Petitions for Modification, 54433-54434 [E8-21897]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices notice. Upon receipt of these petitions, the Director of the Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, has instituted investigations pursuant to section 221(a) of the Act. The purpose of each of the investigations is to determine whether the workers are eligible to apply for adjustment assistance under Title II, Chapter 2, of the Act. The investigations will further relate, as appropriate, to the determination of the date on which total or partial separations began or threatened to begin and the subdivision of the firm involved. The petitioners or any other persons showing a substantial interest in the subject matter of the investigations may request a public hearing, provided such request is filed in writing with the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address shown below, not later than September 29, 2008. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments regarding the subject matter of the investigations to the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, at the address 54433 shown below, not later than September 29, 2008. The petitions filed in this case are available for inspection at the Office of the Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–5311, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of September 2008. Erin FitzGerald, Director, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. 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GE Consumer Industrial Lighting (IUE) ................................ Fisher Corporation (Comp) ................................................... Boise Cascade LLC (AWPPW) ............................................ General Motors Vehicle Manufacturing (UAW) .................... Honeywell (Wkrs) ................................................................. Merkle-Korff Industries Mt. Prospect Rd. Plant (Comp) ...... Genie Company—Overhead Door Corp. (Wkrs) ................. HD Supply, Inc. (Wkrs) ......................................................... A. Klein & Company, Inc. (Comp) ........................................ ATS Automotive Technology Systems (State) ..................... DeRoyal Industries, Inc. (Wkrs) ........................................... Steelcase Inc. (State) ........................................................... Element Customer Care LLC (Wkrs) ................................... Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (Comp) .................................. Stauble Machine and Tool (Wkrs) ........................................ Easy Garment, Inc. (Wkrs) ................................................... Rieter Automotive (State) ..................................................... Emerson Power Transmission (Wkrs) .................................. Pollak (Comp) ....................................................................... Prime Tanning (Comp) ......................................................... Moraine Sequencing Center, Inc. (OH) ................................ Hillerick and Bradsby (Wkrs) ................................................ Norwalk Furniture (Comp) .................................................... Cooper Standard Automotive (Union) .................................. Khoury, Inc. (Comp) ............................................................. Metaldyne (UAW) ................................................................. Porter Engineered Systems, Inc. (Comp) ............................ JLG Industries (Wkrs) ........................................................... Whirlpool Oxford Division (Comp) ........................................ United Steel and Wire Company (State) .............................. Owens-Corning Composite Materials (Wkrs) ....................... Stanley-Bostitch, Inc. (State) ................................................ Johnson Controls Interior Manufacturing (Comp) ................ Wyeth Biotech (Wkrs) ........................................................... MPC Computers, LLC—Nampa (Comp) .............................. Saginaw, MI .......................... Willoughby, OH ..................... Troy, MI ................................. Salem, OR ............................ Oklahoma City, OK ............... Elberton, GA ......................... Des Plaines, IL ...................... Shenandoah, VA ................... Columbus, GA ....................... Claremont, NC ...................... Lawrenceville, IL ................... Powell, TN ............................. Grand Rapids, MI .................. Durham, NC .......................... Elkton, TN ............................. Louisville, KY ........................ New York, NY ....................... Saint Joseph, MI ................... Aurora, IL .............................. Canton, MA ........................... Berwick, ME .......................... Moraine, OH .......................... Ontario, CA ........................... Livingston, TN ....................... Auburn, IN ............................. Kingsford, MI ......................... St Marys, PA ......................... Westfield, IN .......................... McConnellsburg, PA ............. Oxford, MS ............................ Battle Creek, MI .................... Anderson, SC ........................ Clinton, CT ............................ Hartland, MI .......................... Andover, MA ......................... Nampa, ID ............................. [FR Doc. E8–21838 Filed 9–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 Date of institution Subject firm (petitioners) 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 09/02/08 09/02/08 09/02/08 09/02/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 09/05/08 09/05/08 09/05/08 09/05/08 09/05/08 09/05/08 09/05/08 Date of petition 08/27/08 08/18/08 09/01/08 08/29/08 09/02/08 08/27/08 08/18/08 08/27/08 08/18/08 08/29/08 09/02/08 08/26/08 08/21/08 08/18/08 08/21/08 09/02/08 08/29/08 07/22/08 08/22/08 09/02/08 09/02/08 09/02/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/02/08 09/03/08 08/28/08 09/03/08 09/03/08 09/04/08 09/04/08 08/23/08 09/04/08 08/20/08 09/05/08 09/04/08 ACTION: Notice of petitions for modification of existing mandatory safety standards. mandatory safety standards published in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations. SUMMARY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification filed by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before October 20, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 54434 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 183 / Friday, September 19, 2008 / Notices 1. Electronic Mail: StandardsPetitions@dol.gov. 2. Facsimile: 1–202–693–9441. 3. Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. 4. Hand-Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. Individuals who submit comments by hand-delivery are required to check in at the receptionist desk on the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances 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. Background Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard to a coal or other mine if the Secretary determines that: (1) An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists, which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or (2) that the application of such standard to such mine will result in a diminution of safety to the miners in such mine. In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish the requirements and procedures for filing petitions for modifications. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES II. Petitions for Modification Docket Number: M–2008–039–C through M–2008–043–C. Petitioner: AMFIRE Mining Company, LLC, One Energy Place, Latrobe, PA 15650. Mine: Dora 8 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–08704, located in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; Ondo Extension Mine, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Sep 18, 2008 Jkt 214001 MSHA I.D. No. 36–09005, Nolo Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–08850, Gillhouser Run Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–09033, all located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania; and Madison Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–09127, located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101– 1(b) (Deluge-type water spray systems). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of delugetype water spray systems installed at belt conveyor drives in lieu of using blow-off dust covers. The petitioner proposes to have a person who is trained in the testing procedure specific to the deluge-type water spray fire suppression systems conduct examinations on a weekly basis as follows: (1) Conduct a visual examination of each deluge-type water spray fire suppression system; (2) conduct a functional test of each delugetype water spray system fire suppression system and observe its performance weekly instead of annually; and (3) record the results of the examination and functional test in a book maintained on the surface, which would be retained and made available to the authorized representative of the Secretary. The petitioner states that: (1) Any malfunction or clogged nozzle detected as a result of the weekly examination or functional test will be corrected immediately; (2) the proposed alternative will provide a greater measure of protection because the weekly functional tests will ensure that the system functions properly and that all deluge-type nozzles respond as designed with adequate pressure and flow rates; and (3) the methods and conditions in this petition will be included in the initial and annual refresher training as required in its approved Part 48 training plans to ensure that the miners are aware of the stipulations contained in the petition. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method at all times guarantees no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the standard. Docket Number: M–2008–002–M. Petitioner: East Tennessee Zinc Company, LLC, P.O. Box 160, 2421 W. Old Andrew Johnson Highway, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871. Mine: Coy Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 40– 00166 and Young Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 40–00168, both located in Jefferson County, Tennessee; and Immel Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 40–00170, located in Knox County, Tennessee. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.11052(d) (Refuge areas). PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard related to compressed air lines, water lines, suitable hand tools, and stopping materials to permit an alternative method of compliance to use self-supporting refuge chambers. The petitioner states that: (1) The refuge chambers presently used (Strata Safety Mine Refuge Chamber) contain an internal air supply with a carbon dioxide scrubber; (2) in the event of main power failure, the unit has a built in battery back-up, which will operate for a minimum of 48 hours; (3) the chambers have enough food, water and bathroom facilities for the designated occupancy; and (4) the chambers meet the intent of the proposed rules for refuge alternatives for underground coal mines even though they are being utilized in an underground metal mine. The petitioner further states that: (1) The chambers are used in a noncombustible environment so the control systems are electrical; (2) by allowing the use of refuge chambers that do not require air and water lines to be connected, there will be greater flexibility in usage location; (3) flexibility will allow the refuge chambers to be relocated quickly to working areas as the work face advances; and (4) by having air and water inside the chamber, there is minimal opportunity for damage to these services from normal mining operations (i.e. scaling, blasting, etc.) thus making them a safety improvement. The petitioner asserts that the alternative method would provide the same degree of safety as the existing standard. Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petitions for Modification

