Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Records of Tests and Examinations of Personnel Hoisting Equipment, 58900-58901 [E7-20404]

Download as PDF 58900 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 17, 2007 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the collection of data contained in the procedures to petition for classification as a Labor Surplus Area (LSA) under exceptional circumstances criteria. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addressee section of this notice or at this Web site: http://www.doleta.gov/ OMBCN/OMBControlNumber.cfm. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addressee section below on or before December 17, 2007. ADDRESSES: Anthony D. Dais, Office of Workforce Investment, Employment and Training Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room S– 4231, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 693–2784 (This is not a toll-free number); fax (202) 693–3015; or e-mail [dais.anthony@dol.gov]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Under Executive Orders 12073 and 10582, and 20 CFR parts 651 and 654, The Secretary of Labor is required to classify LSAs and disseminate this information for the use of all Federal Agencies. This information is used by Federal agencies for various purposes including procurement decisions, food stamp waiver decisions, certain small business loan decisions, as well as other purposes determined by the agencies. The LSA list is issued annually, effective October 1 of each year, utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Areas meeting the criteria are classified as LSAs. Department regulations specify that the Department can add other areas to the annual LSA listing under the exceptional circumstance criteria. Such additions are based upon information contained in petitions submitted by the State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) to the ETA’s national office. These petitions contain specific economic information about an area in order to provide ample justification for adding the area to the LSA listing under the exceptional circumstances criteria. An area is eligible for classification as a LSA if it meets all of the criteria, and if the exceptional circumstance event is not temporary or seasonal. This data VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 collection pertains only to data submitted voluntary by states exceptional circumstances petitions. Most of the information contained the SWA LSA petitions is already available from other sources, e.g., internal reports, statistical programs, newspaper clippings, etc. The petitions are not intended to provide new (unduplicated) information but serve to bring various types of information together in a single document in order that a LSA classification determination can be made. The only information which SWAs may have to develop for use in the petition is the 12-month projections of the area’s labor force and unemployment. No periodic reporting is required. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor 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. III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection. There is no reduction in burden based on an experience rate of the approved data collection period: The ETA has not received a petition since 2003. Agency: Employment and Training Administration Title: Procedures for Classifying Labor Surplus Areas Exceptional Circumstances Reporting. OMB Number: 1205–0207. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Total Respondents: 1. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 3. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): 0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): 0. Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: October 11, 2007. Gay M. Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment Employment & Training Administration. [FR Doc. E7–20463 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Records of Tests and Examinations of Personnel Hoisting Equipment 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 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 17, 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 These requirements provide for a record of specific test and inspections of a mine’s personnel hoisting systems, including the wire rope, to ensure that the system remains safe to operate. Review of the record indicates whether deficiencies are developing in the equipment, in particular the wire rope, E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 17, 2007 / Notices so that corrective action may be taken before an accident occurs. The requirements also provide for a systematic procedure for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of shaft and hoisting equipment. The mine operator must certify that the required inspections, tests, and maintenance have been made then record any unsafe condition identified during the examination or test. The precise format in which the record is kept is left to the discretion of the mine operator. All records are made by the person conducting the required examination or test. Unless otherwise noted below, these records are to be retained for one year at the mine site. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 Records of Tests and Examinations of Personnel Hoisting Equipment. 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 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 information is used by industry management and maintenance personnel to project the expected safe service performance of hoist and shaft equipment; to indicate when maintenance and specific tests need to be performed; and to ensure that wire rope attached to the personnel VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 conveyance is replaced in time to maintain the necessary safety for miners. Federal inspectors use the records to ensure that inspections are conducted, unsafe conditions identified early and corrected. The consequence of hoist or shaft equipment malfunctions or wire rope failures can result in serious injuries and fatalities. It is essential that MSHA inspectors be able to verify that mine operators are properly inspecting their hoist and shaft equipment and maintaining it in safe condition. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Record of Tests and Examinations of Personnel Hoisting Equipment. OMB Number: 1219–0034. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 255. Number of Responses: 75,371. Total Burden Hours: 6,873. Total Operating and Maintenance Costs: $306,000. 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 11th day of October, 2007. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E7–20404 Filed 10–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request National Science Foundation. Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104–13. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 11912, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58901 Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected or (d) ways to 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 should be addressed to: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725–17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 295, Arlington, Virginia 22230 or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703–292–7556. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Plimpton at (703) 292–7556 or send e-mail to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Title of Collection: Evaluation of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program. OMB Control No.: 3145–0204. Abstract: The National Science Foundation (NSF) requests revision and extension of a currently approved data collection (e.g., interviews, surveys, focus groups, site visits protocols) measuring NSF’s contribution to the Nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) enterprise and overall science and engineering workforce. This continuation expands E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 17, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-20404]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Records of Tests and Examinations of 
Personnel Hoisting Equipment

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 17, 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

    These requirements provide for a record of specific test and 
inspections of a mine's personnel hoisting systems, including the wire 
rope, to ensure that the system remains safe to operate. Review of the 
record indicates whether deficiencies are developing in the equipment, 
in particular the wire rope,

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so that corrective action may be taken before an accident occurs. The 
requirements also provide for a systematic procedure for the 
inspection, testing, and maintenance of shaft and hoisting equipment. 
The mine operator must certify that the required inspections, tests, 
and maintenance have been made then record any unsafe condition 
identified during the examination or test.
    The precise format in which the record is kept is left to the 
discretion of the mine operator. All records are made by the person 
conducting the required examination or test. Unless otherwise noted 
below, these records are to be retained for one year at the mine site.

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 Records of Tests and 
Examinations of Personnel Hoisting Equipment. 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 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 information is used by industry management and maintenance 
personnel to project the expected safe service performance of hoist and 
shaft equipment; to indicate when maintenance and specific tests need 
to be performed; and to ensure that wire rope attached to the personnel 
conveyance is replaced in time to maintain the necessary safety for 
miners. Federal inspectors use the records to ensure that inspections 
are conducted, unsafe conditions identified early and corrected. The 
consequence of hoist or shaft equipment malfunctions or wire rope 
failures can result in serious injuries and fatalities. It is essential 
that MSHA inspectors be able to verify that mine operators are properly 
inspecting their hoist and shaft equipment and maintaining it in safe 
condition.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Record of Tests and Examinations of Personnel Hoisting 
Equipment.
    OMB Number: 1219-0034.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 255.
    Number of Responses: 75,371.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,873.
    Total Operating and Maintenance Costs: $306,000.
    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 11th day of October, 2007.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
 [FR Doc. E7-20404 Filed 10-16-07; 8:45 am]
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