Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Part 46-Training, Training Plans, and Records; Sections 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 46.8, 46.9, and 46.11, 63209-63211 [E8-25248]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 206 / Thursday, October 23, 2008 / Notices Section III. Temporary Exemption for Investment in Bear Stearns Master Note The restrictions of sections 406(a)(1)(A) through (D) and sections 406(b)(1) and (2) of the Act and the sanctions resulting from the application of section 4975 of the Code, by reason of section 4975(c)(1)(A) through (E) of the Code, shall not apply to the investment of securities lending collateral by JPMCB, as the investment manager of such collateral on behalf of the Client Plan or Collective Fund that has lent the securities, in the Bear Stearns Master Note (as defined in paragraph (b) below), provided that the condition set forth below in paragraph (a) is met. (a) Repayment of the Bear Stearns Master Note is unconditionally guaranteed by JPMCB. (b) For purposes of this Section III, the term ‘‘Bear Stearns Master Note’’ means the $750 million Evergreen Advance dated October 23, 2007, under the Master Note Agreement dated February 9, 2007, by and between JPMCB as agent for a group of lending entities and certain subsidiaries of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., which matured on June 13, 2008, and was paid in full. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Section IV. Definitions For purposes of this exemption, (a) The terms ‘‘JPMCB’’ and ‘‘JPMCC’’ as referred to herein in Sections I, II and III, refer to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, and its parent, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Inc. (b) The term ‘‘affiliate’’ means any entity now or in the future, directly or indirectly, controlling, controlled by, or under common control with JPMCC or its successors. (For purposes of this definition, the term ‘‘control’’ means the power to exercise a controlling influence over the management or policies of a person other than an individual.) (c) The term ‘‘U.S. Affiliated Borrower’’ means an affiliate of JPMCC that is a bank supervised by the United States or a State, or a broker-dealer registered under the 1934 Act. (d) The term ‘‘Foreign Affiliated Borrower’’ means an affiliate of JPMCC that is a bank or a broker-dealer which is supervised by— (i) The Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom; (ii) OSFI in Canada; (iii) The Australian Securities & Investments Commission in Australia; and (iv) The Financial Services Agency in Japan. (e) The term ‘‘Bear Stearns Affiliate’’ means The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:58 Oct 22, 2008 Jkt 217001 and its affiliates as constituted on March 15, 2008. (f) The term ‘‘Independent Fiduciary’’ means a fiduciary who is independent of and unrelated to JPMCB and Bear Stearns Affiliates. For purposes of this exemption, a fiduciary will not be deemed to be independent of and unrelated to JPMCB and Bear Stearns Affiliates if: (i) Such fiduciary directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with JPMCB or a Bear Stearns Affiliate; (ii) Such fiduciary, or any officer, director, partner, employee or relative of the fiduciary, is an officer, director, partner or employee of JPMCB or a Bear Stearns Affiliate (or is a relative of such persons); (iii) Such fiduciary directly or indirectly receives any compensation or other consideration for his or her own personal account in connection with any transaction described in this exemption, except that the Independent Fiduciary may receive compensation from JPMCB for acting as Independent Fiduciary as contemplated herein if the amount or payment of such compensation is not contingent upon or in any way affected by the Independent Fiduciary’s ultimate decision; or (iv) The annual gross revenue received by such fiduciary, during any year of its engagement, from JPMCB and Bear Stearns Affiliates exceeds five percent (5%) of the fiduciary’s annual gross revenue from all sources for its prior tax year. (g) The term ‘‘Review’’ means a test by an Independent Fiduciary of a representative sample of transactions falling under section II(b)(i) of this Exemption that is sufficient in size to afford the Independent Fiduciary a reasonable basis to make findings as to compliance with the following: (i) Whether allocation of the opportunity to lend securities to the applicable client plan account was in accordance with JPMCB’s internal securities loan allocation procedures; (ii) Whether the loan of securities by the Client Plan to Global Capital Markets was at market rates and terms which were at least as favorable to such Client Plan as if made at the same time and under the same circumstances to an unrelated party (as required by section II(d) hereof); (iii) Whether with respect to each successive two-week period, on average, at least 50 percent or more of the outstanding dollar value of securities loans negotiated on behalf of Client Plans by FMP, in the aggregate, were to unrelated borrowers (as required by section II(q) of the exemption); and PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63209 (iv) Whether investment by the applicable Client Plan in the underlying securities that were loaned was consistent with the investment guidelines for the particular Client Plan account. For a more complete statement of facts and representations supporting the Department’s decision to grant PTE 99– 34, refer to the proposed exemption (64 FR 34281, June 25, 1999) and the grant notice (64 FR 46419, August 25, 1999). Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of October, 2008. Ivan L. Strasfeld, Director, Office of Exemption Determinations, Employee Benefits Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. E8–25235 Filed 10–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Part 46—Training, Training Plans, and Records; Sections 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 46.8, 46.9, and 46.11 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 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 30 CFR Sections 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 46.8, 46.9, and 46.11; Training Plans, New Miner Training; Newly-Hired Experienced Miner Training; New Task Training; Annual Refresher Training; Records of Training; and Site-Specific Hazard Awareness Training. Submit comments on or before December 22, 2008. DATES: E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 63210 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 206 / Thursday, October 23, 2008 / Notices 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 ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES I. Background Paragraph (a) of § 46.3 requires mine operators to develop and implement a written training plan approved by MSHA that contains effective programs for training new miners and experienced miners, training miners for new tasks, annual refresher training, and hazard training. Paragraph (b) requires the following information, at a minimum, to be included in a training plan: (1) The company name, mine name, and MSHA mine identification number; (2) The name and position of the person designated by the operator who is responsible for the health and safety training at the mine. This person may be the operator; (3) A general description of the teaching methods and the course materials that are to be used in providing the training, including the subject areas to be covered and the approximate time to be spent on each subject area; (4) A list of the persons who will provide the training, and the subject areas in which each person is competent to instruct; and (5) The evaluation procedures used to determine the effectiveness of training. Paragraph (c) requires a plan that does not include the minimum information specified in paragraph (b) to be approved by MSHA. For each size category, the Agency estimates that 20 percent of mine operators will choose to write a plan and send it to MSHA for approval. Paragraph (d) requires mine operators to provide miners’ representatives with a copy of the training plan. At mines where no miners’ representative has been designated, a copy of the plan must be posted at the mine or a copy must be provided to each miner. Paragraph (e) provides that within 2 weeks following receipt or posting of the training plan, miners or their representatives may submit written VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:58 Oct 22, 2008 Jkt 217001 comments on the plan to mine operators, or to the Regional Manager, as appropriate. The burden hours and costs of this provision are not borne by mine operators, but by miners and their representatives. Paragraph (g) requires that the miners’ representative must be provided with a copy of the approved plan within one week after approval. At mines where no miners’ representative has been designated, a copy of the plan must be posted at the mine or a copy must be provided to each miner. Paragraph (h) allows mine operators, miners, and miners’ representatives to appeal a decision of the Regional Manager in writing to the Director for Education Policy and Development. The Director would issue a decision on the appeal within 30 days after receipt of the appeal. Paragraph (i) requires mine operators to make available at the mine site a copy of the current training plan for inspection by MSHA and for examination by miners and their representatives. If the training plan is not maintained at the mine site, mine operators must have the capability to provide the plan upon request by MSHA, miners, or their representatives. Paragraph (a) of § 46.5 requires mine operators to provide each new miner with no less than 24 hours of training. Miners who have not received the full 24 hours of new miner training must work where an experienced miner can observe that the new miner is working in a safe manner. Paragraph (a) of § 46.6 requires mine operators to provide each newly hired experienced miner with certain training before the miner begins work. Paragraph (a) of § 46.7 requires, before a miner performs a task for which he or she has no experience, that the mine operator train the miner in the safety and health aspects and safe work procedures specific to that task. If changes have occurred in a miner’s regularly assigned task, the mine operator must provide the miner with training that addresses the changes. Paragraph (a) of § 46.8 requires, at least every 12 months, that the mine operator provide each miner with no less than 8 hours of refresher training. Paragraph (a) of § 46.9 requires the mine operators upon completion of each training program, to record and certify on MSHA Form 5000–23, or on a form that contains the required information, that the miner has completed the training. False certification that training was completed is punishable under § 110(a) and (f) of the Act. Paragraph (a) of § 46.11 requires the mine operator to provide site-specific PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hazard training to non-miners, including the following persons: Scientific workers; delivery workers and customers; occasional, short-term maintenance or service workers, or manufacturers’ representatives; and outside vendors, visitors, office or staff personnel who do not work at the mine site on a continuing basis. 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 training and retraining of miners, training plans, and records of training. 