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of petitions for modification of existing mandatory 
safety standards.

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SUMMARY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 
1977 and 30 CFR Part 44 govern the application, processing, and 
disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of 
petitions for modification filed by the parties listed below to modify 
the application of existing mandatory safety standards published in 
Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of 
Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before October 20, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ``docket 
number'' on the subject line, by any of the following methods:

[[Page 54434]]

    1. Electronic Mail: Standards-Petitions@dol.gov.
    2. Facsimile: 1-202-693-9441.
    3. Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and 
Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209, 
Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances.
    4. Hand-Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, 
Arlington, Virginia 22209, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, 
Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
    MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal 
Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS 
or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. Individuals 
who submit comments by hand-delivery are required to check in at the 
receptionist desk on the 21st floor.
    Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during 
normal business hours at the address listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances 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. Background

    Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file 
a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard 
to a coal or other mine if the Secretary determines that: (1) An 
alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists, 
which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of 
protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or (2) 
that the application of such standard to such mine will result in a 
diminution of safety to the miners in such mine. In addition, the 
regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish the requirements and 
procedures for filing petitions for modifications.

II. Petitions for Modification

    Docket Number: M-2008-039-C through M-2008-043-C.
    Petitioner: AMFIRE Mining Company, LLC, One Energy Place, Latrobe, 
PA 15650.
    Mine: Dora 8 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-08704, located in Jefferson 
County, Pennsylvania; Ondo Extension Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-09005, Nolo 
Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-08850, Gillhouser Run Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-
09033, all located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania; and Madison Mine, 
MSHA I.D. No. 36-09127, located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101-1(b) (Deluge-type water spray 
systems).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit the use of deluge-type water spray systems 
installed at belt conveyor drives in lieu of using blow-off dust 
covers. The petitioner proposes to have a person who is trained in the 
testing procedure specific to the deluge-type water spray fire 
suppression systems conduct examinations on a weekly basis as follows: 
(1) Conduct a visual examination of each deluge-type water spray fire 
suppression system; (2) conduct a functional test of each deluge-type 
water spray system fire suppression system and observe its performance 
weekly instead of annually; and (3) record the results of the 
examination and functional test in a book maintained on the surface, 
which would be retained and made available to the authorized 
representative of the Secretary. The petitioner states that: (1) Any 
malfunction or clogged nozzle detected as a result of the weekly 
examination or functional test will be corrected immediately; (2) the 
proposed alternative will provide a greater measure of protection 
because the weekly functional tests will ensure that the system 
functions properly and that all deluge-type nozzles respond as designed 
with adequate pressure and flow rates; and (3) the methods and 
conditions in this petition will be included in the initial and annual 
refresher training as required in its approved Part 48 training plans 
to ensure that the miners are aware of the stipulations contained in 
the petition. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative 
method at all times guarantees no less than the same measure of 
protection afforded by the standard.
    Docket Number: M-2008-002-M.
    Petitioner: East Tennessee Zinc Company, LLC, P.O. Box 160, 2421 W. 
Old Andrew Johnson Highway, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871.
    Mine: Coy Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 40-00166 and Young Mine, MSHA I.D. 
No. 40-00168, both located in Jefferson County, Tennessee; and Immel 
Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 40-00170, located in Knox County, Tennessee.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.11052(d) (Refuge areas).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard related to compressed air lines, water lines, 
suitable hand tools, and stopping materials to permit an alternative 
method of compliance to use self-supporting refuge chambers. The 
petitioner states that: (1) The refuge chambers presently used (Strata 
Safety Mine Refuge Chamber) contain an internal air supply with a 
carbon dioxide scrubber; (2) in the event of main power failure, the 
unit has a built in battery back-up, which will operate for a minimum 
of 48 hours; (3) the chambers have enough food, water and bathroom 
facilities for the designated occupancy; and (4) the chambers meet the 
intent of the proposed rules for refuge alternatives for underground 
coal mines even though they are being utilized in an underground metal 
mine. The petitioner further states that: (1) The chambers are used in 
a non-combustible environment so the control systems are electrical; 
(2) by allowing the use of refuge chambers that do not require air and 
water lines to be connected, there will be greater flexibility in usage 
location; (3) flexibility will allow the refuge chambers to be 
relocated quickly to working areas as the work face advances; and (4) 
by having air and water inside the chamber, there is minimal 
opportunity for damage to these services from normal mining operations 
(i.e. scaling, blasting, etc.) thus making them a safety improvement. 
The petitioner asserts that the alternative method would provide the 
same degree of safety as the existing standard.

Patricia W. Silvey,
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
[FR Doc. E8-21897 Filed 9-18-08; 8:45 am]
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