Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Roof Control Plan, 1559-1560 [E6-97]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2006 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of December, 2005. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–114 Filed 1–9–06; 8:45 am] after October 4, 2004 through November 10, 2007, are eligible to apply for trade adjustment assistance under Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974 and are also eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974. BILLING CODE 4510–30–P Signed in Washington, DC, this 30th day of December 2005. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–106 Filed 1–9–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–30–P [TA–W–58,075] Paxar Americas, Inc.; a Subsidiary of Paxar Corporation; Sayer, PA; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration of Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance By letter dated December 9, 2005, a company official requested administrative reconsideration regarding Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) applicable to workers of the subject firm. The negative determination was signed on November 10, 2005, and was published in the Federal Register on December 6, 2005 (70 FR 72654). The workers of Paxar Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Paxar Corporation, Sayer, Pennsylvania, were certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) on November 10, 2005. The initial ATAA investigation determined that the skills of the subject worker group are easily transferable to other positions in the local area. In the request for reconsideration, the company official provided new information confirming that the skills of the workers at the subject firm are not easily transferable in the local commuting area. Additional investigation has determined that the workers possess skills that are not easily transferable. A significant number or proportion of the worker group are age fifty years or over. Competitive conditions within the industry are adverse. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Conclusion After careful review of the additional facts obtained on reconsideration, I conclude that the requirements of Section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, have been met for workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: All workers of Paxar Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of Paxar Corporation, Sayer, Pennsylvania, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Jan 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Roof Control Plan 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)]. The 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 Sections: 75.215—Longwall mining systems; 75.220—Roof control plan; 75.221—Roof control plan information; 75.222—Roof control plan-approval criteria; and 75.223—Evaluation and revision of roof control plan. DATES: Interested parties should submit comments on or before March 13, 2006. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1559 along with an original printed copy. Mr. Rowlett can be reached at (202) 693– 9827 (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). Because of potential delays in receipt and processing of mail, respondents are strongly encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 302(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 846, requires that a roof control plan and revisions thereof suitable to the roof conditions and mining system of each coal mine be first approved by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) before implementation by the operator. The plan must show the type of support and spacing approved by the Secretary, and the plan must be reviewed at least every 6 months by the Secretary. Under 30 CFR 75.221, the information required to be submitted and approved in the roof control plan includes the following: (1) The name and address of the company; (2) the name, address, mine identification number, and location of the mine; (3) the name and title of the company official responsible for the plan; (4) a description of the mine strata; (5) a description and drawings of the sequence of installation and spacing of supports for each method of mining used; (6) the maximum distance that an ATRS system is to be set beyond the last row of permanent support (if appropriate); (7) specifications and installation procedures for liners or arches (if appropriate); (8) drawings indicating the planned width of openings, size of pillars, method of pillar recovery, and the sequence of mining pillars; (9) a list of all support materials required to be used in the roof, face and rib control system; (10) the intervals at which test holes will be drilled (if appropriate); and (11) a description of the methods to be used for the protection of persons. Under 30 CFR 75.215, the roof control plan for each longwall mining section is required to specify the methods that will be used to maintain a safe travelway out of the section through the tailgate side of the longwall and the procedures that will be followed if a ground failure prevents travel out of the section through the tailgate side of the longwall. E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 1560 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2006 / Notices 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 Roof Control Plans. 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 (http:// www.msha.gov) and then choosing ‘‘Compliance Assistance’’, ‘‘Compliance Information’’ and the ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Submissions.’’ wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Falls of roof, face and rib continue to be a cause of injuries and death in underground coal mines. All underground coal mine operators are required to develop and submit roof control plans to MSHA for evaluation and approval. These plans provide the means to instruct miners, who install roof supports, and the minimum requirements and placement of roof supports. The plan also provides a reference for mine supervisors to assist them in compliance with the plan requirements. In that regard the plan is a working document for the miners. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Roof Control Plan. OMB Number: 1219–0004. Recordkeeping: Indefinite. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Number of Responses: 2,465. Total Burden Hours: 6,919. 16:09 Jan 09, 2006 Dated: January 3, 2006. Ethel D. Briggs, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 06–243 Filed 1–6–06; 1:28 pm] Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 3rd day of January, 2006. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E6–97 Filed 1–9–06; 8:45 am] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the National Science Foundation To Address Potential Impacts on the Marine Environment Related to the United States Implementing Organization’s Participation in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program BILLING CODE 4510–43–P Jkt 208001 BILLING CODE 6820–MA–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION National Science Foundation. Notice. NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY (NCD) AGENCY: Sunshine Act Meetings SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces its intent to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the NSF funding of the United States Implementing Organization’s (USIO) participation in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). This EIS is being prepared and considered in accordance with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, regulations of the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), and NSF’s National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures (45 CFR 640.1–640.5). The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is being invited to be a cooperating agency in the preparation of the Programmatic EIS. Publication of this notice begins the official scoping process that will help identify alternatives and determine the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the Programmatic EIS/ OEIS. This notice requests public participation in the scoping process and provides information on how to participate. Type: Quarterly Meeting (Teleconference). January 30–31, 2006, Noon–2 p.m. EST. DATES AND TIMES: LOCATION: National Council on Disability, 1331 F Street, NW., Suite 850, Washington, DC. This meeting (teleconference) will be open to the public. STATUS: Reports from the Chairperson and the Executive Director, Team Reports, Unfinished Business, New Business, Announcements, Adjournment. AGENDA: Mark S. Quigley, Director of Communications, NCD, 1331 F Street, NW., Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004; 202–272–2004 (voice), 202–272–2074 (TTY), 202–272– 2022 (fax), mquigley@ncd.gov (e-mail). SUNSHINE ACT MEETING CONTACT: II. Current Actions VerDate Aug<31>2005 Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $4,630. 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. AGENCY MISSION: NCD is an independent Federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life for all Americans with disabilities and their families. NCD is composed of 15 members appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Those needing reasonable accommodations should notify NCD at least two weeks before this meeting (teleconference). ACCOMMODATIONS: In accordance with E.O. 13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency, those people with disabilities who are limited English proficient and seek translation services for these meetings should notify NCD at least two weeks before this meeting. LANGUAGE TRANSLATION: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Addresses and Dates The public scoping period starts with the publication of this Notice in the Federal Register and will continue until March 6, 2006. NSF will consider all comments received or postmarked by that date in defining the scope of this EIS. Comments received or postmarked after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. Public scoping meetings will provide the public with an opportunity to present comments, E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1559-1560]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-97]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Roof Control Plan

