Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Examinations and Testing of Electrical Equipment, Including High Voltage Longwalls, 9374-9375 [2011-3591]

Download as PDF 9374 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 33 / Thursday, February 17, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0116] Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Examinations and Testing of Electrical Equipment, Including High Voltage Longwalls Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of 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 75.351 Atmospheric monitoring systems; 75.512 Electric equipment; examination, testing and maintenance; 75.703 Grounding offtrack directcurrent machines and enclosures of related detached components; 75.800–4 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; record; 75.820 Electrical work; troubleshooting and testing; 75.821 Testing, examination and maintenance; 75.900–4 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; record; 75.1001–1 Devices for overcurrent protection; testing and calibration requirements; records; 77.502 Electric equipment; examination, testing, and maintenance; 77.800–2 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; record; and 77.900– 2 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record. DATES: All comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time on April 18, 2011. ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified clearly 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. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Feb 16, 2011 Jkt 223001 (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 respondents for the paperwork provisions of the subject regulations are coal mine operators. The records of tests and examinations are reviewed by coal miners, coal mine officials, and MSHA and State inspectors. The records are intended to verify that examinations and tests were conducted and give insight into the hazardous conditions that have been encountered and those that may be encountered. These records greatly assist those who use them in making decisions during accident investigations to establish root causes and to prevent similar occurrences. These decisions will ultimately affect the safety and health of miners. Miners examine the records to determine if electric equipment is safe to operate and to determine if reported safety defects have been corrected. Mine officials examine the records to evaluate the effectiveness of their electrical maintenance programs, to determine that the required tests and examinations have been conducted, and to determine if reported safety defects have been corrected. MSHA and State inspectors review the records to determine if the required tests and examinations have been conducted and to identify units of electric equipment that may pose a potential safety hazard, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the coal mine operator’s electrical maintenance programs. By comparing the records with the actual condition of electric equipment, MSHA inspectors may, in some cases, be able to identify weaknesses in the coal mine operator’s electrical maintenance programs and require that these weaknesses be corrected. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 section of this notice, or viewed on the Internet by selecting ‘‘FedReg.Docs’’ under the ‘‘Rules & Regs’’ section on the right of the homepage. 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 30 CFR 75.351 Atmospheric monitoring systems; 75.512 Electric equipment; examination, testing and maintenance; 75.703 Grounding offtrack direct-current machines and enclosures of related detached components; 75.800–4 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; record; 75.820 Electrical work; troubleshooting and testing; 75.821 Testing, examination and maintenance; 75.900–4 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; record; 75.1001–1 Devices for overcurrent protection; testing and calibration requirements; records; 77.502 Electric equipment; examination, testing, and maintenance; 77.800–2 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; record; and 77.900– 2 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit breakers; record. 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. E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 33 / Thursday, February 17, 2011 / Notices Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0116. Frequency: Daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annually, and on occasion. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cost to Federal Government: There is minimal cost to the Government as the records are reviewed during the course of inspections. Total Burden Respondents: 1,547 per year. Total Number of Responses: 706,296 per year. Total Burden Hours: 128,101 hours. Total Hour Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $9,703,964 per year. 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: February 11, 2011. Roslyn B. Fontaine, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–3591 Filed 2–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0142] Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Sealing of Abandoned Areas 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 30 CFR jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Feb 16, 2011 Jkt 223001 75.335 Seal strengths, design applications, and installation; 75.336 Sampling and monitoring requirements; 75.337 Construction and repair of seals; and 75.338 Training. DATES: All comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time on April 18, 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 (voice mail), or 202–693–9441 (facsimile). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Adequate seal design and construction and monitoring of the atmosphere behind seals are crucial requirements to prevent potentially explosive or toxic gases from migrating into the active working areas of underground coal mines. Seals must be designed to withstand elevated pressures from explosions, and the atmosphere behind the seal must be monitored to prevent methane from reaching the explosive range. Miners rely on seals to protect them from the hazardous and explosive atmosphere within the sealed area. Records collected under these standards help assure that the construction and maintenance of seals are done correctly; certified persons conducting sampling in sealed areas are adequately trained; and the sampling results are recorded. The respondents for the paperwork provisions of these standards are coal mine operators. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9375 • 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 at http://www.msha.gov and by selecting FedReg. Docs under Rules & Regs on the right side of the screen. On the next screen, select Information Collection Requests to view documents supporting this Federal Register notice. III. Current Actions This notice contains the request for an extension of the existing collection of information in 30 CFR 75.335 Seal strengths, design applications, and installation; 75.336 Sampling and monitoring requirements; 75.337 Construction and repair of seals; and 75.338 Training. 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: Three-year update. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0142. Frequency: As necessary. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cost to Federal Government: Minimal cost because records are reviewed during the course of inspections. Total Burden Respondents: 361 per year. Total Number of Responses: 90,360 per year. Total Burden Hours: 9,057 hours. Total Hour Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $750,730 per year. 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. E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 33 (Thursday, February 17, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9374-9375]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0116]


Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; 
Examinations and Testing of Electrical Equipment, Including High 
Voltage Longwalls

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of 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 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 75.351 Atmospheric monitoring 
systems; 75.512 Electric equipment; examination, testing and 
maintenance; 75.703 Grounding offtrack direct-current machines and 
enclosures of related detached components; 75.800-4 Testing, 
examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; record; 75.820 
Electrical work; troubleshooting and testing; 75.821 Testing, 
examination and maintenance; 75.900-4 Testing, examination and 
maintenance of circuit breakers; record; 75.1001-1 Devices for 
overcurrent protection; testing and calibration requirements; records; 
77.502 Electric equipment; examination, testing, and maintenance; 
77.800-2 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; 
record; and 77.900-2 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit 
breakers; record.

DATES: All comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern 
Standard Time on April 18, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified clearly 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 respondents for the paperwork provisions of the subject 
regulations are coal mine operators. The records of tests and 
examinations are reviewed by coal miners, coal mine officials, and MSHA 
and State inspectors. The records are intended to verify that 
examinations and tests were conducted and give insight into the 
hazardous conditions that have been encountered and those that may be 
encountered. These records greatly assist those who use them in making 
decisions during accident investigations to establish root causes and 
to prevent similar occurrences. These decisions will ultimately affect 
the safety and health of miners.
    Miners examine the records to determine if electric equipment is 
safe to operate and to determine if reported safety defects have been 
corrected. Mine officials examine the records to evaluate the 
effectiveness of their electrical maintenance programs, to determine 
that the required tests and examinations have been conducted, and to 
determine if reported safety defects have been corrected. MSHA and 
State inspectors review the records to determine if the required tests 
and examinations have been conducted and to identify units of electric 
equipment that may pose a potential safety hazard, and to evaluate the 
effectiveness of the coal mine operator's electrical maintenance 
programs. By comparing the records with the actual condition of 
electric equipment, MSHA inspectors may, in some cases, be able to 
identify weaknesses in the coal mine operator's electrical maintenance 
programs and require that these weaknesses be corrected.

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 section of 
this notice, or viewed on the Internet by selecting ``FedReg.Docs'' 
under the ``Rules & Regs'' section on the right of the homepage. 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 30 CFR 75.351 Atmospheric monitoring 
systems; 75.512 Electric equipment; examination, testing and 
maintenance; 75.703 Grounding offtrack direct-current machines and 
enclosures of related detached components; 75.800-4 Testing, 
examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; record; 75.820 
Electrical work; troubleshooting and testing; 75.821 Testing, 
examination and maintenance; 75.900-4 Testing, examination and 
maintenance of circuit breakers; record; 75.1001-1 Devices for 
overcurrent protection; testing and calibration requirements; records; 
77.502 Electric equipment; examination, testing, and maintenance; 
77.800-2 Testing, examination and maintenance of circuit breakers; 
record; and 77.900-2 Testing, examination, and maintenance of circuit 
breakers; record. 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.

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    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    OMB Number: 1219-0116.
    Frequency: Daily, weekly, monthly, semi-annually, and on occasion.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cost to Federal Government: There is minimal cost to the Government 
as the records are reviewed during the course of inspections.
    Total Burden Respondents: 1,547 per year.
    Total Number of Responses: 706,296 per year.
    Total Burden Hours: 128,101 hours.
    Total Hour Burden Cost (operating/maintaining): $9,703,964 per 
year.
    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: February 11, 2011.
Roslyn B. Fontaine,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-3591 Filed 2-16-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-43-P