Notice of Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part, 41089-41090 [E7-14445]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 143 / Thursday, July 26, 2007 / Notices Signed at Washington, DC this 18th day of July 2007. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–14421 Filed 7–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P The investigation revealed that at least five percent of the workforce at the subject firm is at least fifty years of age; that the subject worker group possesses skills that are not easily transferable; and that competitive conditions within the accounting industry are adverse. After careful review of the facts obtained on investigation, I conclude that the requirements of section 246(a)(3)(A) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, have been met for workers at the subject firm. In accordance with the provisions of the Act, I make the following certification: Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–53,648] rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES International Business Machines Corporation Tulsa, OK; Certification Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance The Department adopted a new interpretation regarding the Alternative Trade Adjustment Assistance (ATAA) program in order to provide equitable access to ATAA for worker groups whose petitions for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) were still in process at the time of implementation of the ATAA program on August 6, 2003 or used an obsolete petition form that did not allow the petitioners to indicate whether or not they wished to request ATAA certification. Under this new interpretation, worker groups covered by the certification of a TAA petition that was in process on August 6, 2003 may request ATAA consideration for the TAA certified worker group. In addition, certified worker groups who filed TAA petitions after that date may also request ATAA if the petition did not include an option to apply for ATAA. The request must be made to the Department and may be made by anyone who was entitled to file the original petition under section 221(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. By letter dated June 4, 2007, five workers requested ATAA consideration for workers and former workers of International Business Machines Corporation, Tulsa, Oklahoma (subject firm) who are eligible to apply for TAA under petition TA–W–53,648. In order for the Department to issue a certification of eligibility to apply for ATAA for the subject workers, the group eligibility requirements of section 246(a)(3)(A) of the Trade Act—(1) a significant number of adversely affected workers age 50 or over; (2) whether workers possess skills that are easily transferable; and (3)whether competitive conditions within the workers’ industry are adverse—must be met. The Department has determined in this case that the requirements have been met. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:36 Jul 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 All workers of International Business Machines Corporation, Tulsa, Oklahoma, who became totally or partially separated from employment on or after November 26, 2002 through May 2, 2009, are eligible to apply for alternative trade adjustment assistance under section 246 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Signed in Washington, DC, this 20th day of July 2007. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–14418 Filed 7–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–61,751] Tyco Electronics Corporation; Reading, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on June 26, 2007 in response to a worker petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers of Tyco Electronics Corporation, Reading, Pennsylvania. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC this 17th day of July 2007. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E7–14422 Filed 7–25–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P PO 00000 Frm 00041 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Notice of Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor. SUMMARY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) enforces mine operator compliance with mandatory safety and health standards that protect miners and improve safety and health conditions in U.S. Mines. This Federal Register Notice (FR Notice) notifies the public that it has investigated and issued a final decision on certain mine operator petitions to modify a safety standard. AGENCY: Conclusion DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 41089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Copies of the final decisions are posted on MSHA’s Web Site at http://www.msha.gov/indexes/ petition.htm. The public may inspect the petitions and final decisions during normal business hours in MSHA’s Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2349, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All visitors must first stop at the receptionist desk on the 21st Floor to sign-in. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Sexauer, Chief, Regulatory Development Division at 202–693–9444 (Voice), sexauer.edward@dol.gov (email), or 202–693–9441 (Telefax), or Barbara Barron at 202–693–9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (email), or 202–693–9441 (Telefax). [These are not toll-free numbers]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Introduction Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, a mine operator may petition and the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may modify the application of a mandatory safety standard to that mine if the Secretary determines that: (1) An alternative method exists that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard; or (2) that the application of the standard will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners. MSHA bases the final decision on the petitioner’s statements, any comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. In some instances, MSHA may approve a petition for modification on the condition that the mine operator complies with other requirements noted in the decision. E:\FR\FM\26JYN1.SGM 26JYN1 41090 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 143 / Thursday, July 26, 2007 / Notices II. Granted Petitions for Modification rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES On the basis of the findings of MSHA’s investigation, and as designee of the Secretary, MSHA has granted or partially granted the following petitions for modification: • Docket Number: M–2005–076–C. FR Notice: 70 FR 75221 (December 19, 2005). Petitioner: Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., 3607 County Road #65, Rangely, Colorado 81648. Mine: Deserado Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 05–03505. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.312(c) (Main mine fan examinations and records). • Docket Number: M–2005–086–C. FR Notice: 71 FR 3890 (January 24, 2006). Petitioner: Bear Gap Coal Company, Box 64 Kushwa Road, Spring Glen, Pennsylvania. Mine: Bear Gap Coal Company No. 6 Slope Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–09296. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 49.2(b) (Availability of mine rescue teams). • Docket Number: M–2006–001–C. FR Notice: 71 FR 3890 (January 24, 2006). Petitioner: Oxbow Mining, LLC, P.O. Box 535, 3737 Highway 133, Somerset, Colorado 81434. Mine: Elk Creek Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 05–04674. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1726(a) (Performing work from a raised position; safeguards. • Docket Number: M–2006–010–C. FR Notice: 71 FR 28714 (May 17, 2006). Petitioner: Six M Coal Company, 647 South Street, Lykens, Pennsylvania 17048. Mine: No. 1 Slope Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–09138. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 49.2(b) (Availability of mine rescue teams). • Docket Number: M–2006–011–C. FR Notice: 71 FR 28714 (May 17, 2006). Petitioner: Six M Coal Company, 647 South Street, Lykens, Pennsylvania 17048. Mine: No. 1 Slope Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–09138. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1202– 1(a) (Temporary notations, revisions, and supplements). • Docket Number: M–2006–037–C. FR Notice: 71 FR 56178 (September 26, 2006). Petitioner: Ohio County Coal Company, 19050 Highway 1078 South, Henderson, Kentucky 42420. Mine: Freedom Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 15–17587. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:36 Jul 25, 2007 Jkt 211001 Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101– 1(b) (Deluge-type water spray systems). • Docket Number: M–2006–041–C. FR Notice: 71 FR 56179 (September 26, 2006). Petitioner: Orchard Coal Company, 214 Vaux Road, Tremont, Pennsylvania 17981. Mine: Orchard Slope Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–08346. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.360 (Preshift examination at fixed intervals). • Docket Number: M–2006–085–C. FR Notice: 72 FR 8204 (February 23, 2007). Petitioner: Drummond Company, Inc., P.O. Box 10236, Birmingham, Alabama 35202. Mine: Shoal Creek Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 01–02901. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101– 1(b) (Deluge-type water spray systems). • Docket Number: M–2005–005–M. FR Notice: 70 FR 48985 (August 22, 2005). Petitioner: Phelps Dodge Bagdad, Inc., P.O. Box 245, Bagdad, Arizona 86321. Mine: Phelps Dodge Bagdad, Inc. Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 02–00137. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 56– 6309(b) (Fuel oil requirements for ANFO). • Docket Number: M–2005–006–M. FR Notice: 70 FR 52449 (September 2, 2005). Petitioner: Chino Mines Company, P.O. Box 7, Hurley, New Mexico 88043. Mine: Chino Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 29–00708. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 56.6309 (Fuel oil requirements for ANFO). • Docket Number: M–2006–001–M. FR Notice: 71 FR 13433 (March 15, 2007). Petitioner: FMC Corporation, Box 872, Green River, Wyoming 82935. Mine: FMC Westvaco Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 48–00152. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.22305 (Approved equipment (III mines)). • Docket Number: M–2006–002–M. FR Notice: 71 FR 17145 (April 5, 2006). Petitioner: Phelps Dodge Sierrita, Inc., 6200 W. Duval Mine Road, Green Valley, Arizona 85614. Mine: Phelps Dodge Sierrita, Inc. Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 02–001447. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 5609 (Fuel oil requirements for ANFO). • Docket Number: M–2006–005–M. FR Notice: 71 FR 56175 (September 26, 2006). Petitioner: Round Mountain Gold Corporation, P.O. Box 480, Round Mountain, Nevada 89045. Mine: Smoky Valley Common Operation, MSHA I.D. No. 26–00594). PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 56– 6309(b) (Fuel oil requirements for ANFO). • Docket Number: M–2006–016–M. FR Notice: 72 FR 8204 (February 23, 2007). Petitioner: Phelps Dodge Morenci, Inc., 4521 U.S. Highway 191, Morenci, Arizona 85540. Mine: Morenci Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 02–00024. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 56.6309(b) (Fuel oil requirements for ANFO). Dated: July 20, 2007. Jack Powasnik, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Notice of Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification 
Granted in Whole or in Part

