Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, 812-813 [2011-33861]

Download as PDF 812 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2012 / Notices Dated: December 30, 2011. Patricia W. Silvey, Certifying Officer. Regulations, and Variances at (202) 693– 9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (Email), or (202) 693–9441 (Facsimile). [These are not toll-free numbers]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2011–33860 Filed 1–05–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration, 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 petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards codified in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before February 6, 2012. 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: (202) 693–9441. 3. Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209–3939, Attention: Roslyn B. Fontaine, Acting 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. Individuals who submit comments by hand-delivery are required to check in at the receptionist’s desk on the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:40 Jan 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 of Labor 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. Petitions for Modification Docket Numbers: M–2011–038–C and M–2011–039–C. Petitioner: Midland Trail Energy, LLC, 42 Rensford Star Route, Charleston, West Virginia 25306. Mines: Campbells Creek No. 7 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46–09107, and Blue Creek No. 1 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46– 09297, 3301 Point Lick Road, Charleston, West Virginia 25306, located in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503 (Permissible electric face equipment; maintenance). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of 900-feetmaximum length cables to supply power to its shuttle cars, roof bolters, and mobile roof supports at the Campbells Creek No. 7 Mine and Blue Creek No. 1 Mine. The petitioner states that: (1) The maximum length trailing cables supplying the 575-volt shuttle cars, 480-volt roof bolters, and 480-volt mobile roof supports will not exceed 900 feet. (2) The trailing cable(s) for the shuttle car(s) and the roof bolter(s) will not be smaller than No. 2 American Wire Gauge (AWG), and the trailing cable(s) for mobile roof support(s) will not be smaller than No. 4 AWG. (3) All circuit breakers used to protect the No. 2 AWG trailing cables that exceed 700 feet in length will have PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 instantaneous trip units calibrated to trip at 800 amperes. The trip setting of these circuit breakers will be sealed and will have permanent, legible labels. The labels will identify the circuit breaker as being a specially calibrated circuit breaker suitable for protecting No. 2 AWG cables. This label will be maintained legible. (4) All circuit breakers used to protect No. 4 AWG trailing cables that exceed 600 feet in length will have instantaneous trip units calibrated to trip at 500 amperes. The trip setting of these circuit breakers will be sealed and will have permanent, legible labels. The labels will identify the circuit breakers as being a specially calibrated circuit breaker and suitable for protecting No. 4 AWG cables. This label will be maintained legible. (5) All components that provide short circuit protection for the No. 4 AWG and No. 2 AWG cables will have an interruption rating in accordance with the maximum available fault current. A short-circuit study, available as part of the petition, indicates the maximum fault current available on the coal producing section. Circuit breakers of sufficient interrupting rating will be provided in accordance with the study. (6) Replacement circuit breakers and/ or instantaneous trip units used to protect No. 2 AWG cables will be calibrated to trip at 800 amperes. This setting will be sealed. (7) Replacement circuit breakers and/ or instantaneous trip units used to protect No. 4 AWG cables will be calibrated to trip at 500 amperes. This setting will be sealed. (8) Any trailing cable that is not in safe operating condition will be removed from service immediately and repaired or replaced. (9) Each splice or repair in the trailing cable to the shuttle cars, roof bolters, and mobile roof supports will be made in a workmanlike manner and in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer of the splice or repair materials. The outer jacket of each splice or repair will be sealed or made with material that has been accepted by MSHA as flame-resistant. (10) If the mining methods or operating procedures cause or contribute to the damage of any trailing cable, the cable will be removed from service immediately and repaired or replaced, and additional precautions will be taken to ensure that in the future the cable is protected and maintained in safe operating condition. (11) Permanent warning labels will be installed and maintained on the cover(s) of the power center identifying the location of each sealed short-circuit E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 4 / Friday, January 6, 2012 / Notices protection device. These labels will warn miners not to change or alter the sealed short-circuit settings. (12) The haulage roads, locations of trailing cable anchoring points, and locations of the belt tailpiece or feeder will be arranged to: (a) Prevent the shuttle cars from running over their trailing cables. (b) Minimize the need for secondary (temporary) trailing cable anchoring points. (c) Minimize back spooling. (13) The alternative method will not be implemented until all miners designated to examine the integrity of the seals and verify the short-circuit settings have received task training