Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Mine Accident, Injury, Illness, Mine Employment, and Coal Production Reports [OMB Control No. 1219-0007], 589-590 [2010-33260]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2011 / Notices I. Background II. Review Focus DEPARTMENT OF LABOR The Department of Labor 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. Mine Safety and Health Administration jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title: Workforce Information Grant to States (One-Stop Workforce Information Grant Plan and Annual Performance Report). OMB Number: 1205–0417. Affected Public: State. Form(s): N/A. Total Annual Respondents: 54. Annual Frequency: Once. Total Annual Responses: 162. Average Time per Response: Grant Prep and Certification—63 hrs; Relevant Economic Analyses—434 hrs; Annual Report—80 hrs; Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 31,158. Total Annual Burden Cost for Respondents: $1,246,320. Comments submitted in response to this comment request 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 28, 2010. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–33247 Filed 1–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Mine Accident, Injury, Illness, Mine Employment, and Coal Production Reports [OMB Control No. 1219–0007] Mine Safety and Health Administration. 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 notification, investigation, and reporting of accidents, injuries, illnesses, and fatalities at mines; mine employment; and coal production. DATES: All comments must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on March 7, 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 Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. (4) Hand Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 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: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 589 The reporting and recordkeeping provisions in 30 CFR part 50, Notification, Investigation, Reports and Records of Accidents, Injuries and Illnesses, Employment and Coal Production in Mines, are essential elements in MSHA’s Congressional mandate to reduce work-related injuries and illnesses among the nation’s miners. Section 50.10 requires mine operators and independent contractors to immediately notify MSHA in the event of an accident. This immediate notification is critical to MSHA’s timely investigation and assessment of the cause of the accident. Section 50.11 requires that the mine operator or independent contractor investigate each accident and occupational injury and prepare a report. The operator or contractor may not use MSHA Form 7000–1 as a report, unless the mine employs fewer than 20 miners and the occurrence involves an occupational injury not related to an accident. Section 50.20 requires mine operators and independent contractors to report each accident, injury, or illness to MSHA on Form 7000–1 within 10 working days after an accident or injury has occurred or an occupational illness has been diagnosed. The use of MSHA Form 7000–1 provides for uniform information gathering across the mining industry. Section 50.30 requires mine operators and independent contractors working on mine property to report quarterly employment, hours worked, and coal production to MSHA on Form 7000–2. MSHA tabulates and analyzes the information from MSHA Form 7000–1, Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report, along with data from MSHA Form 7000–2, Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report, to compute incidence and severity rates for various injury types. These rates are used to analyze trends and to assess the degree of success of the health and safety efforts of MSHA and the mining industry. Accident, injury, and illness data, when correlated with employment and production data, provide information that allows MSHA to improve its safety and health enforcement programs, focus its education and training efforts, and establish priorities for its technical assistance activities in mine safety and health. Maintaining a current database allows MSHA to identify and direct increased attention to those mines, industry segments, and geographical areas where hazardous trends are developing. This could not be done E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 590 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 5, 2011 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES effectively using historical data. The information collected under 30 CFR part 50 is the most comprehensive and reliable occupational data available concerning the mining industry. Section 103(d) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), as amended, requires that each accident be investigated by the mine operator to determine the cause and means of preventing a recurrence. Records of accidents and investigations must be kept and made available to the Secretary or her authorized representative and the appropriate State agency. Section 103(h) requires operators to keep any records and make any reports that are reasonably necessary for MSHA to perform its duties under the Mine Act. Section 103(j) requires mine operators to notify MSHA of the occurrence of an accident and to take appropriate measures to preserve any evidence that would assist in the investigation into the cause of the accident. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information has practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the 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 information collection request can be obtained by contacting the person 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 notice contains the request for an extension of the existing collection of information in the following: • 30 CFR 50.10 Immediate Notification; VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Jan 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 • 30 CFR 50.11 Investigation; • 30 CFR 50.20 Preparation and submission of MSHA Report Form 7000–1—Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report; and • 30 CFR 50.30, Preparation and submission of MSHA Form 7000–2— Quarterly Employment and Coal Production Report. MSHA publishes its data tabulations and analyses in quarterly news releases and other reports, in five Informational Reports, and in an Annual Report to Congress. MSHA publishes the expiration dates for OMB approval on all forms. 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: 1219–0007. Frequency: As needed for Form 7000– 1; Quarterly for Form 7000–2. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cost to Federal Government: $704,731. Total Burden Respondents: 27,193 (14,631 mine operators + 12,562 independent contractors). Total Number of Responses: 144,450. Total Burden Hours: 210,976 hours. Total Hour Burden Cost: $15,336,514. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and 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 29, 2010. Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2010–33260 Filed 1–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 2011–3 CRB Phonorecords II] Adjustment or Determination of Compulsory License Rates for Making and Distributing Phonorecords Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice announcing commencement of proceeding with request for Petitions to Participate. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing the commencement of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the proceeding 1 to determine the reasonable rates and terms for making and distributing phonorecords. The Copyright Royalty Judges also are announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the rate proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee. DATES: February 4, 2011. ADDRESSES: An original, five copies and an electronic copy in Portable Document Format (PDF) on a CD of the Petition to Participate, along with the $150 filing fee, may be delivered to the Copyright Royalty Board by either mail or hand delivery. Petitions to Participate and the $150 filing fee may not be delivered by an overnight delivery service other than the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail. If by mail (including overnight delivery), Petitions to Participate, along with the $150 filing fee, must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024–0977. If hand delivered by a private party, Petitions to Petition, along with the $150 filing fee, must be brought between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to the Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, Room LM– 401, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559–6000. If delivered by a commercial courier, Petitions to Participate, along with the $150 filing fee, must be delivered between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to the Congressional Courier Acceptance Site, located at 2nd and D Street, NE., Washington, DC. The envelope must be addressed to Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, Room LM–403, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559–6000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, CRB Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 804(b)(4) of the Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, allows a party to file with the Copyright Royalty Judges a petition to adjust or determine reasonable rates and terms for the making and distribution of phonorecords, including digital phonorecord deliveries, under 17 U.S.C. 115, every five years, starting in the year 2006. A proceeding was commenced in 2006, 71 FR 1454 (January 9, 2006); on 1 The prior proceeding was captioned as ‘‘DPRA’’ (which stands for ‘‘Digital Phonorecord Rate Adjustment’’). Hereinafter, this and future proceedings will be captioned as ‘‘Phonorecords’’ followed by the appropriate Roman numeral. E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Mine 
Accident, Injury, Illness, Mine Employment, and Coal Production Reports 
[OMB Control No. 1219-0007]

