects and safe work 
procedures specific to that task. If changes have occurred in a miner's 
regularly assigned task, the mine operator must provide the miner with 
training that addresses the changes.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.8 requires, at least every 12 months, 
that the mine operator provide each miner with no less than 8 hours of 
refresher training.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.9 requires the mine operators upon 
completion of each training program, to record and certify on MSHA Form 
5000-23, or on a form that contains the required information, that the 
miner has completed the training. False certification that training was 
completed is punishable under Sec.  110(a) and (f) of the Act.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.11 requires the mine operator to provide 
site-specific hazard training to non-miners, including the following 
persons: scientific workers; delivery workers and customers; 
occasional, short-term maintenance or service workers, or 
manufacturers' representatives; and outside vendors, visitors, office 
or staff personnel who do not work at the mine site on a continuing 
basis.

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 the Training and 
Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, 
Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface 
Limestone Mines. MSHA is particularly interested in comments that:
     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, including through 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 can be 
obtained by contacting the employee listed in the For Further 
Information Contact section of this notice, or viewed on the Internet 
by accessing the MSHA home page (https://www.msha.gov) and then choosing 
``Rules and Regs'' and ``Federal Register Documents.''

III. Current Actions

    USGS data show that domestic production of sand and gravel and 
crushed stone increased every year between 1991 and 1999, an indication 
of the continuing strong demand for construction aggregates in the 
United Sates. The number of hours worked at sand and gravel and crushed 
stone operations has been increasing steadily since 1991.
    MSHA's objective in these requirements is to ensure that all miners 
receive the required training, which would result in a decrease in 
accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Therefore, MSHA is continuing this 
requirement under 30 CFR 46.3, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, and .11.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    OMB Number: 1219-0131.
    Title: Part 46--Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell 
Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, 
Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cite/Reference: 30 CFR 46.3, .5, .6, .7, .8, .9, .11.
    Total Respondents: 5,477.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 1,035,636.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 296,038 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Cost: $488,995.
    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 in Arlington, Virginia, this fifth day of October 2005.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
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