Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Fire Protection (Underground Coal Mines), 31977-31978 [E9-15792]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 127 / Monday, July 6, 2009 / Notices and scientific communities; and all other stakeholders and interested parties. We are especially requesting input related to environmental requirements of importance to end users. Those individuals wishing to view or provide comments on the draft document are directed to the following Web site: http://www.justnet.org. These comments will be considered as the standard is further developed. DATES: The comment period will be open for 30 days beginning on July 6, 2009 and concluding on August 4, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Casandra Robinson, by telephone at 202–305–2596 [Note: this is not a tollfree telephone number], or by e-mail at casandra.robinson@usdoj.gov. Dated: June 30, 2009. Kristina Rose, Acting Director, National Institute of Justice. [FR Doc. E9–15858 Filed 7–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Fire Protection (Underground Coal Mines) mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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)]. 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 75.1100–3, 75.1103–8, 75.1103–11, 75.1501(a)(3), 75.1502; Fire Protection (Underground Coal Mines) and Mine Emergency Evacuation. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 4, 2009. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Jul 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, John Rowlett, Director, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2134, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or via Internet E-mail to Rowlett.John@dol.gov, along with an original printed copy. Mr. Rowlett can be reached at (202) 693–9827 (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Background Under 30 CFR 75.1100–3, chemical fire extinguishers must be examined every 6 months and the date of the examination recorded on a permanent tag attached to the extinguisher. Under § 75.1103–8, a qualified person must examine the automatic fire sensor and warning device systems on a weekly basis, and must conduct a functional test of the complete system at least once a year. Under § 75.1103–11, each fire hydrant and hose must be tested at least once a year, and the records of those tests shall be kept in an appropriate location. Under § 75.1501(a)(3), the operator must certify that each responsible person is trained and that the certification is maintained at the mine for at least one year. Under § 75.1502, the program of instruction requires revisions to existing firefighting and evacuation plans to address emergencies, and requires training of miners regarding the mine emergency evacuation fire-fighting plan for all emergencies created as a result of a fire, an explosion, or a gas or water inundation. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31977 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 30 CFR 75.1100–3, 75.1103–8, 75.1103–11, 75.1501(a)(3) and 75.1502 requires chemical fire extinguishers to be examined every 6 months; requires operators to establish a program for the instruction of all miners in the proper fire fighting and evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency; requires operators to conduct fire drills; requires a qualified person to examine the automatic fire sensor and warning device systems; and requires that each fire hydrant and hose be tested; requires the mine operator to train all miners about the requirements of this section and the identity of the responsible person(s) designated by the operator for the work-shift. The operator also is required to instruct miners of any change in the identity of the responsible person before the start of their workshift and any change during the shift; includes all mine emergencies created as a result of a fire, an explosion, or a gas or water inundation in the program of instruction. This section required revisions to existing fire-fighting and evacuation plans to address these emergencies, required training of miners regarding the mine emergency evacuation fire-fighting plan, and requires that mine operators train miners in any revisions to the plan after its submission to MSHA for approval. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Fire Protection (Underground Coal Mines). OMB Number: 1219–0054. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 622. Responses: 339,768. Total Burden Hours: 75,729 hours. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $1,344. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 31978 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 127 / Monday, July 6, 2009 / Notices 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 29th day of June 2009. John Rowlett, Director, Management Services Division. [FR Doc. E9–15792 Filed 7–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employee Benefits Security Administration Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Comment Request; Prohibited Transaction Class Exemptions for Multiple Employer Plans and Multiple Employer Apprenticeship Plans, PTE 76–1, PTE 77–10, PTE 78–6 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that the Department can properly assess the impact of its information collection requirements on respondents and minimize the reporting burden (time and financial resources) on the public and that the public can understand the Department’s collection instruments and provide the requested data in the desired format. Currently, the Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting comments concerning the information collections incorporated in three related prohibited transactions class exemptions (PTEs) that apply to certain transactions involving collectively bargained multiple employer plans. A copy of the information collection request (ICR) may be obtained by contacting the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office shown in the ADDRESSES section below on or before September 4, 2009. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to G. Christopher Cosby, Office of Policy and Research, Employee Benefits VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Jul 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 Security Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–5718, Washington, DC 20210, (210) 693–8410, FAX (202) 219–4745 (the foregoing are not toll-free numbers). Comments may also be submitted electronically to the following Internet e-mail address: ebsa.opr@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background This ICR covers information collections contained in three related prohibited transaction class exemptions: PTE 76–1, PTE 77–10, and PTE 78–6. All three of these exemptions cover transactions that were recognized by the Department as being well-established, reasonable and customary transactions in which collectively bargained multiple employer plans (principally, multiemployer plans, but also including other collectively bargained multiple employer plans) frequently engage in order to carry out their purposes. PTE 76–1 provides relief, under specified conditions, for three types of transactions: (1) Part A of PTE 76–1 permits collectively bargained multiple employer plans to take several types of actions regarding delinquent or uncollectible employer contributions; (2) Part B of PTE 76–1 permits collectively bargained multiple employer plans, under specified conditions, to make construction loans to participating employers; and (3) Part C of PTE 76–1 permits collectively bargained multiple employer plans to share office space and administrative services, and the costs associated with such office space and services, with parties in interest. PTE 77–10 complements Part C of PTE 76–1 by providing relief from the prohibitions of subsection 406(b)(2) of ERISA with respect to collectively bargained multiple employer plans sharing office space and administrative services with parties in interest if specific conditions are met. PTE 78–6 provides an exemption to collectively bargained multiple employer apprenticeship plans for the purchase or leasing of personal property from a contributing employer (or its wholly owned subsidiary) and for the leasing of real property (other than office space within the contemplation of section 408(b)(2) of ERISA) from a contributing employer (or its wholly owned subsidiary) or an employee organization any of whose members’ work results in contributions being made to the plan. Each of these PTEs requires, as part of its conditions, either written agreements, recordkeeping, or both. The PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department has combined the information collection provisions of the three PTEs into one information collection request (ICR) because it believes that the public benefits from having the opportunity to collectively review these closely related exemptions and their similar information collections. The Department previously submitted an ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of the information collections in PTEs 76–1, 77–10, and 78–6 and received OMB approval under the OMB Control No. 1210–0058. The current approval is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2009. II. Desired Focus of Comments The Department 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., by permitting electronic submission of responses. III. Current Action This notice requests comments on the proposed extension of the approval of the ICR relating to PTEs 76–1, 77–10, and 78–6. The Department is not proposing or implementing changes to the existing information collection requirements at this time. The following summarizes the ICR and the current burden estimates: Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection of information. Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor. Titles: Prohibited Transaction Class Exemptions for Multiple Employer Plans and Multiple Employer Apprenticeship Plans, PTCE 76–1, PTCE 77–10, PTCE 78–6. OMB Number: 1210–0058. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions. Respondents: 4,565. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 127 (Monday, July 6, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31977-31978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-15792]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Fire Protection (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 75.1100-3, 75.1103-8, 
75.1103-11, 75.1501(a)(3), 75.1502; Fire Protection (Underground Coal 
Mines) and Mine Emergency Evacuation.

