Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 4848-4849 [2010-1806]

Download as PDF 4848 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 19 / Friday, January 29, 2010 / Notices Maureen Katz, Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2010–1773 Filed 1–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation [OMB Number 1110–0006] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comments Requested jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: 30-day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Revision of a currently approved collection: Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted. The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division will be submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with established review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register Volume 74, Number 227, pages 62349, on November 27, 2009, allowing for a 60 day comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days for public comment until March 1, 2010. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice, especially the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to Mr. Gregory E. Scarbro, Unit Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, Module E–3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306; facsimile (304) 625–3566. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Comments should address one or more of the following four points: (1) 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 18:51 Jan 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 (2) 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; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 of other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of information collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. (2) The title of the form/collection: Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted (3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1–705; Sponsor: Criminal Justice Information Services Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: City, county, state, federal and tribal law enforcement agencies. Brief Abstract: This collection is needed to collect information on law enforcement officers killed or assaulted in the line of duty throughout the United States. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: There are approximately 17,799 law enforcement agency respondents that submit monthly for a total of 213,588 responses with an estimated response time of 7 minutes per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with this collection: There are approximately 24,919 hours, annual burden, associated with this information collection. If additional information is required contact: Ms. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, United States Department of Justice, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 26, 2010. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, United States Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2010–1870 Filed 1–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Applications for a permit to fire more than 20 boreholes and for the use of non-permissible blasting units or for the posting of notices of misfired holes (pertaining to underground coal mines) and the use of nonpermissible explosives and shot-firing units in shaft and slope construction (pertains to coal mining industry). 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/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 proposed extension of the information collection related to the applications for a permit to fire more than 20 boreholes and for the use of non-permissible blasting units or for the posting of notices of misfired holes and the use of nonpermissible explosives and shot-firing units in shaft and slope construction pertaining to the coal mining industry. DATES: Submit comments on or before March 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, John Rowlett, Management Services Division, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2134, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Commenters are encouraged to send their comments via e-mail to Rowlett.John@dol.gov. Mr. Rowlett can be reached at (202) 693– E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 19 / Friday, January 29, 2010 / Notices 9827 (voice), or (202) 693–9801 (facsimile). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The employee listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Under Section 313 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 873, a mine operator is required to use permissible explosives in underground coal mines. The Mine Act also provides that under safeguards prescribed by the Secretary of Labor, a mine operator may permit the firing of more than 20 shots and the use of nonpermissible explosives in sinking shafts and slopes from the surface in rock. Title 30, CFR 75.1321 outlines the procedures by which a permit may be issued for the firing of more than 20 boreholes and/or the use of nonpermissible shot-firing units in underground coal mines. In those instances in which there is a misfire of explosives, 30 CFR 75.1327 requires that a qualified person post each accessible entrance to the affected area with a warning to prohibit entry. Title 30 CFR 77.1909–1 outlines the procedures by which a coal mine operator may apply for a permit to use nonpermissible explosives and/or shot-firing units in the blasting of rock while sinking shafts or slopes for underground coal mines. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD 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 ADDRESSES section of this notice, or viewed on the Internet by accessing the VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:49 Jan 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 Title 30, CFR 75.1321, 75.1327 and 77.1909–1 provide MSHA District Managers with the authority to address unusual but recurring blasting practices needed for breaking rock types more resilient than coal and for misfires in blasting coal. MSHA uses the information requested to issue permits to mine operators or shaft and slope contractors for the use of nonpermissible explosives and/or shotfiring units under 30 CFR part 77, subpart T—Slope and Shaft Sinking. Similar permits are issued by MSHA to underground coal mine operators for shooting more than 20 bore holes and/ or for the use of nonpermissible shotfiring units when requested under 30 CFR part 75, subpart N—Explosives and Blasting. The approved permits allow the use of specific equipment and explosives in limited applications and under exceptional circumstances where standard coal blasting techniques or equipment is inadequate to the task. These permits inform mine management and the miners of the steps to be employed to protect the safety of any person exposed to such blasting while using nonpermissible items. Also, the posting of danger/warning signs at entrances to locations where a misfired blast hole or round remains indisposed is a safety precaution predating the Coal Mine Safety and Health Act. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing Units. OMB Number: 1219–0025. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Respondents: 68. Responses: 101. Total Burden Hours: 79. Total Burden Cost: $427. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4849 Dated at Arlington, Virginia, this 22nd day of January, 2010. John Rowlett, Director, Management Services Division. [FR Doc. 2010–1806 Filed 1–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION [MCC FR 10–04] Notice of Entering Into a Compact With the Republic of Moldova AGENCY: Millennium Challenge Corporation. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 19 (Friday, January 29, 2010)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-1806]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public 
Comment and Recommendations

