Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coal Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for Emergency Medical Assistance and Transportation for Injured Persons; Agreements; Reporting Requirements; Posting Requirements, 35974-35975 [2013-14107]

Download as PDF 35974 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2013 / Notices any, is needed by the tribe’s officers, employees, or contractors before commencing the exercise of SDVCJ? Data Collection and Assessment: For the duration of the Pilot Project period (i.e., until March 7, 2015), would the tribe be willing to actively participate in the ITWG and collect and analyze data on the tribe’s SDVCJ cases (and any resulting federal habeas cases)? [FR Doc. 2013–14158 Filed 6–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–A5–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coal Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for Emergency Medical Assistance and Transportation for Injured Persons; Agreements; Reporting Requirements; Posting Requirements Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: 60-Day Notice. AGENCY: 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, 42 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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 related to 30 CFR Sections 49.12, 49.13, 49.16, 49.17, 49.18, 49.19, 49.50, 75.1713–1 and 77.1702. All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on August 13, 2013. DATES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice must be clearly identified with ‘‘OMB 1219–0144’’ 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Jun 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 comments for docket number [MSHA– 2013–0016]. • 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 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. 30 CFR Part 49, Mine Rescue Teams, Subpart B—Mine Rescue Teams for Underground Coal Mines, sets standards related to the availability of mine rescue teams; alternate mine rescue capability for small and remote mines; inspection and maintenance records of mine rescue equipment and apparatus; physical requirements for mine rescue team members and alternates; and experience and training requirements for team members and alternates. This package covers the following requirements for coal mines. Section 49.12 requires each operator of an underground coal mine to send the District Manager a statement describing the mine’s method of compliance with this standard. Section 49.13 provides that operators of small and remote mines may submit an application for alternative mine rescue capability to MSHA for approval. Section 49.16 requires that a person trained in the use and care of a breathing apparatus must inspect and test the apparatus at intervals not exceeding 30 days and must certify by signature and date that the required inspections and tests were done, and record any corrective action taken. Section 49.17 requires that each member of a mine rescue team be examined annually by a physician who must certify that each person is physically fit to perform mine rescue and recovery work. Section 49.18 requires that a record of the training received by each mine rescue team member be made and kept on file at the mine rescue station for a period of one year. The operator must provide the District Manager information concerning the schedule of upcoming training when requested. PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Section 49.19 requires that each mine have a mine rescue notification plan outlining the procedures to be followed in notifying the mine rescue teams when there is an emergency that requires their services. Section 49.50 requires underground coal mine operators to certify that each designated coal mine rescue team meets the requirements of 30 CFR part 49 subpart B. Sections 75.1713–1 and 77.1702 require operators to make arrangements for 24-hour emergency medical assistance and transportation for injured persons and to post this information at appropriate places at the mine, including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of all persons or services currently available under those arrangements. 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 Coal Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for Emergency Medical Assistance and Transportation for Injured Persons; Agreements; Reporting Requirements; Posting Requirements. 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 • 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. 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, and on regulations.gov. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form will be made available for public inspection on regulations.gov. E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 115 / Friday, June 14, 2013 / Notices Because comments will not be edited to remove any identifying information, MSHA cautions the commenter against including any information in the submission that should not be publicly disclosed. The public also may examine publicly available documents at MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. 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 applicants will be used to determine compliance with MSHA’s safety and health standards. MSHA has updated 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. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Coal Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for Emergency Medical Assistance and Transportation for Injured Persons; Agreements; Reporting Requirements; Posting Requirements. OMB Number: 1219–0144. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Total Number of Respondents: 477. Frequency: Various. Total Number of Responses: 21,379. Total Burden Hours: 3,345 hours. Total Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $786,928. 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. Dated: June 10, 2013. George F. Triebsch, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–14107 Filed 6–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:03 Jun 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mine Safety and Health Administration 35975 I. Background Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Safety Standards for Underground Coal Mine Ventilation—Belt Entry Used as an Intake Air Course To Ventilate Working Sections and Areas Where Mechanized Mining Equipment Is Being Installed or Removed Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: 60-Day Notice. AGENCY: 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, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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 (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the extension of information collections related to the provisions of 30 CFR 75.350, 75.351, 75.352 and 75.371. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on August 13, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice must be clearly identified with ‘‘OMB 1219–0138’’ 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– 2013–0138]. • 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). PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Under MSHA standards, MSHA allows operators to use air from a belt air course to ventilate a working section, or an area where mechanized mining equipment is being installed or removed, only under certain conditions. The belt air use must be evaluated and approved by the district manager in the mine ventilation plan and operators must follow a number of other requirements that provide additional protection. Section 75.350(b) requires that the mine operator must include in a ventilation plan a justification that the use of air from a belt entry would afford at least the same measure of protection as where belt haulage entries are not used. The plan also must include information regarding point feeds and regulators and designated areas for dust and air velocity measurements. Sections 75.351(b)(3) and 75.351(b)(4) require a mine operator to post a map or schematic, at a designated surface location, which shows the locations and type of Atmospheric Monitoring System (AMS) sensors at each location and the intended air flow direction at these locations. This map or schematic must be updated within 24 hours of any change in this information. Contact information for AMS and other appropriate personnel also must be posted at this location. Section 75.351(j) requires approval of the CO ambient levels, and the means to determine those levels, in the mine ventilation plan. Section 75.351(m) permits a mine to incorporate time delays into the AMS, or to use other methods for reducing non-fire alerts and alarm levels, provided they are specified and approved in the mine ventilation plan. Permission for such time delays, or other methods of reducing non-fire alerts and alarms, would be granted based on associated documentation that justifies these changes. Sections 75.351(n)(2) and 75.351(n)(3) require that alarms for AMS be tested every seven days and CO, smoke, or methane sensors be calibrated, every 31 days, respectively. Section 75.351(o)(1)(i) requires that a record be made if the AMS emits an alert or alarm signal. The record would consist of the date, time, location, and type of sensor, and the reason for its activation. Section 75.351(o)(1)(ii) requires that, if an AMS malfunctions, a record be made of the date, the extent and cause of the malfunction, and the corrective E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 115 (Friday, June 14, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35974-35975]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14107]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coal Mine 
Rescue Teams; Arrangements for Emergency Medical Assistance and 
Transportation for Injured Persons; Agreements; Reporting Requirements; 
Posting Requirements

