Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, 36598-36602 [2013-14449]

Download as PDF 36598 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2013 / Notices Conservation Centers, are operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, via an interagency agreement. The DOL has a direct role in the operation of Job Corps, and does not serve as a pass-through agency for this program. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor 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 information collection on those who are to respond, including through the use of Total number of respondents ETA form No. Frequency Average time per respondent (minutes) 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 Type of Review: Extension with minor revisions. Title: Job Corps Application Data. OMB Number: OMB 1205–0025. Affected Public: Job Corps applicants. Form(s): ETA Form 652, ETA Form 655, ETA Form 682. Total burden hours Currently approved hours NET change from 2010 Job Corps Application ETA 652 ................. Statement from Court ETA 655 ................. Child Care Certification ETA 682 ............... 86,581 86,581 6,561 1/person ...... 1/person ...... On occasion 10 1 3 14,430 1,443 328 17,139 1,714 41 ¥2,709 ¥271 276 Total .................................................... ........................ ..................... ........................ 16,201 18,894 ¥2,693 Comments submitted in response to this comment request will be summarized and/or 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. Signed in Washington, DC, on this 4th day of June, 2013. Gerri Fiala, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2013–14459 Filed 6–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Workforce Investment Act: Native American Employment and Training Council Employment and Training Administration, U. S. Department of Labor. AGENCY: Notice of Teleconference Meeting. ACTION: Pursuant to Section 10 (a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92–463), as amended, and Section 166 (h)(4) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [29 U.S.C. 2911(h)(4)], notice is hereby given of the next teleconference meeting of the Native American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIA. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 16:52 Jun 17, 2013 On July 10, 2013, the teleconference is being held at the U.S. Department of Labor, Francis Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue, Northwest, Room C5515, Washington, DC 20210. ADDRESSES: The teleconference is open to the public. Members of the public not participating on the teleconference call may submit a written statement on or before July 8, 2013, to be included in the record of the meeting. Submit written statements to Mrs. Evangeline M. Campbell, Designated Federal Official (DFO), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, Northwest, Room S–4209, Washington, DC 20210. The formal agenda will focus on the following topics: (1) Two Page White Paper on Statement of Urgency Section 166 Indian and Native American Programs; (2) Our Story Project Update; (3) Program Year 2013 Training and Technical Assistance; and (4) Council Update and Recommendations. Persons who need special accommodations (TTY), or members of the public who would like a copy of the formal agenda, should contact Mr. Craig Lewis at (202) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Employment and Training Administration VerDate Mar<15>2010 The teleconference meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, and continue until 3:30 p.m. that day. The call in number is (888) 566–5784. Council members must enter the leader pass code number 7617445#. Members of the public can access the teleconference via listening mode by calling (888) 769– 8927 and entering pass code 8202495#. DATES: Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 693–3384, at least two business days before the meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Evangeline M. Campbell, DFO, Division of Indian and Native American Programs, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–4209, 200 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number (202) 693– 3737 (VOICE) (this is not a toll-free number). Signed at Washington, DC, this 11th day of June, 2013. Gerri Fiala, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–14457 Filed 6–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4501–FR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below to modify the application SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2013 / Notices of existing mandatory safety standards codified in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances on or before July 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Electronic Mail: zzMSHAcomments@dol.gov. Include the docket number of the petition in the subject line of the message. 2. Facsimile: 202–693–9441. 3. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209– 3939, Attention: George F. Triebsch, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. Persons delivering documents are required to check in at the receptionist’s desk on the 21st floor. Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances at 202–693– 9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (Email), or 202–693–9441 (Facsimile). [These are not toll-free numbers.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard to a coal or other mine if the Secretary of Labor determines that: (1) An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or (2) That the application of such standard to such mine will result in a diminution of safety to the miners in such mine. In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish the requirements and procedures for filing petitions for modification. II. Petitions for Modification Docket No: M–2013–024–C. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jun 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Petitioner: Wolf Run Mining Company, 99 Edmiston Way, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201. Mine: Sentinel Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46–04168, located in Barbour County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance to allow the use of battery-powered nonpermissible lowvoltage or battery-powered nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in or inby the last open crosscut in the Sentinel Underground Coal Mine. The petitioner states that: (1) The nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered electronic testing and diagnostic equipment would be limited to laptop computers, oscilloscopes, vibration analysis machines, cable fault detectors, point temperature probes, infrared temperature devices, signal analyzer devices, ultrasonic measuring devices, electronic component testers and electronic tachometers. (2) Permissible approved voltage measuring instruments are available and will be used when possible. (3) All other testing and diagnostic equipment used in or inby the last open crosscut will be permissible. (4) Other testing and diagnostic equipment may be used if approved in advance by the District Manager. (5) All nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered non-permissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment to be used in or inby the last open crosscut will be examined prior to use by a certified person to assure that the equipment is being maintained in a safe operating condition. (6) The results of the examinations will be recorded and retained for one year and made available to MSHA on request. (7) A qualified person as defined in 30 CFR 75.151 will continuously monitor for methane immediately before and during the use of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in or inby the last open crosscut. (8) Nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will