Petition for Modification of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard, 65034-65035 [2010-26483]

Download as PDF 65034 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 203 / Thursday, October 21, 2010 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES The Standard specifies two paperwork requirements. The following sections describe who uses the information collected under each requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of the requirements is to reduce workers’ risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that manlifts are in safe operating condition. Periodic Inspections and Records (paragraph (e)). This provision requires that each manlift be inspected at least once every 30 days and it also requires that limit switches shall be checked weekly. The manlift inspection is to cover at least the following items: steps; step fastenings; rails; rail supports and fastenings; rollers and slides; belt and belt tension; handholds and fastenings; floor landings; guardrails; lubrication; limit switches; warning signs and lights; illumination; drive pulley; bottom (boot) pulley and clearance; pulley supports; motor; driving mechanism; brake; electrical switches; vibration and misalignment; and any ‘‘skip’’ on the up or down run when mounting a step (indicating worn gears). A certification record of the inspection must be prepared upon completion of the inspection. The record must contain the date of the inspection, the signature of the person who performed the inspection, and the serial number or other identifier of the inspected manlift. Disclosure of Inspection Certification Records. Employers are to maintain the certification record and make it available to OSHA compliance officers. This record provides assurance to employers, workers, and compliance officers that manlifts were inspected as required by the Standard. The inspections are made to keep equipment in safe operating condition, thereby preventing manlift failure while carrying workers to elevated worksites. These records also provide the most efficient means for the compliance officers to determine that an employer is complying with the Standard. II. Special Issues for Comment OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues: • Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency’s functions, including whether the information is useful; • The accuracy of OSHA’s estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Oct 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques. III. Proposed Actions OSHA is requesting to retain its current burden hour estimate of 37,801 hours. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Title: Manlifts (29 CFR 1910.68). OMB Number: 1218–0226. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits. Number of Respondents: 3,000. Frequency: On occasion; Monthly. Average Time per Response: Varies from 2 minutes (.03 hour) for an employer to disclose the inspection certification record to 1 hour to inspect a manlift. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 37,801. Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0. IV. Public Participation—Submission of Comments on This Notice and Internet Access to Comments and Submissions You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA–2010–0051). You may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them to your comments. Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, TTY (877) 889–5627. Comments and submissions are posted without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information such as social security numbers and date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index, PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site to submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site’s ‘‘User Tips’’ link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in using the Internet to locate docket submissions. V. Authority and Signature David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 4–2010 (75 FR 55355). Signed at Washington, DC, on October 18, 2010. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2010–26500 Filed 10–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petition for Modification of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 a petition for modification filed by the party listed below to modify the application of an existing mandatory safety standard published in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations. DATES: All comments on the petition must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances on or before November 22, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Electronic Mail: zzMSHAcomments@dol.gov. Include the docket number of the petition in the subject line of the message. 2. Facsimile: 1–202–693–9441. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 203 / Thursday, October 21, 2010 / Notices 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 a copy of the petition 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 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. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES II. Petition for Modification Docket Number: M–2010–003–M. Petitioner: Resolution Copper Mining, LLC, Resolution Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 02–00152 located in Pinal County, Arizona. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.19076 (Maximum speeds for hoisting persons in buckets). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Oct 20, 2010 Jkt 223001 standard to permit miners to be hoisted in open ended buckets at a rate of 1200 feet per minute (FPM). The petitioner states that: (1) Personnel would ride inside of a completely empty bucket in accordance with 30 CFR 57.19071 (Riding in skips or buckets), while standing on the bucket floor. The round open bucket is 8.5 feet high and 6 feet in diameter. On average, while standing on the bucket floor, the top of the miner’s head would be 2.5 feet below the open bucket rim; (2) the buckets are in compliance with 30 CFR 57.19050 (Bucket requirements) as follows: (a) Buckets are securely attached to a crosshead at all times while traveling in the shaft; (b) the bucket has overhead protection by means of a canopy permanently installed on the crosshead; (c) the buckets have sufficient depth to transport persons safely in a standing position; and (d) the buckets are attached to the crosshead by a ‘‘Dolly Ball’’ at the crosshead and do not have bails attached to their lower half; (3) all buckets are equipped with engineered anchor points inside the bucket located under the bucket foot wells on the bucket walls. Personnel are required to be securely anchored to these anchors with a full body harness and safety lanyard at all times while traveling in the bucket; (4) the emergency braking deceleration rate of the sinking hoist running at 1500 FPM is 11.4 feet per second per second (11.4 ft/s2) when moving up, and 10.7 feet per second per second (10.7 ft/s2) when moving down. This deceleration is significantly lower than the maximum deceleration rate of 16 feet per second per second (16 ft/s2) prescribed in 30 CFR 57.19062. At the intended man hoisting speed of 1200 FPM the deceleration rates will be much lower; (5) the sinking hoist is operated under computer programmable logical controls (PLC). There are controls that verify the crosshead is attached to the bucket all times while traveling in the shaft; (6) there are 3 sets of safety doors in the shaft. The doors are located at the shaft collar on the surface, the ventilation level is 100 feet below the surface, the bucket dump and the Never Sweat Level is 1190 feet below the surface, and there is also safety backsplashes located at the bucket dump which is 800 feet below the surface. Each of these installations have proximity switches and electronic monitoring verifying that the crosshead is attached to the bucket when they pass through these safety systems; and (7) the hoist deceleration rates at 1200 FPM provide at least the same measure of protection as the existing standard. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65035 Dated: October 15, 2010. Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. [FR Doc. 2010–26483 Filed 10–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Sunshine Act; Notice of a Matter To Be Added to the Agenda for Consideration at an Agency Meeting 10 a.m., Thursday, October 21, 2010. PLACE: Board Room, 7th Floor, Room 7047, 1775 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314–3428. STATUS: Open. TIME AND DATE: Matters To Be Considered 4a. Briefing—NCUSIF Public Education Campaign. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Rupp, Secretary of the Board, Telephone: 703–518–6304. Mary Rupp, Board Secretary. [FR Doc. 2010–26713 Filed 10–19–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION 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 November 22, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petition for Modification of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard

