Petitions for Modification, 28714-28716 [E6-7469]

Download as PDF 28714 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 17, 2006 / Notices This certification is for the maximum normal credit allowable under Section 3302(a) of the Code. Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Labor. 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The schedule and agenda for the meeting are as follows: 9 a.m. Opening session. 9:30 a.m. New Data on the Services Sector. 1 p.m. Outliers in Data Produced and Used in Federal Statistical Agencies. 3 p.m. Priorities for future meetings. 3:30 p.m. American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and Non-market Accounts. 4:45 p.m. Conclude (approximate time). The meeting is open to the public. Any questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Margaret Johnson, Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, on Area Code (202) 691– 5600. Individuals with disabilities, who need special accommodations, should contact Ms. Johnson at least two days prior to the meeting date. Signed at Washington, DC the 10th day of May 2006. Kathleen P. Utgoff, Commissioner of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E6–7509 Filed 5–16–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Elaine L. Chao, Secretary of Labor. [FR Doc. E6–7508 Filed 5–16–06; 8:45 am] Mine Safety and Health Administration BILLING CODE 4510–30–P The following parties have filed petitions to modify the application of existing safety standards under section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. Petitions for Modification DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES 1. Perry County Coal Corporation Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting and Agenda The tenth meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee will be held on June 9, 2006 in the Postal Square Building, 2 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 May 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 [Docket No. M–2006–009–C] Perry County Coal Corporation, 1845 S. KY Hwy.15, Hazard, Kentucky 41701 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.364(a)(2) (Weekly examination) to its HZ4–1 Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 15–02085) located PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 2. Six M. Coal Company [Docket No. M–2006–010–C] Six M Coal Company, 647 South Street, Lykens, Pennsylvania 17048 has filed a petition to modify the application of paragraph (b) of 30 CFR 49.2 (Availability of mine rescue teams) to its No. 1 Slope Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 36–09138) located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of reduction of two mine rescue teams with three members with one alternative for either team in lieu of two mine rescue teams with five members and one alternate each team. The petitioner asserts that to utilize five or more rescue team members in the mine’s confined working places would result in a diminution of safety to both the miners at the mine and members of the rescue team, and that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 3. Six M. Coal Company [Docket No.M–2006–011–C] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P This certification is for the maximum additional credit allowable under Section 3302(b) of the Code. in Perry County, Kentucky. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit approved check points 5 and 5A to be relocated in the neutral entry on the Southwest Mains, and add check points 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5I, 5J, 5K, 5L, 5M, and 5N which will be located in the neutral entry in the Southwest Mains, due to hazardous roof and rib conditions. The petitioner has listed specific procedures in this petition that will be followed when the proposed alternative method is implemented. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. Sfmt 4703 Six M Coal Company, 647 South Street, Lykens, Pennsylvania 17048 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1202 and 1202–1(a) (Temporary notations, revisions, and supplements) to its No. 1 Slope Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 36–09138) located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The petitioner proposes to revise and supplement mine maps annually instead of every 6 months as required, and to update maps daily by hand notations. The petitioner also proposes to conduct surveys prior to commencing retreat mining and whenever either a drilling program under 30 CFR 75.388 or plan for mining into inaccessible areas under 30 CFR 75.389 is required. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 17, 2006 / Notices measure of protection as the existing standard. 4. Twentymile Coal Company mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES [Docket No. M–2006–012–C] Twentymile Coal Company, Gateway Center, Suite 1340, 401 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.362(d)(2) (Onshift examination) to its Foidel Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 05–03836) located in Routt County, Colorado. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance to the taking of methane tests by means of an extendable probe. The petitioner proposes the following for use when equipment is operated inby the last open crosscut such as, but not limited to, spot roof-bolting and cleanup activities with a scoop or other mining equipment: (i) In working places before a continuous miner is taken into the place or energized, methane tests will be taken at the face from under permanent roof support or when such test is not appropriate because the last row of permanent roof support or when such test is not appropriate because the last row of permanent support is sufficiently back from the face, using a probe with a maximum extension of 16 feet inby the second row of supports. If the probe is used, a methane test will be taken with an on-board methane detection system which draws a sample from the face to be performed once the miner is trammed to a location beyond supported roof; (ii) in working places before a roof bolter, scoop or other equipment is taken into the place or energized inby the last open crosscut but outby the last row of bolts, before the equipment it taken into the place or energized, methane tests will at the face from under permanent roof support or when such test is not appropriate because the last row of permanent support is sufficiently back from the face, using a probe 16 feet inby the second row of bolts. The methane tests at the last row of permanent roof supports will be taken every 20 minutes with the equipment as energized unless the equipment is inby the face ventilation device. If so, a probe will be used to check for methane 16 feet inby the second row of bolts; and (iii) in working places before a roof bolter is taken into the place or energized inby the last open crosscut and inby the last row of bolts, before the equipment is taken into the place or energized, methane tests will be taken at the face from under permanent roof support, or when such test is not appropriate because the last row of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 May 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 permanent support is sufficiently back from the face using a probe that extends 16 feet inby the second row of bolts, and a machine-mounted methane monitor will be installed on the roof bolter using the specific procedures listed in the this petition. