Underground Mine Rescue Equipment and Technology, 9299-9300 [06-1748]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 36 / Thursday, February 23, 2006 / Proposed Rules introductory text, (a)(3) through (6), and (b) introductory text, and adding paragraph (b)(7) to read as follows: cchase on PROD1PC60 with PROPOSALS § 382.141 What training are carriers required to provide for their personnel? (a) As a carrier that operates aircraft with 19 or more passenger seats, you must provide training, meeting the requirements of this paragraph, for all personnel who deal with the traveling public, as appropriate to the duties of each employee. * * * * * (3) You must train your employees to recognize requests for communication accommodations and to use the most common methods that are readily achievable for communicating with individuals who have visual or auditory impairment. As part of this obligation, you must train your employees to proficiency in basic visual and auditory methods for communicating effectively with passengers who have visual, hearing or other disabilities affecting communication. (4) You must consult with organizations representing persons with disabilities in developing your training program and your policies and procedures. (5) You must ensure that all personnel who are required to receive training receive refresher training on the matters covered by this section, as appropriate to the duties of each employee, as needed to maintain proficiency. (6) You must provide, or require your contractors to provide, training to the contractors’ employees concerning travel by passengers with a disability. This training is required only for those contractor employees who deal directly with the traveling public, and it must be tailored to the employees’ functions. Training for contractor employees must meet the requirements of paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(5) of this section. (7) The employees you designate as Complaints Resolution Officials (CROs), for purposes of § 382.151, must receive training concerning the requirements of this part and the duties of a CRO by [date 60 days after the effective date of this rule.] For employees who have already received CRO training, this training may be limited to changes from the previous version of part 382. Employees subsequently designated as Complaints Resolution Officials shall receive this training before assuming their duties under § 382.151. You must ensure that all employees performing the Complaints Resolution Official function receive annual refresher training concerning their duties and the provisions of this part. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Feb 22, 2006 Jkt 208001 (b) As a carrier that operates aircraft with fewer than 19 passenger seats, you must provide training for flight crewmembers and appropriate personnel to ensure that they are familiar with the matters listed in paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section and that they comply with the requirements of this part. [FR Doc. 06–1656 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–62–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration 30 CFR Part 49 RIN 1219–AB44 Underground Mine Rescue Equipment and Technology Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for Information; notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: MSHA will hold a public meeting to receive comments on specific topics raised in its Request for Information (RFI) published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2006 (71 FR 4224). The RFI sought comments, data, and other information on topics relevant to underground mine rescue equipment and technology. The purpose of the meeting is to receive technical information with respect to technology used for underground communications and tracking of underground miners in order to improve mine rescue capabilities in both coal and in metal and nonmetal mines. DATES: The public meeting will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006 at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW., First Amendment Lounge, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045. If individuals or organizations wish to make an oral presentation for the record, they should submit their request at least five days prior to the meeting date. MSHA encourages speakers to request speaking time in advance of the meeting. You may request to speak by contacting the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, at (202) 693–9440 or by e-mail to Yvonne Quinn at Quinn.Yvonne@dol.gov. Include the regulatory information number, RIN 1219–AB44, in your e-mail. Any unalloted time will be made available to persons making same-day requests to speak at the meeting. Members of the public may submit written comments relating to the RFI as set out in the ADDRESSES section of this PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 9299 Notice. The post-public meeting comment period will close concurrently with the comment period for the RFI on March 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may use mail, facsimile (fax), or electronic mail to send us your request to make an oral presentation at the public meeting or to submit written comments. Clearly identify your request and send it one of the following ways: (1) Fax: (202) 693–9441. Include RIN 1219–AB44 in the subject line of the fax. (2) By electronic mail to comments@msha.gov. Include RIN 1219–AB44 in the subject line of your electronic mail. (3) Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Room 2313, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. If hand-delivered in person or by courier, please stop by the 21st floor first to check in with the receptionist before continuing on to the 23rd floor. Docket: To access comments electronically, go to http:// www.msha.gov and click on ‘‘Comments’’ under ‘‘Rules and Regulations.’’ All comments received will be posted without change at this Web address, including any personal information provided. Paper copies of the comments may also be reviewed at the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Room 2349, Arlington, VA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Stone, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Mr. Stone can be reached at Stone.Robert@dol.gov (Internet e-mail), (202) 693–9440 (voice), or (202) 693– 9441 (facsimile). To subscribe to the MSHA listserve and receive automatic notification of MSHA Federal Register publications, visit the site at http://www.msha.gov/ subscriptions/subscribe.aspx. