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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 198 / Thursday, October 15, 2009 / Notices 1701 North Church Street, McKinney, Texas. significant adverse impacts on the environment. Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR part 1500–08) implementing procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary (OSEC) in accordance with 29 CFR 11.11(d), gives notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared for a proposed Wind Turbine Installation to be located at the North Texas Job Corps Center, 1701 North Church Street, McKinney, Texas, and that the proposed plan for the construction of a wind turbine at the North Texas Job Corps Center will have no significant environmental impact. This Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will be made available for public review and comment for a period of 30 days. DATES: Comments must be submitted by November 16, 2009. ADDRESSES: Any comment(s) are to be submitted to William A Dakshaw, P.E., Division of Facilities and Asset Management, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N– 4460, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693– 2867 (this is not a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the EA are available to interested parties by contacting William A Dakshaw, P.E., Division of Facilities and Asset Management, Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–4460, Washington, DC 20210, (202) 693–2867 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This EA summary addresses the proposed construction of a single 50 kW rated wind turbine at the North Texas Job Corps Center. The wind turbine will be installed on self-supporting towers approximately 120′ above the ground. The wind turbine will produce clean energy for the North Texas Job Corps center, demonstrate renewable energy capabilities to Job Corps Students and help the program meet federal requirements in Executive Order 13423 for renewable energy production. This project is not expected to have a negative impact on population demographics, the surrounding area, environmental quality, or natural systems and heritage. Based on the information gathered during the preparation of the EA, the construction of the Wind Turbine Installation at the North Texas Job Corps Center, 1701 North Church Street, McKinney, Texas will not create any Dated: October 7, 2009. Lynn Intrepidi, Interim National Director of Job Corps. [FR Doc. 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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 49.2, 49.3 49.4, 49.5 49.6, 49.7, 49.8 and 49.9. DATES: Submit comments on or before December 14, 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 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: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52979 I. Background Section 115 (e) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) required the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to publish proposed regulations which provide that mine rescue teams be available for rescue and recovery work to each underground mine in the event of an emergency. In addition, the costs of making advance arrangements for such teams are to be borne by the operator of each such mine. Congress considered the ready availability of mine rescue in the event of an accident to be vital protection for miners. Congress was concerned that too often in the past, rescue efforts at a disaster site have had to await the delayed arrival of skilled mine rescue teams. In responding to Congressional concerns, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) promulgated 30 CFR Part 49, Mine Rescue Teams. The regulations set standards related to the availability of mine rescue teams; alternate mine rescue capability for small and remote mines and mines with special mining conditions; inspection and maintenance records of mine rescue equipment and apparatus; physical requirements for mine rescue team members and alternates; and experience and training requirements for team members and alternates. 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 E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 52980 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 198 / Thursday, October 15, 2009 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES (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 Under 30 CFR part 49, Mine Rescue Teams, the regulations set standards related to the availability of mine rescue teams; alternate mine rescue capability for small and remote mines and mines with special mining conditions; inspection and maintenance records of mine rescue equipment and apparatus; physical requirements for mine rescue team members and alternates; and experience and training requirements for team members and alternates. Parts 75 and 77 requires that coal mine operators make arrangements with a licensed physician, medical service, medical clinic, or hospital and with an ambulance service to provide 24-hour emergency medical assistance and transportation. That information is to be posted at the mine. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for Emergency Medical Assistance; and Arrangements for Transportation for Injured Persons. OMB Number: 1219–0078. Recordkeeping: § 49.6 states that rescue apparatus and equipment shall be maintained and that a person trained in the use and care of breathing apparatus shall inspect and test the apparatus at lease every 30 days and shall certify by signature and date that the inspections and tests were done. The certification and the record of corrective action taken, if any, shall be maintained at the mine rescue station for a period of one year. § 49.7 requires that each team member and alternate be examined within 60 days of the beginning of the initial training, and annually thereafter by a physician who shall certify the physical fitness of the team member to perform mine rescue and recovery work for prolonged periods under strenuous conditions. The operator shall have MSHA Form 5000–3 on file for each team member. These forms shall be kept on file at either the mine or the mine rescue station for a period of one year. § 49.8 requires that prior to serving on a mine rescue team, each member must complete an initial 20-hour course of instruction and all team members are required to receive 40 hours of refresher training annually. A record of the training received by each mine rescue VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:13 Oct 14, 2009 Jkt 220001 team member is required to be on file at the mine rescue station for a period of one year. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 224. Responses: 20,563. Burden Hours: 8,825. Total Burden Cost: $243,049. 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 9th day of October 2009. John Rowlett, Director, Management Services Division. [FR Doc. E9–24748 Filed 10–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Notice of Meeting In accordance with Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee Mathematical and Physical Sciences (#66). Date/Time: November 4, 2009 2 p.m.– 4 p.m., November 5, 2009 8 a.m.–6 p.m., November 6, 2009 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. November 5, Room 1005, November 6 & 7, Room 1235. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: Dr. Morris L. Aizenman, Senior Science Associate, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Room 1005, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. (703) 292–8807. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice and recommendations concerning NSF science and education activities within the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Agenda: Briefing to new members about NSF and Directorate (11/4). Update on current status of Directorate. Reports from liaisons with other Advisory Committees. Meeting of MPSAC with Divisions within MPS Directorate. Discussion of MPS Longterm Planning Areas. Summary Minutes: May be obtained from the contact person listed above. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee for Education and Human Resources (#1119). Date/Time: November 4, 2009; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 5, 2009; 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place: National Science Foundation Headquarters, Stafford Place II—Room 555, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230. Type of Meeting: Open. Contact Person: James Colby, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 292–5331 jcolby@nsf.gov. If you are attending the meeting and need access to the NSF, please contact the individual listed above so your name may be added to the building access list. Please report to the North Doors of NSF [corner of N. Stuart and N. Ninth Streets]. After receiving a Visitors Badge, staff will guide you to conference room 555 in the adjacent Stafford II annex of NSF]. Purpose of Meeting: To provide advice with respect to the Foundation’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and human resources programming. Agenda November 4, 2009 I. Acting Assistant Director’s Remarks. II. Discussion of Interagency Collaborations: U.S. Department of Education. III. Discussion of Cyberlearning: International Context. IV. Visit From the Office of the NSF Director. V. Discussion of Interagency Collaborations (continued): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. VI. Discussion of NSF-wide Collaborations. VII. Review and Acceptance of Committee of Visitor Reports: • Advanced Technological Education. • Research on Gender in Science and Engineering. • Research in Disabilities Education. • Graduate Research Fellowships. • Discovery Research K–12. • Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering. • Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program. November 5, 2009 I. Subcommittee Meetings and Reports. II. Future Issues for Consideration. Dated: October 9, 2009. Susanne E. Bolton, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E9–24743 Filed 10–14–09; 8:45 am] Dated: October 9, 2009. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 198 (Thursday, October 15, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52979-52980]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR


Mine Safety and Health Administration

Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations; Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for 
Emergency Medical Assistance; and Arrangements for Transportation 
for Injured Persons

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 49.2, 49.3 49.4, 49.5 49.6, 
49.7, 49.8 and 49.9.

DATES: Submit comments on or before December 14, 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 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

    Section 115 (e) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act) required the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to publish 
proposed regulations which provide that mine rescue teams be available 
for rescue and recovery work to each underground mine in the event of 
an emergency. In addition, the costs of making advance arrangements for 
such teams are to be borne by the operator of each such mine.
    Congress considered the ready availability of mine rescue in the 
event of an accident to be vital protection for miners. Congress was 
concerned that too often in the past, rescue efforts at a disaster site 
have had to await the delayed arrival of skilled mine rescue teams. In 
responding to Congressional concerns, the Mine Safety and Health 
Administration (MSHA) promulgated 30 CFR Part 49, Mine Rescue Teams. 
The regulations set standards related to the availability of mine 
rescue teams; alternate mine rescue capability for small and remote 
mines and mines with special mining conditions; inspection and 
maintenance records of mine rescue equipment and apparatus; physical 
requirements for mine rescue team members and alternates; and 
experience and training requirements for team members and alternates.

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

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(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

    Under 30 CFR part 49, Mine Rescue Teams, the regulations set 
standards related to the availability of mine rescue teams; alternate 
mine rescue capability for small and remote mines and mines with 
special mining conditions; inspection and maintenance records of mine 
rescue equipment and apparatus; physical requirements for mine rescue 
team members and alternates; and experience and training requirements 
for team members and alternates. Parts 75 and 77 requires that coal 
mine operators make arrangements with a licensed physician, medical 
service, medical clinic, or hospital and with an ambulance service to 
provide 24-hour emergency medical assistance and transportation. That 
information is to be posted at the mine.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for Emergency Medical 
Assistance; and Arrangements for Transportation for Injured Persons.
    OMB Number: 1219-0078.
    Recordkeeping: Sec.  49.6 states that rescue apparatus and 
equipment shall be maintained and that a person trained in the use and 
care of breathing apparatus shall inspect and test the apparatus at 
lease every 30 days and shall certify by signature and date that the 
inspections and tests were done. The certification and the record of 
corrective action taken, if any, shall be maintained at the mine rescue 
station for a period of one year. Sec.  49.7 requires that each team 
member and alternate be examined within 60 days of the beginning of the 
initial training, and annually thereafter by a physician who shall 
certify the physical fitness of the team member to perform mine rescue 
and recovery work for prolonged periods under strenuous conditions. The 
operator shall have MSHA Form 5000-3 on file for each team member. 
These forms shall be kept on file at either the mine or the mine rescue 
station for a period of one year. Sec.  49.8 requires that prior to 
serving on a mine rescue team, each member must complete an initial 20-
hour course of instruction and all team members are required to receive 
40 hours of refresher training annually. A record of the training 
received by each mine rescue team member is required to be on file at 
the mine rescue station for a period of one year.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 224.
    Responses: 20,563.
    Burden Hours: 8,825.
    Total Burden Cost: $243,049.
    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 9th day of October 2009.
John Rowlett,
Director, Management Services Division.
[FR Doc. E9-24748 Filed 10-14-09; 8:45 am]
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