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

SUMMARY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) enforces mine 
operator compliance with mandatory safety and health standards that 
protect miners and improve safety and health conditions in U.S. Mines. 
This Federal Register Notice (FR Notice) notifies the public that it 
has investigated and issued a final decision on certain mine operator 
petitions to modify a safety standard.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the final decisions are posted on MSHA's Web Site 
at http://www.msha.gov/indexes/petition.htm. The public may inspect the 
petitions and final decisions during normal business hours in MSHA's 
Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 
Room 2349, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All visitors must first stop at 
the receptionist desk on the 21st Floor to sign-in.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Sexauer, Chief, Regulatory 
Development Division at 202-693-9444 (Voice), sexauer.edward@dol.gov 
(e-mail), or 202-693-9441 (Telefax), or Barbara Barron at 202-693-9447 
(Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (e-mail), or 202-693-9441 (Telefax). 
[These are not toll-free numbers].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Introduction

    Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 
1977, a mine operator may petition and the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) may modify the application of a mandatory safety standard 
to that mine if the Secretary determines that: (1) An alternative 
method exists that will guarantee no less protection for the miners 
affected than that provided by the standard; or (2) that the 
application of the standard will result in a diminution of safety to 
the affected miners.
    MSHA bases the final decision on the petitioner's statements, any 
comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field 
investigation of the conditions at the mine. In some instances, MSHA 
may approve a petition for modification on the condition that the mine 
operator complies with other requirements noted in the decision.

