Fee Adjustment for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products, 79195-79196 [E8-30623]

Download as PDF 79195 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection: Statement of Recovery Forms (CA/EN–1108, SOL/ EN–1108, and CA/EN–1122). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before February 23, 2009. ADDRESSES: Mr. Steven D. Lawrence, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Room S–3201, Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 693–0292, fax (202) 693–1451, E-mail Lawrence.Steven@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or E-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. 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SOL/EN–1108 .............................................................................................................................. CA/EN–1122 ................................................................................................................................ mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Total Respondents/Responses: 3,000. Frequency: As needed. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,425. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $1,350.00. 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: December 18, 2008. Hazel Bell, Acting Chief, Branch of Management Review and Internal Control, Division of Financial Management, Office of Management, Administration and Planning, Employment Standards Administration. [FR Doc. E8–30525 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Fee Adjustment for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of fee adjustment. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:45 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00157 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2,550 150 300 Respondents/ response (min.) Time per burden hours 30 30 15 1,275 75 75 SUMMARY: This notice describes MSHA’s revised fee schedule for testing, evaluating, and approving mining products as permitted by 30 CFR 5.50. MSHA charges applicants a fee to cover its costs associated with testing and evaluating equipment and materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. The new fee schedule, effective January 1, 2009, is based on MSHA’s direct and indirect costs for providing services during fiscal year (FY) 2008. DATES: This fee schedule is effective January 1, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John P. Faini, Chief, Approval and Certification Center, 304–547–2029 or 304–547–0400. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 79196 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 24, 2008 / Notices I. Background Under 30 CFR 5.50, MSHA may revise the fee schedule for testing, evaluation, and approval of mining products at least once every three years although the fee schedule must remain in effect for at least one year. MSHA’s existing fee schedule, revised December 27, 2007 (72 FR 73380), became effective January 1, 2008. Under 30 CFR 5.30(a), the new fee adjustment does not apply to the 30 CFR part 15 testing (explosives and sheathed explosive units). In addition, under 30 CFR 5.40, it does not apply to travel expenses incurred under this Part. When the nature of the product requires MSHA to test and evaluate the product at a location other than on MSHA premises, MSHA must be reimbursed for the travel, subsistence, and incidental expenses of its representative according to Federal government travel regulations. This reimbursement is separate from, and in addition to, the fees charged for evaluation and testing. II. Fee Computation MSHA computed the 2009 fees using FY 2008 costs for baseline data. MSHA calculated a weighted-average based on the direct and indirect costs to applicants for testing, evaluation, and approval services rendered during FY 2008. From this average, MSHA computed a single hourly rate, which applies uniformly to all applications. As a result of this process, MSHA has determined that as of January 1, 2009, the fee will be $90 per hour of services rendered. III. Applicable Fee • Applications postmarked before January 1, 2009: MSHA will process these applications under the 2008 hourly rate of $84. • Applications postmarked on or after January 1, 2009: MSHA will process these applications under the 2009 hourly rate of $90. This information is available on MSHA’s Web site at http://wwww.msha.gov. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Richard E. Stickler, Acting Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health. [FR Doc. E8–30623 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:52 Dec 23, 2008 Jkt 217001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 52–027–COL and 52–028– COL; ASLBP No. 09–875–03–COL–BD01] Issued at Rockville, Maryland, this 18th day of December 2008. E. Roy Hawkens, Chief Administrative Judge, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel. [FR Doc. E8–30665 Filed 12–23–08; 8:45 am] South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, Acting for Itself and as Agent for the South Carolina Public Service Authority (also Referred to as Santee Cooper); Establishment of Atomic Safety and Licensing Board BILLING CODE 7590–01–P Pursuant to delegation by the Commission dated December 29, 1972, published in the Federal Register, 37 FR 28,710 (1972), and the Commission’s regulations, see 10 CFR 2.104, 2.300, 2.303, 2.309, 2.311, 2.318, and 2.321, notice is hereby given that an Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (Board) is being established to preside over the following proceeding: Virginia Electric and Power Company, D/B/A Dominion Virginia Power, and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative; Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Public Meeting for North Anna Power Station Unit 3 Combined License Application South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, Acting for Itself and as Agent for the South Carolina Public Service Authority (also Referred to as Santee Cooper) (Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3) This proceeding concerns Petitions to Intervene from (1) Joseph Wojcicki, and (2) the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth, which were submitted in response to an October 10, 2008 Notice of Order, Hearing, and Opportunity to Petition for Leave to Intervene regarding an application seeking approval of a combined license for the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Units 2 and 3, to be located in Fairfield County, South Carolina (73 FR 60,362). The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff also filed a request to participate in any hearing as an interested State. The Board is comprised of the following administrative judges: Paul B. Abramson, Chairman, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Michael F. Kennedy, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. Jeffrey D. E. Jeffries, Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. All correspondence, documents, and other materials shall be filed in accordance with the NRC E-Filing rule, which the NRC promulgated in August 2007 (72 FR 49,139). PO 00000 Frm 00158 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. 52–017] Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC, Commission) has published a draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), NUREG–1917, for the North Anna Unit 3 Combined License (COL) and is making it available for comment. This document is a supplement to the Environmental Impact Statement for an Early Site Permit (ESP) at the North Anna ESP site, NUREG–1811, dated December 2006. The North Anna site is located near the Town of Mineral in Louisa County, Virginia on the southern shore of Lake Anna. Virginia Electric and Power Company, doing business as Dominion Virginia Power, and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, collectively referred to as Dominion, submitted an application on November 27, 2007, for a COL at its North Anna Power Station (North Anna). A COL is an authorization to construct and (with specified conditions) operate a nuclear power plant at a specific site, in accordance with established laws and regulations. In November 2007, the NRC issued ESP–003 to Dominion Nuclear North Anna, LLC, for the North Anna ESP Site (the site of proposed Unit 3). An ESP is an NRC approval of a site as suitable for construction and operation of one or more new nuclear units. The application for a COL for North Anna Unit 3 submitted by Dominion references the ESP for the North Anna ESP site, ESP–003. Pursuant to NRC regulations in 10 CFR 51.50(c)(1), a COL applicant referencing an ESP need not submit information or analyses regarding environmental issues that were resolved in the ESP EIS, except to the extent the COL applicant has identified new and significant information regarding such E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-30623]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Fee Adjustment for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining 
Products

