Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Independent Contractor Registration and Identification, 17098-17099 [2012-6988]

Download as PDF 17098 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on December 8, 2011 (76 FR 76768). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should reference OMB Control Number 1218– 0085. The OMB 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 through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–OSHA. Title of Collection: The 13 Carcinogens Standard. OMB Control Number: 1218–0085. Affected Public: Private Sector— Businesses or Other For-Profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 95. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 2,162. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,472. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $99,207. Dated: March 19, 2012. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–7042 Filed 3–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Mar 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Serving Adult and Youth Ex-Offenders Through Strategies Targeted to Characteristics Common to Female ExOffenders Funding Opportunity Number: SGA/ DFA PY–11–12 Through this notice, the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), announces the availability of approximately $12 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to award approximately eight grants to serve adult and youth ex-offenders pre- and post-release. Services to be funded will be targeted to female ex-offenders, but must also be open to eligible male exoffenders. Applicants may submit only one proposal for up to $1.5 million, with the amount requested depending on the number of participants to be served. These grants will be selected through a competitive process open to any non-profit organization with IRS 501(c)(3) status, unit of state or local government, or any Indian and Native American entity eligible for grants under WIA Section 166. These grants will cover a 30-month period of performance that includes up to six months of planning and a minimum of 24 months of operations. The 24 month period for operations must include time to allow each participant to complete the program and have between 3–4 months of follow-up. Thus, the last cohort of participants must complete program services 3 to 4 months before the end of the grant. Grantees may provide follow-up services to some participants while providing direct services to others. The complete SGA and any subsequent SGA amendments, in connection with this solicitation are described in further detail on ETA’s Web site at http://www.doleta.gov/ grants/ or on http://www.grants.gov. The Web sites provide application information, eligibility requirements, review and selection procedures and other program requirements governing this solicitation. DATES: The closing date for receipt of applications is May 4, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mamie Williams, Grants Management Specialist, Division of Federal Assistance, at (202) 693–3341. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Grant Officer for this SGA is Latifa Jeter. Signed March 19, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Eric D. Luetkenhaus, Grant Officer, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–6932 Filed 3–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Independent Contractor Registration and Identification Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: 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 and state agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, that reporting (time and financial resources) is minimal, that collection instruments are clearly understood, and that the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. The Mine Safety and Health Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of an existing information collection, OMB Control Number 1219–00040, Independent Contractor Register. OMB last approved this information collection request (ICR) on March 10, 2009. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before May 22, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified with ‘‘OMB Control Number 1219–0040’’ and sent to both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and MSHA. Comments to MSHA may be sent by any of the methods listed below. • Federal E-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Facsimile: 202–693–9441, include ‘‘OMB 1219–0040’’ in the subject line of the message. • Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 DATES: E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Notices Wilson Boulevard Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. For hand delivery, sign in at the receptionist’s desk on the 21st floor. Comments to OMB may be sent by mail addressed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attn: Desk Officer for MSHA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Moxness, Chief, Economic Analysis Division, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at moxness.greg@dol.gov (email); 202– 693–9440 (voice); or 202–693–9441 (facsimile). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background Independent contractors (contractors) perform services or construction at a mine. They may be engaged in virtually every type of work performed at a mine, including activities such as clearing land, excavating ore, processing minerals, maintaining, or repairing equipment, or constructing new buildings or new facilities, such as shafts, hoists, conveyors, or kilns. Independent contractors vary in size, the type of work performed, and the time spent working at mine sites. Some contractors work exclusively at mining operations, others may work a single contract at a mine and never return to MSHA jurisdiction. The work contractors perform can pose serious dangers to employees. From January 1, 2001 through June 30, 2011, 623 miners have been fatally injured in mining accidents; 143 of those (or about 23%) worked for independent contractors. MSHA uses the contractor information during inspections to determine the responsibility for compliance with safety and health standards and to facilitate the service of documents. II. Desired Focus of Comments The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to independent contractors. 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; VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:14 Mar 22, 2012 Jkt 226001 • Suggest methods to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Address 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, to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond. The public may examine publicly available documents, including the public comment version of the supporting statement, at MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. OMB clearance requests are available on MSHA’s Web site at http://www.msha. gov under ‘‘Rules & Regs’’ on the right side of the screen by selecting Information Collections Requests, Paperwork Reduction Act Supporting Statements. The public comment version of the supporting statement will be available on MSHA’s Web site for 60 days after the publication date of this notice. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection. Because comments will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information, MSHA cautions the commenter against including any information in the submission that should not be publicly disclosed. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. III. Current Actions The information obtained from mine operators is used by MSHA during inspections to determine compliance with safety and health standards. MSHA has updated the data in respect to the number of respondents and responses, as well as the total burden hours and burden costs supporting this information collection extension request. 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: 1219–0040. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17099 Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR Part 45/MSHA Form 7000–52. Total Number of Respondents: 15,609. Frequency: Various. Total Number of Responses: 100,651. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 8,188 hours. Estimated Total Burden Cost: $545. 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. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Patricia W. Silvey, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–6988 Filed 3–22–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Diesel-Powered Equipment for Underground Coal Mines Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: 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. 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. The Mine Safety and Health Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of an existing information collection, OMB Control Number 1219–0119, DieselPowered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines. OMB last approved this information collection request (ICR) on March 31, 2009. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 22, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified with ‘‘OMB Control Number 1219–0119’’ and sent to both the Office SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 57 (Friday, March 23, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17098-17099]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6988]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; 
Independent Contractor Registration and Identification

