Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Ground Control for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines, 26046-26047 [2012-10523]

Download as PDF 26046 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 2, 2012 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-Grandfathered Plans ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Procedures for Non-grandfathered Plans,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Submit comments on or before June 1, 2012. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site, http://www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain, on the day following publication of this notice or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or sending an email to DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202–395–6929/Fax: 202–395–6881 (these are not toll-free numbers), email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUMMARY: This ICR includes the reporting and third party notice and disclosure requirements that a plan must satisfy under interim final regulations implementing provisions of the Affordable Care Act pertaining to internal claims and appeals, and the external review process. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:55 May 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under OMB Control Number 1210–0144. The current OMB approval is scheduled to expire on June 30, 2012; however, it should be noted that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on February 23, 2012 (77 FR 10781). 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 1210– 0144. 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–EBSA. Title of Collection: Affordable Care Act Internal Claims and Appeals and External Review Procedures for Nongrandfathered Plans. OMB Control Number: 1210–0144. Affected Public: Private Sector— Businesses or Other For-Profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 117,864. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Estimated Number of Responses: 117,864. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 886. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $642,461. Dated: April 26, 2012. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–10582 Filed 5–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0026] Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Ground Control for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of 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 77.1000–1. OMB last approved this information collection request on October 13, 2009. The OMB approval for this information collection expires on October 31, 2012. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern Time on July 2, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice must be clearly identified with ‘‘OMB 1219–0026’’ 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 85 / Wednesday, May 2, 2012 / Notices on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Facsimile: 202–693–9441, include ‘‘OMB 1219–0026’’ 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. 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background Section 103(a) of the Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 813(a)) (the Mine Act)) requires that frequent inspections and investigations in coal or other mines shall be made each year for the purposes of, among other things, gathering information with respect to mandatory health or safety standards and determining whether an imminent danger exists. Section 103(h) of the Mine Act requires that every operator of a coal or other mine establish and maintain records, make reports, and provide required information to the Secretary (30 U.S.C. 813(h)). Each operator of a coal mine is required under 30 CFR 77.1000 to establish and follow a ground control plan that is consistent with prudent engineering design and which will ensure safe working conditions. The mine operator is required by 30 CFR 77.1000–1 to file the ground control plan under § 77.1000 for highwalls, pits and spoil banks with the appropriate District Manager. Each plan is reviewed by MSHA to ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are maintained in a safe condition through the use of sound engineering design. This information collection addresses the recordkeeping associated with: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:55 May 01, 2012 Jkt 226001 § 77.1000–1 Filing of plan required by 77.1000—Highwalls, pits and spoil banks; plans. 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 ground control plans for surface coal mines and surface work areas of 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 • 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. PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26047 III. Current Actions The information obtained from mine operators is used by MSHA to evaluate each plan to ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are maintained in a safe condition through the use of sound engineering design to ensure the health and safety of miners. MSHA has updated the estimates with 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: Ground Control for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines. OMB Number: 1219–0026. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR 77.1000–1. Total Number of Respondents: 844. Frequency: Various. Total Number of Responses: 844. Total Burden Hours: 5,840 hours. Total Annual Cost Burden: $2,844. 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 26, 2012. George F. Triebsch, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–10523 Filed 5–1–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NARA is giving public notice that the agency has submitted to OMB for approval the information collection described in this notice. The public is invited to comment on the proposed information collection pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to OMB at the address below on or before June 1, 2012 to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0026]


Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Ground 
Control for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of 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 77.1000-1. OMB last approved this information 
collection request on October 13, 2009. The OMB approval for this 
information collection expires on October 31, 2012.

DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern 
Time on July 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements 
of this notice must be clearly identified with ``OMB 1219-0026'' 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

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on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Facsimile: 202-693-9441, include ``OMB 1219-0026'' 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 103(a) of the Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977 (30 
U.S.C. 813(a)) (the Mine Act)) requires that frequent inspections and 
investigations in coal or other mines shall be made each year for the 
purposes of, among other things, gathering information with respect to 
mandatory health or safety standards and determining whether an 
imminent danger exists. Section 103(h) of the Mine Act requires that 
every operator of a coal or other mine establish and maintain records, 
make reports, and provide required information to the Secretary (30 
U.S.C. 813(h)).
    Each operator of a coal mine is required under 30 CFR 77.1000 to 
establish and follow a ground control plan that is consistent with 
prudent engineering design and which will ensure safe working 
conditions. The mine operator is required by 30 CFR 77.1000-1 to file 
the ground control plan under Sec.  77.1000 for highwalls, pits and 
spoil banks with the appropriate District Manager. Each plan is 
reviewed by MSHA to ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are 
maintained in a safe condition through the use of sound engineering 
design.
    This information collection addresses the recordkeeping associated 
with:


Sec.  77.1000-1  Filing of plan required by 77.1000--Highwalls, pits 
and spoil banks; plans.

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 ground control plans for 
surface coal mines and surface work areas of 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
     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 to 
evaluate each plan to ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are 
maintained in a safe condition through the use of sound engineering 
design to ensure the health and safety of miners. MSHA has updated the 
estimates with 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: Ground Control for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas 
of Underground Coal Mines.
    OMB Number: 1219-0026.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR 77.1000-1.
    Total Number of Respondents: 844.
    Frequency: Various.
    Total Number of Responses: 844.
    Total Burden Hours: 5,840 hours.
    Total Annual Cost Burden: $2,844.
    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 26, 2012.
George F. Triebsch,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-10523 Filed 5-1-12; 8:45 am]
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