Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report (MSHA Forms 7000-1 and 7000-2), 70348-70349 [E7-23941]

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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 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:12 Dec 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Debbie Ferraro, Records Management Branch, 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 The reporting and recordkeeping provisions in 30 CFR Part 50, Notification, Investigation, Reports and Records of Accidents, Injuries and Illnesses, Employment and Coal Production in Mines, are essential elements in MSHA’s Congressional mandate to reduce work-related injuries and illnesses among the nation’s miners. Section 50.10 requires mine operators and mining contractors to immediately notify MSHA in the event of an accident. This immediate notification is critical to MSHA’s timely investigation and assessment of the probable cause of the accident. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date of institution 11/26/07 11/27/07 11/27/07 11/27/07 11/27/07 11/27/07 11/27/07 11/28/07 11/28/07 11/28/07 11/28/07 11/28/07 11/29/07 11/29/07 11/29/07 11/29/07 11/29/07 11/29/07 11/29/07 11/29/07 11/29/07 11/30/07 11/30/07 11/30/07 11/30/07 11/30/07 11/30/07 Date of petition 11/01/07 11/26/07 11/20/07 11/26/07 11/26/07 11/26/07 11/21/07 11/27/07 11/27/07 11/26/07 11/27/07 11/27/07 11/26/07 11/20/07 11/29/07 11/27/07 11/28/07 11/26/07 11/13/07 11/28/07 11/28/07 11/29/07 11/28/07 11/29/07 11/28/07 11/29/07 11/27/07 Section 50.11 requires that the operator or contractor investigate each accident and occupational injury and prepare a report. The operator or contractor may not use MSHA Form 7000–1 as a report, unless the mine employs fewer than 20 miners and the occurrence involves an occupational injury not related to an accident. Section 50.20(a) requires mine operators and mining contractors to report each accident, injury, or illness to MSHA on Form 7000–1 within 10 working days after an accident or injury has occurred or an occupational illness has been diagnosed. The use of MSHA Form 7000–1 provides for uniform information gathering across the mining industry. Section 50.30(a) requires mine operators and independent contractors working on mine property to report quarterly employment and coal production to MSHA on Form 7000–2. MSHA tabulates and analyzes the information from this form along with data from MSHA Form 7000–1, Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report, to compute incidence and severity rates for various injury types. These rates are used to analyze trends and to assess the degree of success of the health and safety efforts of MSHA and the mining industry. MSHA tabulates and analyzes the information from MSHA Form 7000–1, E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2007 / Notices along with data from MSHA Form 7000–2, to compute incidence and severity rates for various injury types. These rates are used to analyze trends and to assess the degree of success of the health and safety efforts of MSHA and the mining industry. Accident, injury, and illness data when correlated with employment and production data provide information that allows MSHA to improve its safety and health enforcement programs, focus its education and training efforts, and establish priorities for its technical assistance activities in mine safety and health. Maintaining a current database allows MSHA to identify and direct increased attention to those mines, industry segments, and geographical areas where hazardous trends are developing. This could not be done effectively utilizing historical data. The information collected under Part 50 is the most comprehensive and reliable occupational data available concerning the mining industry. Section 103(d) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) mandates that each accident be investigated by the operator to determine the cause and means of preventing a recurrence. Records of such accidents and investigations shall be kept and made available to the Secretary or his authorized representative and the appropriate State agency. Section 103(h) requires operators to keep any records and make any reports that are reasonably necessary for MSHA to perform its duties under the Mine Act. Section 103(j) of the Mine Act requires operators to notify MSHA of the occurrence of an accident and to take appropriate measures to preserve any evidence which would assist in the investigation into the cause or causes of the accident. Data collected through MSHA Form 7000–1 and MSHA Form 7000–2 enable MSHA to publish timely quarterly and annual statistics, reflecting current safety and health conditions in the mining industry. These data are used not only by MSHA, but also by other Federal and State agencies, health and safety researchers, and the mining community to assist in measuring and comparing the results of health and safety efforts both in the United States and internationally. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:12 Dec 10, 2007 Jkt 214001 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,’’ and then selecting ‘‘Fed Reg Docs.’’ III. Current Actions This request for collection of information contains provisions whereby persons may be temporarily qualified or certified to perform tests and examinations; requiring specialized expertise; related to miner safety and health at coal mines. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report. OMB Number: 1219–0007. Form(s): MSHA 7000–1 and MSHA 7000–2. Frequency: Quarterly and On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 22,295. Responses: 139,903. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for hardcopy filings and 15 minutes for Form 7000–02 electronic filings. Total Burden Hours: 270,666. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $31,993. 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 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70349 Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 6th day of December, 2007. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E7–23941 Filed 12–10–07; 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; Qualification/Certification Program and Man Hoist Operators Physical Fitness 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 February 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Debbie Ferraro, Records Management Branch, 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 Persons performing tasks and certain required examinations at coal mines related to miner safety and health, which require specialized training, experience, and physical qualifications, are required to be either ‘‘certified’’ or ‘‘qualified’’. The regulations recognized State certification and qualification programs. However, under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and MSHA standards, where State programs do not exist, MSHA may certify and qualify persons for as long as they E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report 
and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report (MSHA Forms 
7000-1 and 7000-2)

