Proposed Collection; Comment Request; High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines, 20949-20950 [2013-08031]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2013 / Notices public@dol.gov, (202) 693–0123 (this is not a toll-free number), (800) 877–8339 (TTY/TDD). Please use only one method of transmission (mail or Email) to submit comments or to request a copy of this information collection and its supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background Congress enacted the LaborManagement Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, as amended (LMRDA), to provide for the disclosure of information on the financial transactions and administrative practices of labor organizations. The statute also provides, under certain circumstances, for reporting by labor organization officers and employees, employers, labor relations consultants, and surety companies. Section 208 of the LMRDA authorizes the Secretary to issue rules and regulations prescribing the form of the required reports. The reporting provisions were devised to implement a basic tenet of the LMRDA: the guarantee of democratic procedures and safeguards within labor organizations that are designed to protect the basic rights of union members. Section 205 of the LMRDA provides that the reports are public information. II. Review Focus The Department is particularly interested in comments which: * 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 submissions of responses. III. Current Actions The Department seeks extension of the current approval to collect this VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:02 Apr 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 information. An extension is necessary because the LMRDA explicitly requires the reporting and establishes the frequency of the required filings. The information collected by OLMS is used by union members to help self-govern their unions, by workers making decisions regarding their collective bargaining rights, by the general public, and as research material for both outside researchers and within the Department. The information is also used to assist the Department and other government agencies in detecting improper practices on the part of labor organizations, their officers and/or representatives, and is used by Congress in oversight and legislative functions. The total burden for the Labor Organization and Auxiliary Reports information collection is summarized as follows: Type of Review: Extension. Agency: DOL–OLMS. Title of Collection: Labor Organization and Auxiliary Reports. OMB Control Number: 1245–0003. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits, farms, not-for-profit institutions, and individuals or households. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 31,499. Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 4,582,111. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. The Department notes that it has a pending rulemaking concerning two of the reports included in the Labor Organization and Auxiliary Reports information collection: the Form LM–10 Employer Report and the Form LM–20 Agreement and Activities Report filed by labor relations consultants. See 76 FR 37292. The Department received comments on those estimates during the rulemaking, and it will respond to such comments in any final rule issued, as well as in any separate request for amendment to the information collection submitted to OMB in the context of that rulemaking. Dated: April 2, 2013. Andrew R. Davis, Chief of the Division of Interpretations and Standards, Office of Labor-Management Standards, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2013–08050 Filed 4–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20949 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0140] Proposed Collection; Comment Request; High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: 60-Day Notice. 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. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on June 7, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice must be clearly identified with ‘‘OMB 1219–0140’’ 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 for docket number [MSHA– 2013–0007]. • Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 21st floor, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila McConnell, Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at McConnell.Sheila.A@dol.gov (email); 202–693–9440 (voice); or 202–693–9441 (facsimile). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background This information collection maintains the safe use of high-voltage continuous mining machines in underground coal mines by requiring records of testing, examination and maintenance on machines to reduce fire, electrical shock, ignition and operation hazards. E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 20950 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 high-voltage continuous mining machine standards 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 • 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 ‘‘Federal Register Documents’’ on the right side of the screen by selecting ‘‘New and Existing Information Collections and 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 on regulations.gov. 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:02 Apr 05, 2013 Jkt 229001 number of respondents and responses, as well as the total burden hours and burden costs supporting this information collection 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: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines. OMB Number: 1219–0140. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Cite/Reference/Form/etc.: 30 CFR 75.829, 75.831, and 75.832. Total Number of Respondents: 5. Frequency: Various. Total Number of Responses: 2,980. Total Burden Hours: 384 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: April 2, 2013. George F. Triebsch, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–08031 Filed 4–5–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Department of Energy Facilities Covered Under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as Amended Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Labor. ACTION: Notice of revision of listing of covered Department of Energy facilities. AGENCY: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP) is publishing a list of Department of Energy (DOE) facilities covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (EEOICPA). This notice revises and republishes the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 listing of DOE facilities that was last published by OWCP on March 6, 2012 (77 FR 13360) to include an additional determination made on this subject through April 5, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel P. Leiton, Director, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Room C–3321, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: 202–693–0081 (this is not a toll-free number). OWCP welcomes comments regarding this list. Individuals who wish to suggest changes to this list may provide information to OWCP at the following address: U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation, Room C–3321, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. You may also suggest changes to this list by email at DEEOIC-Public@dol.gov. You should include ‘‘DOE facilities list’’ in the subject line of any email containing comments on this list. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7384 et seq.), was originally enacted on October 30, 2000, and the primary responsibility for administering EEOICPA was assigned to the Department of Labor (DOL) by Executive Order 13179 (65 FR 77487). In section 2(c)(vii) of that Executive Order, DOE was directed to publish a list in the Federal Register of Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) facilities, DOE facilities, and facilities owned and operated by a Beryllium Vendor (as those terms are defined in sections 73841(5), 73841(12) and 73841(6) of EEOICPA, respectively). Pursuant to this direction, DOE published a list of these three types of facilities covered under EEOICPA on January 17, 2001 (66 FR 4003), and subsequently revised and republished the entire list on June 11, 2001 (66 FR 31218), December 27, 2002 (67 FR 79068), July 21, 2003 (68 FR 43095) and August 23, 2004 (69 FR 51825). In subsequent notices published on November 30, 2005 (70 FR 71815), June 28, 2007 (72 FR 35448), April 9, 2009 (74 FR 16191), August 3, 2010 (75 FR 45608), May 26, 2011 (76 FR 30695), February 6, 2012 (77 FR 5781) and February 11, 2013 (78 FR 9678), DOE further revised the August 23, 2004 list by formally removing a total of 16 AWE E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 67 (Monday, April 8, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0140]


Proposed Collection; Comment Request; High-Voltage Continuous 
Mining Machines Standards for Underground Coal Mines

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: 60-Day Notice.

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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.

DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern 
Standard Time on June 7, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements 
of this notice must be clearly identified with ``OMB 1219-0140'' 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 for docket 
number [MSHA-2013-0007].
     Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 21st floor, Room 
2350, Arlington, VA 22209-3939.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila McConnell, Deputy Director, 
Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at 
McConnell.Sheila.A@dol.gov (email); 202-693-9440 (voice); or 202-693-
9441 (facsimile).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    This information collection maintains the safe use of high-voltage 
continuous mining machines in underground coal mines by requiring 
records of testing, examination and maintenance on machines to reduce 
fire, electrical shock, ignition and operation hazards.

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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 high-voltage continuous mining machine standards 
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
     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 ``Federal Register 
Documents'' on the right side of the screen by selecting ``New and 
Existing Information Collections and 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 on 
regulations.gov. 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 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 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: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines Standards for 
Underground Coal Mines.
    OMB Number: 1219-0140.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Cite/Reference/Form/etc.: 30 CFR 75.829, 75.831, and 75.832.
    Total Number of Respondents: 5.
    Frequency: Various.
    Total Number of Responses: 2,980.
    Total Burden Hours: 384 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: April 2, 2013.
George F. Triebsch,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-08031 Filed 4-5-13; 8:45 am]
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