in the proper procedures for examining trailing cables for defects and damage. (14) Within 60 days after this proposed decision and order becomes final, the proposed revisions for the petitioner’s approved 30 CFR part 48 training plan will be submitted to the District Manager. The revisions will specify task training for miners designated to verify that the shortcircuit settings of the circuit interrupting device(s) that protect the affected trailing cables do not exceed the specified setting(s). The training plan will include the following: (a) The hazards of setting the shortcircuit interrupting device(s) too high to adequately protect the trailing cables. (b) How to verify that the circuit interrupting device(s) protecting the trailing cable(s) are properly set and maintained. (c) Mining methods and operating procedures that will protect the trailing cable(s) against mechanical damage. (d) Proper procedures for examining the affected trailing cable(s) to ensure that the cables are in safe operating condition. The petitioner further states that procedures specified in 30 CFR 48.3 for proposed revisions to already approved training plans will apply. The petitioner asserts that the alternative method will provide at all times a measure of protection for the miners equal to or greater than that of the existing standard. Dated: December 30, 2011. Patricia W. Silvey, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–33861 Filed 1–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:40 Jan 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [Docket Nos. 50–335 and 50–389; NRC– 2011–0302] Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact Related to the Proposed License Amendment To Increase the Maximum Reactor Power Level: Florida Power & Light Company, St. Lucie Plant, Units 1 and 2 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Draft environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact; opportunity to comment. AGENCY: Comments must be filed by February 6, 2012. Any potential party as defined in Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) 2.4 who believes access to Sensitive Unclassified Non-Safeguards Information and/or Safeguards Information is necessary to respond to this notice must request document access by January 17, 2012. ADDRESSES: Please include Docket ID NRC–2011–0302 in the subject line of your comments. For additional instructions on submitting comments and instructions on accessing documents related to this action, see ‘‘Submitting Comments and Accessing Information’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. You may submit comments by any one of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for documents filed under Docket ID NRC–2011–0302. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher, telephone: (301) 492–3668; email: Carol. Gallagher@nrc.gov. • Mail comments to: Cindy Bladey, Chief, Rules, Announcements, and Directives Branch (RADB), Office of Administration, Mail Stop: TWB–05– B01M, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. • Fax comments to: RADB at (301) 492–3446. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Submitting Comments and Accessing Information Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be posted on the NRC Web site and on the Federal rulemaking Web site, http://www. regulations.gov. Because your comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, the NRC cautions you against including any information in your submission that you do not want to be publicly disclosed. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 813 The NRC requests that any party soliciting or aggregating comments received from other persons for submission to the NRC inform those persons that the NRC will not edit their comments to remove any identifying or contact information, and therefore, they should not include any information in their comments that they do not want publicly disclosed. You can access publicly available documents related to this document using the following methods: • NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR): The public may examine and have copied, for a fee, publicly available documents at the NRC’s PDR, O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): Publicly available documents created or received at the NRC are available online in the NRC Library at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams. html. From this page, the public can gain entry into ADAMS, which provides text and image files of the NRC’s public documents. If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC’s PDR reference staff at 1–(800) 397–4209, (301) 415–4737, or by email to pdr. resource@nrc.gov. The application for amendment, dated November 22, 2010, contains proprietary information and, accordingly, those portions are being withheld from public disclosure. A redacted version of the application for amendment, dated December 15, 2010, is available electronically under ADAMS Accession No. ML103560415. • Federal Rulemaking Web Site: Public comments and supporting materials related to this notice can be found at http://www.regulations.gov by searching on Docket ID NRC–2011– 0302. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Orf, Project Manager, Plant Licensing Branch II–2, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001. Telephone: (301) 415–2788; Fax number: (301) 415–1222; email: Tracy.Orf@nrc.gov. I. Introduction The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuance of an amendment for Renewed Facility Operating License Nos. DPR–67 and NPF–16, issued to Florida Power & Light Company (FPL, the licensee) for operation of St. Lucie Plant, Units 1 and E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory 
Safety Standards