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 5. Twentymile Coal Company [Docket No. M–2006–013–C] Twentymile Coal Company, Gateway Center, Suite 1340, 401 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.362(a)(2) (Onshift examination) to its Foidel Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 05–03836) located in Routt County, Colorado. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance for examining of dust control parameters. The petitioner proposes to have a certified person conduct the examination as required in 30 CFR 75.362(a)(2). The certified persons will have readily available to them pressure gauges and similar devices that are useful in conducting the examinations. The examinations will be conducted on the shift prior to the first production shift within three hours of the end of the shift by experienced personnel qualified to perform such examinations, and any potential hazards will be identified. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 6. Twentymile Coal Company [Docket No. M–2006–014–C] Twentymile Coal Company, Gateway Center, Suite 1340, 401 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1902(c) (Underground diesel fuel storagegeneral requirements) to its Foidel Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 05–03836) located in Routt County, Colorado. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of additional temporary underground diesel fuel storage areas. The petitioner proposes to utilize additional temporary underground diesel fuel storage areas, particularly, but not limited to, so that it can perform work in its tailgate such as removing belt structure, installing seals, and rock dusting. The petitioner states that the temporary fuel storage will be equipped with an automatic fire suppression system; a carbon monoxide sensor will be installed immediately PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28715 downwind from the station which will be linked to the mine-wide atmospheric monitoring system; the temporary fuel storage area will be located in an area of the mine in a separate split of air from any active working sections; and the temporary fuel storage area will be vented to the return. The petitioner further states that the location of the storage area will have access to two separate and distinct escapeways, one of which contains intake air and will be either in the entry where the fuel storage area is located, or one crosscut inby or outby the area through an open crosscut, a man-door, or equipment door. The petitioner has listed additional specific procedures in this petition that will be followed when the proposed alternative method is implemented. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 7. Twentymile Coal Company [Docket No. M–2006–015–C] Twentymile Coal Company, Gateway Center, Suite 1340, 401 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.324 (Intentional changes in the ventilation system) to its Foidel Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 05–03836) located in Routt County, Colorado. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the temporary reversal of the air in the belt entry during non-production work in the belt entry, or because of the necessity of emergency access for belt breakage, coal spillage, or roof conditions that require access without having to remove persons from the mine or de-energize power for the affected area. The petitioner has listed specific procedures in this petition that will be followed when the proposed alternative method is implemented. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. Request for Comments Persons interested in these petitions are encouraged to submit comments via E-mail: zzMSHA-Comments@dol.gov; Fax: (202) 693–9441; or Regular Mail/ Hand Delivery/Courier: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All comments must be postmarked or received in that office on or before June 16, 2006. E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 28716 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 17, 2006 / Notices Copies of these petitions are available for inspection at that address. Dated at Arlington, Virginia this 10th day of May 2006. Patricia W. Silvey, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. E6–7469 Filed 5–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION Senior Executive Service; Performance Review Board; Members National Capital Planning Commission. AGENCY: Notice of Members of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board. ACTION: SUMMARY: Section 4314(c) of Title 5, U.S.C. (as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978) requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, one or more Performance Review Boards (PRB) to review, evaluate and make a final recommendation on performance appraisals assigned to individual members of the agency’s Senior Executive Service. The PRB established for the National Capital Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the agency head regarding SES performance awards, rank awards and bonuses. Section 4314(c)(4) requires that notice of appointment of Performance Review Board members be published in the Federal Register. The following persons have been appointed to serve as members of the Performance Review Board for the National Capital Planning Commission: Kent E. Baum, Jill Crumpacker, Patricia E. Gallagher, John Lennon, Lawrence Roffee, and Charles H. Schneider from May 11, 2006 to May 11, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Phyllis A. Vessels, Human Resources Specialist, National Capital Planning Commission, 401 Ninth Street, NW., Suite 500 North, Washington, DC 20004, (202) 482–7217. Dated: May 10, 2006. Barry S. Socks, Chief Operating Officer. [FR Doc. 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Pa’ina Hawaii, LLC, LBP– 06–4, 63 NRC 99 (Jan. 24, 2006) (admitting three safety contentions and standing); LBP–06–12, 63 NRCl(March 24, 2006. 1 p.m Briefing on Status of Implementation of Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Meeting) (Contact: Scott Moore, (301) 415–7278). This meeting will be Web cast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov. 3:30 p.m. Discussion of Management Issues (Closed—Ex.2). Tuesday, May 16, 2006 9:25 a.m. Affirmation Session (Public Meeting) (Tentative). a. Hydro Resources, Inc. (In situ leach mining license), 40–8968–ML, concerning LBP–06–1 (PID—Radioactive Air Emissions) (Tentative). 9:30 a.m. Briefing on Results of the Agency Action Review Meeting— Reactors/Materials (Public Meeting) (Contact; Mark Tonacci, (301) 415– 4045). This meeting will be Web cast live at the Web address—http://www.nrc.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petitions for Modification

