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Download as PDF 51220 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 29, 2006 / Notices III. Current Actions Annual gamma radiation surveys are required to be conducted—in all underground mines where radioactive ores are mined. Where the average gamma radiation measurements are in excess of 2.0 milliroentgens per hour in the working place, all persons affected are to be provided with gamma radiation dosimeters and records of cumulative individual gamma radiation exposures are to be kept. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Gamma Radiation Exposure Records. OMB Number: 1219–0039. Recordkeeping: Records of cumulative occupational radiation exposures aid in the protection of workers, in the control of subsequent radiation exposure, and are used by MSHA in evaluation of the effectiveness of the protection program in demonstrating compliance with regulatory requirements. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 3. Average Time Per Respondent: 1 hour. Total Burden Hours: 3 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. 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 22nd day of August 2006. Lynnette Haywood, Acting Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E6–14319 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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. Eastern Associated Coal, LLC [Docket No. M–2006–024–C] Eastern Associated Coal, LLC, HCR 78, Box 113, Wharton, West Virginia 25208 has filed a petition to modify the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Aug 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 application of 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Harris No. 1 Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 46– 01271) located in Boone County, West Virginia. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of battery-powered nonpermissible computers in or inby the last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 2. Eastern Associated Coal, LLC [Docket No. M–2006–025–C] Eastern Associated Coal, LLC, HCR 78, Box 113, Wharton, West Virginia 25208 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Matewan Tunnel Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 46–08610) located in Boone County, West Virginia. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of battery-powered nonpermissible computers in or inby the last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 3. Eastern Associated Coal, LLC [Docket No. M–2006–026–C] Eastern Associated Coal, LLC, St. Rt. 85, HCR 78, P.O. Box 113, Wharton, WV 25208 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Powellton Tunnel Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 46–08762) located in Boone County, West Virginia. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of battery-powered nonpermissible computers in or inby the last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4. Eastern Associated Coal, LLC [Docket No. M–2006–027–C] Eastern Associated Coal, LLC, P.O. Box 29, Wharton, West Virginia 25208 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Wharton 1 Tunnel Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 46–05071) located in Boone County, West Virginia. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of battery-powered nonpermissible computers in or inby the last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 5. Rivers Edge Mining, Inc. [Docket No. M–2006–028–C] Rivers Edge Mining, Inc., P.O. Box 120, Wharton, West Virginia 25208 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Rivers Edge Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 46– 08890) located in Boone County, West Virginia. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of battery-powered nonpermissible computers in or inby the last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. 6. Pine Ridge Coal Company [Docket No. M–2006–029–C] Pine Ridge Coal Company, 50 Schoolhouse Road, Seth, West Virginia 25181 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Big Mountain No. 16 Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 46–07908) located in Boone County, West Virginia. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of battery-powered nonpermissible computers in or inby the last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 29, 2006 / Notices proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting 7. Orchard Coal Company Agenda [Docket No. M–2006–030–C] Orchard Coal Company, 214 Vaux Road, Tremont, Pennsylvania 17981 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1714–2(c) (Self-rescue devices; use and location requirements) to its Orchard Slope Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 36–08346) located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit selfcontained self-rescue (SCSR) devices to be stored within 200 feet of the working face. The petitioner states that in steeply pitching, conventional anthracite mines, entries are advanced as far as 200 feet vertically, which exposes the miner to trip and fall hazards. The petitioner further states that the necessity of carrying supplies up narrow entries while wearing the SCSRs may result in damage to the SCSR and also may result in a diminution of safety to the miner. The petitioner asserts that modification of the standard would provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. Request for Comments jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 21st day of August 2006. Patricia W. Silvey, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. E6–14308 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P 17:07 Aug 28, 2006 Dated: August 25, 2006. Vicky D’Onofrio, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 06–7258 Filed 8–25–06; 2:04 pm] BILLING CODE 7533–01–M Persons interested in these petitions are encouraged to submit comments via e-mail to zzMSHA-Comments@dol.gov. Include ‘‘petitions for modification’’ in the subject line of the e-mail. Comments can also be submitted by fax, regular mail, or hand-delivery. If faxing your comments, include ‘‘petitions for modification’’ on the subject line of the fax. Comments by regular mail or handdelivery should be submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209. If hand-delivered, you are required to stop by the 21st floor to check in with the receptionist. All comments must be postmarked or received by the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before September 28, 2006. Copies of the petitions are available for inspection at that address. VerDate Aug<31>2005 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2006. PLACE: NTSB Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20594. STATUS: The one item is open to the public. MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: 5299U, Most Wanted Safety Recommendations Program—2006 Update on State Issues. NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Keith Holloway, telephone: (202) 314–6100. Individuals requesting specific accommodations should contact Chris Bisett at (202) 314–6305 by Friday, September 1, 2006. The public may view the meeting via a live or archived Web cast by accessing a link under News & Events on the NTSB home page at http:\\www.ntsb.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vicky D’Onofrio, (202) 314–6410. TIME AND DATE: Jkt 208001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Review; Comment Request U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Notice of the OMB review of information collection and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The NRC has recently submitted to OMB for review the following proposal for the collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The NRC hereby informs potential respondents that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and that a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. 1. Type of submission, new, revision, or extension: Revision. 2. The title of the information collection: NRC Form 790, ‘‘Classification Record’’. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51221 3. The form number if applicable: NRC Form 790. 4. How often the collection is required: On occasion. 5. Who will be required or asked to report: NRC licensees, contractors, and certificate holder who classify and declassify NRC information. 6. An estimate of the number of annual responses: 300. 7. The estimated number of annual respondents: 1. 8. An estimate of the total number of hours needed annually to complete the requirement or request: 20. 9. An indication of whether Section 3507(d), Pub. L. 104–13 applies: Not applicable. 10. Abstract: Completion of the NRC Form 790 is a mandatory requirement for NRC licensees, contractors, and only certificate holder who classifies and declassifies NRC information in accordance with Executive Order 12958, as amended, ‘‘Classified National Security Information,’’ the Atomic Energy Act, and implementing directives. A copy of the final supporting statement may be viewed free of charge at the NRC Public Document Room, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Room O–1 F21, Rockville, MD 20852. OMB clearance requests are available at the NRC worldwide Web site: http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/ doc-comment/omb/index.html. The document will be available on the NRC home page site for 60 days after the signature date of this notice. Comments and questions should be directed to the OMB reviewer listed below by September 28, 2006. Comments received after this date will be considered if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given to comments received after this date. OMB Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (3150–0052), NEOB–10202, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments can also be submitted by telephone at (202) 395–3087. The NRC Clearance Officer is Brenda Jo Shelton, 301–415–7233. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of August, 2006. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Brenda Jo Shelton, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–14283 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 29, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51220-51221]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14308]


