Petitions for Modification of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, 57297-57298 [2010-23324]

Download as PDF jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Notices make forms available to provide such information. The DOL prints and makes Optional-use Form WH–516, Worker Information—Terms and Conditions of Employment, available for these purposes. See 29 CFR 500.75(a), 500.76(a). MSPA sections 201(d) and 301(c)–29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 1831(c) and Regulations 29 CFR 500.80(a), require each FLC, AGER and AGAS that employs any migrant or seasonal worker to make, keep, and preserve records for three years for each such worker concerning the: (1) Basis on which wages are paid; (2) Number of piece work units earned, if paid on a piece work basis; (3) Number of hours worked; (4) Total pay period earnings; (5) Specific sums withheld and the purpose of each sum withheld; and, (6) Net pay. Respondents are also required to provide an itemized written statement of this information to each migrant and seasonal agricultural worker each pay period. 29 U.S.C. 1821(d), 1831(c); 29 CFR 500.1(i)(3), –.80(d). In addition, MSPA sections 201(e) and 301(d) require that each FLC provide copies of all the records noted above for the migrant or seasonal agricultural workers the contractor has furnished to other farm labor contractors, agricultural employers or agricultural associations who use the workers. Except for the worker, the recipient of such records is to retain them for a period of three years. Respondents must also make and keep certain records, including each worker’s Social Security Number. 29 CFR 500.80(a). In addition, the wage statement provided to each worker at the time of wage payment is to include, among other items, the worker’s Social Security Number and employer’s Tax Identification Number. 29 CFR 500.80(a), (d). MSPA section 201(c) requires all FLCs, AGERs, and AGASs providing housing to any migrant agricultural worker to post in a conspicuous place at the site of the housing, or present to the migrant worker, a written statement of any housing occupancy terms and conditions. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(c); 29 CFR 500.75(f). In addition, MSPA section 201(g) requires these FLCs, AGERs, and AGASs to give such information in English, or as necessary and reasonable, in a language common to the workers. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g); 29 CFR 500.1(i)(2), .75(a), (f)–(g). This provision also requires the DOL to make optional forms available to provide the required disclosures. See 29 U.S.C. 1821(g); 29 CFR 500.1(i)(2), .75(a), (g). VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 II. Review Focus III. Current Actions The DOL seeks approval for the extension of this information collection in order to ensure effective administration of various special employment programs. Type of Review: Revision. Agency: Wage and Hour Division. Title: Disclosures to Workers Under the Migrant Seasonal and Agricultural Worker Protection Act. OMB Numbers: 1235–0002, 1235– 0009, and 1235–0010 (All to be merged in 1235–0002). Affected Public: Private sector, farms. Respondents: 107,706. Total Annual Responses: 84,206,505. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,417,426. Estimated Time per Response: Various. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Costs (start up/capital/ operation/maintenance): $2,716,101.04. Michael Hancock, Acting Director, Division of Regulation, Legislation, and Interpretation. [FR Doc. 2010–23369 Filed 9–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification filed by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards published in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances on or before October 20, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Electronic Mail: StandardsPetitions@dol.gov. 2. Facsimile: 1–202–693–9441. 3. Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209–3939, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. 4. Hand-Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209– 3939, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. Individuals who submit comments by hand-delivery are required to check in at the receptionist desk on the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances at 202–693– 9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (E-mail), or 202–693–9441 (Telefax). [These are not toll-free numbers]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: The DOL is particularly interested in comments which: • 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. PO 00000 57297 Sfmt 4703 I. Background Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard to a coal or other mine if the Secretary determines that: (1) An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists which will at all times guarantee E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 57298 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 181 / Monday, September 20, 2010 / Notices jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or (2) that the application of such standard to such mine will result in a diminution of safety to the miners in such mine. In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish the requirements and procedures for filing petitions for modification. II. Petitions for Modification Docket Number: M–2010–033–C. Petitioner: Matrix Energy, LLC, Mine No. 1, MSHA I.D. No. 15–18575; Coalburg Enterprises, Inc., Mine No. 8, MSHA I.D. No. 15–19494; and Eagle Coal Company, Inc., Mine No. 22, MSHA I.D. No. 15–16663 and Mine No. 24, MSHA I.D. No. 15–19296, Rt. 292, P.O. Box 190, Lovely, Kentucky 41231. All of these mines are located in Martin County, Kentucky. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.208 (Warning devices). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to that portion of the standard requiring the end of permanent roof support to be posted with readily visible warning. The petitioner states that: (1) A greater degree of safety is provided for the miner by hanging the reflector on the second row, rather than on the first row of permanent support outby unsupported roof; and (2) hanging the reflector on the first row would subject a portion of the miner’s body inby supported roof, which could result in a serious injury. Therefore, the petitioner requests to hang the reflector on the second row of permanent support outby unsupported roof. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at all times comply with the safety standard and guarantee greater protection than the existing standard. Docket Number: M–2010–034–C. Petitioner: Four O Mining Corporation, P.O. Box 148, Vansant, Virginia 24656 . Mine: No. 10 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 44–07217, located in Dickenson County, Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101– 2 (Installation of deluge-type sprays). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance in lieu of providing a fire suppression system on the belt drive, as it pertains to 50 foot coverage of fire suppression. The petitioner requests this modification because of the Fairchild continuous miner and the rapid haul that travels up and down from near the belt drive to the end. To ensure safety, the petitioner proposes to put one man with a CO VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 Detector with a 1-1/2 inch fire hose with a firefighting nozzle hooked up at all times until the 50 foot distance is established from the belt drive to the rapid haul. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will provide a measure of protection equal to or greater than that of the existing standard. Dated: September 14, 2010. Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. [FR Doc. 2010–23324 Filed 9–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Closed 11–12 Executive Session and writing session. Open 1:30–2 Administrators and JINA discussions. Closed 2:30–4 Writing session and Close out. Reason for Closing: The proposal contains proprietary or confidential material including technical information; financial data, such as salaries; and personal information concerning individuals associated with the proposals. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act. Dated: September 15, 2010. Susanne Bolton, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–23375 Filed 9–17–10; 8:45 am] Proposal Review Panel for Physics; Notice of Meeting BILLING CODE 7555–01–P In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting. Name: University of Notre Dame Site Visit in Physics (1208). Date and Time: Tuesday, October 19, 2010; 8 a.m.–6 p.m. Wednesday, October 20, 2010: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Place: University of Notre Dame, Indiana 46556. Type of Meeting: Partially Closed. Contact Person: Dr. Kathleen McCloud, Program Director for Physics Education and Disciplinary Research, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230. Telephone: (703) 292–8236. Purpose of Meeting: To provide an oversight report on progress of research performed under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Science Foundation. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agenda Tuesday. October 19, 2010 Open 8:15–10 JINA science overview talk and discussion. Closed 10:30–10:45 Executive Session. Open 10:45–12:15 JINA astrophysics highlights. Open 2–3 JINA nuclear Physics experiments. Closed 3:50–4:30 Executive Session. Open 4:30–6:30 Student Poster Session. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Closed 8:30–9:30 Executive Session. Open 10–11 Administrators and JINA Discussions. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95–541) National Science Foundation Notice of Permit Applications Received under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, Public Law 95–541. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to publish notice of permit applications received to conduct activities regulated under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978. NSF has published regulations under the Antarctic Conservation Act at Title 45 part 670 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This is the required notice of permit applications received. DATES: Interested parties are invited to submit written data, comments, or views with respect to this permit application by October 20, 2010. This application may be inspected by interested parties at the Permit Office, address below. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Permit Office, Room 755, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nadene G. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petitions for Modification of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 
1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and 
disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of 
petitions for modification filed by the parties listed below to modify 
the application of existing mandatory safety standards published in 
Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of 
Standards, Regulations and Variances on or before October 20, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ``docket 
number'' on the subject line, by any of the following methods:
    1. Electronic Mail: Standards-Petitions@dol.gov.
    2. Facsimile: 1-202-693-9441.
    3. Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations and 
Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209-
3939, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, 
Regulations and Variances.
    4. Hand-Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations 
and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 
22209-3939, Attention: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of 
Standards, Regulations and Variances.
    MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal 
Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS 
or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. Individuals 
who submit comments by hand-delivery are required to check in at the 
receptionist desk on the 21st floor.
    Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during 
normal business hours at the address listed above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, 
Regulations and Variances at 202-693-9447 (Voice), 
barron.barbara@dol.gov (E-mail), or 202-693-9441 (Telefax). [These are 
not toll-free numbers].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file 
a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard 
to a coal or other mine if the Secretary determines that: (1) An 
alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists 
which will at all times guarantee

