Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards, 33490-33491 [E6-9005]

Download as PDF 33490 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 111 / Friday, June 9, 2006 / Notices or a misinterpretation of facts or of the law. Therefore, dismissal of the application was issued. TA–W–58,939; Kmart, Rainbow City, Alabama (May 31, 2006) Signed at Washington, DC, this 1st day of June 2006. Erica R. Cantor, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–9014 Filed 6–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration All workers of Tenneco, Inc., ClevitePullman Division, Milan, Ohio, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after March 20, 2005 through April 19, 2008, 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. Signed in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of June, 2006. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–9021 Filed 6–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P [TA–W–59,142] Tenneco, Inc.; Clevite-Pullman Division; Mila, OH; Notice of Revised Determination on Reconsideration of Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES By letter dated April 27, 2006, a petitioner requested administrative reconsideration regarding Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) applicable to workers of the subject firm. The negative determination was signed on April 19, 2006, and was published in the Federal Register on May 10, 2006 (71 FR 27292). The workers of Tenneco, Inc., ClevitePullman Division, Milan, Ohio were certified eligible to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) on April 19, 2006. 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 petitioner 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 and a contact with the company official 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. 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: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:01 Jun 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–58,926] Triangle Suspension Systems, Inc.; Steel Leaf Springs Dubois, PA; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration Pursuant to 29 CFR 90.18(C) an application for administrative reconsideration was filed with the Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance for workers at Triangle Suspension Systems., Inc., Steel Leaf Springs, Dubois, Pennsylvania. The application did not contain new information supporting a conclusion that the determination was erroneous, and also did not provide a justification for reconsideration of the determination that was based on either mistaken facts or a misinterpretation of facts or of the law. Therefore, dismissal of the application was issued. TA–W–58,926; Triangle Suspension Systems, Inc. Steel Leaf Springs, Dubois, Pennsylvania (May 25, 2006) Signed at Washington, DC, this 1st day of June 2006. Erica R. Cantor, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–9012 Filed 6–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards 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)]. 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 Sections 44.9, 44.10, and 44.11; Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards. DATES: Submit comments on or before August 8, 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSESES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 811(c), provides that a mine operator or a representative of miners may petition the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to modify the application of a mandatory safety standard. 30 CFR Part 44 formally delegates the Secretary’s authority to receive petitions to the Director of the E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 111 / Friday, June 9, 2006 / Notices Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances and the authority to issue proposed decisions to the Administrators for Coal and Metal/ Nonmetal. A petition for modification may be granted if the Secretary determines (1) that an alternative method of achieving the results of the standard exists and that it will guarantee, at all times, no less than the same measure of protection for the miners affected as that afforded by the standard, or (2) that the application of the standard will result in a diminution of safety to the miners affected. II. Desired Focus of Comments 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 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 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES section of this notice, or viewed on the Internet by accessing the MSHA home page (http://www.msha.gov) and then choosing ‘‘Statutory and Regulatory Information’’ and ‘‘Federal Register Documents.’’ III. Current Actions Under 30 CFR 44.9, mine operators must post a copy of each petition for modification concerning the mine on the mine’s bulletin board and maintain the posting until a ruling on the petition becomes final. This applies only to mines for which there is no representative of miners. Under 30 CFR 44.10, detailed guidance for filing a petition for modification is provided for the operator of the affected mine or any representative of the miners at that mine. The petition must be in writing, filed with the Director of the Office of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:01 Jun 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 Standards, Regulations, and Variances, and a copy of the petition served by the filing party (the mine operator or representative of miners) on the other party. Under 30 CFR 44.11(a), the petition for modification must contain the petitioner’s name and address; the mailing address and mine identification number of the mine or mines affected; the mandatory safety standard to which the petition is directed; a concise statement of the modification requested and whether the petitioner (1) Proposes to establish an alternate method in lieu of the mandatory safety standard, or (2) alleges that application of the standard will result in diminution of safety to the miners affected, or (3) requests relief based on both grounds; a detailed statement of the facts that show the grounds upon which a modification is claimed or warranted; and, if the petitioner is a mine operator, the identity of any representative of miners at the affected mine. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards. OMB Number: 1219–0065. Recordkeeping: Under 30 CFR 44.9, mine operators must post a copy of each petition for modification concerning the mine on the mine’s bulletin board and maintain the posting until a ruling on the petition becomes final. This applies only to mines for which there is no representative of miners. Under 30 CFR 44.10 The petition must be in writing, filed with the Director of the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, and a copy of the petition served by the filing party (the mine operator or representative of miners) on the other party. Under 30 CFR 44.11(a), the petition for modification must contain the petitioner’s name and address; the mailing address and mine identification number of the mine or mines affected; the mandatory safety standard to which the petition is directed; a concise statement of the modification requested and whether the petitioner (1) Proposes to establish an alternate method in lieu of the mandatory safety standard, or (2) alleges that application of the standard will result in diminution of safety to the miners affected, or (3) requests relief based on both grounds; a detailed statement of the facts that show the grounds upon which a modification is claimed or warranted; and, if the petitioner is a mine operator, the identity of any representative of miners at the affected mine. Frequency: On Occasion. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33491 Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 94. Responses: 94. Total Burden Hours: 2,960. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $40. 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 2nd day of June, 2006. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E6–9005 Filed 6–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION [MCC FR 06–09] Notice of the June 16, 2006 Millennium Challenge Corporation Board of Directors Meeting; Sunshine Act Meeting Millennium Challenge Corporation. TIME AND DATE: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2006. PLACE: Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20520. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information on the meeting may be obtained from Joyce B. Lanham via email at Board@mcc.gov or by telephone at (202) 521–3600. STATUS: Meeting will be closed to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Board of Directors (the ‘‘Board’’) of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (‘‘MCC’’) will hold a meeting to discuss the proposed Compact with Ghana; the approval of several proposed Threshold Country Programs; MCC suspension and termination issues; an operations update; and certain administrative matters. The agenda items are expected to involve the consideration of classified information and the meeting will be closed to the public. AGENCY: Dated: June 6, 2006. Jon A. Dyck, Vice President and General Counsel. [FR Doc. 06–5277 Filed 6–6–06; 4:54 pm] BILLING CODE 9210–01–P E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Petitions for Modification of Mandatory 
Safety Standards