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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 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 notification, investigation, and 
reporting of accidents, injuries, illnesses, and fatalities at mines; 
mine employment; and coal production.

DATES: All comments must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time 
on March 7, 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 Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209-3939.
    (4) Hand Delivery or Courier: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 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

    The reporting and recordkeeping provisions in 30 CFR part 50, 
Notification, Investigation, Reports and Records of Accidents, Injuries 
and Illnesses, Employment and Coal Production in Mines, are essential 
elements in MSHA's Congressional mandate to reduce work-related 
injuries and illnesses among the nation's miners.
    Section 50.10 requires mine operators and independent contractors 
to immediately notify MSHA in the event of an accident. This immediate 
notification is critical to MSHA's timely investigation and assessment 
of the cause of the accident.
    Section 50.11 requires that the mine operator or independent 
contractor investigate each accident and occupational injury and 
prepare a report. The operator or contractor may not use MSHA Form 
7000-1 as a report, unless the mine employs fewer than 20 miners and 
the occurrence involves an occupational injury not related to an 
accident.
    Section 50.20 requires mine operators and independent contractors 
to report each accident, injury, or illness to MSHA on Form 7000-1 
within 10 working days after an accident or injury has occurred or an 
occupational illness has been diagnosed. The use of MSHA Form 7000-1 
provides for uniform information gathering across the mining industry.
    Section 50.30 requires mine operators and independent contractors 
working on mine property to report quarterly employment, hours worked, 
and coal production to MSHA on Form 7000-2.
    MSHA tabulates and analyzes the information from MSHA Form 7000-1, 
Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report, along with data from MSHA 
Form 7000-2, Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report, to 
compute incidence and severity rates for various injury types. These 
rates are used to analyze trends and to assess the degree of success of 
the health and safety efforts of MSHA and the mining industry.
    Accident, injury, and illness data, when correlated with employment 
and production data, provide information that allows MSHA to improve 
its safety and health enforcement programs, focus its education and 
training efforts, and establish priorities for its technical assistance 
activities in mine safety and health. Maintaining a current database 
allows MSHA to identify and direct increased attention to those mines, 
industry segments, and geographical areas where hazardous trends are 
developing. This could not be done

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effectively using historical data. The information collected under 30 
CFR part 50 is the most comprehensive and reliable occupational data 
available concerning the mining industry.
    Section 103(d) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act), as amended, requires that each accident be investigated by 
the mine operator to determine the cause and means of preventing a 
recurrence. Records of accidents and investigations must be kept and 
made available to the Secretary or her authorized representative and 
the appropriate State agency. Section 103(h) requires operators to keep 
any records and make any reports that are reasonably necessary for MSHA 
to perform its duties under the Mine Act. Section 103(j) requires mine 
operators to notify MSHA of the occurrence of an accident and to take 
appropriate measures to preserve any evidence that would assist in the 
investigation into the cause of the accident.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, 
including whether the information has practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the 
burden of the 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 information collection request can be obtained by 
contacting the person 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 notice contains the request for an extension of the existing 
collection of information in the following:
     30 CFR 50.10 Immediate Notification;
     30 CFR 50.11 Investigation;
     30 CFR 50.20 Preparation and submission of MSHA Report 
Form 7000-1--Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report; and
     30 CFR 50.30, Preparation and submission of MSHA Form 
7000-2--Quarterly Employment and Coal Production Report.
    MSHA publishes its data tabulations and analyses in quarterly news 
releases and other reports, in five Informational Reports, and in an 
Annual Report to Congress. MSHA publishes the expiration dates for OMB 
approval on all forms. 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: 1219-0007.
    Frequency: As needed for Form 7000-1; Quarterly for Form 7000-2.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cost to Federal Government: $704,731.
    Total Burden Respondents: 27,193 (14,631 mine operators + 12,562 
independent contractors).
    Total Number of Responses: 144,450.
    Total Burden Hours: 210,976 hours.
    Total Hour Burden Cost: $15,336,514.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and 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 29, 2010.
Patricia W. Silvey,
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
[FR Doc. 2010-33260 Filed 1-4-11; 8:45 am]
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