Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for Modification, 10556-10557 [E6-2848]

Download as PDF wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 10556 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 40 / Wednesday, March 1, 2006 / Notices disabilities. Section 8111(b) of the FECA and section 908(g) of the LHWCA provide that persons undergoing such vocational rehabilitation may receive maintenance allowances as additional compensation. The OWCP–17 serves as a bill submitted by the program participant to OWCP, requesting reimbursement of incidental expenses incurred due to participation in an approved rehabilitation effort for the preceding four week period or fraction thereof. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2006. II. Review Focus: The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: • 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. III. Current Actions: The Department of Labor seeks approval for the extension of this information collection in order to carry out its responsibility to provide vocational rehabilitation services to injured workers currently unemployed as a result of their injury, to enhance their employment potential. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Rehabilitation Maintenance Certificate. OMB Number: 1215–0161. Agency Number: OWCP–17. Affected Public: Individual or households; business or other for-profit. Total Respondents: 1,300. Total Responses: 15,600. Time per Response: 10 minutes. Frequency: On occasion. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,605. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Feb 28, 2006 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. 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209. For further information contact Barbara Barron at 202–693–9447. Dated: February 23, 2006. Sue Blumenthal, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E6–2858 Filed 2–28–06; 8:45 am] Dated at Arlington, Virginia this 22nd day of February 2006. Robert F. Stone, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P Docket No.: M–2005–004–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 7760. Petitioner: Lone Mountain Processing, Inc. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.901(a). Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use a 480-volt, threephase, 300KW/375kVA diesel-powered generator (DPG) set to supply power to a three-phase wye connected 300 KVA autotransformer and three-phase, 480volt and 995-volt power circuits. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Clover Fork Mine No. 1. The petition for modification is granted for the use of the 300 Kilowatt (kW)/375 Kilovolt Amperes (KVA), 480-volt, diesel-powered generator (DPG) set to supply power to three-phase 480- and 995-volt power circuits to move mobile equipment around the mine at the Clover Fork Mine No. 1 with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–034–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 32379. Petitioner: Hopkins County Coal, LLC. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1103– 4(a). Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to install a low-level carbon monoxide detection system as an early warning fire detection system in all belt entries where a monitoring system identifies a sensor location in lieu of identifying each belt flight. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Elk Creek Mine. The petition for modification is granted for the use of a carbon monoxide monitoring system that identifies the location of sensors in lieu of identifying belt flights at the Elk Creek Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–041–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 35710. Petitioner: McElroy Coal Company. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use non-permissible submersible pumps installed in bleeder and return entries and sealed areas of the McElroy Mine. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the McElroy Mine. The petition for modification is granted for the use of low- and medium-voltage, three phase, 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. As designee of the Secretary, we have 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 we published a notice of the filing of the petition for modification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petitions and copies of the final decisions are available for examination by the public in the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 40 / Wednesday, March 1, 2006 / Notices alternating-current submersible pumps(s) installed in return and bleeder entries and sealed areas in the McElroy Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–042–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 35710. Petitioner: Consolidation Coal Company. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use non-permissible submersible pumps installed in bleeder and return entries and sealed areas of the Shoemaker Mine. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Shoemaker Mine. MSHA is requiring, for this petition only, that the surface pump control and power circuits be examined in accordance with 30 CFR 77.502 requirements, since the control and power circuits that enter the underground portions of the mine cannot be examined in their entirety to satisfy the requirements of 30 CFR 75.512 or the 30 CFR 75.364(b)(7) weekly examination requirement. The petition for modification is granted for the use of low- and medium-voltage, three-phase, alternating-current submersible pump(s) installed in return and bleeder entries and in sealed areas in the Shoemaker Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–050–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 42102. Petitioner: Andalex Resources, Inc. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use low-voltage or battery powered non-permissible, electronic testing, diagnostic equipment or other equipment within 150 feet of pillar workings, under controlled conditions. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Aberdeen Mine. The petition for modification is granted for the use of low-voltage or battery-powered non-permissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in or inby the last open crosscut or within 150 feet of pillar workings under controlled conditions, for testing and diagnosing the mining equipment for the Aberdeen Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–051–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 42103. Petitioner: Bear Gap Coal Company. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1100– 2(a)(2). Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use portable fire extinguishers to replace existing requirements where rock dust, water cars, and other water storage equipped with three 10 quart pails is not practical. The petitioner proposes to use two portable fire extinguishers near the slope bottom and an additional portable VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Feb 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 fire extinguisher within 500 feet of the working face. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Bear Gap Coal Company #6 Slope Mine. The petition for modification is granted for firefighting equipment in the working section for the Bear Gap Coal Company #6 Slope Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–055–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 48984. Petitioner: Black Stallion Coal Company, LLC. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use 900 feet of trailing cable on Roof Bolters and Mobile Roof Supports for trailing cables that supply 480-volt, three-phase, alternating current to roof bolters and mobile roof supports. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Black Stallion Mine. The petition for modification is granted for trailing cables supplying 480-volt, three-phase alternating current to roof bolters and mobile roof supports and 550-volt, three-phase alternating current to shuttle cars for the Black Stallion Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–058–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 48984. Petitioner: Dodge Hill Mining Company, 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 standard. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Dodge Hill Mine No. 1. The petition for modification is granted for the delugetype water spray systems installed at belt-conveyor drives in lieu of blow-off dust covers for nozzles for the Dodge Hill Mine No. 1 with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–059–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 48984. Petitioner: Hopkins County Coal, LLC. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1700. Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to plug and mine through oil and gas wells in all mineable coal beds. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Elk Creek Mine. The petition for modification is granted for the Elk Creek Mine with conditions. Docket No.: M–2005–060–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 52449. Petitioner: Pacific Minerals. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1100– 2(e)(2). Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use two portable fire PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10557 extinguishers or one extinguisher having at least twice the minimum capacity in 30 CFR 75.1100–1(e) at each temporary electrical installation at the Bridger Underground Mine. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Bridger Underground Mine. The petition for modification is granted for the temporary electrical installations provided the petitioner maintains two portable fire extinguishers having at least the minimum capacity specified for a portable fire extinguisher in 30 CFR 75.1100–1(e), or one portable fire extinguisher with twice the minimum capacity specified in 30 CFR 75.1100– 2(e) at each of the temporary electrical installations for the Bridger Underground Mine. Docket No.: M–2005–061–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 52449. Petitioner: Andalex Resources, Inc. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d). Summary of Findings: Petitioner’s proposal is to use low-voltage or batterypowered non-permissible, electronic testing, diagnostic equipment or other, in or inby the last open crosscut under controlled conditions. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Aberdeen Mine. The petition for modification is granted for the use of low-voltage or batterypowered non-permissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in or inby the last open crosscut or within 150 feet of pillar workings or longwall face, under controlled conditions, for testing and diagnosing the mining equipment at the Aberdeen Mine with conditions. [FR Doc. E6–2848 Filed 2–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [V–04–1] Commonwealth Dynamics, Inc., MidAtlantic Boiler & Chimney, Inc.,1 and R and P Industrial Chimney Co., Inc.; Grant of a Permanent Variance Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. AGENCY: 1 Designated as Alberici Mid-Atlantic, LLC (‘‘Alberici’’) on the notice of an application for a permanent variance and interim order published at 69 FR 48754. Mid-Atlantic Boiler & Chimney, Inc. 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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. As designee of 
the Secretary, we have 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 we 
published a notice of the filing of the petition for modification.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Petitions and copies of the final 
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 22nd day of February 2006.
Robert F. Stone,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.

Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification

    Docket No.: M-2005-004-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 7760.
    Petitioner: Lone Mountain Processing, Inc.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.901(a).
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use a 480-volt, 
three-phase, 300KW/375kVA diesel-powered generator (DPG) set to supply 
power to a three-phase wye connected 300 KVA autotransformer and three-
phase, 480-volt and 995-volt power circuits. This is considered an 
acceptable alternative method for the Clover Fork Mine No. 1. The 
petition for modification is granted for the use of the 300 Kilowatt 
(kW)/375 Kilovolt Amperes (KVA), 480-volt, diesel-powered generator 
(DPG) set to supply power to three-phase 480- and 995-volt power 
circuits to move mobile equipment around the mine at the Clover Fork 
Mine No. 1 with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-034-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 32379.
    Petitioner: Hopkins County Coal, LLC.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1103-4(a).
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to install a low-
level carbon monoxide detection system as an early warning fire 
detection system in all belt entries where a monitoring system 
identifies a sensor location in lieu of identifying each belt flight. 
This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Elk Creek 
Mine. The petition for modification is granted for the use of a carbon 
monoxide monitoring system that identifies the location of sensors in 
lieu of identifying belt flights at the Elk Creek Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-041-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 35710.
    Petitioner: McElroy Coal Company.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use non-
permissible submersible pumps installed in bleeder and return entries 
and sealed areas of the McElroy Mine. This is considered an acceptable 
alternative method for the McElroy Mine. The petition for modification 
is granted for the use of low- and medium-voltage, three phase,

