Fee Adjustment for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products, 78224-78225 [E6-22317]

Download as PDF 78224 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES December 21, 2006. The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of each ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained from RegInfo.gov at http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) / e-mail: king.darrin@dol.gov. Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Employment Standards Administration (ESA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–7316 / Fax: 202–395–6974 (these are not a toll-free numbers), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. The OMB 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 submission of responses. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Title: Request for Employment Information. OMB Number: 1215–0105. Frequency: On occasion. Type of Response: Reporting. Affected Public: Private Sector: Business and other for-profit. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 500. Estimated Average Response Time: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $210. Description: This information collection is used to collect information about a claimant’s employment. It is necessary to determine continued eligibility for compensation payments under the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (5 U.S.C. 8106). Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Title: Claim for Medical Reimbursement Form. OMB Number: 1215–0193. Frequency: On occasion and Annually. Type of Response: Reporting. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,396. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 85,584. Estimated Average Response Time: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,207. Total Annualized capital/startup costs: $0. Total Annual Costs (operating/ maintaining systems or purchasing services): $103,557. Description: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act, 5 U.S.C. 8101 et seq., the Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq. All three statutes require OWCP to pay for covered medical treatment that is provided to beneficiaries, and also to reimburse beneficiaries for any out-of-pocket covered medical expenses they have paid. Form OWCP–915, Claim for Medical Reimbursement Form, is used for this purpose and collects the necessary beneficiary and medical provider data in a standard format. Beneficiaries must also attach billing information prepared by the medical provider (Form OWCP–1500 for professional medical services, Form OWCP–92 for institutional providers PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and hospitals, or a paper bill for prescription drugs dispensed by a pharmacy) and proof of payment. Darrin A. King, Acting Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–22238 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CH–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Fee Adjustment for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of fee adjustment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice describes MSHA’s revised fee schedule for testing, evaluating, and approving mining products as permitted by 30 CFR 5.50. MSHA charges applicants a fee to cover its costs associated with testing and evaluating equipment and materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. MSHA will apply the new fee schedule beginning on January 1, 2007. The new fee schedule is based on MSHA’s direct and indirect costs for providing services during fiscal year (FY) 2006. DATES: This fee schedule is effective January 1, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John P. Faini, Chief, Approval and Certification Center (A&CC), 304–547– 2029 or 304–547–0400. (These are not toll-free numbers.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Under 30 CFR 5.50, MSHA may revise the fee schedule for testing, evaluation, and approval of mining products at least once every three years although the fee schedule must remain in effect for at least one year. Further, on August 9, 2005, MSHA published a direct final rule at 70 FR 46336 that modified the requirements in 30 CFR part 5. In addition to updating computation procedures and other changes, the final rule allowed outside organizations to conduct 30 CFR part 15 testing (explosives and sheathed explosive units) on MSHA’s behalf, on a fee schedule established by the organization. 70 FR 46336, 46336 (2005). The last time MSHA revised the fee schedule was on December 30, 2005, which became effective on January 1, 2006. 70 FR 77427. Accordingly, MSHA has revised the fee schedule for 2007 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 249 / Thursday, December 28, 2006 / Notices according to the procedures described in the direct final rule published at 70 FR 46336. This notice of fee adjustment does not apply to the 30 CFR part 15 testing exception to the fee schedule described in section 5.30(a) of this Part. In addition, this notice does not apply to travel expenses incurred under this Part. When the nature of the product requires MSHA to test and evaluate the product at a location other than on MSHA premises, MSHA must be reimbursed for the travel, subsistence, and incidental expenses of its representative according to Federal government travel regulations. This reimbursement is in addition to the fees charged for evaluation and testing. A discussion of MSHA’s fee computation process for evaluation and testing follows in section II. II. Fee Computation MSHA computed the 2007 fees using FY 2006 costs for baseline data. MSHA calculated a weighted-average based on the direct and indirect cost to applicants for testing, evaluation, and approval services rendered during FY 2006. From this average, MSHA computed a single hourly rate, which applies uniformly to all applications for services under this Part. As a result of this process, MSHA has determined that as of January 1, 2007, the fee will be $80 per hour of services rendered. III. Applicable Fee • Applications postmarked before January 1, 2007: MSHA will process these applications under the 2006 hourly rate of $71, which was published on December 30, 2005, at 70 FR 77427. This information is also available on MSHA’s Web site at http:// www.msha.gov/REGS/FEDREG/ NOTICES/2005MISC/05–24691.asp. • Applications postmarked on or after January 1, 2007: MSHA will publish these applications under the 2007 hourly rate of $80. Dated: December 21, 2006. Richard E. Stickler, Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health. [FR Doc. E6–22317 Filed 12–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency proposes to request extension of two currently approved information collections. The first information collection is the Applicant Background Survey, NA Form 3035, which is used to obtain source of recruitment, ethnicity, race, and disability data on job applicants. The information is used to determine if the recruitment is effectively reaching all aspects of the relevant labor pool. The information is also used to determine if there are proportionate acceptance rates at various stages of the recruitment process. The second information collection is the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Request, NA Form 6006, used by NARA employees, on-site contractors, volunteers, Foundation members, Interns, and others in order to obtain a Federal Identity Card (FIC). The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before February 26, 2007 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to: Paperwork Reduction Act Comments (NHP), Room 4400, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Rd, College Park, MD 20740– 6001; or faxed to 301–713–7409; or electronically mailed to tamee.fechhelm@nara.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at telephone number 301–837–1694, or fax number 301–713–7409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–13), NARA invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed information collections. The comments and suggestions should address one or more of the following points: (a) Whether the proposed information collections are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NARA; (b) the accuracy of NARA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collections; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways, including the use of information technology, to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents; and (e) whether small businesses are affected by these collections. The comments that are PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78225 submitted will be summarized and included in the NARA request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this notice, NARA is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: 1. Title: Applicant Background Survey. OMB number: 3095–0045. Agency form number: NA Form 3035. Type of review: Regular. Affected public: Individuals and households. Estimated number of respondents: 5,547. Estimated time per response: 5 minutes. Frequency of response: On occasion (when applicant wishes to apply for a job at NARA). Estimated total annual burden hours: 460 hours. Abstract: NARA is below parity with the relevant Civilian Labor Force representation for many of our mission critical occupations, and has developed a 10 year Strategic Plan to improve representation and be more responsive to the changing demographics of the country. The only way to determine if there are barriers in the recruitment and selection process is to track the groups that apply and the groups at each stage of the selection process. There is no other objective way to make these determinations and no source of this information other than directly from applicants. The information is not provided to selecting officials and plays no part in the selection of individuals. Instead, it is used in summary form to determine trends over many selections within a given occupation or organizational area. The information is treated in a very confidential manner. No information from this form is entered into the Personnel File of the individual selected, and the records of those not selected are destroyed after the conclusion of the selection process. The format of the questions on ethnicity and race are compliant with the OMB requirements and are identical to those used in the year 2000 census. This form is a simplification and update of a similar OPM applicant background survey used by NARA for many years. This form is used to obtain source of recruitment, ethnicity, race, and disability data on job applicants to determine if the recruitment is effectively reaching all aspects of the relevant labor pool and to determine if there are proportionate acceptance rates at various stages of the recruitment process. Response is optional. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Fee Adjustment for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining 
Products