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Format of the Public Meeting The public meeting will begin on March 13 at 8:30 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 5 p.m. Please note that speakers and all members of the public may also submit written documentation to the MSHA panel on the date of the meeting. Any written comments received at the meeting will be included in the public meeting record. The meeting will be held at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW., First Amendment Lounge, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045. The meeting will begin with an opening E:\FR\FM\23FEP1.SGM 23FEP1 9300 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 36 / Thursday, February 23, 2006 / Proposed Rules statement from MSHA, followed by an opportunity for members of the public to make oral presentations. MSHA is specifically soliciting technical presentations that discuss the following key issues raised in the RFI: underground communications and tracking of underground miners. Please note that MSHA approves all electrically operated equipment taken in by the last open cross-cut in a coal mine as ‘‘permissible’’ under Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations, subchapter B. Accordingly, technical presentations should address permissibility and intrinsic safety. Information concerning MSHA’s approval programs can be obtained from the MSHA Web site at http://www.msha.gov. The meeting will be conducted in an informal manner. The MSHA panel at the meeting may ask questions of speakers. The presiding official may exercise discretion to ensure the orderly progress of the meeting and may exclude irrelevant or unduly repetitious material and questions. A transcript of the proceeding will be prepared and made a part of the public meeting record. The transcript will be available on MSHA’s Home Page at http:// www.msha.gov, under Statutory and Regulatory Information. schedule unless four hour notice is provided for double-leaf openings. DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before March 27, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may mail comments and related material to Commander (dpb), Seventh Coast Guard District, 909 S.E. 1st Ave, Suite 432, Miami, FL 33131–3050. Commander (dpb) maintains the public docket for this rulemaking. Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents indicated in the preamble as being available in the docket, will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection or copying at the Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Lieberum, Project Manager, Seventh Coast Guard District, Bridge Branch, 305–415–6743. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Request for Comments [CGD07–05–162] We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related material. If you do so, please include your name and address, identify the docket number for this rulemaking [CGD07–05–162], indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and give the reason for each comment. Please submit all comments and related material in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying. If you would like to know they reached us, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We may change this proposed temporary rule in view of them. RIN 1625–AA09 Public Meeting Dated: February 21, 2006. David G. Dye, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 06–1748 Filed 2–22–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 Drawbridge Operation Regulations; N.E. 14th Street, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Mile 1055.0 at Pompano, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: cchase on PROD1PC60 with PROPOSALS ACTION: SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily amend the regulations governing the operation of the N.E. 14th Street Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1055.0, Pompano, Broward County, Florida. This proposed temporary rule provides for solely single-leaf bridge operations between May and June 2006. From July through September 2006, we propose this bridge operate on a single-leaf VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Feb 22, 2006 Jkt 208001 We do not now plan to hold a public meeting. But you may submit a request for a meeting by writing to the Bridge Branch, Seventh Coast Guard District, at the address under ADDRESSES explaining why one would be beneficial. If we determine that one would aid this rulemaking, we will hold one at a time and place announced by a later notice in the Federal Register. Background and Purpose PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation has requested the Coast Guard temporarily change the existing regulations governing the operation of the N.E. 14th Street Bridge across the PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway by allowing single-leaf operation during bridge rehabilitation. The N.E. 14th Street Bridge is located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1055.0, Pompano, Florida. The current regulation governing the operation of the N.E. 14th Street Bridge is published in 33 CFR 117.261(cc) and requires the bridge to open on signal except that, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the draw need open only on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour. Discussion of Proposed Rule The Coast Guard proposes to temporarily change the operating regulations of the N.E. 14th Street Bridge from May 1, 2006 to September 30, 2006 so that the bridge will operate a single-leaf twice an hour from May 1, 2006 through July 1, 2006. From July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006, the bridge will operate a single-leaf twice an hour unless four hour notice is given for double-leaf openings. Regulatory Evaluation This proposed temporary rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. It is not ‘‘significant’’ under the regulatory policies and procedures of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We expect the economic impact of this proposed temporary rule to be so minimal that a full Regulatory Evaluation under the policies and procedures of DHS is unnecessary, because the rule will allow for bridge openings during the repairs to this bridge and all closure times will be published with adequate time for mariners to plan accordingly. Small Entities Under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612), we have considered whether this proposed temporary rule would have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-forprofit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed temporary rule would not have a significant economic impact on a E:\FR\FM\23FEP1.SGM 23FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 36 (Thursday, February 23, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 9299-9300]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-1748]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Part 49