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

ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and 
Health Administration, John Rowlett, Director, Management Services 
Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2134, Arlington, VA 22209-3939. 
Commenters are encouraged to send their comments on a computer disk, or 
via Internet E-mail to Rowlett.John@dol.gov, along with an original 
printed copy. Mr. Rowlett can be reached at (202) 693-9827 (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

    Under 30 CFR 75.1100-3, chemical fire extinguishers must be 
examined every 6 months and the date of the examination recorded on a 
permanent tag attached to the extinguisher. Under Sec.  75.1103-8, a 
qualified person must examine the automatic fire sensor and warning 
device systems on a weekly basis, and must conduct a functional test of 
the complete system at least once a year. Under Sec.  75.1103-11, each 
fire hydrant and hose must be tested at least once a year, and the 
records of those tests shall be kept in an appropriate location. Under 
Sec.  75.1501(a)(3), the operator must certify that each responsible 
person is trained and that the certification is maintained at the mine 
for at least one year. Under Sec.  75.1502, the program of instruction 
requires revisions to existing fire-fighting and evacuation plans to 
address emergencies, and requires training of miners regarding the mine 
emergency evacuation fire-fighting plan for all emergencies created as 
a result of a fire, an explosion, or a gas or water inundation.

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

    30 CFR 75.1100-3, 75.1103-8, 75.1103-11, 75.1501(a)(3) and 75.1502 
requires chemical fire extinguishers to be examined every 6 months; 
requires operators to establish a program for the instruction of all 
miners in the proper fire fighting and evacuation procedures in the 
event of an emergency; requires operators to conduct fire drills; 
requires a qualified person to examine the automatic fire sensor and 
warning device systems; and requires that each fire hydrant and hose be 
tested; requires the mine operator to train all miners about the 
requirements of this section and the identity of the responsible 
person(s) designated by the operator for the work-shift. The operator 
also is required to instruct miners of any change in the identity of 
the responsible person before the start of their work-shift and any 
change during the shift; includes all mine emergencies created as a 
result of a fire, an explosion, or a gas or water inundation in the 
program of instruction. This section required revisions to existing 
fire-fighting and evacuation plans to address these emergencies, 
required training of miners regarding the mine emergency evacuation 
fire-fighting plan, and requires that mine operators train miners in 
any revisions to the plan after its submission to MSHA for approval.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Fire Protection (Underground Coal Mines).
    OMB Number: 1219-0054.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 622.
    Responses: 339,768.
    Total Burden Hours: 75,729 hours.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $1,344.

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    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 29th day of June 2009.
John Rowlett,
Director, Management Services Division.
[FR Doc. E9-15792 Filed 7-2-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-43-P