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 below in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 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 USGS data show that domestic production of sand and gravel and crushed stone increased every year between 1991 and 1999, an indication of the continuing strong demand for construction aggregates in the United States. The number of hours worked at sand and gravel and crushed stone operations has been increasing steadily since 1991. MSHA’s objective in these requirements is to ensure that all miners receive the required training, which would result in a decrease in accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Therefore, MSHA E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 206 / Thursday, October 23, 2008 / Notices is continuing this requirement under 30 CFR 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 46.8, 46.9, and 46.11. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0131. Title: Part 46—Training, Training Plans, and Records; Sections 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 46.8, 46.9, and 46.11. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 6,325. Frequency: On occasion. Total Responses: 1,077,296. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 295,779 hours. Estimated Total Burden Cost: $493,634. 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 17th day of October, 2008. David L. Meyer, Director, Office of Administration and Management. [FR Doc. E8–25248 Filed 10–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [08–080] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Dr. Walter Kit, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Dr. Walter Kit, NASA VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:58 Oct 22, 2008 Jkt 217001 Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW., JB0000, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–1350, Walter.Kit1@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 63211 They will also become a matter of public record. Walter Kit, NASA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–25199 Filed 10–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P I. Abstract This information collection is an application form to be considered for an undergraduate or graduate scholarship. Students are required to submit an application package consisting of an application form, academic background, proposed area of study, curriculum vitae or personal statement, three letters of reference, and an essay or research proposal. II. Method of Collection NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (08–081)] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: Title: NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program. OMB Number: 2700–0134. Type of Review: Revision of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Time per Response: 1.0 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 400 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0.00. SUMMARY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: All comments should be submitted within 60 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Dr. Walter Kit, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Dr. Walter Kit, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW., JE0000, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–1350, Walter.Kit1@nasa.gov. IV. Request for Comments SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of NASA, including whether the information collected has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of NASA’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. I. Abstract NASA will utilize a Web-based application form with instructions and other application materials also on-line. All data will be collected via this Webbased application (separate under graduate and graduate forms) and unless the user chooses to download the application form and other application materials and mail them in. III. Data PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NASA’s Science Engineering Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) is a national education project, which works with K–12 students and their families, that employs hands-on, inquiry-based activities and emphasizes the benefits of STEM literacy. This data collection will help to assess SEMAA project effectiveness and to provide data that can inform decisions made by NASA leadership and local sites about project modifications and implementation. II. Method of Collection NASA will utilize a Web-based application form with instructions and other application materials also on-line. All data will be collected via this Web- E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Part 46--Training, Training Plans, and 
Records; Sections 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 46.8, 46.9, and 46.11

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.
    Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is 
soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the 
information collection related to the 30 CFR Sections 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 
46.7, 46.8, 46.9, and 46.11; Training Plans, New Miner Training; Newly-
Hired Experienced Miner Training; New Task Training; Annual Refresher 
Training; Records of Training; and Site-Specific Hazard Awareness 
Training.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 22, 2008.

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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 
ADDRESSES section of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.3 requires mine operators to develop and 
implement a written training plan approved by MSHA that contains 
effective programs for training new miners and experienced miners, 
training miners for new tasks, annual refresher training, and hazard 
training.
