Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Respirator Program Records, 58336-58337 [E7-20237]

Download as PDF 58336 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 198 / Monday, October 15, 2007 / Notices (3) For the investigation so instituted, the Honorable Carl C. Charneski is designated as the presiding administrative law judge. Responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation must be submitted by the named respondents in accordance with section 210.13 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR 210.13. Pursuant to 19 CFR 201.16(d) and 210.13(a), such responses will be considered by the Commission if received not later than 20 days after the date of service by the Commission of the complaint and the notice of investigation. Extensions of time for submitting responses to the complaint and the notice of investigation will not be granted unless good cause therefor is shown. Failure of a respondent to file a timely response to each allegation in the complaint and in this notice may be deemed to constitute a waiver of the right to appear and contest the allegations of the complaint and this notice, and to authorize the administrative law judge and the Commission, without further notice to the respondent, to find the facts to be as alleged in the complaint and this notice and to enter an initial determination and a final determination containing such findings, and may result in the issuance of an exclusion order or cease and desist order or both directed against a respondent. By order of the Commission. Issued: October 9, 2007 William R. Bishop, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–20199 Filed 10–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Respirator Program Records sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 ensure that requested VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:55 Oct 12, 2007 Jkt 214001 data is 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 December 14, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 101(a)(7) of the Mine Act mandates in part that mandatory standards prescribe the use of protective equipment where appropriate to protect miners against hazards. Where protective equipment or respirators are required because of exposure to harmful substances, MSHA must ensure that such equipment offers adequate protection for workers. A written respirator program that addresses such issues as selection, fitting, use, and maintenance of respirators is essential for ensuring that workers are properly and effectively using the equipment. Records of fit-testing are essential for determining that the worker is wearing the proper respirator. Title 30 CFR Sections 56.5005 and 57.5005 require metal and nonmetal mine operators to institute a respirator program governing selection, maintenance, training, fitting, supervision, cleaning and use of respirators. To control those occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fumes, mists, gases, or vapors, the primary objective is to prevent atmospheric contamination. MSHA’s current policy, as prescribed by regulation, is to require that this be accomplished by feasible engineering measures. When effective controls are not feasible, or while they are being instituted, or during occasional entry into hazardous atmospheres to perform maintenance or investigations, appropriate respirators are to be used in accordance with established procedures protecting the miners. Sections 56.5005 and 57.5005 incorporate by reference requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI Z88.2–1969). These PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 incorporated requirements mandate that miners who must wear respirators be fittested to the respirators that they will use. Certain records are also required to be kept in connection with respirators, including records of the date of issuance of the respirator, and fit-test results. The fit-testing records are essential for determining that the worker is wearing the proper respirator. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection requirement related to the Respirator Program Records. 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 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 The mine operator uses the information to properly issue respiratory protection to miners when feasible engineering and/or administrative controls do not reduce the exposure to permissible levels. Fittesting records are used to ensure that a respirator worn by an individual is in fact the one for which that individual received a tight fit. MSHA uses the information to determine compliance with the standard. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Respirator Program Records. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 198 / Monday, October 15, 2007 / Notices OMB Number: 1219–0048. Recordkeeping: None. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cite/Reference: 30 CFR 56.5005 and 57.5005. Total Respondents: 300. Total Responses: 5,400. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,174 hours. Burden Cost: $90,000. 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 10th day of October, 2007. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E7–20237 Filed 10–12–07; 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; Hoist Operators’ Physical Fitness ACTION: Notice. 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 ensure that requested data is 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 December 14, 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. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:55 Oct 12, 2007 Jkt 214001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Title 30 CFR Sections 56.19057 and 57.19057 require the annual examination and certification of a hoist operator’s fitness. The safety of all metal and nonmetallic miners riding hoist conveyances is dependent upon the attentiveness and physical capabilities of the hoist operator, in routine and emergency evacuations. Improper movement, overspeed, and overtravel of a hoisting conveyance can result in serious physical harm or death to all passengers. While small mine operators are likely to have fewer hoists and hoist operators, Congress intended that the Mine Act be enforced at all mining operations within its jurisdiction regardless of size and that information collection and record keeping requirements be consistent with efficient and effective enforcement of the Mine Act. However, Congress did recognize that small operations may face problems in complying with some Mine Act provisions. Section 103(e) of the Mine Act directs the Secretary of Labor not to impose an unreasonable burden on small businesses when obtaining any information under the Mine Act. This information collection does not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection requirement related to the Hoist Operators’ Physical Fitness. MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of MSHA’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of MSHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Suggest methods to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Address 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) to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58337 contacting the employee listed in the 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.’’ ADDRESSES III. Current Actions Title 30 CFR Sections 56.19057 and 57.19057 require the annual examination and certification of a hoist operator’s fitness. The safety of all metal and nonmetallic miners riding hoist conveyances is dependent upon the attentiveness and physical capabilities of the hoist operators, in routine and emergency evacuations. Improper movements, overspeed, and overtravel of a hoisting conveyance can result in serious physical harm or death to all passengers. Small mine operators are likely to have fewer hoists and hoist operators. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Hoist Operators’ Physical Fitness. OMB Number: 1219–0049. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 64. Total Responses: 320. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 10.7. Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0. Total Operating and Maintenance Costs: $98,560. 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 10th day of October, 2007. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E7–20238 Filed 10–12–07; 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; Rock Burst Control Plan ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 198 (Monday, October 15, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Respirator Program Records

