Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Gamma Radiation Exposure Records, 48601-48602 [E9-22882]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Office of Justice Programs Office of Justice Programs [OJP (OJP) Docket No. 1502] [OJP (NIJ) Docket No. 1501] Meeting of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative Federal Advisory Committee NIJ Metal Detector Standards Workshop AGENCY: ACTION: National Institute of Justice. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is hosting a Metal Detector Standards Workshop for manufacturers on Tuesday, October 6, 2009. The meeting will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80237. NIJ is hosting this workshop specifically to introduce manufacturers to the revised NIJ Walkthrough Metal Detector Standard and the revised NIJ Handheld Metal Detector Standard that are under development and to receive feedback. Participants are strongly encouraged to come prepared to ask questions and to voice suggestions and concerns. Space is limited at this workshop, and as a result, only 50 participants will be allowed to register. We request that each manufacturer limit their representatives to no more than two per organization. Exceptions to this limit may occur, should space allow. Participants planning to attend are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Please send your registration request to standards@nlectc-rm.org and indicate in the email that the workshop you are requesting to attend is the Metal Detector Standards Workshop. You will receive a response to your request within 2 business days. DATES: The meeting will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2009. Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, 7800 East Tufts Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80237. ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vanessa Castellanos, by telephone at 202–514–5272 [Note: this is not a tollfree telephone number], or by e-mail at vanessa.castellanos@ojp.usdoj.gov. Dated: September 17, 2009. Kristina Rose, Acting Director, National Institute of Justice. [FR Doc. E9–22990 Filed 9–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Sep 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 AGENCY: Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Justice. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: This is an announcement of a meeting of DOJ’s Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Federal Advisory Committee (GAC) to discuss the Global Initiative, as described at www.it.ojp.gov/global. DATES: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Embassy Suites Washington DC— Convention Center Hotel, 900 10th Street, Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001; Phone: (202) 739– 2001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: J. Patrick McCreary, Global Designated Federal Employee (DFE), Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20531; Phone: (202) 616–0532 [Note: this is not a toll-free number]; E-mail: James.P.McCreary@usdoj.gov. This meeting is open to the public. Due to security measures, however, members of the public who wish to attend this meeting must register with Mr. J. Patrick McCreary at the above address at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. Registrations will be accepted on a space available basis. Access to the meeting will not be allowed without registration. All attendees will be required to sign in at the meeting registration desk. Please bring photo identification and allow extra time prior to the meeting. Interested persons whose registrations have been accepted may be permitted to participate in the discussions at the discretion of the meeting chairman and with approval of the DFE. Anyone requiring special accommodations should notify Mr. McCreary at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose The GAC will act as the focal point for justice information systems integration activities in order to facilitate the coordination of technical, funding, and PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48601 legislative strategies in support of the Administration’s justice priorities. The GAC will guide and monitor the development of the Global information sharing concept. It will advise the Assistant Attorney General, OJP; the Attorney General; the President (through the Attorney General); and local, state, tribal, and federal policymakers in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The GAC will also advocate for strategies for accomplishing a Global information sharing capability. J. Patrick McCreary, Global DFE, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs. [FR Doc. E9–22991 Filed 9–22–09; 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; Gamma Radiation Exposure Records 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 57.5047; Gamma Radiation Exposure Records. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 23, 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 E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 48602 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / Notices 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 section 103(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is required to ‘‘ * * * issue regulations required operators to maintain accurate records of employee exposures to potentially toxic materials or harmful physical agents which are required to be monitored or measured under any applicable mandatory health or safety standard promulgated under this Act.’’ Gamma radiation occurs anywhere that radioactive materials are present, and has been associated with lunch cancer and other debilitating occupational diseases. Gamma radiation hazards may be found near radiation sources at surface operations using Xray machines, weightometers, nuclear and diffraction units. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice, or viewed on the Internet by accessing the MSHA home page (http://www.msha.gov) and then choosing Statutory and Regulatory Information and Federal Register Documents. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Sep 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 III. Current Actions Annual gamma radiation surveys are required to be conducted—in all underground mines where radioactive ores are mined. Where the average gamma radiation measurements are in excess of 2.0 milliroentgens per hour in the working place, all persons affected are to be provided with gamma radiation dosimeters and records of cumulative individual gamma radiation exposures are to be kept. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Gamma Radiation Exposure Records. OMB Number: 1219–0039. Recordkeeping: Records of cumulative occupational radiation exposures aid in the protection of workers, in the control of subsequent radiation exposure, and are used by MSHA in evaluation of the effectiveness of the protection program in demonstrating compliance with regulatory requirements. Frequency: Annually. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 4. Total Burden Hours: 8 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 17th day of September 2009. John Rowlett, Director, Management Services Division. [FR Doc. E9–22882 Filed 9–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Special Transfers for Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Administration and Relief From Interest on Advances AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Employment and Training Administration has provided guidance to State workforce agencies to assist them in qualifying for the incentive payments to modernize their State unemployment compensation (UC) PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 law as well as to clarify the special transfer of funds, the suspension of interest on Federal loan advances and Federal tax on UC authorized by Public Law 111–5. The original guidance was issued as Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 14–09 on February 26, 2009 (available at: http:// wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/UIPL/ UIPL14–09.pdf). Additional guidance was issued on March 19, 2009 as UIPL 14–09, Change 1 (available at: http:// wdr.doleta.gov/directives/attach/UIPL/ UIPL14–09c1.pdf). Both UIPLs are published below to inform the public. There are no rescissions on this continuing guidance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: UIPL No. 14–09—Special Transfers for Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Administration and Relief From Interest on Advances 1. Purpose. To advise States of amendments to Federal law providing for unemployment compensation (UC) modernization incentive payments to States, a special administrative transfer to States, relief from interest on advances to State unemployment funds, and the partial suspension of Federal income tax on UC. 2. References. The Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act, Title II of Division B of Public Law No. 111–5, enacted February 17, 2009; Section 1007 of Public Law 111–5; the Social Security Act (SSA); the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA); Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) No. 39–97; and Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) No. 18–01. 3. Background. Public Law 111–5 made the following changes affecting the UC program: • Extended the Emergency UC program, commonly known as EUC08. • Created a new federally-funded program which temporarily increases UC benefits by $25 a week. • Temporarily modified provisions in the permanent Federal-State extended benefits program. • Provided for two special distributions from the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF) to the States. • For States receiving advances to pay benefits under Title XII, SSA, waived interest due on these advances for a specified period. • Suspended the Federal income tax on the first $2,400 paid in UC for tax year 2009. The first three items are addressed in separate UIPLs. This UIPL addresses the special distributions, the provisions affecting Title XII loans, and the taxation of UC benefits. E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 183 (Wednesday, September 23, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48601-48602]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-22882]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Gamma Radiation Exposure Records