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: 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 and 
state agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and 
continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps ensure that requested data 
can be provided in the desired format, that reporting (time and 
financial resources) is minimal, that collection instruments are 
clearly understood, and that the impact of collection requirements can 
be properly assessed.
    The Mine Safety and Health Administration is soliciting comments 
concerning the proposed extension of an existing information 
collection, OMB Control Number 1219-00040, Independent Contractor 
Register. OMB last approved this information collection request (ICR) 
on March 10, 2009.

DATES: Submit comments on or before May 22, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments must be identified with ``OMB Control Number 1219-
0040'' and sent to both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and 
MSHA. Comments to MSHA may be sent by any of the methods listed below.
     Federal E-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Facsimile: 202-693-9441, include ``OMB 1219-0040'' in the 
subject line of the message.
     Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100

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Wilson Boulevard Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209-3939. For hand 
delivery, sign in at the receptionist's desk on the 21st floor.
    Comments to OMB may be sent by mail addressed to the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
20503, Attn: Desk Officer for MSHA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Moxness, Chief, Economic Analysis 
Division, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at 
moxness.greg@dol.gov (email); 202-693-9440 (voice); or 202-693-9441 
(facsimile).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Independent contractors (contractors) perform services or 
construction at a mine. They may be engaged in virtually every type of 
work performed at a mine, including activities such as clearing land, 
excavating ore, processing minerals, maintaining, or repairing 
equipment, or constructing new buildings or new facilities, such as 
shafts, hoists, conveyors, or kilns. Independent contractors vary in 
size, the type of work performed, and the time spent working at mine 
sites. Some contractors work exclusively at mining operations, others 
may work a single contract at a mine and never return to MSHA 
jurisdiction.
    The work contractors perform can pose serious dangers to employees. 
From January 1, 2001 through June 30, 2011, 623 miners have been 
fatally injured in mining accidents; 143 of those (or about 23%) worked 
for independent contractors. MSHA uses the contractor information 
during inspections to determine the responsibility for compliance with 
safety and health standards and to facilitate the service of documents.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting 
comments concerning the proposed extension of the information 
collection related to independent contractors. 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;
     Suggest methods to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and
     Address 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, to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond.
    The public may examine publicly available documents, including the 
public comment version of the supporting statement, at MSHA, Office of 
Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 
2350, Arlington, VA 22209-3939. OMB clearance requests are available on 
MSHA's Web site at http://www.msha.gov under ``Rules & Regs'' on the 
right side of the screen by selecting Information Collections Requests, 
Paperwork Reduction Act Supporting Statements. The public comment 
version of the supporting statement will be available on MSHA's Web 
site for 60 days after the publication date of this notice. Comments 
submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for 
public inspection. Because comments will not be edited to remove any 
identifying or contact information, MSHA cautions the commenter against 
including any information in the submission that should not be publicly 
disclosed. Questions about the information collection requirements may 
be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section of this notice.

III. Current Actions

    The information obtained from mine operators is used by MSHA during 
inspections to determine compliance with safety and health standards. 
MSHA has updated the data in respect to the number of respondents and 
responses, as well as the total burden hours and burden costs 
supporting this information collection extension request. 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: 1219-0040.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR Part 45/MSHA Form 7000-52.
    Total Number of Respondents: 15,609.
    Frequency: Various.
    Total Number of Responses: 100,651.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 8,188 hours.
    Estimated Total Burden Cost: $545.
    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.

    Authority:  44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

Patricia W. Silvey,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-6988 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-43-P