Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Ground Control Plan, 19987-19988 [E9-9944]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 82 / Thursday, April 30, 2009 / Notices 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 Section 57.22401; Underground Retorts. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 29, 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 This regulation pertains to the safety requirements to be followed by the mine operators in the use of underground retorts to extract oil from shale by heat or fire. Prior to ignition of retorts, the mine operator must submit a written plan indicating the acceptable levels of combustible gases and oxygen; specifications and location of off-gas monitoring procedures and equipment; procedures for ignition of retorts and details of area monitoring and alarm systems for hazardous gases and actions to be taken to assure safety of miners. 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; VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:35 Apr 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 • 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 This request for information contains provisions whereby mine operators can maintain compliance with the regulations and assure the safety of miners where underground retorts are used. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Underground Retorts. OMB Number: 1219–0096. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 1. Total Burden Hours: 160 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 24th day of April 2009. John Rowlett, Director of Management Services Division. [FR Doc. E9–9945 Filed 4–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19987 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Ground Control Plan 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. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 29, 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: The employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Each operator of a surface coal mine is required under 30 CFR 77.1000 to establish and follow a ground control plan that is consistent with prudent engineering design and which will ensure safe working conditions. The plans are based on the type of strata expected to be encountered, the height and angle of highwalls and spoil banks, and the equipment to be used at the mine. Ground control plans are required by 30 CFR 77.1000–1 to be filed with the MSHA district Manager in the district in which the mine is located. The plans are reviewed by MSHA to E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 19988 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 82 / Thursday, April 30, 2009 / Notices ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are maintained in safe condition through the use of sound engineering design. 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. III. Current Actions MSHA is seeking to continue the requirement for mine operators to submit ground control plans to ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are maintained in safe condition so that a safe working environment is provided for miners. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Ground Control Plan. OMB Number: 1219–0026. Recordkeeping: § 77.1000–1 states that the operator shall file a copy of the ground control plan and revisions with the Coal Mine Health and Safety District or Subdistrict office for the District or Subdistrict in which the mine is located and shall identify the name and location of the mine; the Mine Safety and Health Administration identification number if known; and the name and address of the mine operator. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:35 Apr 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 925. Reponses: 327. Total Burden Hours: 2,841 hours. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $520. 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 24th day of April 2009. John Rowlett, Director of Management Services Division. [FR Doc. E9–9944 Filed 4–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P 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 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Mine Operator Dust Cards 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)(c)(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 70.209, 71.209, and 90.209—Mine Operator Dust Data Card; 70.201(c), 71.201(c), 90.201(c)— Reporting Operator Sampling Dates; 70.202(b), 71.202(b), and 90.202(b)— Dust Sampling Certification; 70.220(a), 71.220(a), and 90.220(a)—Reporting Status Changes; and 71.300, 71.301(d), 90.300, and 90.301(d)—Respirable Dust Control Plan. DATES: Submit comments on or before June 29, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30 CFR 70.201(c), 71.201(c), and 90.201(c), authorize the District Manager to require the mine operator to submit the dates(s) when sampling will begin. Only a certified person is allowed to conduct the respirable dust sampling required by these parts. §§ 70.202(b), 71.202(b), and 90.202(b), require that the person must pass the MSHA examination on sampling of respirable coal mine dust. §§ 70.220(a), 71.220(a), and 90.220(a), require the operator to report status changes to MSHA in writing within 3 working days after the status change has occurred. §§ 70.209, 71.209, and 90.209, require persons who are certified by MSHA to take respirable dust samples to complete the dust data card that accompanies each sample being submitted for analysis. §§ 71.300 and 90.300 require a coal mine operator to submit to MSHA for approval a written respirable dust control plan within 15 calendar days after the termination date of a citation for violation of the applicable dust standard. § 71.301(d) requires the respirable dust control plan to be posted on the mine bulletin board, however, 90.301(d) prohibits posting of the dust control plan for P–90 miners and, instead, requires a copy be provided to the affected P–90 miner. 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; E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 82 (Thursday, April 30, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19987-19988]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-9944]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Ground 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)]. 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.

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 29, 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: The employee listed in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Each operator of a surface coal mine is required under 30 CFR 
77.1000 to establish and follow a ground control plan that is 
consistent with prudent engineering design and which will ensure safe 
working conditions. The plans are based on the type of strata expected 
to be encountered, the height and angle of highwalls and spoil banks, 
and the equipment to be used at the mine. Ground control plans are 
required by 30 CFR 77.1000-1 to be filed with the MSHA district Manager 
in the district in which the mine is located. The plans are reviewed by 
MSHA to

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ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are maintained in safe 
condition through the use of sound engineering design.

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.

III. Current Actions

    MSHA is seeking to continue the requirement for mine operators to 
submit ground control plans to ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil 
banks are maintained in safe condition so that a safe working 
environment is provided for miners.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Ground Control Plan.
    OMB Number: 1219-0026.
    Recordkeeping: Sec.  77.1000-1 states that the operator shall file 
a copy of the ground control plan and revisions with the Coal Mine 
Health and Safety District or Subdistrict office for the District or 
Subdistrict in which the mine is located and shall identify the name 
and location of the mine; the Mine Safety and Health Administration 
identification number if known; and the name and address of the mine 
operator.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 925.
    Reponses: 327.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,841 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $520.
    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 24th day of April 2009.
John Rowlett,
Director of Management Services Division.
[FR Doc. E9-9944 Filed 4-29-09; 8:45 am]
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