not be used if methane is detected in concentrations at or above one percent. When methane is detected at such levels while the nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment is being used, the equipment will be deenergized immediately and the nonpermissible electronic equipment withdrawn outby the last open crosscut. PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36599 (9) All hand-held methane detectors will be MSHA-approved and maintained in permissible and proper operating condition as defined in 30 CFR 75.320. (10) Coal production will cease, except for the time necessary to troubleshoot under actual mining conditions. Coal may remain in or on the equipment in order to test and diagnose the equipment under load. This change will require production to cease except during actual testing. Accumulations of coal and combustible materials referenced in 30 CFR 75.400 will be removed before testing begins to provide additional safety to the miners. (11) Nonpermissible electronic test and diagnostic equipment will not be used to test equipment when float coal dust is in suspension. (12) All electronic and diagnostic equipment will be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended safe use procedures. (13) Qualified personnel engaged in the use of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will be properly trained to recognize the hazards and limitations associated with the use of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in areas where methane could be present. (14) The nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will not be put into service until MSHA has initially inspected the equipment and determined that it is in compliance with all the above terms and conditions. (15) Cables supplying power to lowvoltage test and diagnostic equipment will only be used when permissible testing and diagnostic equipment are unavailable. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the existing standard. Docket No: M–2013–025–C. Petitioner: Wolf Run Mining Company, 99 Edmiston Way, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201. Mine: Sentinel Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46–04168, located in Barbour County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507– 1(a) (Electric equipment other than power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; permissibility requirements). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance to allow the use of nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in return airways in the E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 36600 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2013 / Notices Sentinel Underground Coal Mine. The petitioner states that: (1) The nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered electronic testing and diagnostic equipment would be limited to laptop computers, oscilloscopes, vibration analysis machines, cable fault detectors, point temperature probes, infrared temperature devices, signal analyzer devices, ultrasonic measuring devices, electronic component testers and electronic tachometers. (2) Permissible approved voltage measuring instruments are available and will be used when possible. (3) All other testing and diagnostic equipment used in return airways will be permissible. (4) Other testing and diagnostic equipment may be used if approved in advance by the District Manager. (5) All nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered non-permissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment to be used in return airways will be examined prior to use by a certified person to assure that the equipment is being maintained in a safe operating condition. (6) The results of the examinations will be recorded and retained for one year and made available to MSHA on request. (7) A qualified person as defined in 30 CFR 75.151 will continuously monitor for methane immediately before and during the use of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in return airways. (8) Nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will not be used if methane is detected in concentrations at or above one percent. When methane is detected at such levels while the nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment is being used, the equipment will be deenergized immediately and the nonpermissible electronic equipment withdrawn out of the return airways. (9) All hand-held methane detectors will be MSHA-approved and maintained in permissible and proper operating condition as defined in 30 CFR 75.320. (10) Coal production will cease, except for the time necessary to troubleshoot under actual mining conditions. Coal may remain in or on the equipment in order to test and diagnose the equipment under load. This change will require production to cease except during actual testing. Accumulations of coal and combustible materials referenced in 30 CFR 75.400 will be removed before testing begins to provide additional safety to the miners. (11) Nonpermissible electronic test and diagnostic equipment will not be VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Jun 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 used to test equipment when float coal dust is in suspension. (12) All electronic and diagnostic equipment will be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended safe use procedures. (13) Qualified personnel engaged in the use of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will be properly trained to recognize the hazards and limitations associated with the use of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in areas where methane could be present. (14) The nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will not be put into service until MSHA has initially inspected the equipment and determined that it is in compliance with all the above terms and conditions. (15) Cables supplying power to lowvoltage test and diagnostic equipment will only be used when permissible testing and diagnostic equipment are unavailable. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the existing standard. Docket No: M–2013–026–C. Petitioner: Wolf Run Mining Company, 99 Edmiston Way, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201. Mine: Sentinel Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46–04168, located in Barbour County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002 (installation of electric equipment and conductors; permissibility). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance to allow the use of nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment within 150 feet of pillar workings in the Sentinel Underground Coal Mine. The petitioner states that: (1) The nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered electronic testing and diagnostic equipment would be limited to laptop computers, oscilloscopes, vibration analysis machines, cable fault detectors, point temperature probes, infrared temperature devices, signal analyzer devices, ultrasonic measuring devices, electronic component testers and electronic tachometers. (2) Permissible approved voltage measuring instruments are available and will be used when possible. (3) All other testing and diagnostic equipment used within 150 feet of pillar workings or longwall faces will be permissible. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (4) Other testing and diagnostic equipment may be used if approved in advance by the District Manager. (5) All nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered non-permissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment to be used within 150 feet of pillar workings will be examined prior to use by a certified person to assure that the equipment is being maintained in a safe operating condition. (6) The results of the examinations will be recorded and retained for one year and made available to MSHA on request. (7) A qualified person as defined in 30 CFR 75.151 will continuously monitor for methane immediately before and during the use of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment within 150 feet of pillar workings. (8) Nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will not be used if methane is detected in concentrations at or above one percent. When methane is detected at such levels while the nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment is being used, the equipment will be deenergized immediately and the nonpermissible electronic equipment withdrawn further than 150 feet from pillar workings. (9) All hand-held methane detectors will be MSHA-approved and maintained in permissible and proper operating condition as defined in 30 CFR 75.320. (10) Coal production will cease, except for the time necessary to troubleshoot under actual mining conditions. Coal may remain in or on the equipment in order to test and diagnose the equipment under load. This change will require production to cease except during actual testing. Accumulations of coal and combustible materials referenced in 30 CFR 75.400 will be removed before testing begins to provide additional safety to the miners. (11) Nonpermissible electronic test and diagnostic equipment will not be used to test equipment when float coal dust is in suspension. (12) All electronic and diagnostic equipment will be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommended safe use procedures. (13) Qualified personnel engaged in the use of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will be properly trained to recognize the hazards and limitations associated with the use of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in areas where methane could be present. (14) The nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2013 / Notices not be put into service until MSHA has initially inspected the equipment and determined that it is in compliance with all the above terms and conditions. (15) Cables supplying power to lowvoltage test and diagnostic equipment will only be used when permissible testing and diagnostic equipment are unavailable. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will guarantee no less than the same protection afforded by the existing standard. Docket No: M–2013–027–C. Petitioner: North American Drillers, 130 Meadow Ridge Road, Suite 22, Mount Morris, Pennsylvania 15349. Mine: American Energy Corporation’s Century Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 33– 01070, located in Belmont County, Ohio. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.1914(a) (Electrical equipment). Modification Request: The North American Drillers (petitioner) requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of a 480-volt, threephase, alternating current submersible pump, to dewater completed ventilation shafts prior to being put into service at the American Energy Corporation’s Century Mine. The petitioner states that: (1) The three-phase, alternating current electric power circuit for the pump will be designed and installed to: (a) Contain either a direct or derived neutral wire that will be grounded through a suitable resistor at the source transformer or power center, and through a grounding circuit originating at the grounded side of the grounded resistor, that will extend along with the power conductors and serve as the grounding conductor for the frame of the pump. Power will not be supplied to any other electric equipment from this circuit. The borehole casing will be bonded to the system grounding medium. (b) Contain a grounding resistor that limits the ground-fault current to not more than 15 amperes. The grounding resistor will be rated for the maximum fault current available and will be insulated from the ground for a voltage equal to the phase-to-phase voltage of the system. (2) The following protections for the 480-volt pump circuit will be provided by a suitable circuit interrupting device of adequate interrupting capacity with devices to provide protection against under-voltage, grounded-phase, shortcircuit, and/or overload: (a) The under-voltage protection device will operate on a loss of voltage to prevent automatic restarting of the equipment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jun 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 (b) The grounded-phase protection device will be set not to exceed 40 percent of the current rating of the neutral grounding resistor. (c) The pump-power system will include a test circuit that will inject a test current through the ground phase transformer. (d) The short-circuit protection device will be set not to exceed the required short-circuit protection for the power cable or 75 percent of the minimum available phase-to-phase short-circuit current, whichever is less. (e) The circuit will include a disconnecting device located on the surface and be installed in conjunction with the circuit breaker to provide visual evidence that the power is disconnected. (f) The disconnecting device will include a means to determine visually that the pump power circuit is disconnected and provided with a means to lock and tag-out the system. (g) The pump power system will include a fail-safe ground-check circuit or other, no less effective, device approved by the Secretary that will cause the circuit breaker to open when either the ground or pilot wire is broken. A manually operated test switch will be provided to verify the operation of the ground-check device. (h) The pump power system will include a look-ahead circuit device to prevent closing the breaker when a phase to ground-fault condition exists on the system. (3) The pump(s) electric control circuit(s) will be designed and installed so that: (a) The pump(s) cannot start and/or run in either the manual or automatic mode if the water is below the lowwater level. (b) The low-water probe will be positioned to maintain water above the electrical connections of the pump motor. (c) The low-water probe will be suitable for submersible pump control application. (d) All probe circuits will be intrinsically safe. (e) A motor controller will be provided and used for pump startup and shutdown. (4) The pump installation will be equipped with a water-level indicator located at the pump electric controls so that a miner can determine the water level at the pump location prior to restarting the pump motor. (5). The surface pump(s) control and power circuits will be examined, tested, and properly maintained in accordance with 30 CFR 77.502 as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36601 (a) A record of the examination will be kept in accordance with 30 CFR 77.502–2. (b) The examination will include a functional test of the grounded phase protective device(s) to determine proper operation. (c) A record of these functional tests will be recorded in the approved examination of electric equipment record books. (d) Prior to placing the pump in service, an electrical examination will be performed. (6) The power cable to the submersible pump motor will be suitable for this application and have a current carrying capacity not less than 125 percent of the full load motor current of the submersible pump motor. (7) Splices and connections made in low- and medium-voltage submersible pump cable(s) will be made in a workmanlike manner and will meet the requirements of 30 CFR 77.504. (8) The District Manager will be notified prior to construction via the required shaft plan for any blind drilled shaft when any submersible pump is to be utilized in dewatering any blind drill shaft(s). The petitioner further states that: (1) The petitioner will submit to the District Manager proposed revisions for the approved 30 CFR part 48 training plan that will specify task training for all qualified electricians who perform electric work