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)]. The 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 Sections:
    75.215--Longwall mining systems;
    75.220--Roof control plan;
    75.221--Roof control plan information;
    75.222--Roof control plan-approval criteria; and
    75.223--Evaluation and revision of roof control plan.

DATES: Interested parties should submit comments on or before March 13, 
2006.

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). Because of potential delays in receipt and 
processing of mail, respondents are strongly encouraged to submit 
comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee 
that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 302(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 846, requires that a roof control plan and 
revisions thereof suitable to the roof conditions and mining system of 
each coal mine be first approved by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) 
before implementation by the operator. The plan must show the type of 
support and spacing approved by the Secretary, and the plan must be 
reviewed at least every 6 months by the Secretary.
    Under 30 CFR 75.221, the information required to be submitted and 
approved in the roof control plan includes the following: (1) The name 
and address of the company; (2) the name, address, mine identification 
number, and location of the mine; (3) the name and title of the company 
official responsible for the plan; (4) a description of the mine 
strata; (5) a description and drawings of the sequence of installation 
and spacing of supports for each method of mining used; (6) the maximum 
distance that an ATRS system is to be set beyond the last row of 
permanent support (if appropriate); (7) specifications and installation 
procedures for liners or arches (if appropriate); (8) drawings 
indicating the planned width of openings, size of pillars, method of 
pillar recovery, and the sequence of mining pillars; (9) a list of all 
support materials required to be used in the roof, face and rib control 
system; (10) the intervals at which test holes will be drilled (if 
appropriate); and (11) a description of the methods to be used for the 
protection of persons. Under 30 CFR 75.215, the roof control plan for 
each longwall mining section is required to specify the methods that 
will be used to maintain a safe travelway out of the section through 
the tailgate side of the longwall and the procedures that will be 
followed if a ground failure prevents travel out of the section through 
the tailgate side of the longwall.

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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 Roof Control Plans. 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 
(http://www.msha.gov) and then choosing ``Compliance Assistance'', 
``Compliance Information'' and the ``Paperwork Reduction Act 
Submissions.''

II. Current Actions

    Falls of roof, face and rib continue to be a cause of injuries and 
death in underground coal mines. All underground coal mine operators 
are required to develop and submit roof control plans to MSHA for 
evaluation and approval. These plans provide the means to instruct 
miners, who install roof supports, and the minimum requirements and 
placement of roof supports. The plan also provides a reference for mine 
supervisors to assist them in compliance with the plan requirements. In 
that regard the plan is a working document for the miners.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Roof Control Plan.
    OMB Number: 1219-0004.
    Recordkeeping: Indefinite.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Number of Responses: 2,465.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,919.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $4,630.
    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 3rd day of January, 2006.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
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