Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Self-Contained Self-Rescue Devices (SCSRs), 79028-79029 [2010-31687]

Download as PDF 79028 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 242 / Friday, December 17, 2010 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 202–691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The CPS has been the principal source of the official Government statistics on employment and unemployment for 70 years. The labor force information gathered through the survey is of paramount importance in keeping track of the economic health of the Nation. The survey is the only source of monthly data on total employment and unemployment. The Employment Situation report contains data from this survey and is designated as a Principle Federal Economic Indicator (PFEI). Moreover, the survey also yields data on the basic status and characteristics of persons not in the labor force. The CPS data are used monthly, in conjunction with data from other sources, to analyze the extent to which, and with what success, the various components of the American population are participating in the economic life of the Nation. The labor force data gathered through the CPS are provided to users in the greatest detail possible, in conjunction with the demographic information obtained in the survey. In brief, the labor force data can be broken down by sex, age, race, ethnicity, marital status, family composition, educational level, and other characteristics. Since 2009, a breakdown by disability status has also been possible. Through such breakdowns, one can focus on the employment situation of specific population groups as well as on general trends in employment and unemployment. Information of this type can be obtained only through demographically oriented surveys such as the CPS. The basic CPS data also are used as an important platform on which to base the data derived from the various supplemental questions that are administered in conjunction with the survey. By coupling the basic data from the monthly survey with the special data from the supplements, one can get valuable insights on the behavior of American workers and on the social and economic health of their families. There is wide interest in the monthly CPS data among Government policymakers, legislators, economists, the media, and the general public. While the data from the CPS are used in conjunction with data from other surveys in assessing the economic health of the Nation, they are unique in various ways. Specifically, they are the basis for much of the monthly Employment Situation report, a PFEI. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Dec 16, 2010 Jkt 223001 They provide a monthly, nationally representative measure of total employment, including farm work, selfemployment, and unpaid family work; other surveys are generally restricted to the nonagricultural wage and salary sector, or provide less timely information. The CPS provides data on all jobseekers, and on all persons outside the labor force, while payrollbased surveys cannot, by definition, cover these sectors of the population. Finally, the CPS data on employment, unemployment, and on persons not in the labor force can be linked to the demographic characteristics of the many groups that make up the Nation’s population, while the data from most other surveys are devoid of demographic information. Many groups, both in the government and in the private sector, are eager to analyze this wealth of demographic and labor force data. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for the Current Population Survey (CPS). A reinstatement, without change, of this previously approved collection for which approval has expired is needed to provide the Nation with timely information about the labor force status of the population. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics 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. • 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. 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 also will become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Type of Review: Reinstatement of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Current Population Survey (CPS). OMB Number: 1220–0100. Affected Public: Households. Total Respondents: 55,000 per month. Frequency: Monthly. Total Responses: 660,000. Average Time per Response: 7.5 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 82,500 hours. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Signed at Washington, DC, this 13th day of December 2010. Kimberley Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2010–31697 Filed 12–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0044] Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Self-Contained Self-Rescue Devices (SCSRs) Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of request for public comments. AGENCY: 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to assure 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 for 30 CFR 75.1714–3–Self-rescue devices; inspection, testing, maintenance, repair and recordkeeping, 30 CFR 75.1714–4 Additional self-contained self-rescuers (SCSRs), 30 CFR 75.1714–8 Reporting SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 242 / Friday, December 17, 2010 / Notices SCSR inventory and malfunctions; retention of SCSRs. DATES: All comments must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on February 15, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments must clearly be identified with the rule title and may be submitted to MSHA by any of the following methods: (1) Electronic mail: zzMSHAComments@dol.gov. (2) Facsimile: (202) 693–9441. (3) Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. (4) Hand Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk on the 21st floor. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mario Distasio, Chief of the Economic Analysis Division, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at distasio.mario@dol.gov (e-mail), 202– 693–9445 (voicemail), 202–693–9441 (facsimile). emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813, authorizes MSHA to collect information necessary to carryout its duty in protecting the safety and health of miners. Title 30, CFR 75.1714–3 requires that self-rescue devices be inspected for damage after being worn or carried, and be tested regularly at intervals not to exceed 90 days by a qualified person who certifies by date and signature that the tests were conducted. A self-rescue device must be removed from service if its seal is broken, it is damaged so that it will not function properly, or it does not meet testing criteria. A record must be made when a self-rescue device is removed from service and when corrective action is taken as a result of an inspection or test. The records are used as an enforcement tool to assure that the self-rescue devices have been tested and inspected and are maintained in operable condition. In the event of a mine fire, mine explosion, or mine inundation, the use of self-rescuers can be the difference between life and death. Therefore it is essential that these devices be examined regularly and that they are maintained in usable and operative condition. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Dec 16, 2010 Jkt 223001 • 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 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 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 This request for collection of information contains notification and recordkeeping provisions for the Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; 30 CFR 75.1714–3–Self-rescue devices; inspection, testing, maintenance, repair and recordkeeping, 30 CFR 75.1714–4 Additional self-contained self-rescuers (SCSRs), 30 CFR 75.1714–8 Reporting SCSR inventory and malfunctions; retention of SCSRs. MSHA does not intend to publish the results from this information collection and is not seeking approval to either display or not display the expiration date for the OMB approval of this information collection. There are no certification exceptions identified with this information collection and the collection of this information does not employ statistical methods. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0044. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cost to Federal Government: $0.00. Total Burden Respondents: 595. Total Number of Responses: 754,932. Total Burden Hours: 12,664. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79029 Total Hour Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $1,072,641 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: December 13, 2010. Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2010–31687 Filed 12–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0143] Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Request for MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN) Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice of request for public comments. AGENCY: 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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to assure 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 for Request for MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN). DATES: All comments must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on February 15, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments must clearly be identified with the rule title and may be submitted to MSHA by any of the following methods: (1) Electronic mail: zzMSHAComments@dol.gov. (2) Facsimile: (202) 693–9441. (3) Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0044]


Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Self-
Contained Self-Rescue Devices (SCSRs)

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of request for public comments.

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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 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to assure 
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 for 30 CFR 
75.1714-3-Self-rescue devices; inspection, testing, maintenance, repair 
and recordkeeping, 30 CFR 75.1714-4 Additional self-contained self-
rescuers (SCSRs), 30 CFR 75.1714-8 Reporting

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SCSR inventory and malfunctions; retention of SCSRs.

DATES: All comments must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time 
on February 15, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments must clearly be identified with the rule title and 
may be submitted to MSHA by any of the following methods:
    (1) Electronic mail: zzMSHA-Comments@dol.gov.
    (2) Facsimile: (202) 693-9441.
    (3) Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and 
Variances, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209-3939.
    (4) Hand Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Room 2350, Arlington, VA 
22209-3939. Sign in at the receptionist's desk on the 21st floor.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mario Distasio, Chief of the Economic 
Analysis Division, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 
MSHA, at distasio.mario@dol.gov (e-mail), 202-693-9445 (voicemail), 
202-693-9441 (facsimile).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813, authorizes MSHA to collect information 
necessary to carryout its duty in protecting the safety and health of 
miners.
    Title 30, CFR 75.1714-3 requires that self-rescue devices be 
inspected for damage after being worn or carried, and be tested 
regularly at intervals not to exceed 90 days by a qualified person who 
certifies by date and signature that the tests were conducted. A self-
rescue device must be removed from service if its seal is broken, it is 
damaged so that it will not function properly, or it does not meet 
testing criteria. A record must be made when a self-rescue device is 
removed from service and when corrective action is taken as a result of 
an inspection or test. The records are used as an enforcement tool to 
assure that the self-rescue devices have been tested and inspected and 
are maintained in operable condition. In the event of a mine fire, mine 
explosion, or mine inundation, the use of self-rescuers can be the 
difference between life and death. Therefore it is essential that these 
devices be examined regularly and that they are maintained in usable 
and operative condition.

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 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 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

    This request for collection of information contains notification 
and recordkeeping provisions for the Proposed Information Collection 
Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; 30 CFR 
75.1714-3-Self-rescue devices; inspection, testing, maintenance, repair 
and recordkeeping, 30 CFR 75.1714-4 Additional self-contained self-
rescuers (SCSRs), 30 CFR 75.1714-8 Reporting SCSR inventory and 
malfunctions; retention of SCSRs. MSHA does not intend to publish the 
results from this information collection and is not seeking approval to 
either display or not display the expiration date for the OMB approval 
of this information collection.
    There are no certification exceptions identified with this 
information collection and the collection of this information does not 
employ statistical methods.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    OMB Number: 1219-0044.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cost to Federal Government: $0.00.
    Total Burden Respondents: 595.
    Total Number of Responses: 754,932.
    Total Burden Hours: 12,664.
    Total Hour Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $1,072,641
    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: December 13, 2010.
Patricia W. Silvey,
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
[FR Doc. 2010-31687 Filed 12-16-10; 8:45 am]
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