Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Escape and Evacuation Plans, 42129-42130 [E6-11834]

Download as PDF 42129 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 25, 2006 / Notices Each of the local sites that participated in the study operated all three of these ITA approaches. Local customers that were determined eligible for an ITA were randomly assigned to one of the approaches. The evaluation of the ITA experiment includes an analysis of the implementation and operation of the three ITA approaches, based on data collected during three rounds of visits to the six sites participating in the experiment. The evaluation also consists of an analysis of customer outcomes and the returns on the investment in training. This analysis will focus on the differences in customer outcomes, such as training choices, employment, and earnings, generated by the three ITA approaches. 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: This is a notice to extend the collection period that is currently approved by OMB (1205–0446 expires October 31, 2006). The follow-up survey will collect data items unavailable from administrative Total respondents Cite/reference ITA Follow-up survey .................................................................................. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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: July 19, 2006. Maria K. Flynn, Administrator, Office of Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. E6–11851 Filed 7–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 18:02 Jul 24, 2006 Average time per response One time ...... 30 min .......... 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 77.1101; Escape and Evacuation Plans. Submit comments on or before September 25, 2006. Jkt 208001 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 Internet 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). ADDRESSES: Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Escape and Evacuation Plans VerDate Aug<31>2005 Frequency DATES: Mine Safety and Health Administration ACTION: 3,840 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 records. It will provide more detailed information on training and employment outcomes than UI wage records and more detailed information on household composition and other demographic characteristics. The follow-up survey will be the only source for data on: perceptions of and attitudes toward the services and levels of customer choice provided by each ITA approach, job search behavior after random assignment, and characteristics of post-training jobs. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Employment and Training Administration. Title: Evaluation of the Individual Training Account Experiment OMB Number: 1205–0441. Affected Public: Individuals of households. Total Respondents: 3,840. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,920. Burden 1,920 hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 77.1101(a) requires operators of surface coal mines and surface work areas of underground coal mines to establish and keep current a specific escape and evacuation plan to be followed in the event of a fire. Section 77.1101(b) requires that all employees be instructed in current escape and evacuation plans, fire alarm signals, and applicable procedures to be followed in case of fire. The training and record keeping requirements associated with this standard are addressed under OMB No. 1219–0070 (Certificate of Training, MSHA Form 5000–23). Section 77.1101(c)requires escape and evacuation plans to include the designation and proper maintenance of an adequate means for exiting areas where persons are required to work or travel including buildings, equipment, and areas where persons normally congregate during the work shift. While escape and evacuation plans are not subject to approval by MSHA district managers, MSHA inspectors evaluate the adequacy of the plans during their inspections of surface coal E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 42130 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 25, 2006 / Notices mines and surface work areas of underground coal mines. information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. II. Desired Focus of Comments Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 18th day of July, 2006. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E6–11834 Filed 7–24–06; 8:45 am] 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.’’ sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES III. Current Actions MSHA proposes to continue the information collection requirement related to escape and evacuation plans for surface coal mines and surface work areas of underground coal mines for an additional 3 years. MSHA believes that eliminating these requirements would expose miners to unnecessary risk of injury or death should a fire occur at or near their work location. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Escape and Evacuation Plans. OMB Number: 1219–0051. Recordkeeping: Indefinite. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 348. Responses: 348. Total Burden Hours: 1,680 hours. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:02 Jul 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 I. Background DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Section 77.1713 requires coal mine operators to conduct examinations of each active working area of surface mines, active surface installations at these mines, and preparation plants not associated with underground coal mines for hazardous conditions during each shift. A report of hazardous conditions detected must be entered into a record book along with a description of any corrective actions taken. Mine Safety and Health Administration II. Desired Focus of Comments Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (Pertains to Surface Coal Mines) 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 BILLING CODE 4510–43–P 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 77.1713; Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 25, 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 Internet 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 the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 77.1713, coal mine operators to conduct examinations of each active working area of surface mines, active surface installations at these mines, and preparation plants not associated with underground coal mines for hazardous conditions during each shift. A report of hazardous conditions detected must be entered into a record book along with a description of any corrective actions taken. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection. E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 25, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42129-42130]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-11834]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


 Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Escape and Evacuation Plans

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 77.1101; Escape and Evacuation Plans.

DATES: Submit comments on or before September 25, 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 Internet 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 
ADDRESSES section of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Section 77.1101(a) requires operators of surface coal mines and 
surface work areas of underground coal mines to establish and keep 
current a specific escape and evacuation plan to be followed in the 
event of a fire.
    Section 77.1101(b) requires that all employees be instructed in 
current escape and evacuation plans, fire alarm signals, and applicable 
procedures to be followed in case of fire. The training and record 
keeping requirements associated with this standard are addressed under 
OMB No. 1219-0070 (Certificate of Training, MSHA Form 5000-23).
    Section 77.1101(c)requires escape and evacuation plans to include 
the designation and proper maintenance of an adequate means for exiting 
areas where persons are required to work or travel including buildings, 
equipment, and areas where persons normally congregate during the work 
shift.
    While escape and evacuation plans are not subject to approval by 
MSHA district managers, MSHA inspectors evaluate the adequacy of the 
plans during their inspections of surface coal

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mines and surface work areas of underground coal mines.

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

    MSHA proposes to continue the information collection requirement 
related to escape and evacuation plans for surface coal mines and 
surface work areas of underground coal mines for an additional 3 years. 
MSHA believes that eliminating these requirements would expose miners 
to unnecessary risk of injury or death should a fire occur at or near 
their work location.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Escape and Evacuation Plans.
    OMB Number: 1219-0051.
    Recordkeeping: Indefinite.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 348.
    Responses: 348.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,680 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $0.
    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 18th day of July, 2006.
 David L. Meyer,
 Director, Office of Administration and Management.
 [FR Doc. E6-11834 Filed 7-24-06; 8:45 am]
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