    Applications for a permit to fire more than 20 boreholes and for 
the use of non-permissible blasting units or for the posting of notices 
of misfired holes (pertaining to underground coal mines) and the use of 
nonpermissible explosives and shot-firing units in shaft and slope 
construction (pertains to coal mining industry).

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 preclearance 
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 proposed extension of the 
information collection related to the applications for a permit to fire 
more than 20 boreholes and for the use of non-permissible blasting 
units or for the posting of notices of misfired holes and the use of 
nonpermissible explosives and shot-firing units in shaft and slope 
construction pertaining to the coal mining industry.

DATES: Submit comments on or before March 30, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and 
Health Administration, John Rowlett, Management Services Division, 1100 
Wilson Boulevard, Room 2134, Arlington, VA 22209-3939. Commenters are 
encouraged to send their comments via e-mail to Rowlett.John@dol.gov. 
Mr. Rowlett can be reached at (202) 693-

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9827 (voice), or (202) 693-9801 (facsimile).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The employee listed in the ADDRESSES 
section of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Under Section 313 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 873, a mine operator is required to use 
permissible explosives in underground coal mines. The Mine Act also 
provides that under safeguards prescribed by the Secretary of Labor, a 
mine operator may permit the firing of more than 20 shots and the use 
of nonpermissible explosives in sinking shafts and slopes from the 
surface in rock. Title 30, CFR 75.1321 outlines the procedures by which 
a permit may be issued for the firing of more than 20 boreholes and/or 
the use of nonpermissible shot-firing units in underground coal mines. 
In those instances in which there is a misfire of explosives, 30 CFR 
75.1327 requires that a qualified person post each accessible entrance 
to the affected area with a warning to prohibit entry. Title 30 CFR 
77.1909-1 outlines the procedures by which a coal mine operator may 
apply for a permit to use nonpermissible explosives and/or shot-firing 
units in the blasting of rock while sinking shafts or slopes for 
underground coal mines.

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 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

    Title 30, CFR 75.1321, 75.1327 and 77.1909-1 provide MSHA District 
Managers with the authority to address unusual but recurring blasting 
practices needed for breaking rock types more resilient than coal and 
for misfires in blasting coal. MSHA uses the information requested to 
issue permits to mine operators or shaft and slope contractors for the 
use of nonpermissible explosives and/or shot-firing units under 30 CFR 
part 77, subpart T--Slope and Shaft Sinking. Similar permits are issued 
by MSHA to underground coal mine operators for shooting more than 20 
bore holes and/or for the use of nonpermissible shot-firing units when 
requested under 30 CFR part 75, subpart N--Explosives and Blasting. The 
approved permits allow the use of specific equipment and explosives in 
limited applications and under exceptional circumstances where standard 
coal blasting techniques or equipment is inadequate to the task. These 
permits inform mine management and the miners of the steps to be 
employed to protect the safety of any person exposed to such blasting 
while using nonpermissible items. Also, the posting of danger/warning 
signs at entrances to locations where a misfired blast hole or round 
remains indisposed is a safety precaution predating the Coal Mine 
Safety and Health Act.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes for 
the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing 
Units.
    OMB Number: 1219-0025.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Respondents: 68.
    Responses: 101.
    Total Burden Hours: 79.
    Total Burden Cost: $427.
    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 22nd day of January, 2010.
John Rowlett,
Director, Management Services Division.
[FR Doc. 2010-1806 Filed 1-28-10; 8:45 am]
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