and monthly electric examinations as required by 30 CFR 77.502, refresher training regarding the alternative method outlined in this petition, and the terms and conditions stated in the Proposed Decision and Order. The training will include the following elements: (a) Training in hazards that could exist if the water level falls below the electric connections of the pump and pump motor. (b) Training in safe restart procedures that will include the miner determining that the water level is above the electric components and pump motor prior to attempting to manually restart the pump motor. (2) The procedures of 30 CFR 48.3 for approval of proposed revisions to already approved training plans will apply. (3) When implementing the work of providing a blind drilled shaft for the mine operator, the blind drilled shaft remains full of water and personnel are never required to go below the collar of the blind drilled shaft. (4) The petitioner will remove water from the blind drilled shaft installation upon completion of the work prior to E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 36602 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2013 / Notices the mine operator connecting the blind drilled shaft to the underground mine. (5) The blind drilled shaft is fully lined with steel casing and is grouted in place. This steel casing and grout seal isolate the completed blind drilled shaft from any coal seams mitigating any possibility for methane to enter the blind drilled shaft. (6) The electric motor of any submersible pump is located below the pump intake making it impossible for the motor to ever be above the surface of the water. (7) Currently there are no electric submersible motor/pump assemblies manufactured that will effectively pump water deeper than approximately 400 feet that are permissible as required in the existing standard. (8) The petitioner proposes to use permissible pumps to dewater blind drilled shafts where depths are less than approximately 400 feet. (9) At depths greater than approximately 400 feet, the alternative method outlined in this petition is consistent with prudent engineering design pursuant to 30 CFR 77.1900 whereas it minimizes the hazards to those employed in the initial or subsequent development of the blind drilled shaft. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the existing standard. Docket No: M–2013–028–C. Petitioner: Brody Mining, LLC, 33207 Pond Fork Rd., Wharton, West Virginia 25208. Mine: Brody Mine No. 1, MSHA I.D. No. 46–09086, located in Boone County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1909(b)(6) (Nonpermissible dieselpowered equipment; design and performance requirements). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of the Getman Diesel Grader with rear wheel brakes only at the Brody Mine No. 1. The petitioner states that: (1) The maximum speed of the diesel grader will be limited to 10 miles per hour by physically blocking the higher gear ratios that provide for speeds exceeding 10 miles per hour. (2) The miners that operate the grader will be trained to recognize the gear blocking device and its proper application and requirements. (3) The miners who operate the grader will be trained to drop the grader blade to provide additional stopping capability in emergencies. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jun 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 (4) The low speeds coupled with the availability of the grader blade for stopping in emergencies will provide for the appropriate stopping ability. The rear wheel brakes will be maintained in proper working condition at all times. (5) All other applicable requirements of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and its corresponding regulations for the Getman grader will apply. (6) This petition is limited to the Getman diesel grader, Serial No. 6732. (7) The petitioner will submit to the District Manager proposed revisions for the approved 30 CFR part 48 training plan that will specify initial and refresher training consistent with the terms and conditions stated in this petition. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will guarantee no less than the same measure of protection to all miners as would be provided by the existing standard. Dated: June 13, 2013. George F. Triebsch, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. [FR Doc. 2013–14449 Filed 6–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P time to time, the presiding Chair may solicit comments from the public. Open, except that, upon a vote of the Board of Directors, the meeting may be closed to the public to discuss prospective funders for LSC’s 40th anniversary celebration and development activities and LSC’s 40th anniversary celebration planning. A verbatim transcript will be made of the closed session meeting of the Institutional Advancement Committee. The transcript of any portion of the closed session falling within the relevant provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9), will not be available for public inspection. A copy of the General Counsel’s Certification that, in his opinion, the closing is authorized by law will be available upon request. STATUS OF MEETING: Matters To Be Considered Open 1. Approval of agenda. 2. Consider and act on fundraising policies. 3. Public comment. 4. Consider and act on other business. 5. Consider and act on adjournment of meeting. LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Closed Sunshine Act Meeting; Notice 6. Discussion of prospective funders for LSC’s 40th anniversary celebration and development activities. 7. Discussion of LSC’s 40th anniversary celebration planning. 8. Consider and act on adjournment of meeting. The Legal Services Corporation’s Institutional Advancement Committee will meet telephonically on June 25, 2013. The meeting will commence at 4:00 p.m., EDT, and will continue until the conclusion of the Committee’s agenda. LOCATION: John N. Erlenborn Conference Room, Legal Services Corporation Headquarters, 3333 K Street NW., Washington DC 20007. PUBLIC OBSERVATION: Members of the public who are unable to attend in person but wish to listen to the public proceedings may do so by following the telephone call-in directions provided below. CALL-IN DIRECTIONS FOR OPEN SESSIONS: • Call toll-free number: 1–866–451– 4981; • When prompted, enter the following numeric pass code: 5907707348. • When connected to the call, please immediately ‘‘MUTE’’ your telephone. Members of the public are asked to keep their telephones muted to eliminate background noises. To avoid disrupting the meeting, please refrain from placing the call on hold if doing so will trigger recorded music or other sound. From DATE AND TIME: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CONTACT PERSON FOR INFORMATION: Katherine Ward, Executive Assistant to the Vice President & General Counsel, at (202) 295–1500. Questions may be sent by electronic mail to FR_NOTICE_QUESTIONS@lsc.gov. LSC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Upon request, meeting notices and materials will be made available in alternative formats to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Individuals who need other accommodations due to disability in order to attend the meeting in person or telephonically should contact Katherine Ward, at (202) 295–1500 or FR_NOTICE_QUESTIONS@lsc.gov, at least 2 business days in advance of the meeting. If a request is made without advance notice, LSC will make every effort to accommodate the request but cannot guarantee that all requests can be fulfilled. ACCESSIBILITY: E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 117 (Tuesday, June 18, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36598-36602]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14449]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory 
Safety Standards