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of fee adjustment.

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SUMMARY: This notice describes MSHA's revised fee schedule for testing, 
evaluating, and approving mining products as permitted by 30 CFR 5.50. 
MSHA charges applicants a fee to cover its costs associated with 
testing and evaluating equipment and materials manufactured for use in 
the mining industry. The new fee schedule, effective January 1, 2009, 
is based on MSHA's direct and indirect costs for providing services 
during fiscal year (FY) 2008.

DATES: This fee schedule is effective January 1, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John P. Faini, Chief, Approval and 
Certification Center, 304-547-2029 or 304-547-0400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Background

    Under 30 CFR 5.50, MSHA may revise the fee schedule for testing, 
evaluation, and approval of mining products at least once every three 
years although the fee schedule must remain in effect for at least one 
year. MSHA's existing fee schedule, revised December 27, 2007 (72 FR 
73380), became effective January 1, 2008.
    Under 30 CFR 5.30(a), the new fee adjustment does not apply to the 
30 CFR part 15 testing (explosives and sheathed explosive units). In 
addition, under 30 CFR 5.40, it does not apply to travel expenses 
incurred under this Part. When the nature of the product requires MSHA 
to test and evaluate the product at a location other than on MSHA 
premises, MSHA must be reimbursed for the travel, subsistence, and 
incidental expenses of its representative according to Federal 
government travel regulations. This reimbursement is separate from, and 
in addition to, the fees charged for evaluation and testing.

II. Fee Computation

    MSHA computed the 2009 fees using FY 2008 costs for baseline data. 
MSHA calculated a weighted-average based on the direct and indirect 
costs to applicants for testing, evaluation, and approval services 
rendered during FY 2008. From this average, MSHA computed a single 
hourly rate, which applies uniformly to all applications.
    As a result of this process, MSHA has determined that as of January 
1, 2009, the fee will be $90 per hour of services rendered.

III. Applicable Fee

     Applications postmarked before January 1, 2009: MSHA will 
process these applications under the 2008 hourly rate of $84.
     Applications postmarked on or after January 1, 2009: MSHA 
will process these applications under the 2009 hourly rate of $90. This 
information is available on MSHA's Web site at http://wwww.msha.gov.

Richard E. Stickler,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E8-30623 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]
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