RIN 1219-AB44


Underground Mine Rescue Equipment and Technology

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

ACTION: Request for Information; notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: MSHA will hold a public meeting to receive comments on 
specific topics raised in its Request for Information (RFI) published 
in the Federal Register on January 25, 2006 (71 FR 4224). The RFI 
sought comments, data, and other information on topics relevant to 
underground mine rescue equipment and technology. The purpose of the 
meeting is to receive technical information with respect to technology 
used for underground communications and tracking of underground miners 
in order to improve mine rescue capabilities in both coal and in metal 
and nonmetal mines.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on Monday, March 13, 2006 at the 
National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW., First Amendment Lounge, 13th 
Floor, Washington, DC 20045. If individuals or organizations wish to 
make an oral presentation for the record, they should submit their 
request at least five days prior to the meeting date. MSHA encourages 
speakers to request speaking time in advance of the meeting. You may 
request to speak by contacting the Office of Standards, Regulations, 
and Variances, at (202) 693-9440 or by e-mail to Yvonne Quinn at 
Quinn.Yvonne@dol.gov. Include the regulatory information number, RIN 
1219-AB44, in your e-mail. Any unalloted time will be made available to 
persons making same-day requests to speak at the meeting.
    Members of the public may submit written comments relating to the 
RFI as set out in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. The post-public 
meeting comment period will close concurrently with the comment period 
for the RFI on March 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may use mail, facsimile (fax), or electronic mail to 
send us your request to make an oral presentation at the public meeting 
or to submit written comments. Clearly identify your request and send 
it one of the following ways:
    (1) Fax: (202) 693-9441. Include RIN 1219-AB44 in the subject line 
of the fax.
    (2) By electronic mail to comments@msha.gov. Include RIN 1219-AB44 
in the subject line of your electronic mail.
    (3) Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Room 2313, Arlington, VA 
22209-3939. If hand-delivered in person or by courier, please stop by 
the 21st floor first to check in with the receptionist before 
continuing on to the 23rd floor.
    Docket: To access comments electronically, go to http://
www.msha.gov and click on ``Comments'' under ``Rules and Regulations.'' 
All comments received will be posted without change at this Web 
address, including any personal information provided. Paper copies of 
the comments may also be reviewed at the Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Room 2349, Arlington, 
VA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Stone, Acting Director, Office 
of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 
Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209-3939. Mr. Stone can be reached at 
Stone.Robert@dol.gov (Internet e-mail), (202) 693-9440 (voice), or 
(202) 693-9441 (facsimile).
    To subscribe to the MSHA listserve and receive automatic 
notification of MSHA Federal Register publications, visit the site at 
http://www.msha.gov/subscriptions/subscribe.aspx.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Format of the Public Meeting

    The public meeting will begin on March 13 at 8:30 a.m. and is 
scheduled to end at 5 p.m. Please note that speakers and all members of 
the public may also submit written documentation to the MSHA panel on 
the date of the meeting. Any written comments received at the meeting 
will be included in the public meeting record.
    The meeting will be held at the National Press Club, 529 14th 
Street, NW., First Amendment Lounge, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045. 
The meeting will begin with an opening

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statement from MSHA, followed by an opportunity for members of the 
public to make oral presentations. MSHA is specifically soliciting 
technical presentations that discuss the following key issues raised in 
the RFI: underground communications and tracking of underground miners. 
Please note that MSHA approves all electrically operated equipment 
taken in by the last open cross-cut in a coal mine as ``permissible'' 
under Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations, subchapter B. Accordingly, 
technical presentations should address permissibility and intrinsic 
safety. Information concerning MSHA's approval programs can be obtained 
from the MSHA Web site at http://www.msha.gov.
    The meeting will be conducted in an informal manner. The MSHA panel 
at the meeting may ask questions of speakers. The presiding official 
may exercise discretion to ensure the orderly progress of the meeting 
and may exclude irrelevant or unduly repetitious material and 
questions. A transcript of the proceeding will be prepared and made a 
part of the public meeting record. The transcript will be available on 
MSHA's Home Page at http://www.msha.gov, under Statutory and Regulatory 
Information.

    Dated: February 21, 2006.
David G. Dye,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 06-1748 Filed 2-22-06; 8:45 am]
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