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 
1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and 
disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of 
petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health 
Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below to modify the 
application

[[Page 36599]]

of existing mandatory safety standards codified in Title 30 of the Code 
of Federal Regulations.

DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of 
Standards, Regulations and Variances on or before July 18, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ``docket 
number'' on the subject line, by any of the following methods:
    1. Electronic Mail: zzMSHA-comments@dol.gov. Include the docket 
number of the petition in the subject line of the message.
    2. Facsimile: 202-693-9441.
    3. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, 
Virginia 22209-3939, Attention: George F. Triebsch, Director, Office of 
Standards, Regulations and Variances. Persons delivering documents are 
required to check in at the receptionist's desk on the 21st floor. 
Individuals may inspect copies of the petitions and comments during 
normal business hours at the address listed above.
    MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal 
Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS 
or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Barron, Office of Standards, 
Regulations and Variances at 202-693-9447 (Voice), 
barron.barbara@dol.gov (Email), or 202-693-9441 (Facsimile). [These are 
not toll-free numbers.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

 I. Background

    Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file 
a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard 
to a coal or other mine if the Secretary of Labor determines that:
    (1) An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard 
exists which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure 
of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or
    (2) That the application of such standard to such mine will result 
in a diminution of safety to the miners in such mine.
    In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish 
the requirements and procedures for filing petitions for modification.