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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. Eastern Associated Coal, LLC

[Docket No. M-2006-024-C]

    Eastern Associated Coal, LLC, HCR 78, Box 113, Wharton, West 
Virginia 25208 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 
75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Harris No. 1 Mine 
(MSHA I.D. No. 46-01271) located in Boone County, West Virginia. The 
petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit 
the use of battery-powered non-permissible computers in or inby the 
last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner 
proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and 
selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety 
observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the 
proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of 
protection as the existing standard.

2. Eastern Associated Coal, LLC

[Docket No. M-2006-025-C]

    Eastern Associated Coal, LLC, HCR 78, Box 113, Wharton, West 
Virginia 25208 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 
75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Matewan Tunnel Mine 
(MSHA I.D. No. 46-08610) located in Boone County, West Virginia. The 
petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit 
the use of battery-powered non-permissible computers in or inby the 
last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner 
proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and 
selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety 
observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the 
proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of 
protection as the existing standard.

3. Eastern Associated Coal, LLC

[Docket No. M-2006-026-C]

    Eastern Associated Coal, LLC, St. Rt. 85, HCR 78, P.O. Box 113, 
Wharton, WV 25208 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 
CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Powellton Tunnel 
Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 46-08762) located in Boone County, West Virginia. 
The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to 
permit the use of battery-powered non-permissible computers in or inby 
the last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner 
proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and 
selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety 
observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the 
proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of 
protection as the existing standard.

4. Eastern Associated Coal, LLC

[Docket No. M-2006-027-C]

    Eastern Associated Coal, LLC, P.O. Box 29, Wharton, West Virginia 
25208 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 
75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Wharton 1 Tunnel Mine 
(MSHA I.D. No. 46-05071) located in Boone County, West Virginia. The 
petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit 
the use of battery-powered non-permissible computers in or inby the 
last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner 
proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and 
selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety 
observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the 
proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of 
protection as the existing standard.

5. Rivers Edge Mining, Inc.

[Docket No. M-2006-028-C]

    Rivers Edge Mining, Inc., P.O. Box 120, Wharton, West Virginia 
25208 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 
75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Rivers Edge Mine 
(MSHA I.D. No. 46-08890) located in Boone County, West Virginia. The 
petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit 
the use of battery-powered non-permissible computers in or inby the 
last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner 
proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and 
selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety 
observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the 
proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of 
protection as the existing standard.

6. Pine Ridge Coal Company

[Docket No. M-2006-029-C]

    Pine Ridge Coal Company, 50 Schoolhouse Road, Seth, West Virginia 
25181 has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 
75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment) to its Big Mountain No. 16 
Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 46-07908) located in Boone County, West Virginia. 
The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to 
permit the use of battery-powered non-permissible computers in or inby 
the last open crosscut, including in the return airway. The petitioner 
proposes to use the hand-held computers to allow supervisors and 
selected miners to collect and record data pertinent to safety 
observations during work processes. The petitioner asserts that the

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proposed alternative method would provide at least the same measure of 
protection as the existing standard.

7. Orchard Coal Company

[Docket No. M-2006-030-C]

    Orchard Coal Company, 214 Vaux Road, Tremont, Pennsylvania 17981 
has filed a petition to modify the application of 30 CFR 75.1714-2(c) 
(Self-rescue devices; use and location requirements) to its Orchard 
Slope Mine (MSHA I.D. No. 36-08346) located in Schuylkill County, 
Pennsylvania. The petitioner requests a modification of the existing 
standard to permit self-contained self-rescue (SCSR) devices to be 
stored within 200 feet of the working face. The petitioner states that 
in steeply pitching, conventional anthracite mines, entries are 
advanced as far as 200 feet vertically, which exposes the miner to trip 
and fall hazards. The petitioner further states that the necessity of 
carrying supplies up narrow entries while wearing the SCSRs may result 
in damage to the SCSR and also may result in a diminution of safety to 
the miner. The petitioner asserts that modification of the standard 
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 to zzMSHA-Comments@dol.gov. Include ``petitions for 
modification'' in the subject line of the e-mail. Comments can also be 
submitted by fax, regular mail, or hand-delivery. If faxing your 
comments, include ``petitions for modification'' on the subject line of 
the fax. Comments by regular mail or hand-delivery should be submitted 
to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, 
Arlington, Virginia 22209. If hand-delivered, you are required to stop 
by the 21st floor to check in with the receptionist. All comments must 
be postmarked or received by the Office of Standards, Regulations, and 
Variances on or before September 28, 2006. Copies of the petitions are 
available for inspection at that address.

    Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 21st day of August 2006.
Patricia W. Silvey,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
[FR Doc. E6-14308 Filed 8-28-06; 8:45 am]
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