[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 85 (Thursday, May 3, 2007)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-8432]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public
Comment and Recommendations; Health Standards for Diesel Particulates
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.
DATES: Submit comments on or before July 2, 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 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: The employee listed in the
``ADDRESSES'' section of this notice.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) standards and
regulations for diesel particulate in underground coal mines serve to
protect coal miners who work on and around diesel-powered equipment.
The internal combustion engines that power diesel equipment expose
miners to potential health risks from exposure to diesel exhaust
emissions. These standards and regulations contain information
collection requirements for underground coal mine operators.
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
``Rules and Regs'' and ``Federal Register Documents.''
III. Current Actions
Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration is soliciting
comments concerning the extension of the information collection
requirements related to the 30 CFR 75.1915/72.503, Sec. 72.510, Sec.
72.520, and as a result of Sec. 72.500, diesel manufacturers affected
under Part 7 or Part 36.
Type of Review: Extension.
Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Title: Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Coal
OMB Number: 1219-0124.
Recordkeeping: The information gathered is required to be recorded,
maintained for the period specified, and made accessible, upon request,
to authorized representatives of the Secretary of Labor and miners'
representatives. This may be done in a traditional manner by recording
on paper, or electronically by computer.
Frequency: On Occasion.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
Total Burden Hours: 623.
Total Burden Cost: $6,409.
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 27th day of April, 2007.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
[FR Doc. E7-8432 Filed 5-2-07; 8:45 am]
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