II. Petitions for Modification

    Docket No: M-2013-024-C.
    Petitioner: Wolf Run Mining Company, 99 Edmiston Way, Buckhannon, 
West Virginia 26201.
    Mine: Sentinel Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46-04168, located in Barbour 
County, West Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric 
equipment).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance to 
allow the use of battery-powered nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-
powered nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in 
or inby the last open crosscut in the Sentinel Underground Coal Mine. 
The petitioner states that:
    (1) The nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered electronic 
testing and diagnostic equipment would be limited to laptop computers, 
oscilloscopes, vibration analysis machines, cable fault detectors, 
point temperature probes, infrared temperature devices, signal analyzer 
devices, ultrasonic measuring devices, electronic component testers and 
electronic tachometers.
    (2) Permissible approved voltage measuring instruments are 
available and will be used when possible.
    (3) All other testing and diagnostic equipment used in or inby the 
last open crosscut will be permissible.
    (4) Other testing and diagnostic equipment may be used if approved 
in advance by the District Manager.
    (5) All nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered non-
permissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment to be used in 
or inby the last open crosscut will be examined prior to use by a 
certified person to assure that the equipment is being maintained in a 
safe operating condition.
    (6) The results of the examinations will be recorded and retained 
for one year and made available to MSHA on request.
    (7) A qualified person as defined in 30 CFR 75.151 will 
continuously monitor for methane immediately before and during the use 
of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in or 
inby the last open crosscut.
    (8) Nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will 
not be used if methane is detected in concentrations at or above one 
percent. When methane is detected at such levels while the 
nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment is being 
used, the equipment will be deenergized immediately and the 
nonpermissible electronic equipment withdrawn outby the last open 
crosscut.
    (9) All hand-held methane detectors will be MSHA-approved and 
maintained in permissible and proper operating condition as defined in 
30 CFR 75.320.
    (10) Coal production will cease, except for the time necessary to 
trouble-shoot under actual mining conditions. Coal may remain in or on 
the equipment in order to test and diagnose the equipment under load. 
This change will require production to cease except during actual 
testing. Accumulations of coal and combustible materials referenced in 
30 CFR 75.400 will be removed before testing begins to provide 
additional safety to the miners.
    (11) Nonpermissible electronic test and diagnostic equipment will 
not be used to test equipment when float coal dust is in suspension.
    (12) All electronic and diagnostic equipment will be used in 
accordance with the manufacturer's recommended safe use procedures.
    (13) Qualified personnel engaged in the use of nonpermissible 
electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will be properly trained to 
recognize the hazards and limitations associated with the use of 
nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in areas 
where methane could be present.
    (14) The nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment 
will not be put into service until MSHA has initially inspected the 
equipment and determined that it is in compliance with all the above 
terms and conditions.
    (15) Cables supplying power to low-voltage test and diagnostic 
equipment will only be used when permissible testing and diagnostic 
equipment are unavailable.
    The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will 
guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the 
existing standard.
    Docket No: M-2013-025-C.
    Petitioner: Wolf Run Mining Company, 99 Edmiston Way, Buckhannon, 
West Virginia 26201.
    Mine: Sentinel Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46-04168, located in Barbour 
County, West Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507-1(a) (Electric equipment other 
than power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; 
permissibility requirements).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance to 
allow the use of nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered 
nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in return 
airways in the

[[Page 36600]]