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)]. 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 Sections 44.9, 44.10, and 44.11; 
Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards.

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 8, 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).

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 811(c), provides that a mine operator or a 
representative of miners may petition the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) to modify the application of a mandatory safety standard. 
30 CFR Part 44 formally delegates the Secretary's authority to receive 
petitions to the Director of the

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Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances and the authority to 
issue proposed decisions to the Administrators for Coal and Metal/
Nonmetal. A petition for modification may be granted if the Secretary 
determines (1) that an alternative method of achieving the results of 
the standard exists and that it will guarantee, at all times, no less 
than the same measure of protection for the miners affected as that 
afforded by the standard, or (2) that the application of the standard 
will result in a diminution of safety to the miners affected.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    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 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 (http://www.msha.gov) and then choosing 
``Statutory and Regulatory Information'' and ``Federal Register 
Documents.''

III. Current Actions

    Under 30 CFR 44.9, mine operators must post a copy of each petition 
for modification concerning the mine on the mine's bulletin board and 
maintain the posting until a ruling on the petition becomes final. This 
applies only to mines for which there is no representative of miners.
    Under 30 CFR 44.10, detailed guidance for filing a petition for 
modification is provided for the operator of the affected mine or any 
representative of the miners at that mine. The petition must be in 
writing, filed with the Director of the Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, and a copy of the petition served by the 
filing party (the mine operator or representative of miners) on the 
other party.
    Under 30 CFR 44.11(a), the petition for modification must contain 
the petitioner's name and address; the mailing address and mine 
identification number of the mine or mines affected; the mandatory 
safety standard to which the petition is directed; a concise statement 
of the modification requested and whether the petitioner (1) Proposes 
to establish an alternate method in lieu of the mandatory safety 
standard, or (2) alleges that application of the standard will result 
in diminution of safety to the miners affected, or (3) requests relief 
based on both grounds; a detailed statement of the facts that show the 
grounds upon which a modification is claimed or warranted; and, if the 
petitioner is a mine operator, the identity of any representative of 
miners at the affected mine.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards.
    OMB Number: 1219-0065.
    Recordkeeping: Under 30 CFR 44.9, mine operators must post a copy 
of each petition for modification concerning the mine on the mine's 
bulletin board and maintain the posting until a ruling on the petition 
becomes final. This applies only to mines for which there is no 
representative of miners.
    Under 30 CFR 44.10 The petition must be in writing, filed with the 
Director of the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, and a 
copy of the petition served by the filing party (the mine operator or 
representative of miners) on the other party.
    Under 30 CFR 44.11(a), the petition for modification must contain 
the petitioner's name and address; the mailing address and mine 
identification number of the mine or mines affected; the mandatory 
safety standard to which the petition is directed; a concise statement 
of the modification requested and whether the petitioner (1) Proposes 
to establish an alternate method in lieu of the mandatory safety 
standard, or (2) alleges that application of the standard will result 
in diminution of safety to the miners affected, or (3) requests relief 
based on both grounds; a detailed statement of the facts that show the 
grounds upon which a modification is claimed or warranted; and, if the 
petitioner is a mine operator, the identity of any representative of 
miners at the affected mine.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 94.
    Responses: 94.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,960.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $40.
    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 2nd day of June, 2006.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
[FR Doc. E6-9005 Filed 6-8-06; 8:45 am]
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