Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Notification of Methane Detected in Mine Atmosphere, 9831-9832 [E9-4787]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 43 / Friday, March 6, 2009 / Notices Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed reinstatement of the ‘‘Veterans Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS),’’ to be conducted in August 2009. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the Addresses section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the Addresses section of this notice on or before May 5, 2009. Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20212, 202–691–7628. (This is not a toll free number.) ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 202–691–7628. (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The CPS has been the principal source of the official Government statistics on employment and unemployment since 1940 (69 years). Collection of labor force data through the CPS is necessary to meet the requirements in Title 29, United States Code, Sections 1 and 2. The Veterans Supplement provides information on the labor force status of veterans with a service-connected disability, combat veterans, past or present National Guard and Reserve members, and recently discharged veterans. Data are provided by period of service and a range of demographic characteristics. The supplement also provides information on veterans’ participation in various transition and employment and training programs. The data collected through this supplement will be used by the Veterans Employment and Training Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine policies that better meet the needs of our Nation’s veteran population. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Veterans Supplement to the CPS. A reinstatement of this previously approved collection for which approval has expired is needed to provide the Nation with timely information about the labor force status of veterans with a service-connected disability, combat veterans, past or present National Guard and Reserve members, and recently discharged veterans. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:20 Mar 05, 2009 Jkt 217001 9831 III. Desired Focus of Comments DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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. • 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. Type of Review: Reinstatement, without change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Veterans Supplement to the CPS. OMB Number: 1220–0102. Affected Public: Households. Total Respondents: 12,000. Frequency: Biennially. Total Responses: 12,000. Average Time Per Response: Approximately 2 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 400 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $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 also will become a matter of public record. Mine Safety and Health Administration Signed at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of March 2009. Cathy Kazanowski, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. E9–4759 Filed 3–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Notification of Methane Detected in Mine Atmosphere 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 57.22004(c), 57.22229, 5722230, 5722231, and 57.22239; Methane Detected in Mine Atmosphere. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments to, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Blvd., 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). Because of potential delays in receipt and processing of mail, respondents are strongly encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received before the comment closing date. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Sections 103(c), (I), and (j) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 authorizes the inspection, recordkeeping and reporting requirements implemented in 30 CFR part 57, Subpart T-Safety Standards for Methane in Metal and Nonmetal mines. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1 9832 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 43 / Friday, March 6, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Methane is a flammable gas found in underground mining. Methane is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, and it tens to rise to the roof of a mine because it is lighter than air. Although methane itself is nontoxic, its presence reduces oxygen content by dilution when mixed with air, and consequently can act as an asphyxiant when present in large quantities. Methane mixed with air is explosive in the range of 5 to 15 percent, provided that 12 percent or more oxygen is present. The presence of dust containing volatile matter in the mine atmosphere may further enhance the explosion potential of methane in a mine. Metal and Nonmetal mine operators are required to notify MSHA as soon as possible if any of the following events occur: (a) There is an outburst that results in 0.25 percent or more methane in the mine atmosphere; (b) there is a blowout that results in 0.25 percent or more methane in the mine atmosphere; (c) there is an ignition of methane; (d) air sample results indicate 0.25 percent or more methane in the mine atmosphere of a Subcategory I–B, I–C, II–B, V–B, or Category VI mine. If methane reaches 2.0 percent in a Category IV mine; or methane reaches 0.25 percent in the mine atmosphere of a Subcategory I–B, II–B, V–B, and VI mines, MSHA shall be notified immediately. MSHA investigates these occurrences to determine that the mine is placed in the proper category. 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:20 Mar 05, 2009 Jkt 217001 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. Current Actions MSHA is seeking an extension of the information collection related to certification and notification of methane detected in mine atmosphere. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Methane Detected in Mine Atmosphere. OMB Number: 1219–0103. Recordkeeping: Certification of examinations shall be kept for at least one year. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 8. Responses: 416. Total Burden Hours: 36 hours. 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 3rd day of March, 2009. John Rowlett, Director, Management Services Division. [FR Doc. E9–4787 Filed 3–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Information Security Oversight Office National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC); Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app 2) and implementing regulation 41 CFR part 101–6, announcement is made for the following committee meeting: Name of Committee: National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC). Date of Meeting: April 7, 2009. Time of Meeting: 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Place of Meeting: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Archivist’s Reception Room, Room 105, Washington, DC 20408. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Purpose: To discuss National Industrial Security Program policy matters. This meeting will be open to the public. However, due to space limitations and access procedures, the name and telephone number of individuals planning to attend must be submitted to the Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) no later than Tuesday, March 31, 2009. ISOO will provide additional instructions for gaining access to the location of the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathaniel C. Nelson, Program Analyst, Information Security Oversight Office, National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20408, telephone number (202) 357–5212. Dated: March 3, 2009. Mary Ann Hadyka, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E9–4892 Filed 3–5–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7515–01–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket No. NRC–2009–0041] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). ACTION: Notice of pending NRC action to submit an information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and solicitation of public comment. SUMMARY: The NRC invites public comment about our intention to request the OMB’s approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Information pertaining to the requirement to be submitted: 1. The title of the information collection: 10 CFR Part 55, Operators’ Licenses. 2. Current OMB approval number: 3150–0018. 3. How often the collection is required: As necessary for NRC to meet its responsibilities to determine the eligibility of applicants for operators’ licenses, prepare or review applications for and performance of simulation facilities. E:\FR\FM\06MRN1.SGM 06MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 43 (Friday, March 6, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9831-9832]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4787]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Notification of Methane Detected in Mine 
Atmosphere