Sentinel Underground Coal Mine. The petitioner states that:
    (1) The nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered electronic 
testing and diagnostic equipment would be limited to laptop computers, 
oscilloscopes, vibration analysis machines, cable fault detectors, 
point temperature probes, infrared temperature devices, signal analyzer 
devices, ultrasonic measuring devices, electronic component testers and 
electronic tachometers.
    (2) Permissible approved voltage measuring instruments are 
available and will be used when possible.
    (3) All other testing and diagnostic equipment used in return 
airways will be permissible.
    (4) Other testing and diagnostic equipment may be used if approved 
in advance by the District Manager.
    (5) All nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered non-
permissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment to be used in 
return airways will be examined prior to use by a certified person to 
assure that the equipment is being maintained in a safe operating 
condition.
    (6) The results of the examinations will be recorded and retained 
for one year and made available to MSHA on request.
    (7) A qualified person as defined in 30 CFR 75.151 will 
continuously monitor for methane immediately before and during the use 
of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in return 
airways.
    (8) Nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will 
not be used if methane is detected in concentrations at or above one 
percent. When methane is detected at such levels while the 
nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment is being 
used, the equipment will be deenergized immediately and the 
nonpermissible electronic equipment withdrawn out of the return 
airways.
    (9) All hand-held methane detectors will be MSHA-approved and 
maintained in permissible and proper operating condition as defined in 
30 CFR 75.320.
    (10) Coal production will cease, except for the time necessary to 
trouble-shoot under actual mining conditions. Coal may remain in or on 
the equipment in order to test and diagnose the equipment under load. 
This change will require production to cease except during actual 
testing. Accumulations of coal and combustible materials referenced in 
30 CFR 75.400 will be removed before testing begins to provide 
additional safety to the miners.
    (11) Nonpermissible electronic test and diagnostic equipment will 
not be used to test equipment when float coal dust is in suspension.
    (12) All electronic and diagnostic equipment will be used in 
accordance with the manufacturer's recommended safe use procedures.
    (13) Qualified personnel engaged in the use of nonpermissible 
electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will be properly trained to 
recognize the hazards and limitations associated with the use of 
nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in areas 
where methane could be present.
    (14) The nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment 
will not be put into service until MSHA has initially inspected the 
equipment and determined that it is in compliance with all the above 
terms and conditions.
    (15) Cables supplying power to low-voltage test and diagnostic 
equipment will only be used when permissible testing and diagnostic 
equipment are unavailable.
    The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will 
guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the 
existing standard.
    Docket No: M-2013-026-C.
    Petitioner: Wolf Run Mining Company, 99 Edmiston Way, Buckhannon, 
West Virginia 26201.
    Mine: Sentinel Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46-04168, located in Barbour 
County, West Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002 (installation of electric 
equipment and conductors; permissibility).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance to 
allow the use of nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered 
nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment within 150 
feet of pillar workings in the Sentinel Underground Coal Mine. The 
petitioner states that:
    (1) The nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered electronic 
testing and diagnostic equipment would be limited to laptop computers, 
oscilloscopes, vibration analysis machines, cable fault detectors, 
point temperature probes, infrared temperature devices, signal analyzer 
devices, ultrasonic measuring devices, electronic component testers and 
electronic tachometers.
    (2) Permissible approved voltage measuring instruments are 
available and will be used when possible.
    (3) All other testing and diagnostic equipment used within 150 feet 
of pillar workings or longwall faces will be permissible.
    (4) Other testing and diagnostic equipment may be used if approved 
in advance by the District Manager.
    (5) All nonpermissible low-voltage or battery-powered non-
permissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment to be used 
within 150 feet of pillar workings will be examined prior to use by a 
certified person to assure that the equipment is being maintained in a 
safe operating condition.
    (6) The results of the examinations will be recorded and retained 
for one year and made available to MSHA on request.
    (7) A qualified person as defined in 30 CFR 75.151 will 
continuously monitor for methane immediately before and during the use 
of nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment within 
150 feet of pillar workings.
    (8) Nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will 
not be used if methane is detected in concentrations at or above one 
percent. When methane is detected at such levels while the 
nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment is being 
used, the equipment will be deenergized immediately and the 
nonpermissible electronic equipment withdrawn further than 150 feet 
from pillar workings.
    (9) All hand-held methane detectors will be MSHA-approved and 
maintained in permissible and proper operating condition as defined in 
30 CFR 75.320.
    (10) Coal production will cease, except for the time necessary to 
trouble-shoot under actual mining conditions. Coal may remain in or on 
the equipment in order to test and diagnose the equipment under load. 
This change will require production to cease except during actual 
testing. Accumulations of coal and combustible materials referenced in 
30 CFR 75.400 will be removed before testing begins to provide 
additional safety to the miners.
    (11) Nonpermissible electronic test and diagnostic equipment will 
not be used to test equipment when float coal dust is in suspension.
    (12) All electronic and diagnostic equipment will be used in 
accordance with the manufacturer's recommended safe use procedures.
    (13) Qualified personnel engaged in the use of nonpermissible 
electronic testing and diagnostic equipment will be properly trained to 
recognize the hazards and limitations associated with the use of 
nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment in areas 
where methane could be present.
    (14) The nonpermissible electronic testing and diagnostic equipment 
will

[[Page 36601]]