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 February 11, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Debbie Ferraro, Records Management Branch, 
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

    The reporting and recordkeeping provisions in 30 CFR Part 50, 
Notification, Investigation, Reports and Records of Accidents, Injuries 
and Illnesses, Employment and Coal Production in Mines, are essential 
elements in MSHA's Congressional mandate to reduce work-related 
injuries and illnesses among the nation's miners.
    Section 50.10 requires mine operators and mining contractors to 
immediately notify MSHA in the event of an accident. This immediate 
notification is critical to MSHA's timely investigation and assessment 
of the probable cause of the accident.
    Section 50.11 requires that the operator or contractor investigate 
each accident and occupational injury and prepare a report. The 
operator or contractor may not use MSHA Form 7000-1 as a report, unless 
the mine employs fewer than 20 miners and the occurrence involves an 
occupational injury not related to an accident.
    Section 50.20(a) requires mine operators and mining contractors to 
report each accident, injury, or illness to MSHA on Form 7000-1 within 
10 working days after an accident or injury has occurred or an 
occupational illness has been diagnosed. The use of MSHA Form 7000-1 
provides for uniform information gathering across the mining industry.
    Section 50.30(a) requires mine operators and independent 
contractors working on mine property to report quarterly employment and 
coal production to MSHA on Form 7000-2. MSHA tabulates and analyzes the 
information from this form along with data from MSHA Form 7000-1, Mine 
Accident, Injury, and Illness Report, to compute incidence and severity 
rates for various injury types. These rates are used to analyze trends 
and to assess the degree of success of the health and safety efforts of 
MSHA and the mining industry.
    MSHA tabulates and analyzes the information from MSHA Form 7000-1,

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along with data from MSHA Form 7000-2, to compute incidence and 
severity rates for various injury types. These rates are used to 
analyze trends and to assess the degree of success of the health and 
safety efforts of MSHA and the mining industry.
    Accident, injury, and illness data when correlated with employment 
and production data provide information that allows MSHA to improve its 
safety and health enforcement programs, focus its education and 
training efforts, and establish priorities for its technical assistance 
activities in mine safety and health. Maintaining a current database 
allows MSHA to identify and direct increased attention to those mines, 
industry segments, and geographical areas where hazardous trends are 
developing. This could not be done effectively utilizing historical 
data. The information collected under Part 50 is the most comprehensive 
and reliable occupational data available concerning the mining 
industry.
    Section 103(d) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act) mandates that each accident be investigated by the operator 
to determine the cause and means of preventing a recurrence. Records of 
such accidents and investigations shall be kept and made available to 
the Secretary or his authorized representative and the appropriate 
State agency. Section 103(h) requires operators to keep any records and 
make any reports that are reasonably necessary for MSHA to perform its 
duties under the Mine Act. Section 103(j) of the Mine Act requires 
operators to notify MSHA of the occurrence of an accident and to take 
appropriate measures to preserve any evidence which would assist in the 
investigation into the cause or causes of the accident.
    Data collected through MSHA Form 7000-1 and MSHA Form 7000-2 enable 
MSHA to publish timely quarterly and annual statistics, reflecting 
current safety and health conditions in the mining industry. These data 
are used not only by MSHA, but also by other Federal and State 
agencies, health and safety researchers, and the mining community to 
assist in measuring and comparing the results of health and safety 
efforts both in the United States and internationally.

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, 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,'' and then 
selecting ``Fed Reg Docs.''

III. Current Actions

    This request for collection of information contains provisions 
whereby persons may be temporarily qualified or certified to perform 
tests and examinations; requiring specialized expertise; related to 
miner safety and health at coal mines.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine 
Employment and Coal Production Report.
    OMB Number: 1219-0007.
    Form(s): MSHA 7000-1 and MSHA 7000-2.
    Frequency: Quarterly and On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 22,295.
    Responses: 139,903.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes for hardcopy filings and 15 
minutes for Form 7000-02 electronic filings.
    Total Burden Hours: 270,666.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $31,993.
    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 6th day of December, 2007.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
 [FR Doc. E7-23941 Filed 12-10-07; 8:45 am]
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