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 57.22004(c), 57.22229, 
5722230, 5722231, and 57.22239; Methane Detected in Mine Atmosphere.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 5, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to, Debbie Ferraro, Management Services 
Division, 1100 Wilson Blvd., 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). Because of 
potential delays in receipt and processing of mail, respondents are 
strongly encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure timely 
receipt. We cannot guarantee that comments mailed will be received 
before the comment closing date.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Sections 103(c), (I), and (j) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health 
Act of 1977 authorizes the inspection, recordkeeping and reporting 
requirements implemented in 30 CFR part 57, Subpart T-Safety Standards 
for Methane in Metal and Nonmetal mines.

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Methane is a flammable gas found in underground mining. Methane is a 
colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, and it tens to rise to the roof of 
a mine because it is lighter than air. Although methane itself is 
nontoxic, its presence reduces oxygen content by dilution when mixed 
with air, and consequently can act as an asphyxiant when present in 
large quantities. Methane mixed with air is explosive in the range of 5 
to 15 percent, provided that 12 percent or more oxygen is present. The 
presence of dust containing volatile matter in the mine atmosphere may 
further enhance the explosion potential of methane in a mine.
    Metal and Nonmetal mine operators are required to notify MSHA as 
soon as possible if any of the following events occur: (a) There is an 
outburst that results in 0.25 percent or more methane in the mine 
atmosphere; (b) there is a blowout that results in 0.25 percent or more 
methane in the mine atmosphere; (c) there is an ignition of methane; 
(d) air sample results indicate 0.25 percent or more methane in the 
mine atmosphere of a Subcategory I-B, I-C, II-B, V-B, or Category VI 
mine. If methane reaches 2.0 percent in a Category IV mine; or methane 
reaches 0.25 percent in the mine atmosphere of a Subcategory I-B, II-B, 
V-B, and VI mines, MSHA shall be notified immediately. MSHA 
investigates these occurrences to determine that the mine is placed in 
the proper category.

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

Current Actions

    MSHA is seeking an extension of the information collection related 
to certification and notification of methane detected in mine 
atmosphere.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Methane Detected in Mine Atmosphere.
    OMB Number: 1219-0103.
    Recordkeeping: Certification of examinations shall be kept for at 
least one year.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 8.
    Responses: 416.
    Total Burden Hours: 36 hours.
    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 3rd day of March, 2009.
John Rowlett,
Director, Management Services Division.
 [FR Doc. E9-4787 Filed 3-5-09; 8:45 am]
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