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II. Granted Petitions for Modification

    On the basis of the findings of MSHA's investigation, and as 
designee of the Secretary, MSHA has granted or partially granted the 
following petitions for modification:
     Docket Number: M-2005-076-C.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 75221 (December 19, 2005).
    Petitioner: Blue Mountain Energy, Inc., 3607 County Road 
65, Rangely, Colorado 81648.
    Mine: Deserado Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 05-03505.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.312(c) (Main mine fan examinations 
and records).

     Docket Number: M-2005-086-C.
    FR Notice: 71 FR 3890 (January 24, 2006).
    Petitioner: Bear Gap Coal Company, Box 64 Kushwa Road, Spring Glen, 
Pennsylvania.
    Mine: Bear Gap Coal Company No. 6 Slope Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-
09296.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 49.2(b) (Availability of mine rescue 
teams).

     Docket Number: M-2006-001-C.
    FR Notice: 71 FR 3890 (January 24, 2006).
    Petitioner: Oxbow Mining, LLC, P.O. Box 535, 3737 Highway 133, 
Somerset, Colorado 81434.
    Mine: Elk Creek Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 05-04674.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1726(a) (Performing work from a 
raised position; safeguards.

     Docket Number: M-2006-010-C.
    FR Notice: 71 FR 28714 (May 17, 2006).
    Petitioner: Six M Coal Company, 647 South Street, Lykens, 
Pennsylvania 17048.
    Mine: No. 1 Slope Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-09138.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 49.2(b) (Availability of mine rescue 
teams).

     Docket Number: M-2006-011-C.
    FR Notice: 71 FR 28714 (May 17, 2006).
    Petitioner: Six M Coal Company, 647 South Street, Lykens, 
Pennsylvania 17048.
    Mine: No. 1 Slope Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-09138.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1202-1(a) (Temporary notations, 
revisions, and supplements).

     Docket Number: M-2006-037-C.
    FR Notice: 71 FR 56178 (September 26, 2006).
    Petitioner: Ohio County Coal Company, 19050 Highway 1078 South, 
Henderson, Kentucky 42420.
    Mine: Freedom Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 15-17587.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101-1(b) (Deluge-type water spray 
systems).

     Docket Number: M-2006-041-C.
    FR Notice: 71 FR 56179 (September 26, 2006).
    Petitioner: Orchard Coal Company, 214 Vaux Road, Tremont, 
Pennsylvania 17981.
    Mine: Orchard Slope Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-08346.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.360 (Preshift examination at fixed 
intervals).

     Docket Number: M-2006-085-C.
    FR Notice: 72 FR 8204 (February 23, 2007).
    Petitioner: Drummond Company, Inc., P.O. Box 10236, Birmingham, 
Alabama 35202.
    Mine: Shoal Creek Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 01-02901.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101-1(b) (Deluge-type water spray 
systems).

     Docket Number: M-2005-005-M.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 48985 (August 22, 2005).
    Petitioner: Phelps Dodge Bagdad, Inc., P.O. Box 245, Bagdad, 
Arizona 86321.
    Mine: Phelps Dodge Bagdad, Inc. Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 02-00137.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 56-6309(b) (Fuel oil requirements for 
ANFO).

     Docket Number: M-2005-006-M.
    FR Notice: 70 FR 52449 (September 2, 2005).
    Petitioner: Chino Mines Company, P.O. Box 7, Hurley, New Mexico 
88043.
    Mine: Chino Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 29-00708.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 56.6309 (Fuel oil requirements for 
ANFO).

     Docket Number: M-2006-001-M.
    FR Notice: 71 FR 13433 (March 15, 2007).
    Petitioner: FMC Corporation, Box 872, Green River, Wyoming 82935.
    Mine: FMC Westvaco Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 48-00152.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.22305 (Approved equipment (III 
mines)).

     Docket Number: M-2006-002-M.
    FR Notice: 71 FR 17145 (April 5, 2006).
    Petitioner: Phelps Dodge Sierrita, Inc., 6200 W. Duval Mine Road, 
Green Valley, Arizona 85614.
    Mine: Phelps Dodge Sierrita, Inc. Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 02-001447.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 5609 (Fuel oil requirements for ANFO).

     Docket Number: M-2006-005-M.
    FR Notice: 71 FR 56175 (September 26, 2006).
    Petitioner: Round Mountain Gold Corporation, P.O. Box 480, Round 
Mountain, Nevada 89045.
    Mine: Smoky Valley Common Operation, MSHA I.D. No. 26-00594).
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 56-6309(b) (Fuel oil requirements for 
ANFO).

     Docket Number: M-2006-016-M.
    FR Notice: 72 FR 8204 (February 23, 2007).
    Petitioner: Phelps Dodge Morenci, Inc., 4521 U.S. Highway 191, 
Morenci, Arizona 85540.
    Mine: Morenci Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 02-00024.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 56.6309(b) (Fuel oil requirements for 
ANFO).


    Dated: July 20, 2007.
Jack Powasnik,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and 
Variances.
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