Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Approval, Exhaust Gas Monitoring, and Safety Requirements for the Use of Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines, 61314-61315 [05-21064]

Download as PDF 61314 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 203 / Friday, October 21, 2005 / Notices • 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. Agency: Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Title: Workforce Investment Board survey. OMB Number: 1290–0NEW. Frequency: One time. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: Approximately 665. Estimated Number of Responses: 532. Estimated Time Per Respondent: 20 minutes. Total Burden Hours: 180. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. Description: DOL currently does not have a mechanism by which to obtain information regarding the grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements being awarded by local and state WIBs using Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds. It is critical that DOL begin to obtain information about these grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements in order to better understand how much money is being spent and the types of organizations receiving the funds. DOL is especially interested in obtaining information on awards to faith-based organizations. DOL is interested in obtaining information about grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements using WIA youth funds in particular. The WIB survey will bridge this gap in DOL–ETA’s knowledge of WIB grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements using WIA youth funds. Through this survey, DOL plans to contact every state and local WIB, rather than a representative sample of WIBs. This is because DOL wants to obtain not only summary information about the grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements (e.g., average amount, average number awarded by each WIB, etc.), but also specific information about each individual award in the past year. Because we are not sampling the WIBs, we have not needed to provide a sampling plan. The survey will ask each WIB a small number of questions. These questions will be: • Name of the organization receiving the grant/contract/cooperative agreement • City where organization is located VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Oct 20, 2005 Jkt 208001 • State where organization is located • Amount of the grant/contract/ cooperative agreement • Type of organization receiving award (e.g., state and local government, educational institution, faith-based organization). This survey will be administered to the state and local WIBs using the internet. Ira L. Mills, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–21091 Filed 10–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–23–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Approval, Exhaust Gas Monitoring, and Safety Requirements for the Use of Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines 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)(c)(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 extension of the information collection related to the 30 CFR: 7.83 and 7.97—Application Requirements; 7.90 and 7.105— Approval Markings; 75.363—Hazardous Conditions; Posting Correction, and Recording; 75.371(r), (kk), (ll), (mm), (nn), (oo), and (pp)—Mine Ventilation Plan, Contents; 75.1901(a)—Diesel Fuel Requirements; 75.1904(b)(4)(i)— Underground Diesel Fuel Tanks and Safety Cans; 75.1911(i) and (j)—Fire Suppression Systems for DieselPowered Equipment and Fuel Transportation Units; 75.1912(h) and (i)—Fire Suppression Systems for Permanent Underground Diesel Fuel Storage Facilities; 75.1914(f)(1), (2), PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (g)(5),(h)(1), and (2)—Maintenance of Diesel-Powered Equipment; and 75.1915(a),(b)(5), (c)(1) and (2)— Training and Qualification of Persons Working on Diesel-Powered Equipment. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 20, 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 employee listed in the ADDRESSES the section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The regulation addresses three major areas: diesel engine design and testing requirements; safety standards for the maintenance and use of this equipment; and exhaust gas sampling provisions to protect miners’ health. It first requires that diesel engines and their critical components meet design specifications and tests to demonstrate that they are explosion-proof and will not cause a fire in a mine where methane may accumulate. Second, the safety requirements for diesel equipment include many of the proven features required in existing standards for electric-powered equipment, such as cabs or canopies, methane monitors, brakes and lights. The regulation also sets safety requirements for fuel handling and storage and fire suppression. Third, sampling of diesel exhaust emissions is required to protect miners from overexposure to carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide contained in diesel exhaust. 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 approval, exhaust gas monitoring and safety requirements for the use of dieselpowered equipment in underground coal 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 E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 203 / Friday, October 21, 2005 / Notices 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 ‘‘FedReg. Docs’’. III. Current Actions Provisions under part 7 provide that manufacturers submit applications to demonstrate compliance with the test and specification requirements. In part 75, they establish mandatory safety standards for diesel-powered equipment for use in underground coal mines, minimum ventilating air quantities, the incorporation of the air quantities into the mine ventilation plan, requirements for routine sampling of toxic exhaust gases, and the use of low sulfur diesel fuel. It also provides that diesel equipment maintenance be performed by adequately trained persons. In addition, the regulation includes standards for storage, transportation and dispensing of diesel fuel, and the installation and maintenance of fire suppression systems on diesel equipment and in permanent underground fuel storage facilities. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Approval, Exhaust Gas Monitoring, and Safety Requirements for the Use of Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines. OMB Number: 1219–0119. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 181. Total Responses: 147,567. Total Burden Hours: 137,675. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $349,888. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 Oct 20, 2005 Jkt 208001 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 14th day of October, 2005. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. 05–21064 Filed 10–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meetings of the Board of Directors and Four of the Board’s Committees The Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors and four of its Committees will meet October 28 and 29, 2005 in the order set forth in the following schedule unless the meetings are concurrent. TIMES AND DATES: Meeting Schedule Friday, October 28, 2005 1. Provision for the Delivery of Legal Services Committee (‘‘Provisions Committee’’), 1:15 p.m. 2. Performance Reviews Committee, 1:15 p.m. 3. Operations and Regulations Committee (Immediately following meeting of the Provisions Committee) 4. Finance Committee (Immediately following meeting of the Operations & Regulations Committee) Note: If the Finance Committee does not conclude its business on Friday, October 28, it will reconvene at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2005. Should this occur, the Board of Directors meeting will commence immediately following conclusion of the Finance Committee meeting. Saturday, October 29, 2005 In the event the Finance Committee does not conclude its business on Friday, October 28, 2005, the meeting schedule on Saturday, October 29, 2005 will be as follows. 1. Finance Committee, 9 a.m. 2. Board of Directors (Immediately following conclusion of the Finance Committee meeting.) Should the Finance Committee conclude its business on Friday, October 28, 2005, the schedule for Saturday, October 29, 2005, will be as follows. 1. Board of Directors, 9 a.m. LOCATION: The Grove Hotel, 245 South Capitol Boulevard, Boise, Idaho. STATUS OF MEETINGS: Open, except as noted below. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61315 • Status: October 28, 2005 Annual Performance Reviews Committee Meeting—Closed. The Performance Reviews Committee meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to a vote of the Board of Directors authorizing the Committee to meet in executive session to consider and act on internal procedures for evaluation of the Corporation’s President and Inspector General. The closing will be authorized by the relevant provision of the Government in the Sunshine Act [5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(2)] and the Legal Services Corporation’s corresponding regulation, 45 CFR 1622.5(a). A copy of the General Counsel’s Certification that the closing is authorized by law will be available upon request. • Status: October 29, 2005 Board of Directors Meeting—Open, except that a portion of the meeting of the Board of Directors may be closed pursuant to a vote of the Board of Directors to hold an executive session. At the closed session, the Board will consider and may act on the General Counsel’s report on litigation to which the Corporation is or may become a party and discuss internal procedures with the Inspector General (‘‘IG’’).1 The closing is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(10) and LSC’s implementing regulation 45 CFR 1622.5(h). A copy of the General Counsel’s Certification that the closing is authorized by law will be available upon request. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Friday, October 28, 2005 Performance Reviews Committee Closed Session 1. Approval of agenda. 2. Consider and act on internal procedures for annual performance review of LSC President. 3. Consider and act on internal procedures for annual performance review of LSC Inspector General. 4. Consider and act on other business. 5. Consider and act on adjournment of meeting. Provisions Committee Open Session 1. Approval of agenda. 2. Approval of the Committee’s meeting minutes of July 28, 2005. 3. Presentation on Draft Revision of LSC Performance Criteria. 1 Any portion of the closed session consisting solely of staff briefings does not fall within the Sunshine Act’s definition of the term ‘‘meeting’’ and, therefore, the requirements of the Sunshine Act do not apply to such portion of the closed session. 5 U.S.C. 552(b)(a)(2) and (b). See also 45 CFR 1622.2 and 1622.3. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Approval, Exhaust Gas Monitoring, and 
Safety Requirements for the Use of Diesel-Powered Equipment in 
Underground Coal 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)(c)(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 extension of the information 
collection related to the 30 CFR: 7.83 and 7.97--Application 
Requirements; 7.90 and 7.105--Approval Markings; 75.363--Hazardous 
Conditions; Posting Correction, and Recording; 75.371(r), (kk), (ll), 
(mm), (nn), (oo), and (pp)--Mine Ventilation Plan, Contents; 
75.1901(a)--Diesel Fuel Requirements; 75.1904(b)(4)(i)--Underground 
Diesel Fuel Tanks and Safety Cans; 75.1911(i) and (j)--Fire Suppression 
Systems for Diesel-Powered Equipment and Fuel Transportation Units; 
75.1912(h) and (i)--Fire Suppression Systems for Permanent Underground 
Diesel Fuel Storage Facilities; 75.1914(f)(1), (2), (g)(5),(h)(1), and 
(2)--Maintenance of Diesel-Powered Equipment; and 75.1915(a),(b)(5), 
(c)(1) and (2)--Training and Qualification of Persons Working on 
Diesel-Powered Equipment.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 20, 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

