Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Explosive Materials and Blasting Units (Pertains to Metal and Nonmetal Underground Mines Deemed To Be Gassy, 58173-58174 [2012-23011]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 19, 2012 / Notices 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: Records of Preshift and Onshift Inspections of Slope and Shaft Areas of Slope and Shaft Sinking Operations at Coal Mines. OMB Number: 1219–0082. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR 77.1901. Total Number of Respondents: 27. Frequency: Various. Total Number of Responses: 11,880 Total Burden Hours: 14,850 hours. Total Other Annual Cost Burden: $0. 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: September 13, 2012. George F. Triebsch, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–23012 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0095] Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Explosive Materials and Blasting Units (Pertains to Metal and Nonmetal Underground Mines Deemed To Be Gassy Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:20 Sep 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 requirements under 30 CFR 57.22606(a). OMB last approved this information collection request (ICR) on February 1, 2010. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice must be clearly identified with ‘‘OMB 1219–0095’’ and sent to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Comments 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 1219–0095’’ 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. 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 Under Title 30 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR) Parts 7 and 15, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) evaluates and approves explosive materials and blasting units as permissible for use in the mining industry. However, since there are no permissible explosives or blasting units available that have adequate blasting capacity for some metal and nonmetal gassy mines, 30 CFR 57.22606(a) outlines the procedures for mine operators to follow when using nonapproved explosive materials and blasting units. The standard requires PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58173 mine operators of Class III metal or nonmetal mines to notify MSHA in writing prior to their use of nonapproved explosive materials and blasting units. MSHA then evaluates the non-approved explosive materials and determines whether they are safe for use in a gassy environment. 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 Explosive Materials and Blasting Units when used in metal and nonmetal underground mines deemed to be gassy. 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 E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 58174 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 19, 2012 / Notices 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. Summary Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Explosive Materials and Blasting Units (pertains to metal and nonmetal underground mines deemed to be gassy). OMB Number: 1219–0095. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR 57.22606(a). Total Number of Respondents: 1. Frequency: 1. Total Number of Responses: 1. Total Burden Hours: 1 hour. Total Other Annual Cost Burden: $6. 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). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: September 13, 2012. George F. Triebsch, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–23011 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:20 Sep 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2012–0006] Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Announcement of FACOSH meeting. AGENCY: The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will meet October 18, 2012, in Washington, DC. DATES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet from 1 to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Thursday, October 18, 2012. Submission of comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodations to attend the meeting by October 10, 2012. ADDRESSES: FACOSH meeting: FACOSH will meet in Room N–4437 A–D, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations: You may submit comments, requests to speak at the FACOSH meeting, and speaker presentations using one of the following methods: Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, electronically at http:// www.regulations.gov, the federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for making submissions; Facsimile: If your submission, including attachments, does not exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648; or Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and messenger or courier service: You may submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2012– 0006, Room N–2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350 (TTY (877) 889–5627). Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger/courier service) are accepted during the Department’s and the OSHA Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m., e.t. Requests for special accommodations to attend the FACOSH meeting: You SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 may submit requests for special accommodations by telephone, email, or hard copy to Ms. Veneta Chatmon, OSHA Office of Communications, Room N–3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–1999; email chatmon.veneta@dol.gov. Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA–2012–0006). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may result in a significant delay in their receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making submissions by hand delivery, express delivery, and messenger or courier service. For additional information on submitting comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal information provided, without change at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting certain personal information, such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–1999; email meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. For general information: Mr. Francis Yebesi, OSHA, Office of Federal Agency Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3622, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2122; email ofap@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FACOSH Meeting FACOSH will meet October 18, 2012, in Washington, DC. FACOSH meetings are open to the public. The tentative agenda for the FACOSH meeting includes: • FACOSH subcommittee updates; • Revitalization of field federal safety and health councils; • FACOSH nominations; and, • Secretary of Labor’s Report to the President on Federal Department and Agency Occupational Safety and Health Program Activity. FACOSH is authorized by 5 U.S.C. 7902, section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 668), and Executive E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0095]


Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Explosive 
Materials and Blasting Units (Pertains to Metal and Nonmetal 
Underground Mines Deemed To Be Gassy

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 requirements under 30 CFR 57.22606(a). OMB last approved 
this information collection request (ICR) on February 1, 2010.

DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern 
Standard Time on November 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements 
of this notice must be clearly identified with ``OMB 1219-0095'' and 
sent to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Comments 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 1219-0095'' 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.

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

    Under Title 30 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR) Parts 7 
and 15, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) evaluates and 
approves explosive materials and blasting units as permissible for use 
in the mining industry. However, since there are no permissible 
explosives or blasting units available that have adequate blasting 
capacity for some metal and nonmetal gassy mines, 30 CFR 57.22606(a) 
outlines the procedures for mine operators to follow when using non-
approved explosive materials and blasting units. The standard requires 
mine operators of Class III metal or nonmetal mines to notify MSHA in 
writing prior to their use of non-approved explosive materials and 
blasting units. MSHA then evaluates the non-approved explosive 
materials and determines whether they are safe for use in a gassy 
environment.

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 Explosive Materials and Blasting Units when used 
in metal and nonmetal underground mines deemed to be gassy. 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

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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.

Summary

    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Explosive Materials and Blasting Units (pertains to metal 
and nonmetal underground mines deemed to be gassy).
    OMB Number: 1219-0095.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR 57.22606(a).
    Total Number of Respondents: 1.
    Frequency: 1.
    Total Number of Responses: 1.
    Total Burden Hours: 1 hour.
    Total Other Annual Cost Burden: $6.
    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: September 13, 2012.
George F. Triebsch,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-23011 Filed 9-18-12; 8:45 am]
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