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no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners of such 
mine by such standard; or (2) that the application of such standard to 
such mine will result in a diminution of safety to the miners in such 
mine. In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish 
the requirements and procedures for filing petitions for modification.

II. Petitions for Modification

    Docket Number: M-2010-033-C.
    Petitioner: Matrix Energy, LLC, Mine No. 1, MSHA I.D. No. 15-18575; 
Coalburg Enterprises, Inc., Mine No. 8, MSHA I.D. No. 15-19494; and 
Eagle Coal Company, Inc., Mine No. 22, MSHA I.D. No. 15-16663 and Mine 
No. 24, MSHA I.D. No. 15-19296, Rt. 292, P.O. Box 190, Lovely, Kentucky 
41231. All of these mines are located in Martin County, Kentucky.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.208 (Warning devices).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to that portion of the standard requiring the end of 
permanent roof support to be posted with readily visible warning. The 
petitioner states that: (1) A greater degree of safety is provided for 
the miner by hanging the reflector on the second row, rather than on 
the first row of permanent support outby unsupported roof; and (2) 
hanging the reflector on the first row would subject a portion of the 
miner's body inby supported roof, which could result in a serious 
injury. Therefore, the petitioner requests to hang the reflector on the 
second row of permanent support outby unsupported roof. The petitioner 
asserts that the proposed alternative method will at all times comply 
with the safety standard and guarantee greater protection than the 
existing standard.
    Docket Number: M-2010-034-C.
    Petitioner: Four O Mining Corporation, P.O. Box 148, Vansant, 
Virginia 24656 .
    Mine: No. 10 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 44-07217, located in Dickenson 
County, Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101-2 (Installation of deluge-type 
sprays).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance in lieu 
of providing a fire suppression system on the belt drive, as it 
pertains to 50 foot coverage of fire suppression. The petitioner 
requests this modification because of the Fairchild continuous miner 
and the rapid haul that travels up and down from near the belt drive to 
the end. To ensure safety, the petitioner proposes to put one man with 
a CO Detector with a 1-1/2 inch fire hose with a firefighting nozzle 
hooked up at all times until the 50 foot distance is established from 
the belt drive to the rapid haul. The petitioner asserts that the 
proposed alternative method will provide a measure of protection equal 
to or greater than that of the existing standard.

    Dated: September 14, 2010.
Patricia W. Silvey,
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances.
[FR Doc. 2010-23324 Filed 9-17-10; 8:45 am]
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