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alternating-current submersible pumps(s) installed in return and 
bleeder entries and sealed areas in the McElroy Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-042-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 35710.
    Petitioner: Consolidation Coal Company.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use non-
permissible submersible pumps installed in bleeder and return entries 
and sealed areas of the Shoemaker Mine. This is considered an 
acceptable alternative method for the Shoemaker Mine. MSHA is 
requiring, for this petition only, that the surface pump control and 
power circuits be examined in accordance with 30 CFR 77.502 
requirements, since the control and power circuits that enter the 
underground portions of the mine cannot be examined in their entirety 
to satisfy the requirements of 30 CFR 75.512 or the 30 CFR 75.364(b)(7) 
weekly examination requirement. The petition for modification is 
granted for the use of low- and medium-voltage, three-phase, 
alternating-current submersible pump(s) installed in return and bleeder 
entries and in sealed areas in the Shoemaker Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-050-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 42102.
    Petitioner: Andalex Resources, Inc.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use low-voltage or 
battery powered non-permissible, electronic testing, diagnostic 
equipment or other equipment within 150 feet of pillar workings, under 
controlled conditions. This is considered an acceptable alternative 
method for the Aberdeen Mine. The petition for modification is granted 
for the use of low-voltage or battery-powered non-permissible 
electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in or inby the last open 
crosscut or within 150 feet of pillar workings under controlled 
conditions, for testing and diagnosing the mining equipment for the 
Aberdeen Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-051-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 42103.
    Petitioner: Bear Gap Coal Company.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1100-2(a)(2).
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use portable fire 
extinguishers to replace existing requirements where rock dust, water 
cars, and other water storage equipped with three 10 quart pails is not 
practical. The petitioner proposes to use two portable fire 
extinguishers near the slope bottom and an additional portable fire 
extinguisher within 500 feet of the working face. This is considered an 
acceptable alternative method for the Bear Gap Coal Company 6 
Slope Mine. The petition for modification is granted for firefighting 
equipment in the working section for the Bear Gap Coal Company 
6 Slope Mine with conditions.
    Docket No.: M-2005-055-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 48984.
    Petitioner: Black Stallion Coal Company, LLC.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use 900 feet of 
trailing cable on Roof Bolters and Mobile Roof Supports for trailing 
cables that supply 480-volt, three-phase, alternating current to roof 
bolters and mobile roof supports. This is considered an acceptable 
alternative method for the Black Stallion Mine. The petition for 
modification is granted for trailing cables supplying 480-volt, three-
phase alternating current to roof bolters and mobile roof supports and 
550-volt, three-phase alternating current to shuttle cars for the Black 
Stallion Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-058-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 48984.
    Petitioner: Dodge Hill Mining Company, 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 standard. This 
is considered an acceptable alternative method for the Dodge Hill Mine 
No. 1. The petition for modification is granted for the deluge-type 
water spray systems installed at belt-conveyor drives in lieu of blow-
off dust covers for nozzles for the Dodge Hill Mine No. 1 with 
conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-059-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 48984.
    Petitioner: Hopkins County Coal, LLC.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1700.
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to plug and mine 
through oil and gas wells in all mineable coal beds. This is considered 
an acceptable alternative method for the Elk Creek Mine. The petition 
for modification is granted for the Elk Creek Mine with conditions.

    Docket No.: M-2005-060-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 52449.
    Petitioner: Pacific Minerals.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1100-2(e)(2).
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use two portable 
fire extinguishers or one extinguisher having at least twice the 
minimum capacity in 30 CFR 75.1100-1(e) at each temporary electrical 
installation at the Bridger Underground Mine. This is considered an 
acceptable alternative method for the Bridger Underground Mine. The 
petition for modification is granted for the temporary electrical 
installations provided the petitioner maintains two portable fire 
extinguishers having at least the minimum capacity specified for a 
portable fire extinguisher in 30 CFR 75.1100-1(e), or one portable fire 
extinguisher with twice the minimum capacity specified in 30 CFR 
75.1100-2(e) at each of the temporary electrical installations for the 
Bridger Underground Mine.

    Docket No.: M-2005-061-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 52449.
    Petitioner: Andalex Resources, Inc.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d).
    Summary of Findings: Petitioner's proposal is to use low-voltage or 
battery-powered non-permissible, electronic testing, diagnostic 
equipment or other, in or inby the last open crosscut under controlled 
conditions. This is considered an acceptable alternative method for the 
Aberdeen Mine. The petition for modification is granted for the use of 
low-voltage or battery-powered non-permissible electronic testing and 
diagnostic equipment in or inby the last open crosscut or within 150 
feet of pillar workings or longwall face, under controlled conditions, 
for testing and diagnosing the mining equipment at the Aberdeen Mine 
with conditions.

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