Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Hazardous Conditions Complaints, 25785-25786 [E7-8564]

Download as PDF 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 25786 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 87 / Monday, May 7, 2007 / Notices 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 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 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Currently, MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the extension of the information collection requirements related to 30 CFR 43.4 (Requirements for giving notice) and 43.7 (Informal review upon written notice given to an inspector on the mine premises). Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Hazardous Conditions Complaints. OMB Number: 1219–0014. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: On Occasion. Number of Respondents: 1,358. Total Burden Hours: 272. 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. E7–8564 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:36 May 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Notice of Meeting In accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee (66). Date/Time: May 30, 2007 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, Room 1235 via telecom. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Dr. Morris L. Aizenman, Senior Science Associate, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Room 1005, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. (703) 292–8807. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning NSF science and education activities within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Agenda: Budget and Planning. Summary Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above. Dated: May 2, 2007. Susanne E. Bolton, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–8696 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Polar Programs; Notice of Meeting In accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee for Polar Programs (1130). Date/Time: May 17, 2007, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 770, Arlington VA. Type of Meeting: Open (Teleconference). Contact Person: Sue LaFratta, Office of Polar Programs (OPP). National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22230 (703) 292–8030. Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person list above. Reason for Late Notice: Due to scheduling conflicting schedules of members and the necessity to proceed. Purpose of Meeting: To advise NSF on the impact of its policies, programs, and PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 activities of the polar research community, to provide advice to the Director of OPP on issues related to long-range planning. Agenda: Division of Arctic and Antarctic Sciences Committee of Visitors reports. Dated: May 2, 2007. Susanne Bolton, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E7–8697 Filed 5–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION National Science Board; Sunshine Act Meetings; Notice The National Science Board, pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n–5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of meetings for the transaction of National Science Board business and other matters specified, as follows: AGENCY HOLDING MEETING: National Science Board. DATE AND TIME: Monday, May 14, 2007, at 8 a.m. and Tuesday May 15, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. PLACE: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington, VA 22230. All visitors must report to the NSF visitor desk at the 9th and N. Stuart Streets entrance to receive a visitor’s badge. STATUS: Some portions open, some portions closed. Open Sessions May 14, 2007 8 a.m.–9 a.m. 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.–4:15 p.m. May 15, 2007 8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.–10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.–12 noon 2 p.m.–3 p.m. Closed Sessions May 14, 2007 3:30 a.m.–4 p.m. May 15, 2007 10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m. 1:45 p.m.–2 p.m. AGENCY CONTACT: Dr. Robert E. Webber, rwebber@nsf.gov, (703) 292–7000, http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/. E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 87 (Monday, May 7, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Hazardous Conditions Complaints

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.

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

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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 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, MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the extension of 
the information collection requirements related to 30 CFR 43.4 
(Requirements for giving notice) and 43.7 (Informal review upon written 
notice given to an inspector on the mine premises).
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Hazardous Conditions Complaints.
    OMB Number: 1219-0014.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Number of Respondents: 1,358.
    Total Burden Hours: 272.
    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. E7-8564 Filed 5-4-07; 8:45 am]
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