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 57.5047; Gamma Radiation 
Exposure Records.

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 23, 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

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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 section 103(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 
1977, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is required to 
`` * * * issue regulations required operators to maintain accurate 
records of employee exposures to potentially toxic materials or harmful 
physical agents which are required to be monitored or measured under 
any applicable mandatory health or safety standard promulgated under 
this Act.''
    Gamma radiation occurs anywhere that radioactive materials are 
present, and has been associated with lunch cancer and other 
debilitating occupational diseases. Gamma radiation hazards may be 
found near radiation sources at surface operations using X-ray 
machines, weightometers, nuclear and diffraction units.

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 then choosing 
Statutory and Regulatory Information and Federal Register Documents.

III. Current Actions

    Annual gamma radiation surveys are required to be conducted--in all 
underground mines where radioactive ores are mined. Where the average 
gamma radiation measurements are in excess of 2.0 milliroentgens per 
hour in the working place, all persons affected are to be provided with 
gamma radiation dosimeters and records of cumulative individual gamma 
radiation exposures are to be kept.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Gamma Radiation Exposure Records.
    OMB Number: 1219-0039.
    Recordkeeping: Records of cumulative occupational radiation 
exposures aid in the protection of workers, in the control of 
subsequent radiation exposure, and are used by MSHA in evaluation of 
the effectiveness of the protection program in demonstrating compliance 
with regulatory requirements.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 4.
    Total Burden Hours: 8 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 17th day of September 2009.
John Rowlett,
Director, Management Services Division.
[FR Doc. E9-22882 Filed 9-22-09; 8:45 am]
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