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, 
42 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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 related to 30 CFR Sections 49.12, 49.13, 49.16, 
49.17, 49.18, 49.19, 49.50, 75.1713-1 and 77.1702.

DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern 
Standard Time on August 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements 
of this notice must be clearly identified with ``OMB 1219-0144'' 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-2013-0016].
     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

    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.
    30 CFR Part 49, Mine Rescue Teams, Subpart B--Mine Rescue Teams for 
Underground Coal Mines, sets standards related to the availability of 
mine rescue teams; alternate mine rescue capability for small and 
remote mines; inspection and maintenance records of mine rescue 
equipment and apparatus; physical requirements for mine rescue team 
members and alternates; and experience and training requirements for 
team members and alternates. This package covers the following 
requirements for coal mines.
    Section 49.12 requires each operator of an underground coal mine to 
send the District Manager a statement describing the mine's method of 
compliance with this standard.
    Section 49.13 provides that operators of small and remote mines may 
submit an application for alternative mine rescue capability to MSHA 
for approval.
    Section 49.16 requires that a person trained in the use and care of 
a breathing apparatus must inspect and test the apparatus at intervals 
not exceeding 30 days and must certify by signature and date that the 
required inspections and tests were done, and record any corrective 
action taken.
    Section 49.17 requires that each member of a mine rescue team be 
examined annually by a physician who must certify that each person is 
physically fit to perform mine rescue and recovery work.
    Section 49.18 requires that a record of the training received by 
each mine rescue team member be made and kept on file at the mine 
rescue station for a period of one year. The operator must provide the 
District Manager information concerning the schedule of upcoming 
training when requested.
    Section 49.19 requires that each mine have a mine rescue 
notification plan outlining the procedures to be followed in notifying 
the mine rescue teams when there is an emergency that requires their 
services.
    Section 49.50 requires underground coal mine operators to certify 
that each designated coal mine rescue team meets the requirements of 30 
CFR part 49 subpart B.
    Sections 75.1713-1 and 77.1702 require operators to make 
arrangements for 24-hour emergency medical assistance and 
transportation for injured persons and to post this information at 
appropriate places at the mine, including the names, titles, addresses, 
and telephone numbers of all persons or services currently available 
under those arrangements.

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 Coal Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for 
Emergency Medical Assistance and Transportation for Injured Persons; 
Agreements; Reporting Requirements; Posting Requirements. 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
     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.
    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, and on 
regulations.gov. Comments submitted in writing or in electronic form 
will be made available for public inspection on regulations.gov.

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Because comments will not be edited to remove any identifying 
information, MSHA cautions the commenter against including any 
information in the submission that should not be publicly disclosed.
    The public also may examine publicly available documents at MSHA, 
Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 
Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209-3939.
    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 applicants will be used to determine 
compliance with MSHA's safety and health standards.
    MSHA has updated 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.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Coal Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for Emergency Medical 
Assistance and Transportation for Injured Persons; Agreements; 
Reporting Requirements; Posting Requirements.
    OMB Number: 1219-0144.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Number of Respondents: 477.
    Frequency: Various.
    Total Number of Responses: 21,379.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,345 hours.
    Total Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $786,928.
    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.

    Dated: June 10, 2013.
George F. Triebsch,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-14107 Filed 6-13-13; 8:45 am]
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