    Paragraph (b) requires the following information, at a minimum, to 
be included in a training plan:
    (1) The company name, mine name, and MSHA mine identification 
number;
    (2) The name and position of the person designated by the operator 
who is responsible for the health and safety training at the mine. This 
person may be the operator;
    (3) A general description of the teaching methods and the course 
materials that are to be used in providing the training, including the 
subject areas to be covered and the approximate time to be spent on 
each subject area;
    (4) A list of the persons who will provide the training, and the 
subject areas in which each person is competent to instruct; and
    (5) The evaluation procedures used to determine the effectiveness 
of training.
    Paragraph (c) requires a plan that does not include the minimum 
information specified in paragraph (b) to be approved by MSHA. For each 
size category, the Agency estimates that 20 percent of mine operators 
will choose to write a plan and send it to MSHA for approval.
    Paragraph (d) requires mine operators to provide miners' 
representatives with a copy of the training plan. At mines where no 
miners' representative has been designated, a copy of the plan must be 
posted at the mine or a copy must be provided to each miner.
    Paragraph (e) provides that within 2 weeks following receipt or 
posting of the training plan, miners or their representatives may 
submit written comments on the plan to mine operators, or to the 
Regional Manager, as appropriate. The burden hours and costs of this 
provision are not borne by mine operators, but by miners and their 
representatives.
    Paragraph (g) requires that the miners' representative must be 
provided with a copy of the approved plan within one week after 
approval. At mines where no miners' representative has been designated, 
a copy of the plan must be posted at the mine or a copy must be 
provided to each miner.
    Paragraph (h) allows mine operators, miners, and miners' 
representatives to appeal a decision of the Regional Manager in writing 
to the Director for Education Policy and Development. The Director 
would issue a decision on the appeal within 30 days after receipt of 
the appeal.
    Paragraph (i) requires mine operators to make available at the mine 
site a copy of the current training plan for inspection by MSHA and for 
examination by miners and their representatives. If the training plan 
is not maintained at the mine site, mine operators must have the 
capability to provide the plan upon request by MSHA, miners, or their 
representatives.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.5 requires mine operators to provide each 
new miner with no less than 24 hours of training. Miners who have not 
received the full 24 hours of new miner training must work where an 
experienced miner can observe that the new miner is working in a safe 
manner.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.6 requires mine operators to provide each 
newly hired experienced miner with certain training before the miner 
begins work.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.7 requires, before a miner performs a 
task for which he or she has no experience, that the mine operator 
train the miner in the safety and health aspects and safe work 
procedures specific to that task. If changes have occurred in a miner's 
regularly assigned task, the mine operator must provide the miner with 
training that addresses the changes.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.8 requires, at least every 12 months, 
that the mine operator provide each miner with no less than 8 hours of 
refresher training.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.9 requires the mine operators upon 
completion of each training program, to record and certify on MSHA Form 
5000-23, or on a form that contains the required information, that the 
miner has completed the training. False certification that training was 
completed is punishable under Sec.  110(a) and (f) of the Act.
    Paragraph (a) of Sec.  46.11 requires the mine operator to provide 
site-specific hazard training to non-miners, including the following 
persons: Scientific workers; delivery workers and customers; 
occasional, short-term maintenance or service workers, or 
manufacturers' representatives; and outside vendors, visitors, office 
or staff personnel who do not work at the mine site on a continuing 
basis.

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 training and 
retraining of miners, training plans, and records of training. 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 below in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT 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

    USGS data show that domestic production of sand and gravel and 
crushed stone increased every year between 1991 and 1999, an indication 
of the continuing strong demand for construction aggregates in the 
United States. The number of hours worked at sand and gravel and 
crushed stone operations has been increasing steadily since 1991.
    MSHA's objective in these requirements is to ensure that all miners 
receive the required training, which would result in a decrease in 
accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Therefore, MSHA

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is continuing this requirement under 30 CFR 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 
46.8, 46.9, and 46.11.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    OMB Number: 1219-0131.
    Title: Part 46--Training, Training Plans, and Records; Sections 
46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 46.8, 46.9, and 46.11.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Respondents: 6,325.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Responses: 1,077,296.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 295,779 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Cost: $493,634.
    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 17th day of October, 2008.
David L. Meyer,
Director, Office of Administration and Management.
[FR Doc. E8-25248 Filed 10-22-08; 8:45 am]
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