Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Operations Under Water, 17589-17590 [E7-6604]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 67 / Monday, April 9, 2007 / Notices response to this notice, the Department intends to submit an ICR to OMB for continuing approval. No change to the existing ICR is proposed or made at this time. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, an information collection unless it displays a valid OMB control number. A summary of the ICR and the current burden estimates follows: Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Title: Notice Requirements of the Health Care Continuation Coverage Provisions. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. OMB Number: 1210–0123. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 411,000. Frequency of Responses: On occasion. Responses: 9,225,900. Estimated Total Burden Hours: None Estimated Total Burden Cost (Operating and Maintenance): $14,723,400. Estimated Total Annualized Cost: $16,379,900. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES III. Desired Focus of Comments The Department of Labor (Department) 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., by permitting electronic submissions of responses. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the ICR for OMB approval of the extension of the information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:21 Apr 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: April 3, 2007. Bradford P. Campbell, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employee Benefits Security Administration. [FR Doc. E7–6554 Filed 4–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Operations Under Water ACTION: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 8, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments to, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2171, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on computer disk, or via Internet e-mail to Ferraro.Debbie@DOL.GOV. Ms. Ferraro can be reached at (202) 693– 9821 (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 Title 30, CFR § 75.1716, 75.1716–1 and 75.1716–3 require operators of underground coal mines to notify MSHA of proposed mining under bodies of water and to obtain a permit to mine under a body of water if, in the judgment of the Secretary, it is sufficiently large to constitute a hazard to miners. This is a statutory provision contained in Section 317(r) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. The regulation is necessary to prevent the inundation of underground Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 coal mines with water, which has the potential of drowning miners. The coal mine operator submits an application for the permit to the District Manager in whose district the mine is located. Applications contain the name and address of the mine; projected mining and ground support plans; a mine map showing the location of the river, stream, lake or other body of water and its relation to the location of all working places; a profile map showing the type of strata and the distance in elevation between the coal bed and the water involved. II. Desired Focus of Comments Notice. SUMMARY: PO 00000 17589 Sfmt 4703 Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to Operations Under Water. MSHA 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 appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Action Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to Operations Under Water. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Operations Under Water. OMB Number: 1219–0020. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 30. Annual Reponses: 30. Average Response Time: 5 hours. Total Annual Burden Hours: 150. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $450. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 17590 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 67 / Monday, April 9, 2007 / Notices Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: employee listed in the ADDRESSES Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 4th day of April, 2007. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E7–6604 Filed 4–6–07; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Program to Prevent Smoking in Hazardous Areas sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 Sections 317(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 877(c), and 30 CFR 75.1702 which prohibits persons from smoking or carrying smoking materials underground or in places where there is a fire or explosion hazard. Section 75.1702–1 requires that the mine operator submit the program plan to MSHA for approval. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 8, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments to, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2171, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on computer disk, or via Internet e-mail to Ferraro.Debbie@DOL.GOV. Ms. Ferraro can be reached at (202) 693– 9821 (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:21 Apr 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 The section of this notice. I. Background Under the Mine Act and § 75.1702, coal mine operators are required to develop programs to prevent persons from carrying smoking materials, matches, or lighters underground and to prevent smoking in hazardous areas, such as in or around oil houses, explosives magazines, etc. The Mine Act and the standard further require that the mine operator submit the program plan to MSHA for approval. The purpose of the program is to insure that a fire or explosion hazard does not occur. MSHA’s investigation determined that the most likely source of ignition for several fatal explosions in the past was the open flame of a cigarette lighter or match. 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 choosing ‘‘Rules and Regs’’, then choosing ‘‘Fed Reg Docs.’’ III. Current Actions The mine operator uses the information to conduct the program. MSHA uses the information to determine the mine operator’s compliance with the standard and that a program is developed and PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 implemented to prevent smoking in hazardous areas. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Program to Prevent Smoking in Hazardous Areas. OMB Number: 1219–0041. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 492. Responses: 101. Estimated Time Per Respondent: .5 hours. Total Burden Hours: 50.5 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 4th day of April, 2007. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E7–6605 Filed 4–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL COUNCIL OF DISABILITY Sunshine Act Meetings Quarterly Meeting. April 16, 2007, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. April 17, 2007, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. LOCATION: Crowne Plaza Hotel AtlantaBuckhead, 3377 Peachtree Road, NE., Atlanta, Georgia. STATUS: April 16, 2007, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.—Open. April 17, 2007, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.—Open. April 17, 2007, 4 p.m.–5 p.m.—Closed. AGENDA: Public Comments; Livable Communities/Best Practices Panel Presentation; Emergency Preparedness Panel Presentation; Reports from Council Members and the Acting CoExecutive Directors; Committee and Team Reports; Unfinished Business; New Business; Announcements; Adjournment. SUNSHINE ACT MEETING CONTACT: Mark S. Quigley, Director of Communications, NCD, 1331 F Street, NW., Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004; 202–272–2004 (voice), 202–272–2074 (TTY), 202–272– 2022 (fax). AGENCY MISSION: NCD is an independent Federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress to enhance the quality of life TYPE: DATES AND TIMES: E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 67 (Monday, April 9, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17589-17590]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-6604]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Operations Under Water

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 preclearance 
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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 8, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services 
Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2171, Arlington, VA 22209-3939. 
Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on computer disk, or 
via Internet e-mail to Ferraro.Debbie@DOL.GOV. Ms. Ferraro can be 
reached at (202) 693-9821 (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

    Title 30, CFR Sec.  75.1716, 75.1716-1 and 75.1716-3 require 
operators of underground coal mines to notify MSHA of proposed mining 
under bodies of water and to obtain a permit to mine under a body of 
water if, in the judgment of the Secretary, it is sufficiently large to 
constitute a hazard to miners. This is a statutory provision contained 
in Section 317(r) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. 
The regulation is necessary to prevent the inundation of underground 
coal mines with water, which has the potential of drowning miners. The 
coal mine operator submits an application for the permit to the 
District Manager in whose district the mine is located. Applications 
contain the name and address of the mine; projected mining and ground 
support plans; a mine map showing the location of the river, stream, 
lake or other body of water and its relation to the location of all 
working places; a profile map showing the type of strata and the 
distance in elevation between the coal bed and the water involved.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the 
information collection related to Operations Under Water. MSHA 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 appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.

III. Current Action

    Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the 
information collection related to Operations Under Water.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Operations Under Water.
    OMB Number: 1219-0020.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 30.
    Annual Reponses: 30.
    Average Response Time: 5 hours.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 150.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $450.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of

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Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; 
they will also become a matter of public record.

    Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 4th day of April, 2007.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
[FR Doc. E7-6604 Filed 4-6-07; 8:45 am]
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