Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Training Plans and Records of Training, 79030-79031 [2010-31689]

Download as PDF 79030 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 242 / Friday, December 17, 2010 / Notices (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: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES I. Background Section 101(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) requires the Secretary to develop, promulgate, and revise as may be appropriate, improved mandatory health or safety standards for the protection of life and prevention of injuries in coal or other mines. Under section 103(a)(2), authorized representatives of the Secretary of Labor or Secretary of Health and Human Services must make frequent inspections and investigations in coal or other mines each year for the purpose of gathering information with respect to mandatory health or safety standards. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issues certifications, qualifications and approvals (licenses) to the nation’s miners to conduct specific work within the mines. Prior to the approval of this collection Social Security Numbers (SSNs) were used for tracking purposes within MSHA’s data processing systems, in the absence of other reliable identification systems. In the effort to reduce use of SSNs both by MSHA and third parties, MSHA has changed the process to one in which miners requiring a license or benefit from MSHA will register for an ‘‘MSHA Individual Identification Number’’ (MIIN). This unique number is used in place of individual SSNs for all licensing requirements within MSHA. This process has allowed MSHA to discontinue the past practice of individuals supplying their personally identifiable information to instructors, states or other entities, which in turn supplied that information to MSHA. Miners needing a license or benefit from MSHA will need to register only one time to obtain their MIINs from MSHA. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Dec 16, 2010 Jkt 223001 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; Request for MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN). 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: 1219–0143. Frequency: On Occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cost to Federal Government: $132,784. Total Burden Respondents: 11,000. Total Number of Responses: 11,000. Total Burden Hours: 916. Total Hour Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $38,696. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2010–31688 Filed 12–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0009] Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Training Plans and Records of Training 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 Training Plans and Records of Training, 30 CFR 48.3, 48.9, 48.23, and 48.29. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 242 / Friday, December 17, 2010 / Notices 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: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES I. Background The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), as amended, 30 U.S.C. 801 et seq., recognizes that education and training in the improvement of miner health and safety is an important element of federal efforts to make the nation’s mines safer places in which to work. Title 30, CFR §§ 48.3 and 48.23 require training plans for underground and surface mines, respectively. The standards are intended to assure that miners will be effectively trained in matters affecting their health and safety, with the ultimate goal being the reduction of injuries and illness in the nation’s mines. Training plans are required to be submitted for approval to the MSHA District Manager for the area in which the mine is located. Plans must contain the company name, mine name, and MSHA identification number of the mine; the name and position of the person designated by the operator who is responsible for health and safety training at the mine; a list of MSHAapproved instructors with whom the operator proposes to make arrangements to teach the courses and the courses each instructor is qualified to teach; the location where training will be given for each course; a description of the teaching methods and the course materials which are to be used in training; the approximate number of miners employed at the mine and the maximum number who will attend each session of training; the predicted time or periods of time when regularly scheduled refresher training will be given including the titles of courses to be taught, the total number of instruction hours for each course, and the predicted time and length of each session of training; and for new task training, a complete list of task assignments, the titles of personnel conducting the training, the outline of training procedures used, and the evaluation procedures used to determine the effectiveness of the training. Records of training are required for underground and surface mines under §§ 48.9 and 48.29. 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; Training Plans and Records of Training for Underground Miners and Miners Working at Surface Mines and Surface Areas of Underground Mines, 30 CFR 48.3, 48.9, 48.23, and 48.29. 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: 1219–0009. Frequency: On occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cost to Federal Government: $428,239. Total Burden Respondents: 3,017. Total Number of Responses: 267,417. Total Burden Hours: 27,793. Total Hour Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $1,082,165. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 79031 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. 2010–31689 Filed 12–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0042] Proposed Extension of Existing Information, Collection; Representative of Miners; Legal Identity Report; Opening and Closing of Metal and Nonmetal 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 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 40.2, 40.3, 40.4, and 40.5, Representative of Miners; 30 CFR 41.20, Legal Identity Report; 30 CFR 56.1000 and 57.1000, Notification of Commencement of Operations and Closing of Mines. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 242 (Friday, December 17, 2010)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-31689]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0009]


Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Training 
Plans and Records of Training

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 Training 
Plans and Records of Training, 30 CFR 48.3, 48.9, 48.23, and 48.29.

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.

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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

    The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), as 
amended, 30 U.S.C. 801 et seq., recognizes that education and training 
in the improvement of miner health and safety is an important element 
of federal efforts to make the nation's mines safer places in which to 
work.
    Title 30, CFR Sec. Sec.  48.3 and 48.23 require training plans for 
underground and surface mines, respectively. The standards are intended 
to assure that miners will be effectively trained in matters affecting 
their health and safety, with the ultimate goal being the reduction of 
injuries and illness in the nation's mines. Training plans are required 
to be submitted for approval to the MSHA District Manager for the area 
in which the mine is located. Plans must contain the company name, mine 
name, and MSHA identification number of the mine; the name and position 
of the person designated by the operator who is responsible for health 
and safety training at the mine; a list of MSHA-approved instructors 
with whom the operator proposes to make arrangements to teach the 
courses and the courses each instructor is qualified to teach; the 
location where training will be given for each course; a description of 
the teaching methods and the course materials which are to be used in 
training; the approximate number of miners employed at the mine and the 
maximum number who will attend each session of training; the predicted 
time or periods of time when regularly scheduled refresher training 
will be given including the titles of courses to be taught, the total 
number of instruction hours for each course, and the predicted time and 
length of each session of training; and for new task training, a 
complete list of task assignments, the titles of personnel conducting 
the training, the outline of training procedures used, and the 
evaluation procedures used to determine the effectiveness of the 
training. Records of training are required for underground and surface 
mines under Sec. Sec.  48.9 and 48.29.

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; Training 
Plans and Records of Training for Underground Miners and Miners Working 
at Surface Mines and Surface Areas of Underground Mines, 30 CFR 48.3, 
48.9, 48.23, and 48.29. 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: 1219-0009.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cost to Federal Government: $428,239.
    Total Burden Respondents: 3,017.
    Total Number of Responses: 267,417.
    Total Burden Hours: 27,793.
    Total Hour Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $1,082,165.
    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. 2010-31689 Filed 12-16-10; 8:45 am]
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