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 
a petition for modification filed by the party listed below to modify 
the application of an existing mandatory safety standard published in 
Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: All comments on the petition must be received by the Office of 
Standards, Regulations and Variances on or before November 22, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ``docket 
number'' on the subject line, by any of the following methods:
    1. Electronic Mail: zzMSHA-comments@dol.gov. Include the docket 
number of the petition in the subject line of the message.
    2. Facsimile: 1-202-693-9441.

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    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 a copy of the petition 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 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. Petition for Modification

    Docket Number: M-2010-003-M.
    Petitioner: Resolution Copper Mining, LLC, Resolution Mine, MSHA 
I.D. No. 02-00152 located in Pinal County, Arizona.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.19076 (Maximum speeds for hoisting 
persons in buckets).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit miners to be hoisted in open ended buckets 
at a rate of 1200 feet per minute (FPM). The petitioner states that: 
(1) Personnel would ride inside of a completely empty bucket in 
accordance with 30 CFR 57.19071 (Riding in skips or buckets), while 
standing on the bucket floor. The round open bucket is 8.5 feet high 
and 6 feet in diameter. On average, while standing on the bucket floor, 
the top of the miner's head would be 2.5 feet below the open bucket 
rim; (2) the buckets are in compliance with 30 CFR 57.19050 (Bucket 
requirements) as follows: (a) Buckets are securely attached to a 
crosshead at all times while traveling in the shaft; (b) the bucket has 
overhead protection by means of a canopy permanently installed on the 
crosshead; (c) the buckets have sufficient depth to transport persons 
safely in a standing position; and (d) the buckets are attached to the 
crosshead by a ``Dolly Ball'' at the crosshead and do not have bails 
attached to their lower half; (3) all buckets are equipped with 
engineered anchor points inside the bucket located under the bucket 
foot wells on the bucket walls. Personnel are required to be securely 
anchored to these anchors with a full body harness and safety lanyard 
at all times while traveling in the bucket; (4) the emergency braking 
deceleration rate of the sinking hoist running at 1500 FPM is 11.4 feet 
per second per second (11.4 ft/s\2\) when moving up, and 10.7 feet per 
second per second (10.7 ft/s\2\) when moving down. This deceleration is 
significantly lower than the maximum deceleration rate of 16 feet per 
second per second (16 ft/s\2\) prescribed in 30 CFR 57.19062. At the 
intended man hoisting speed of 1200 FPM the deceleration rates will be 
much lower; (5) the sinking hoist is operated under computer 
programmable logical controls (PLC). There are controls that verify the 
crosshead is attached to the bucket all times while traveling in the 
shaft; (6) there are 3 sets of safety doors in the shaft. The doors are 
located at the shaft collar on the surface, the ventilation level is 
100 feet below the surface, the bucket dump and the Never Sweat Level 
is 1190 feet below the surface, and there is also safety backsplashes 
located at the bucket dump which is 800 feet below the surface. Each of 
these installations have proximity switches and electronic monitoring 
verifying that the crosshead is attached to the bucket when they pass 
through these safety systems; and (7) the hoist deceleration rates at 
1200 FPM provide at least the same measure of protection as the 
existing standard.

    Dated: October 15, 2010.
Patricia W. Silvey,
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances.
[FR Doc. 2010-26483 Filed 10-20-10; 8:45 am]
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