Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Roof Control Plans for Underground Coal Mines, 25205-25206 [2012-10134]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 82 / Friday, April 27, 2012 / Notices Mexico, and Utah Local Dislocated Worker authorized amounts). (2) Section 667.150 of the regulations provides that the recapture calculations exclude the reserve for State administration. Data on State administrative authorized and obligated amounts are not normally available on WIA 9130 financial reports. Therefore, additional data on State administrative amounts included in the PY 2010 and FY 2011 statewide activities amounts authorized and obligated as of June 30, 2011 are requested from those States calculated to be potentially liable for recapture. (3) In the preliminary calculation to determine States potentially liable for recapture, the Dislocated Worker portion of the state administrative amounts authorized and obligated (100 percent of authorized is treated as obligated) is estimated by calculating the five percent maximum amount for State Dislocated Worker administrative costs using the Dislocated Worker state allotment amounts (adjusted for recapture/reallotment and statutory formula-based rescissions). If a State provides actual State Dislocated Worker administrative costs authorized and obligated in the comments section of revised 9130 reports, this data replaces the estimates. Based on the requested additional actual data submitted by potentially liable States on revised reports, the Dislocated Worker total allotment for these States is reduced by the Dislocated Worker portion of the State administrative amount authorized and the Dislocated Worker total obligations for these States are reduced by the Dislocated Worker portion of the State administrative amounts obligated. These calculations are done separately for PY 2010 and FY 2011, with final calculations being added together for the total year amounts. (4) States (including those adjusted by State administrative data) with unobligated balances for combined PY 2010/FY 2011 exceeding 20 percent of the combined PY 2010/FY 2011 Dislocated Worker allotment (adjusted for recapture/reallotment and statutory formula-based rescissions) will have their PY 2011 Dislocated Worker funding (FY 2012 portion) reduced (recaptured) by the amount of the excess. (5) As calculated above, states with unobligated balances not exceeding 20 percent will receive in their PY 2011 Dislocated Worker funding (FY 2012 portion) a share of the total recaptured amount based on their share of the total PY 2010/FY 2011 Dislocated Worker allotments amount (adjusted for recapture/reallotment, financial VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Apr 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 sanctions, and statutory formula based rescissions) for all such States. Signed at Washington, DC this 19th day of April, 2012. Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training. [FR Doc. 2012–10217 Filed 4–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–30–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Roof Control Plans 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 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. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration is soliciting comments concerning the extension of the information collection for 30 CFR 75.215, 75.220(a)(1), 75.221(a), 75.222(a), and 75.223(a), (b), and (d). OMB last approved this information collection request on September 28, 2009. The package expires on September 30, 2012. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern Time on June 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice must be clearly identified with ‘‘OMB 1219–0004’’ and sent to both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (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 1219–0004’’ in the subject line of the message. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25205 • Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 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 Section 302(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) 30 U.S.C. 846, requires that a roof control plan and revisions thereof suitable to the roof conditions and mining system of each coal mine be first approved by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) before implementation by the operator. The plan must show the type of support and spacing approved by the Secretary, and the plan must be reviewed at least every six months by the Secretary. This information collection addresses the recordkeeping associated with: 75.215—Longwall mining systems 75.220(a)(1)—Roof control plan 75.221(a)—Roof control plan information 75.222(a)—Roof control plan-approval 75.223(a), (b), & (d)—Evaluation and revision of roof control plan 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 this safety standard on roof control plans for underground coal mines. 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 MSHA’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 E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 25206 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 82 / Friday, April 27, 2012 / Notices • 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 document 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. Summary Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Roof Control Plans for Underground Coal Mines. OMB Number: 1219–0004. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR 75.215, 75.220, 75.221, 75.222, 75.223. Total Number of Respondents: 549. Frequency: Various. Total Number of Responses: 3,151. Total Burden Hours: 15,564 hours. Total Annual Cost Burden: $8,185. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Apr 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 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). Dated: April 23, 2012. George F. Triebsch, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–10134 Filed 4–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Underground Retorts 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 continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure 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 is soliciting comments concerning the extension of the information collection for 30 CFR 57.22401(b). The Office of Management and Budget last approved this information collection request on October 13, 2009. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern Time on June 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice must be clearly identified with ‘‘OMB 1219–0096’’ and sent to both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (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 1219–0096’’ in the subject line of the message. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 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 Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813, authorizes MSHA to collect information necessary to carry out its duty in protecting the safety and health of miners. Title 30 CFR 57.22401 sets forth the safety requirements for using a retort in underground metal and nonmetal I–A and I–B mines (those that operate within a combustible ore and either liberate methane or have the potential to liberate methane based on the history of the mine or the geological area in which the mine is located). At present, this applies only to underground oil shale mines. The standard requires that prior to ignition of underground retort; mine operators must submit a written ignition and operation plan to the appropriate MSHA District Manager which contains sitespecific safeguards and safety procedures for the underground areas of the mine which are affected by the retorts. This information collection addresses the recordkeeping associated with: 30 CFR 57.22401(b) Underground Retorts (I–A and I–B mines). II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to underground retorts in Metal and Nonmetal I–A and I–B mines. 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 E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Roof 
Control Plans for Underground Coal Mines

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 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 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 is 
soliciting comments concerning the extension of the information 
collection for 30 CFR 75.215, 75.220(a)(1), 75.221(a), 75.222(a), and 
75.223(a), (b), and (d). OMB last approved this information collection 
request on September 28, 2009. The package expires on September 30, 
2012.

DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern 
Time on June 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements 
of this notice must be clearly identified with ``OMB 1219-0004'' and 
sent to both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Mine 
Safety and Health Administration (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 1219-0004'' in the 
subject line of the message.
     Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100 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

    Section 302(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act) 30 U.S.C. 846, requires that a roof control plan and 
revisions thereof suitable to the roof conditions and mining system of 
each coal mine be first approved by the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) 
before implementation by the operator. The plan must show the type of 
support and spacing approved by the Secretary, and the plan must be 
reviewed at least every six months by the Secretary.
    This information collection addresses the recordkeeping associated 
with:

75.215--Longwall mining systems
75.220(a)(1)--Roof control plan
75.221(a)--Roof control plan information
75.222(a)--Roof control plan-approval
75.223(a), (b), & (d)--Evaluation and revision of roof control plan

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 this safety standard on roof control plans for 
underground coal mines. 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 MSHA'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

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     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 document 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.

Summary

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Roof Control Plans for Underground Coal Mines.
    OMB Number: 1219-0004.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR 75.215, 75.220, 75.221, 75.222, 
75.223.
    Total Number of Respondents: 549.
    Frequency: Various.
    Total Number of Responses: 3,151.
    Total Burden Hours: 15,564 hours.
    Total Annual Cost Burden: $8,185.
    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).

    Dated: April 23, 2012.
George F. Triebsch,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-10134 Filed 4-26-12; 8:45 am]
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