Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Independent Contractor Registration and Identification, 60356-60357 [E8-24037]

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This agreement is intended to serve as evidence of the applicant’s commitment to support and participate in a random assignment study. The impact study will require selected applicants to adhere to the assignment criteria as developed by the impact study team. In order to achieve a sufficient sample size to compute reliable impacts the intake process for the evaluation will last at least one year. During that time, the applicant agrees that up to half of the participants they recruit may be assigned to a control group not receiving services. Additionally, the applicant agrees to provide all data requested by the evaluation contractor (to be selected by ETA), subject to applicable confidentiality and privacy statutes. llllllllllllllllllll Name llllllllllllllllllll Date llllllllllllllllllll Title llllllllllllllllllll EIN [FR Doc. E8–24107 Filed 10–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–63,295] On September 4, 2008, the Department issued an Affirmative Determination Regarding Application for Reconsideration for the workers and former workers of the subject firm. The notice was published in the Federal Register on September 18, 2008 (73 FR 54171). The initial investigation resulted in a negative determination based on the finding that imports of automotive fuel tanks did not contribute importantly to worker separations at the subject firm Fmt 4703 After reconsideration, I affirm the original notice of negative determination of eligibility to apply for worker adjustment assistance for workers and former workers of Visteon Corporation Regional Assembly & Manufacturing LLC, Fuel Delivery— Climate Group Division, Concordia, Missouri. BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Visteon Corporation Regional Assembly & Manufacturing LLC, Fuel Delivery—Climate Group Division, Concordia, MO; Notice of Negative Determination on Reconsideration Frm 00129 Conclusion Signed at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of October 2008. Elliott S. Kushner, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E8–24125 Filed 10–9–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PO 00000 and no shift of production to a foreign source occurred. The petitioner requested that workers of Visteon Corporation Regional Assembly & Manufacturing LLC, Fuel Delivery—Climate Group Division, Concordia, Missouri be considered eligible for TAA as a secondary affected company. The petitioner provided a list of TAA certified companies to which the subject firm allegedly supplied components during the relevant time period. A company official was contacted to verify whether the subject firm supplied automotive fuel tanks to the companies and locations provided by the petitioner. The company official stated that Visteon Corporation Regional Assembly & Manufacturing LLC, Fuel Delivery—Climate Group Division, Concordia, Missouri did not directly sell to these certified locations and that these specific production facilities were not customers of the subject firm during the relevant time period. The Department conducted a further investigation and determined that none of the customers of the subject firm were certified eligible for TAA during the relevant time period. Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection RequestSubmitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Independent Contractor Registration and Identification ACTION: Notice. 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 E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 198 / Friday, October 10, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to the Independent Contractor Registration and Identification. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 9, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2141, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or via e-mail to Ferraro.Debbie@dol.gov, along with an original printed copy. 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 ADRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Independent contractors performing services or construction at mines are subject to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. Title 30 CFR 45.4(b) requires mine operators to maintain a written summary of information concerning each independent contractor present on the mine site. The information includes the trade name, business address, and telephone number; a brief description and the location on the mine of the work to be performed; MSHA identification number, if any; and the contractor’s business address of record. This information is required to be provided for inspection and enforcement purposes by the mine operator to any MSHA inspector upon request. Title 30 CFR 45.3 provides that independent contractors may voluntarily obtain a permanent MSHA identification number by submitting to MSHA their trade name and business address, a telephone number, an estimate of the annual hours worked by the contractor on mine property for the previous calendar year, and the address of record for service of documents upon VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:11 Oct 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 the contractor. Independent contractors performing services or construction at mines are subject to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) and are responsible for violations of the Mine Act committed by them or their employees. Although Independent Contractors are not required to apply for the identification number, they will be assigned one by MSHA the first time they are cited for a violation of the Mine Act. MSHA uses the information to issue a permanent MSHA identification number to the independent contractor. 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 Independent Contractor Registration and Identification. 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’’, and then selecting ‘‘Fed Reg Docs.’’ III. Current Actions The information obtained from the contractors is used by MSHA during inspections to determine proper responsibility for compliance with safety and health standards. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Independent Contractor Registration and Identification. OMB Number: 1219–0040. PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60357 Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR Part 45. Total Respondents: 14,357. Frequency: On occasion. Total Responses: 93,320. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,153 hours. Estimated Total Burden Cost: $520. 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 2nd day of October 2008. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E8–24037 Filed 10–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection RequestSubmitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Noise Exposure Assessment; Audiometric Testing, Evaluation, and Records and Training in All Mines 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 the continuing collection 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 December 9, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2141, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or via Internet Email to Ferraro.Debbie@dol.gov, along with an original printed copy. Ms. Ferraro can be reached at (202) 693– E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 198 (Friday, October 10, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection RequestSubmitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Independent Contractor Registration and 
Identification

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

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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. Currently, the Mine Safety and 
Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the 
proposed extension of the information collection related to the 
Independent Contractor Registration and Identification.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 9, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and 
Health Administration, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 
1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2141, Arlington, VA 22209-3939. Commenters 
are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or via e-mail 
to Ferraro.Debbie@dol.gov, along with an original printed copy. 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 
ADRESSES section of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Independent contractors performing services or construction at 
mines are subject to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977. 
Title 30 CFR 45.4(b) requires mine operators to maintain a written 
summary of information concerning each independent contractor present 
on the mine site. The information includes the trade name, business 
address, and telephone number; a brief description and the location on 
the mine of the work to be performed; MSHA identification number, if 
any; and the contractor's business address of record. This information 
is required to be provided for inspection and enforcement purposes by 
the mine operator to any MSHA inspector upon request.
    Title 30 CFR 45.3 provides that independent contractors may 
voluntarily obtain a permanent MSHA identification number by submitting 
to MSHA their trade name and business address, a telephone number, an 
estimate of the annual hours worked by the contractor on mine property 
for the previous calendar year, and the address of record for service 
of documents upon the contractor. Independent contractors performing 
services or construction at mines are subject to the Federal Mine 
Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) and are responsible for 
violations of the Mine Act committed by them or their employees.
    Although Independent Contractors are not required to apply for the 
identification number, they will be assigned one by MSHA the first time 
they are cited for a violation of the Mine Act. MSHA uses the 
information to issue a permanent MSHA identification number to the 
independent contractor.

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 Independent Contractor 
Registration and Identification. 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'', and then 
selecting ``Fed Reg Docs.''

III. Current Actions

    The information obtained from the contractors is used by MSHA 
during inspections to determine proper responsibility for compliance 
with safety and health standards.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Independent Contractor Registration and Identification.
    OMB Number: 1219-0040.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR Part 45.
    Total Respondents: 14,357.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 93,320.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,153 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Cost: $520.
    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 2nd day of October 2008.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
 [FR Doc. E8-24037 Filed 10-9-08; 8:45 am]
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