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 
ensure that requested data is 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 December 14, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 101(a)(7) of the Mine Act mandates in part that mandatory 
standards prescribe the use of protective equipment where appropriate 
to protect miners against hazards. Where protective equipment or 
respirators are required because of exposure to harmful substances, 
MSHA must ensure that such equipment offers adequate protection for 
workers. A written respirator program that addresses such issues as 
selection, fitting, use, and maintenance of respirators is essential 
for ensuring that workers are properly and effectively using the 
equipment. Records of fit-testing are essential for determining that 
the worker is wearing the proper respirator.
    Title 30 CFR Sections 56.5005 and 57.5005 require metal and 
nonmetal mine operators to institute a respirator program governing 
selection, maintenance, training, fitting, supervision, cleaning and 
use of respirators. To control those occupational diseases caused by 
breathing air contaminated with harmful dusts, fumes, mists, gases, or 
vapors, the primary objective is to prevent atmospheric contamination. 
MSHA's current policy, as prescribed by regulation, is to require that 
this be accomplished by feasible engineering measures. When effective 
controls are not feasible, or while they are being instituted, or 
during occasional entry into hazardous atmospheres to perform 
maintenance or investigations, appropriate respirators are to be used 
in accordance with established procedures protecting the miners.
    Sections 56.5005 and 57.5005 incorporate by reference requirements 
of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI Z88.2-1969). These 
incorporated requirements mandate that miners who must wear respirators 
be fit-tested to the respirators that they will use. Certain records 
are also required to be kept in connection with respirators, including 
records of the date of issuance of the respirator, and fit-test 
results. The fit-testing records are essential for determining that the 
worker is wearing the proper respirator.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the 
information collection requirement related to the Respirator Program 
Records. 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 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

    The mine operator uses the information to properly issue 
respiratory protection to miners when feasible engineering and/or 
administrative controls do not reduce the exposure to permissible 
levels. Fit-testing records are used to ensure that a respirator worn 
by an individual is in fact the one for which that individual received 
a tight fit. MSHA uses the information to determine compliance with the 
standard.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Respirator Program Records.

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    OMB Number: 1219-0048.
    Recordkeeping: None.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cite/Reference: 30 CFR 56.5005 and 57.5005.
    Total Respondents: 300.
    Total Responses: 5,400.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 2,174 hours.
    Burden Cost: $90,000.
    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 10th day of October, 2007.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management. 1
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