    The regulation addresses three major areas: diesel engine design 
and testing requirements; safety standards for the maintenance and use 
of this equipment; and exhaust gas sampling provisions to protect 
miners' health. It first requires that diesel engines and their 
critical components meet design specifications and tests to demonstrate 
that they are explosion-proof and will not cause a fire in a mine where 
methane may accumulate. Second, the safety requirements for diesel 
equipment include many of the proven features required in existing 
standards for electric-powered equipment, such as cabs or canopies, 
methane monitors, brakes and lights. The regulation also sets safety 
requirements for fuel handling and storage and fire suppression. Third, 
sampling of diesel exhaust emissions is required to protect miners from 
overexposure to carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide contained in 
diesel exhaust.

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 approval, exhaust gas 
monitoring and safety requirements for the use of diesel-powered 
equipment in underground coal 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

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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 ``FedReg. Docs''.

III. Current Actions

    Provisions under part 7 provide that manufacturers submit 
applications to demonstrate compliance with the test and specification 
requirements. In part 75, they establish mandatory safety standards for 
diesel-powered equipment for use in underground coal mines, minimum 
ventilating air quantities, the incorporation of the air quantities 
into the mine ventilation plan, requirements for routine sampling of 
toxic exhaust gases, and the use of low sulfur diesel fuel. It also 
provides that diesel equipment maintenance be performed by adequately 
trained persons. In addition, the regulation includes standards for 
storage, transportation and dispensing of diesel fuel, and the 
installation and maintenance of fire suppression systems on diesel 
equipment and in permanent underground fuel storage facilities.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Approval, Exhaust Gas Monitoring, and Safety Requirements 
for the Use of Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines.
    OMB Number: 1219-0119.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 181.
    Total Responses: 147,567.
    Total Burden Hours: 137,675.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $349,888.
    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 14th day of October, 2005.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
[FR Doc. 05-21064 Filed 10-20-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-43-P