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of fee adjustment.

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SUMMARY: This notice describes MSHA's revised fee schedule for testing, 
evaluating, and approving mining products as permitted by 30 CFR 5.50. 
MSHA charges applicants a fee to cover its costs associated with 
testing and evaluating equipment and materials manufactured for use in 
the mining industry. MSHA will apply the new fee schedule beginning on 
January 1, 2007. The new fee schedule is based on MSHA's direct and 
indirect costs for providing services during fiscal year (FY) 2006.

DATES: This fee schedule is effective January 1, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John P. Faini, Chief, Approval and 
Certification Center (A&CC), 304-547-2029 or 304-547-0400. (These are 
not toll-free numbers.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Under 30 CFR 5.50, MSHA may revise the fee schedule for testing, 
evaluation, and approval of mining products at least once every three 
years although the fee schedule must remain in effect for at least one 
year. Further, on August 9, 2005, MSHA published a direct final rule at 
70 FR 46336 that modified the requirements in 30 CFR part 5. In 
addition to updating computation procedures and other changes, the 
final rule allowed outside organizations to conduct 30 CFR part 15 
testing (explosives and sheathed explosive units) on MSHA's behalf, on 
a fee schedule established by the organization. 70 FR 46336, 46336 
(2005).
    The last time MSHA revised the fee schedule was on December 30, 
2005, which became effective on January 1, 2006. 70 FR 77427. 
Accordingly, MSHA has revised the fee schedule for 2007

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according to the procedures described in the direct final rule 
published at 70 FR 46336. This notice of fee adjustment does not apply 
to the 30 CFR part 15 testing exception to the fee schedule described 
in section 5.30(a) of this Part. In addition, this notice does not 
apply to travel expenses incurred under this Part. When the nature of 
the product requires MSHA to test and evaluate the product at a 
location other than on MSHA premises, MSHA must be reimbursed for the 
travel, subsistence, and incidental expenses of its representative 
according to Federal government travel regulations. This reimbursement 
is in addition to the fees charged for evaluation and testing. A 
discussion of MSHA's fee computation process for evaluation and testing 
follows in section II.

II. Fee Computation

    MSHA computed the 2007 fees using FY 2006 costs for baseline data. 
MSHA calculated a weighted-average based on the direct and indirect 
cost to applicants for testing, evaluation, and approval services 
rendered during FY 2006. From this average, MSHA computed a single 
hourly rate, which applies uniformly to all applications for services 
under this Part.
    As a result of this process, MSHA has determined that as of January 
1, 2007, the fee will be $80 per hour of services rendered.

III. Applicable Fee

     Applications postmarked before January 1, 2007: MSHA will 
process these applications under the 2006 hourly rate of $71, which was 
published on December 30, 2005, at 70 FR 77427. This information is 
also available on MSHA's Web site at http://www.msha.gov/REGS/FEDREG/
NOTICES/2005MISC/05-24691.asp.
     Applications postmarked on or after January 1, 2007: MSHA 
will publish these applications under the 2007 hourly rate of $80.

    Dated: December 21, 2006.
Richard E. Stickler,
Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E6-22317 Filed 12-27-06; 8:45 am]
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