    The following parties have filed petitions to modify the 
application of existing safety standards under section 101(c) of the 
Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

1. Perry County Coal Corporation

[Docket No. M-2006-009-C]

    Perry County Coal Corporation, 1845 S. KY Hwy.15, Hazard, Kentucky 
41701 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 
75.364(a)(2) (Weekly examination) to its HZ4-1 Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 15-
02085) located in Perry County, Kentucky. The petitioner requests a 
modification of the existing standard to permit approved check points 5 
and 5A to be relocated in the neutral entry on the Southwest Mains, and 
add check points 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E, 5F, 5G, 5H, 5I, 5J, 5K, 5L, 5M, and 5N 
which will be located in the neutral entry in the Southwest Mains, due 
to hazardous roof and rib conditions. The petitioner has listed 
specific procedures in this petition that will be followed when the 
proposed alternative method is implemented. The petitioner asserts that 
the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure 
of protection as the existing standard.

2. Six M. Coal Company

[Docket No. M-2006-010-C]

    Six M Coal Company, 647 South Street, Lykens, Pennsylvania 17048 
has filed a petition to modify the application of paragraph (b) of 30 
CFR 49.2 (Availability of mine rescue teams) to its No. 1 Slope Mine 
(MSHA I.D. No. 36-09138) located in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The 
petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit 
the use of reduction of two mine rescue teams with three members with 
one alternative for either team in lieu of two mine rescue teams with 
five members and one alternate each team. The petitioner asserts that 
to utilize five or more rescue team members in the mine's confined 
working places would result in a diminution of safety to both the 
miners at the mine and members of the rescue team, and that the 
proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of 
protection as the existing standard.

3. Six M. Coal Company

[Docket No.M-2006-011-C]

    Six M Coal Company, 647 South Street, Lykens, Pennsylvania 17048 
has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1202 and 
1202-1(a) (Temporary notations, revisions, and supplements) to its No. 
1 Slope Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 36-09138) located in Dauphin County, 
Pennsylvania. The petitioner proposes to revise and supplement mine 
maps annually instead of every 6 months as required, and to update maps 
daily by hand notations. The petitioner also proposes to conduct 
surveys prior to commencing retreat mining and whenever either a 
drilling program under 30 CFR 75.388 or plan for mining into 
inaccessible areas under 30 CFR 75.389 is required. The petitioner 
asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the 
same

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measure of protection as the existing standard.

4. Twentymile Coal Company

[Docket No. M-2006-012-C]

    Twentymile Coal Company, Gateway Center, Suite 1340, 401 Liberty 
Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 has filed a petition to modify 
the application of 30 CFR 75.362(d)(2) (On-shift examination) to its 
Foidel Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 05-03836) located in Routt County, 
Colorado. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing 
standard to permit an alternative method of compliance to the taking of 
methane tests by means of an extendable probe. The petitioner proposes 
the following for use when equipment is operated inby the last open 
crosscut such as, but not limited to, spot roof-bolting and cleanup 
activities with a scoop or other mining equipment: (i) In working 
places before a continuous miner is taken into the place or energized, 
methane tests will be taken at the face from under permanent roof 
support or when such test is not appropriate because the last row of 
permanent roof support or when such test is not appropriate because the 
last row of permanent support is sufficiently back from the face, using 
a probe with a maximum extension of 16 feet inby the second row of 
supports. If the probe is used, a methane test will be taken with an 
on-board methane detection system which draws a sample from the face to 
be performed once the miner is trammed to a location beyond supported 
roof; (ii) in working places before a roof bolter, scoop or other 
equipment is taken into the place or energized inby the last open 
crosscut but outby the last row of bolts, before the equipment it taken 
into the place or energized, methane tests will at the face from under 
permanent roof support or when such test is not appropriate because the 
last row of permanent support is sufficiently back from the face, using 
a probe 16 feet inby the second row of bolts. The methane tests at the 
last row of permanent roof supports will be taken every 20 minutes with 
the equipment as energized unless the equipment is inby the face 
ventilation device. If so, a probe will be used to check for methane 16 
feet inby the second row of bolts; and (iii) in working places before a 
roof bolter is taken into the place or energized inby the last open 
crosscut and inby the last row of bolts, before the equipment is taken 
into the place or energized, methane tests will be taken at the face 
from under permanent roof support, or when such test is not appropriate 
because the last row of permanent support is sufficiently back from the 
face using a probe that extends 16 feet inby the second row of bolts, 
and a machine-mounted methane monitor will be installed on the roof 
bolter using the specific procedures listed in the this petition. The 
petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide 
at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard.

