Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Safety Standards for Roof Bolts in Metal and Nonmetal Mines and Underground Coal Mines, 9292-9293 [E9-4417]

Download as PDF 9292 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 3, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Employment and Training Administration Mine Safety and Health Administration [TA–W–65,187] [TA–W–65,155] Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO; Notice of Termination of Investigation Bledsoe Construction, Inc., Boise, ID; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on February 10, 2009 in response to a petition filed on behalf of the workers at Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri. The petition regarding the investigation has been deemed invalid because the petitioners were not employed by the firm indicated on the petition. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on February 6, 2009 in response to a petition filed by a company official on behalf of workers of Bledsoe Construction, Inc., Boise, Idaho. The petitioning group of workers is covered by an active certification, (TA– W–61,811) which expires on September 13, 2009. Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of February 2009. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–4408 Filed 3–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P Signed at Washington, DC this 18th day of February 2009. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 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E9–4409 Filed 3–2–09; 8:45 am] [TA–W–65,132] Blount, Inc., Milwaukie, OR; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 221 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on February 5, 2009 in response to a worker petition filed by a company official, on behalf of workers of Blount, Inc., Milwaukie, Oregon. The petitioner has requested that the petition be withdrawn. Consequently, the investigation has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 20th day of February 2009. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–4405 Filed 3–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:42 Mar 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Safety Standards for Roof Bolts in Metal and Nonmetal Mines and Underground Coal Mines 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 extension of the information collection related to the 30 CFR Sections 56.3203(a), 57.3203(a), and 75.204(a); Safety Standards for Roof Bolts in Metal and Nonmetal Mines and Underground Coal Mines. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 4, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2141, 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 30 CFR 56/57.3203 and 75.204 address the quality of rock fixtures and their installation. Roof and rock bolts and accessories are an integral part of ground control systems and are used to prevent the fall of roof, face, and ribs. These standards require that metal and nonmetal and coal mine operators obtain a certification from the manufacturer that rock bolts and accessories are manufactured and tested in accordance with the 1995 American E:\FR\FM\03MRN1.SGM 03MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 3, 2009 / Notices Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) publication ‘‘Standard Specification for Roof and Rock Bolts and Accessories’’ (ASTM F432–95). mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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 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 & Regs’’, and then selecting ‘‘FedReg. Docs’’. On the next screen, select ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act Supporting Statement’’ to view documents supporting the Federal Register Notice. III. Current Actions MSHA is seeking to continue the requirement for mine operators to obtain certification from the manufacturer that roof and rock bolts and accessories are manufactured and tested in accordance with the applicable American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications and make that certification available to an authorized representative of the Secretary. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Safety Standards for Roof Bolts in Metal and Nonmetal Mines and Underground Coal Mines. OMB Number: 1219–0121. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 833. Responses: 3,292. Total Burden Hours: 165 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:42 Mar 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0. 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 25th day of February, 2009. John Rowlett. Director, Management Services Division. [FR Doc. E9–4417 Filed 3–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office Notification of Agreements Under the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008 AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of agreement. SUMMARY: The Copyright Office is publishing three agreements which set rates and terms for the reproduction and performance of sound recordings made by certain specified webcasters, under two statutory licenses. Webcasters who meet the eligibility requirements may choose to operate under the statutory licenses in accordance with the rates and terms set forth in the agreements published herein rather than the rates and terms of any determination by the Copyright Royalty Judges. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Ruwe, Attorney Advisor, or Tanya M. Sandros, Deputy General Counsel, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707–8380. Telefax: (202) 707–8366. See the final paragraph of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for information on where to direct questions regarding the rates and terms set forth in the agreement. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 16, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008 (‘‘WSA’’), Public Law 110–435, 122 Stat. 4974, which amends Section 114 of the Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, as it relates to webcasters. The WSA allows SoundExchange, the Receiving Agent designated by the Librarian of Congress in his June 20, 2002, order for collecting royalty payments made by eligible nonsubscription transmission services under the Section 112 and Section 114 statutory licenses, see 67 FR 45239 (July 8, 2002), to enter into agreements on behalf of all copyright owners and PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9293 performers to set rates, terms and conditions for webcasters operating under the Section 112 and Section 114 statutory licenses for a period of not more than 11 years beginning on January 1, 2005. The authority to enter into such settlement agreements expired on February 15, 2009. Unless otherwise agreed to by the parties to an agreement, the rates and terms set forth in such agreements apply only to the time periods specified in the agreement and have no precedential value in any proceeding concerned with the setting of rates and terms for the public performance or reproduction in ephemeral phonorecords or copies of sound recordings. To make this point clear, Congress included language expressly addressing the precedential value of such agreements. Specifically, Section 114(f)(5)(C), as added by the WSA, states that: ‘‘Neither subparagraph (A) nor any provisions of any agreement entered into pursuant to subparagraph (A), including any rate structure, fees, terms, conditions, or notice and recordkeeping requirements set forth therein, shall be admissible as evidence or otherwise taken into account in any administrative, judicial, or other government proceeding involving the setting or adjustment of the royalties payable for the public performance or reproduction in ephemeral recordings or copies of sound recordings, the determination of terms or conditions related thereto, or the establishment of notice and recordkeeping requirements by the Copyright Royalty Judges under paragraph (4) or Section 112(e)(4). It is the intent of Congress that any royalty rates, rate structure, definitions, terms, conditions, or notice and recordkeeping requirements, included in such agreements shall be considered as a compromise motivated by the unique business, economic and political circumstances of small webcasters, copyright owners, and performers rather than as matters that would have been negotiated in the marketplace between a willing buyer and a willing seller, or otherwise meet the objectives set forth in Section 801(b). This subparagraph shall not apply to the extent that the receiving agent and a webcaster that is party to an agreement entered into pursuant to subparagraph (A) expressly authorize the submission of the agreement in a proceeding under this subSection.’’ 17 U.S.C. 114(f)(5)(C) (2009). 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 40 (Tuesday, March 3, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9292-9293]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4417]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Safety Standards for Roof Bolts in Metal 
and Nonmetal Mines and Underground Coal Mines

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 extension of the information 
collection related to the 30 CFR Sections 56.3203(a), 57.3203(a), and 
75.204(a); Safety Standards for Roof Bolts in Metal and Nonmetal Mines 
and Underground Coal Mines.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 4, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Debbie Ferraro, Management Services 
Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2141, 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

    30 CFR 56/57.3203 and 75.204 address the quality of rock fixtures 
and their installation. Roof and rock bolts and accessories are an 
integral part of ground control systems and are used to prevent the 
fall of roof, face, and ribs. These standards require that metal and 
nonmetal and coal mine operators obtain a certification from the 
manufacturer that rock bolts and accessories are manufactured and 
tested in accordance with the 1995 American

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Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) publication ``Standard 
Specification for Roof and Rock Bolts and Accessories'' (ASTM F432-95).

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 & Regs'', and then 
selecting ``FedReg. Docs''. On the next screen, select ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act Supporting Statement'' to view documents supporting the 
Federal Register Notice.

III. Current Actions

    MSHA is seeking to continue the requirement for mine operators to 
obtain certification from the manufacturer that roof and rock bolts and 
accessories are manufactured and tested in accordance with the 
applicable American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) 
specifications and make that certification available to an authorized 
representative of the Secretary.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Safety Standards for Roof Bolts in Metal and Nonmetal Mines 
and Underground Coal Mines.
    OMB Number: 1219-0121.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 833.
    Responses: 3,292.
    Total Burden Hours: 165 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $0.
    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 25th day of February, 2009.
John Rowlett.
Director, Management Services Division.
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