Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Gamma Radiation Exposure Records, 51219-51220 [E6-14319]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 167 / Tuesday, August 29, 2006 / Notices towels, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after May 15, 2005 through June 27, 2008, are eligible to apply for 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 at Washington, DC, this 17th day of August 2006. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–14327 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Celina, Tennessee. 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. 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: TA–W–58,569; OBG Distribution Company, LLC, Celina, Tennessee (August 17, 2006). Under Section 103(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is required to ‘‘* * * issue regulations required operators to maintain accurate records of employee exposures to potentially toxic materials or harmful physical agents which are required to be monitored or measured under any applicable mandatory health or safety standard promulgated under this Act.’’ Gamma radiation occurs anywhere that radioactive materials are present, and has been associated with lung cancer and other debilitating occupational diseases. Gamma radiation hazards may be found near radiation sources at surface operations using Xray machines, weightometers, nuclear and diffraction units. Signed at Washington, DC this 21st day of August 2006. Erica R. Cantor, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–14323 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am] Employment and Training Administration BILLING CODE 4510–30–P [TA–W–59,555] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Michaels of Oregon, Meridian, Idaho; Dismissal of Application for Reconsideration Mine Safety and Health Administration 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 Michaels of Oregon, Meridian, Idaho. 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–59,555; Michaels of Oregon, Meridian, Idaho (August 15, 2006). Signed at Washington, DC, this 21st day of August 2006. Erica R. Cantor, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E6–14325 Filed 8–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–58,569] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES OBG Distribution Company, LLC, Celina, Tennessee; 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 OBG Distribution Company, LLC, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:07 Aug 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 51219 Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Gamma Radiation Exposure Records 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 57.5047; Gamma Radiation Exposure Records. DATES: Submit comments on or before October 30, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Background 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.’’ E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 29, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51219-51220]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14319]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Gamma Radiation Exposure Records

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 57.5047; Gamma Radiation 
Exposure Records.

DATES: Submit comments on or before October 30, 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

    Under Section 103(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 
1977, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is required to 
``* * * issue regulations required operators to maintain accurate 
records of employee exposures to potentially toxic materials or harmful 
physical agents which are required to be monitored or measured under 
any applicable mandatory health or safety standard promulgated under 
this Act.''
    Gamma radiation occurs anywhere that radioactive materials are 
present, and has been associated with lung cancer and other 
debilitating occupational diseases. Gamma radiation hazards may be 
found near radiation sources at surface operations using X-ray 
machines, weightometers, nuclear and diffraction units.

 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.''

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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 for-profit.
    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]
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