Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Mine Ventilation System Plan, 25784-25785 [E7-8556]

Download as PDF pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 25784 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 87 / Monday, May 7, 2007 / Notices Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20503. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. Comments may also be submitted to M. Pressley, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW., Washington, DC. 20531 via facsimile to (202) 305–1367. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points: —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. Overview of this information collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of a currently approved collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Public Safety Officers Disability Benefits (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: OJP FORM 3650/7 Public Safety Officers Disability Benefits. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Dependents of public safety officers who were killed or permanently and totally disabled in the line of duty. Abstract: The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Act of 1976 (PSOB), 42 U.S.C. 3796, authorizes the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs to pay a benefit to claimant public safety officers found to have been permanently and totally disabled as the direct result of a catastrophic line of duty injury sustained on or after November 29, 1990. Others: None. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 May 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time needed for an average respondent to respond is as follows: It is estimated that no more than 75 respondents will apply a year. Each application takes approximately 120 minutes to complete. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: Total Annual Reporting Burden: 75 × 120 minutes per application = 9,000 minutes/by 60 minutes per hour = 150 hours. If additional information is required, please contact, Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: May 1, 2007. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E7–8639 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] 1:30 p.m. Ethics for Special Government Employees. 2 p.m. Discussion of Priorities for Future Meetings. 2:45 p.m. Measures of Intangible Capital. 4:45 p.m. Conclude (approximate time). The meeting is open to the public. Any questions concerning the meeting should be directed to Margaret Johnson, Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee, on Area Code (202) 691– 5600. Individuals with disabilities, who need special accommodations, should contact Ms. Johnson at least two days prior to the meeting date. Philip L. Rones, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E7–8589 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR BILLING CODE 4410–18–P Mine Safety and Health Administration DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Mine Ventilation System Plan Bureau of Labor Statistics Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting and Agenda The twelfth meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee will be held on June 8, 2007 in the Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC. The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee is a technical committee composed of economists, statisticians, and behavioral scientists who are recognized for their attainments and objectivity in their respective fields. Committee members are called upon to analyze issues involved in producing Federal economic statistics and recommend practices that will lead to optimum efficiency, effectiveness, and cooperation among the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of the Census. The meeting will be held in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 of the Postal Square Building Conference Center. The schedule and agenda for the meeting are as follows: 9 a.m. Opening session. 9:30 a.m. Improvements in Data for the Construction Industry. 1 p.m. Discussion of FESAC Working Group on Data Sharing. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 compliance with standards (30 CFR 57.8520 and 57.8525). The ventilation system is the most vital life support system in underground mining and a properly operating ventilation system is essential for maintaining a safe and healthful working environment. A well planned mine ventilation system is necessary to assure a fresh air supply to miners at all working places, to control the amounts of harmful airborne E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 87 / Monday, May 7, 2007 / Notices contaminants in the mine atmosphere, and to dilute possible accumulation of explosive gases. Lack of adequate ventilation in underground mines has resulted in fatalities from asphyxiation and explosions due to a buildup of explosive gases. DATES: Submit comments on or before July 6, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2171, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or via e-mail to Ferraro.Debbie@dol.gov, along with an original printed copy. 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 Underground mines present harsh and hostile working environments. The ventilation system is the most vital life support system in underground mining and a properly operating ventilation system is essential for maintaining a safe and healthful working environment. Inadequate ventilation can be a primary factor for deaths caused by disease of the lungs (e.g. silicosis). In addition, poor working conditions from lack of adequate ventilation contribute to accidents resulting from heat stress, limited visibility, or impaired judgment from contaminants. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 May 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to ventilation and main fan maintenance. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Ventilation Plan and Main Fan Maintenance Record. OMB Number: 1219–0016. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondents: 242. Total Burden Hours: 5,942. 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 1st day of May, 2007. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E7–8556 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Hazardous Conditions Complaints 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 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25785 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 6, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2171, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk or via e-mail to Ferraro.Debbie@dol.gov, along with an original printed copy. 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 Section 103(g) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Pub. L. 91–173, as amended by Pub. L. 95–164) (Mine Act), states that a representative of miners, or any individual miner where this is no miners representative, may submit a written or oral notification of alleged violation of the Mine Act or a mandatory standard or of an imminent danger. Such notification requires the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to make an immediate inspection. A copy of the notice must be provided to the operator. Title 30, Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR), Part 43, implements Section 103(g) of the Mine Act. It provides the procedures for submitting notification of the alleged violation and the actions which MSHA must take after receiving the notice. Although the regulation contains a review procedure (required by Section 103(g)(2) of the Mine Act) whereby a miner or a representative of miners may in writing request a review if no citation or order is written as a result of the original notice, the option is so rarely used that it was not considered in the burden estimates. 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 E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Mine Ventilation System Plan

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 compliance with standards (30 CFR 57.8520 and 
57.8525). The ventilation system is the most vital life support system 
in underground mining and a properly operating ventilation system is 
essential for maintaining a safe and healthful working environment. A 
well planned mine ventilation system is necessary to assure a fresh air 
supply to miners at all working places, to control the amounts of 
harmful airborne

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contaminants in the mine atmosphere, and to dilute possible 
accumulation of explosive gases. Lack of adequate ventilation in 
underground mines has resulted in fatalities from asphyxiation and 
explosions due to a buildup of explosive gases.

DATES: Submit comments on or before July 6, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and 
Health Administration, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 
1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2171, Arlington, VA 22209-3939. Commenters 
are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or via e-mail 
to Ferraro.Debbie@dol.gov, along with an original printed copy. 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

    Underground mines present harsh and hostile working environments. 
The ventilation system is the most vital life support system in 
underground mining and a properly operating ventilation system is 
essential for maintaining a safe and healthful working environment. 
Inadequate ventilation can be a primary factor for deaths caused by 
disease of the lungs (e.g. silicosis). In addition, poor working 
conditions from lack of adequate ventilation contribute to accidents 
resulting from heat stress, limited visibility, or impaired judgment 
from contaminants.

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 (MSHA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the 
information collection related to ventilation and main fan maintenance.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Ventilation Plan and Main Fan Maintenance Record.
    OMB Number: 1219-0016.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Frequency: Annually and on occasion.
    Respondents: 242.
    Total Burden Hours: 5,942.
    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 1st day of May, 2007.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
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