Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Roof Control Plan, 10779-10780 [E9-5289]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 47 / Thursday, March 12, 2009 / Notices III. Current Actions The DOL seeks the approval for the extension of this currently approved information collection. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Employment Standards Administration. Title: Health Insurance Claim Form (OWCP–1500). OMB Number: 1215–0055. Agency Number: OWCP–1500. Affected Public: Individuals or households, businesses or other forprofit. Total Respondents: 749,104. Total Responses: 2,996,416. Time per Response: 7 minutes. Frequency: On occasion and annually. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 359,358. Total Burden Cost (Capital/Startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (Operating/ Maintenance): $5,368,809. 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: March 9, 2009. 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. E9–5368 Filed 3–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CF–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Roof Control Plan cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 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)]. The 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Mar 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 75.215—Longwall mining systems; 75.220—Roof control plan; 75.221—Roof control plan information; 75.222—Roof control plan-approval criteria; and 75.223—Evaluation and revision of roof control plan. DATES: Interested parties should submit comments on or before May 11, 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). 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 Section 302(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 846, requires that a roof control plan and revisions thereof suitable to the roof conditions and mining system of each coal mine be first approved by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) before implementation by the operator. The plan must show the type of support and spacing approved by the Secretary, and the plan must be reviewed at least every 6 months by the Secretary. Under 30 CFR 75.221, the information required to be submitted and approved in the roof control plan includes the following: (1) The name and address of the company; (2) the name, address, mine identification number, and location of the mine; (3) the name and title of the company official responsible for the plan; (4) a description of the mine strata; (5) a description and drawings of the sequence of installation and spacing of supports for each method of mining used; (6) the maximum distance that an ATRS system is to be set beyond the last row of permanent support (if appropriate); (7) specifications and installation PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10779 procedures for liners or arches (if appropriate); (8) drawings indicating the planned width of openings, size of pillars, method of pillar recovery, and the sequence of mining pillars; (9) a list of all support materials required to be used in the roof, face and rib control system; (10) the intervals at which test holes will be drilled (if appropriate); and (11) a description of the methods to be used for the protection of persons. Under 30 CFR 75.215, the roof control plan for each longwall mining section is required to specify the methods that will be used to maintain a safe travelway out of the section through the tailgate side of the longwall and the procedures that will be followed if a ground failure prevents travel out of the section through the tailgate side of the longwall. 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 Roof Control Plans. 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 & 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 Falls of roof, face and rib continue to be a cause of injuries and death in underground coal mines. All E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 10780 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 47 / Thursday, March 12, 2009 / Notices underground coal mine operators are required to develop and submit roof control plans to MSHA for evaluation and approval. These plans provide the means to instruct miners, who install roof supports, and the minimum requirements and placement of roof supports. The plan also provides a reference for mine supervisors to assist them in compliance with the plan requirements. In that regard the plan is a working document for the miners. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Roof Control Plan. OMB Number: 1219–0004. Recordkeeping: Indefinite. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Number of Responses: 3,516. Total Burden Hours: 12,813. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $7,020. 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. E9–5289 Filed 3–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. Notice: (09–026). 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 cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with NOTICES VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:56 Mar 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This collection is required by NASA FAR Supplement clause 1852.219–85 and supports recertification of eligibility of compliance with SBIR/STTR program requirements. II. Method of Collection The SBIR/STTR contractor may submit the required recertification electronically, unless the cognizant NASA Contracting Officer requires the recertification to be submitted via hard copy. Approximately 50% of the responses are collected electronically. III. Data Title: SBIR/STTR Contractor Recertification. OMB Number: 2700–0124. Type of Review: Revision of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 423. Estimated Time per Response: 0.50 hr. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 212. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $0. IV. Request for Comments Notice of Information Collection SUMMARY: 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., JF000, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–1350, Walter.Kit1@nasa.gov. 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. They will also become a matter of public record. Walter Kit, NASA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–5304 Filed 3–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Notice of Information Collection AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Notice: (09–029). ACTION: Notice of information collection. 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, NASA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, JF000, 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, Office of the Chief Information Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street, SW., Mail Code JF000, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–1350, walter.kit-1@nasa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This information collection is used to assess the contribution of NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) technology to the National Economy in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). II. Method of Collection The survey will be electronic and is available on NASA’s SBIR Web site at http://www.sbir.nasa.gov/SBIR/ survey.html. Electronic submission of the subject information is available to 100% of all surveyed firms. III. Data Title: NASA Small Business Innovation Research Commercial Metrics. OMB Number: 2700–0095. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000/once every 3 years. E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 47 (Thursday, March 12, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10779-10780]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5289]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Roof Control Plan

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)]. The 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

75.215--Longwall mining systems;
75.220--Roof control plan;
75.221--Roof control plan information;
75.222--Roof control plan-approval criteria; and
75.223--Evaluation and revision of roof control plan.

DATES: Interested parties should submit comments on or before May 11, 
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). 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

    Section 302(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 846, requires that a roof control plan and 
revisions thereof suitable to the roof conditions and mining system of 
each coal mine be first approved by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) 
before implementation by the operator. The plan must show the type of 
support and spacing approved by the Secretary, and the plan must be 
reviewed at least every 6 months by the Secretary.
    Under 30 CFR 75.221, the information required to be submitted and 
approved in the roof control plan includes the following: (1) The name 
and address of the company; (2) the name, address, mine identification 
number, and location of the mine; (3) the name and title of the company 
official responsible for the plan; (4) a description of the mine 
strata; (5) a description and drawings of the sequence of installation 
and spacing of supports for each method of mining used; (6) the maximum 
distance that an ATRS system is to be set beyond the last row of 
permanent support (if appropriate); (7) specifications and installation 
procedures for liners or arches (if appropriate); (8) drawings 
indicating the planned width of openings, size of pillars, method of 
pillar recovery, and the sequence of mining pillars; (9) a list of all 
support materials required to be used in the roof, face and rib control 
system; (10) the intervals at which test holes will be drilled (if 
appropriate); and (11) a description of the methods to be used for the 
protection of persons. Under 30 CFR 75.215, the roof control plan for 
each longwall mining section is required to specify the methods that 
will be used to maintain a safe travelway out of the section through 
the tailgate side of the longwall and the procedures that will be 
followed if a ground failure prevents travel out of the section through 
the tailgate side of the longwall.

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 Roof Control Plans. 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 & 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

    Falls of roof, face and rib continue to be a cause of injuries and 
death in underground coal mines. All

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underground coal mine operators are required to develop and submit roof 
control plans to MSHA for evaluation and approval. These plans provide 
the means to instruct miners, who install roof supports, and the 
minimum requirements and placement of roof supports. The plan also 
provides a reference for mine supervisors to assist them in compliance 
with the plan requirements. In that regard the plan is a working 
document for the miners.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Roof Control Plan.
    OMB Number: 1219-0004.
    Recordkeeping: Indefinite.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Number of Responses: 3,516.
    Total Burden Hours: 12,813.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $7,020.
    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. E9-5289 Filed 3-11-09; 8:45 am]
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