Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Training Plans and Certificate of Training, 47080-47081 [E7-16454]

Download as PDF 47080 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Record of Individual Exposure to Radon Daughters ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 October 22, 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: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background MSHA’s primary goal is the protection of America’s most precious mining resource, the miner. To achieve this goal, this agency has to keep information regarding the hazards faced and the progress made within the industry to develop and maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Records concerning the health and welfare of miners are especially important, given that the nature of the exposure could result in medical complications later in the miner’s life. To this end, the record keeping of Radon Daughters is essential information. Each year the industry records and reports the exposure levels that its workforce has faced during the past 12 months. This information is archived and stored for retrieval by the exposed party, or legal representative, should a medical release be deemed VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 necessary. This reporting of the exposure numbers also serves to inform MSHA of the industry expansion or decrease as well as health threats incurred. Concurrently, the United States economy is calling for production rates that are lower than those in recent years. Regardless of the number of miners exposed, MSHA needs to keep the recording requirements for Radon Daughters to ensure that the records regarding the miners’ level of exposure today is available to them tomorrow and throughout their lifetimes. II. Desired Focus Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to the Record of Individual Exposure to Radon Daughters. 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 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 may be 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 Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to provide miners protection from radon daughter exposure. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Record of Individual Exposure to Radon Daughters. OMB Number: 1219–0003. Agency Form Number: MSHA 4000– 9. PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency: Weekly. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Burden Respondents: 2. Total Number of Responses: 100. Total Burden Hours: 300. 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 16th day of August, 2007. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E7–16453 Filed 8–21–07; 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; Training Plans and Certificate of Training ACTION: Notice. 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 October 22, 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. E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES I. Background The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) recognizes that the role of education and training in the improvement of miner health and safety is an important element of federal efforts to make the nation’s mines safer places in which to work. Section 115(a) of the Mine Act states that ‘‘each operator of a coal or other mine shall have a health and safety program which shall be approved by the Secretary.’’ Title 30, CFR 48.3 and 48.23 specifically address the requirements for training plans. Section 115(a) of the Mine Act requires that each mine operator have a program approved by the Secretary for training miners in the health and safety aspects of mining. Section 115(c) requires (a) That the mine operator certify on a form approved by the Secretary that the miner has received the specified training in each subject area of the approved health and safety training plan; (b) that the certificates be maintained by the operator and be available for inspection at the mine site; and (c) that the miner is entitled to a copy of the certificate upon completion of the training and when he leaves the operator’s employ. Title 30, CFR Part 48 implements Section 115 of the Act by setting forth the requirements for obtaining approval of training programs and specifying the kinds of training, including refresher and hazard training, which must be provided to the miners. The standards are intended to ensure that miners will be effectively trained and certified in matters affecting their health and safety, with the ultimate goal being the reduction of frequency and severity of the injuries in the nation’s mines. 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 Training Plans. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 • 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 ADDRESSES section of this notice or viewed on the internet by accessing the MSHA home page (http:// www.msha.gov/) and selecting ‘‘Rules and Regs’’, then selecting ‘‘Fed Reg Docs.’’ III. Current Actions Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 16th day of August, 2007. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E7–16454 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0018] Logging Operations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: Approved training plans are used to implement training programs for training new miners, training experienced miners, training miners for new tasks, annual refresher training, and hazard training. The plans are also used by MSHA to ensure that all miners are receiving the training necessary to perform their jobs in a safe manner. MSHA Form 5000–23, Certificate of Training, is used by mine operators to record mandatory training received by miners. Each form provides the mine operator with a recordkeeping document, the miner with a certificate of training, and MSHA a monitoring tool for determining compliance requirements. Currently the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to Training Plans and Certificates of Training. Type of Review: Extension of Currently Approved Collection. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Training Plans and Certificate of Training. OMB Number: 1219–0009 Extension. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Annually and On Occasion. Number of Respondents: 3,216. Number of Annual Responses: 115,395. Total Burden Hours: 13,287. Total Annual Cost: $245,144. 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. PO 00000 47081 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comment concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in its Standard on Logging Operations (29 CFR 1910.266). DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by October 22, 2007. ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit three copies of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, OSHA Docket No. OSHA–2007–0018, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N–2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., EST. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number for the ICR (OSHA– 2007–0018). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 22, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47080-47081]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16454]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Training Plans and Certificate of Training

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 October 22, 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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) 
recognizes that the role of education and training in the improvement 
of miner health and safety is an important element of federal efforts 
to make the nation's mines safer places in which to work. Section 
115(a) of the Mine Act states that ``each operator of a coal or other 
mine shall have a health and safety program which shall be approved by 
the Secretary.'' Title 30, CFR 48.3 and 48.23 specifically address the 
requirements for training plans. Section 115(a) of the Mine Act 
requires that each mine operator have a program approved by the 
Secretary for training miners in the health and safety aspects of 
mining. Section 115(c) requires (a) That the mine operator certify on a 
form approved by the Secretary that the miner has received the 
specified training in each subject area of the approved health and 
safety training plan; (b) that the certificates be maintained by the 
operator and be available for inspection at the mine site; and (c) that 
the miner is entitled to a copy of the certificate upon completion of 
the training and when he leaves the operator's employ. Title 30, CFR 
Part 48 implements Section 115 of the Act by setting forth the 
requirements for obtaining approval of training programs and specifying 
the kinds of training, including refresher and hazard training, which 
must be provided to the miners. The standards are intended to ensure 
that miners will be effectively trained and certified in matters 
affecting their health and safety, with the ultimate goal being the 
reduction of frequency and severity of the injuries in the nation's 
mines.

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 Training Plans. 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 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 ADDRESSES section of 
this notice or viewed on the internet by accessing the MSHA home page 
(http://www.msha.gov/) and selecting ``Rules and Regs'', then selecting 
``Fed Reg Docs.''

III. Current Actions

    Approved training plans are used to implement training programs for 
training new miners, training experienced miners, training miners for 
new tasks, annual refresher training, and hazard training. The plans 
are also used by MSHA to ensure that all miners are receiving the 
training necessary to perform their jobs in a safe manner. MSHA Form 
5000-23, Certificate of Training, is used by mine operators to record 
mandatory training received by miners. Each form provides the mine 
operator with a recordkeeping document, the miner with a certificate of 
training, and MSHA a monitoring tool for determining compliance 
requirements. Currently the Mine Safety and Health Administration 
(MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the 
information collection related to Training Plans and Certificates of 
Training.
    Type of Review: Extension of Currently Approved Collection.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Training Plans and Certificate of Training.
    OMB Number: 1219-0009 Extension.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Frequency: Annually and On Occasion.
    Number of Respondents: 3,216.
    Number of Annual Responses: 115,395.
    Total Burden Hours: 13,287.
    Total Annual Cost: $245,144.
    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 16th day of August, 2007.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
 [FR Doc. E7-16454 Filed 8-21-07; 8:45 am]
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