5. Twentymile Coal Company

[Docket No. M-2006-013-C]

    Twentymile Coal Company, Gateway Center, Suite 1340, 401 Liberty 
Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 has filed a petition to modify 
the application of 30 CFR 75.362(a)(2) (On-shift examination) to its 
Foidel Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 05-03836) located in Routt County, 
Colorado. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing 
standard to permit an alternative method of compliance for examining of 
dust control parameters. The petitioner proposes to have a certified 
person conduct the examination as required in 30 CFR 75.362(a)(2). The 
certified persons will have readily available to them pressure gauges 
and similar devices that are useful in conducting the examinations. The 
examinations will be conducted on the shift prior to the first 
production shift within three hours of the end of the shift by 
experienced personnel qualified to perform such examinations, and any 
potential hazards will be identified. The petitioner asserts that the 
proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of 
protection as the existing standard.

6. Twentymile Coal Company

[Docket No. M-2006-014-C]

    Twentymile Coal Company, Gateway Center, Suite 1340, 401 Liberty 
Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 has filed a petition to modify 
the application of 30 CFR 75.1902(c) (Underground diesel fuel storage-
general requirements) to its Foidel Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 05-03836) 
located in Routt County, Colorado. The petitioner requests a 
modification of the existing standard to permit the use of additional 
temporary underground diesel fuel storage areas. The petitioner 
proposes to utilize additional temporary underground diesel fuel 
storage areas, particularly, but not limited to, so that it can perform 
work in its tailgate such as removing belt structure, installing seals, 
and rock dusting. The petitioner states that the temporary fuel storage 
will be equipped with an automatic fire suppression system; a carbon 
monoxide sensor will be installed immediately downwind from the station 
which will be linked to the mine-wide atmospheric monitoring system; 
the temporary fuel storage area will be located in an area of the mine 
in a separate split of air from any active working sections; and the 
temporary fuel storage area will be vented to the return. The 
petitioner further states that the location of the storage area will 
have access to two separate and distinct escapeways, one of which 
contains intake air and will be either in the entry where the fuel 
storage area is located, or one crosscut inby or outby the area through 
an open crosscut, a man-door, or equipment door. The petitioner has 
listed additional specific procedures in this petition that will be 
followed when the proposed alternative method is implemented. The 
petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide 
at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard.

7. Twentymile Coal Company

[Docket No. M-2006-015-C]

    Twentymile Coal Company, Gateway Center, Suite 1340, 401 Liberty 
Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 has filed a petition to modify 
the application of 30 CFR 75.324 (Intentional changes in the 
ventilation system) to its Foidel Creek Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 05-03836) 
located in Routt County, Colorado. The petitioner requests a 
modification of the existing standard to permit the temporary reversal 
of the air in the belt entry during non-production work in the belt 
entry, or because of the necessity of emergency access for belt 
breakage, coal spillage, or roof conditions that require access without 
having to remove persons from the mine or de-energize power for the 
affected area. The petitioner has listed specific procedures in this 
petition that will be followed when the proposed alternative method is 
implemented. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative 
method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the 
existing standard.

Request for Comments

    Persons interested in these petitions are encouraged to submit 
comments via E-mail: zzMSHA-Comments@dol.gov; Fax: (202) 693-9441; or 
Regular Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Mine Safety and Health 
Administration, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 
Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All comments 
must be postmarked or received in that office on or before June 16, 
2006.

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    Copies of these petitions are available for inspection at that 
address.

    Dated at Arlington, Virginia this 10th day of May 2006.
Patricia W. Silvey,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
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