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, 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 
petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health 
Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below to modify the 
application of existing mandatory safety standards codified in Title 30 
of the Code of Federal Regulations.

DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of 
Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before February 6, 2012.

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: (202) 693-9441.
    3. Regular Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and 
Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209-
3939, Attention: Roslyn B. Fontaine, Acting 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. Individuals who submit comments by 
hand-delivery are required to check in at the receptionist's desk on 
the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and 
comments during normal business hours at the address listed above.
    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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances at (202) 693-9447 (Voice), 
barron.barbara@dol.gov (Email), or (202) 693-9441 (Facsimile). [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 of Labor 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. Petitions for Modification

    Docket Numbers: M-2011-038-C and M-2011-039-C.
    Petitioner: Midland Trail Energy, LLC, 42 Rensford Star Route, 
Charleston, West Virginia 25306.
    Mines: Campbells Creek No. 7 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46-09107, and Blue 
Creek No. 1 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46-09297, 3301 Point Lick Road, 
Charleston, West Virginia 25306, located in Kanawha County, West 
Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503 (Permissible electric face 
equipment; maintenance).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit the use of 900-feet-maximum length cables 
to supply power to its shuttle cars, roof bolters, and mobile roof 
supports at the Campbells Creek No. 7 Mine and Blue Creek No. 1 Mine. 
The petitioner states that:
    (1) The maximum length trailing cables supplying the 575-volt 
shuttle cars, 480-volt roof bolters, and 480-volt mobile roof supports 
will not exceed 900 feet.
    (2) The trailing cable(s) for the shuttle car(s) and the roof 
bolter(s) will not be smaller than No. 2 American Wire Gauge (AWG), and 
the trailing cable(s) for mobile roof support(s) will not be smaller 
than No. 4 AWG.
    (3) All circuit breakers used to protect the No. 2 AWG trailing 
cables that exceed 700 feet in length will have instantaneous trip 
units calibrated to trip at 800 amperes. The trip setting of these 
circuit breakers will be sealed and will have permanent, legible 
labels. The labels will identify the circuit breaker as being a 
specially calibrated circuit breaker suitable for protecting No. 2 AWG 
cables. This label will be maintained legible.
    (4) All circuit breakers used to protect No. 4 AWG trailing cables 
that exceed 600 feet in length will have instantaneous trip units 
calibrated to trip at 500 amperes. The trip setting of these circuit 
breakers will be sealed and will have permanent, legible labels. The 
labels will identify the circuit breakers as being a specially 
calibrated circuit breaker and suitable for protecting No. 4 AWG 
cables. This label will be maintained legible.
    (5) All components that provide short circuit protection for the 
No. 4 AWG and No. 2 AWG cables will have an interruption rating in 
accordance with the maximum available fault current. A short-circuit 
study, available as part of the petition, indicates the maximum fault 
current available on the coal producing section. Circuit breakers of 
sufficient interrupting rating will be provided in accordance with the 
study.
    (6) Replacement circuit breakers and/or instantaneous trip units 
used to protect No. 2 AWG cables will be calibrated to trip at 800 
amperes. This setting will be sealed.
    (7) Replacement circuit breakers and/or instantaneous trip units 
used to protect No. 4 AWG cables will be calibrated to trip at 500 
amperes. This setting will be sealed.
    (8) Any trailing cable that is not in safe operating condition will 
be removed from service immediately and repaired or replaced.
    (9) Each splice or repair in the trailing cable to the shuttle 
cars, roof bolters, and mobile roof supports will be made in a 
workmanlike manner and in accordance with the instructions of the 
manufacturer of the splice or repair materials. The outer jacket of 
each splice or repair will be sealed or made with material that has 
been accepted by MSHA as flame-resistant.
    (10) If the mining methods or operating procedures cause or 
contribute to the damage of any trailing cable, the cable will be 
removed from service immediately and repaired or replaced, and 
additional precautions will be taken to ensure that in the future the 
cable is protected and maintained in safe operating condition.
    (11) Permanent warning labels will be installed and maintained on 
the cover(s) of the power center identifying the location of each 
sealed short-circuit

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protection device. These labels will warn miners not to change or alter 
the sealed short-circuit settings.
    (12) The haulage roads, locations of trailing cable anchoring 
points, and locations of the belt tailpiece or feeder will be arranged 
to:
    (a) Prevent the shuttle cars from running over their trailing 
cables.
    (b) Minimize the need for secondary (temporary) trailing cable 
anchoring points.
    (c) Minimize back spooling.
    (13) The alternative method will not be implemented until all 
miners designated to examine the integrity of the seals and verify the 
short-circuit settings have received task training in the proper 
procedures for examining trailing cables for defects and damage.
    (14) Within 60 days after this proposed decision and order becomes 
final, the proposed revisions for the petitioner's approved 30 CFR part 
48 training plan will be submitted to the District Manager. The 
revisions will specify task training for miners designated to verify 
that the short-circuit settings of the circuit interrupting device(s) 
that protect the affected trailing cables do not exceed the specified 
setting(s). The training plan will include the following:
    (a) The hazards of setting the short-circuit interrupting device(s) 
too high to adequately protect the trailing cables.
    (b) How to verify that the circuit interrupting device(s) 
protecting the trailing cable(s) are properly set and maintained.
    (c) Mining methods and operating procedures that will protect the 
trailing cable(s) against mechanical damage.
    (d) Proper procedures for examining the affected trailing cable(s) 
to ensure that the cables are in safe operating condition.
    The petitioner further states that procedures specified in 30 CFR 
48.3 for proposed revisions to already approved training plans will 
apply.
    The petitioner asserts that the alternative method will provide at 
all times a measure of protection for the miners equal to or greater 
than that of the existing standard.

    Dated: December 30, 2011.
Patricia W. Silvey,
Certifying Officer.
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