not be put into service until MSHA has initially inspected the 
equipment and determined that it is in compliance with all the above 
terms and conditions.
    (15) Cables supplying power to low-voltage test and diagnostic 
equipment will only be used when permissible testing and diagnostic 
equipment are unavailable.
    The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will 
guarantee no less than the same protection afforded by the existing 
standard.
    Docket No: M-2013-027-C.
    Petitioner: North American Drillers, 130 Meadow Ridge Road, Suite 
22, Mount Morris, Pennsylvania 15349.
    Mine: American Energy Corporation's Century Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 33-
01070, located in Belmont County, Ohio.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.1914(a) (Electrical equipment).
    Modification Request: The North American Drillers (petitioner) 
requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of a 
480-volt, three-phase, alternating current submersible pump, to dewater 
completed ventilation shafts prior to being put into service at the 
American Energy Corporation's Century Mine. The petitioner states that:
    (1) The three-phase, alternating current electric power circuit for 
the pump will be designed and installed to:
    (a) Contain either a direct or derived neutral wire that will be 
grounded through a suitable resistor at the source transformer or power 
center, and through a grounding circuit originating at the grounded 
side of the grounded resistor, that will extend along with the power 
conductors and serve as the grounding conductor for the frame of the 
pump. Power will not be supplied to any other electric equipment from 
this circuit. The borehole casing will be bonded to the system 
grounding medium.
    (b) Contain a grounding resistor that limits the ground-fault 
current to not more than 15 amperes. The grounding resistor will be 
rated for the maximum fault current available and will be insulated 
from the ground for a voltage equal to the phase-to-phase voltage of 
the system.
    (2) The following protections for the 480-volt pump circuit will be 
provided by a suitable circuit interrupting device of adequate 
interrupting capacity with devices to provide protection against under-
voltage, grounded-phase, short-circuit, and/or overload:
    (a) The under-voltage protection device will operate on a loss of 
voltage to prevent automatic restarting of the equipment.
    (b) The grounded-phase protection device will be set not to exceed 
40 percent of the current rating of the neutral grounding resistor.
    (c) The pump-power system will include a test circuit that will 
inject a test current through the ground phase transformer.
    (d) The short-circuit protection device will be set not to exceed 
the required short-circuit protection for the power cable or 75 percent 
of the minimum available phase-to-phase short-circuit current, 
whichever is less.
    (e) The circuit will include a disconnecting device located on the 
surface and be installed in conjunction with the circuit breaker to 
provide visual evidence that the power is disconnected.
    (f) The disconnecting device will include a means to determine 
visually that the pump power circuit is disconnected and provided with 
a means to lock and tag-out the system.
    (g) The pump power system will include a fail-safe ground-check 
circuit or other, no less effective, device approved by the Secretary 
that will cause the circuit breaker to open when either the ground or 
pilot wire is broken. A manually operated test switch will be provided 
to verify the operation of the ground-check device.
    (h) The pump power system will include a look-ahead circuit device 
to prevent closing the breaker when a phase to ground-fault condition 
exists on the system.
    (3) The pump(s) electric control circuit(s) will be designed and 
installed so that:
    (a) The pump(s) cannot start and/or run in either the manual or 
automatic mode if the water is below the low-water level.
    (b) The low-water probe will be positioned to maintain water above 
the electrical connections of the pump motor.
    (c) The low-water probe will be suitable for submersible pump 
control application.
    (d) All probe circuits will be intrinsically safe.
    (e) A motor controller will be provided and used for pump startup 
and shutdown.
    (4) The pump installation will be equipped with a water-level 
indicator located at the pump electric controls so that a miner can 
determine the water level at the pump location prior to restarting the 
pump motor.
    (5). The surface pump(s) control and power circuits will be 
examined, tested, and properly maintained in accordance with 30 CFR 
77.502 as follows:
    (a) A record of the examination will be kept in accordance with 30 
CFR 77.502-2.
    (b) The examination will include a functional test of the grounded 
phase protective device(s) to determine proper operation.
    (c) A record of these functional tests will be recorded in the 
approved examination of electric equipment record books.
    (d) Prior to placing the pump in service, an electrical examination 
will be performed.
    (6) The power cable to the submersible pump motor will be suitable 
for this application and have a current carrying capacity not less than 
125 percent of the full load motor current of the submersible pump 
motor.
    (7) Splices and connections made in low- and medium-voltage 
submersible pump cable(s) will be made in a workmanlike manner and will 
meet the requirements of 30 CFR 77.504.
    (8) The District Manager will be notified prior to construction via 
the required shaft plan for any blind drilled shaft when any 
submersible pump is to be utilized in dewatering any blind drill 
shaft(s).
    The petitioner further states that:
    (1) The petitioner will submit to the District Manager proposed 
revisions for the approved 30 CFR part 48 training plan that will 
specify task training for all qualified electricians who perform 
electric work and monthly electric examinations as required by 30 CFR 
77.502, refresher training regarding the alternative method outlined in 
this petition, and the terms and conditions stated in the Proposed 
Decision and Order. The training will include the following elements:
    (a) Training in hazards that could exist if the water level falls 
below the electric connections of the pump and pump motor.
    (b) Training in safe restart procedures that will include the miner 
determining that the water level is above the electric components and 
pump motor prior to attempting to manually restart the pump motor.
    (2) The procedures of 30 CFR 48.3 for approval of proposed 
revisions to already approved training plans will apply.
    (3) When implementing the work of providing a blind drilled shaft 
for the mine operator, the blind drilled shaft remains full of water 
and personnel are never required to go below the collar of the blind 
drilled shaft.
    (4) The petitioner will remove water from the blind drilled shaft 
installation upon completion of the work prior to

[[Page 36602]]

the mine operator connecting the blind drilled shaft to the underground 
mine.
    (5) The blind drilled shaft is fully lined with steel casing and is 
grouted in place. This steel casing and grout seal isolate the 
completed blind drilled shaft from any coal seams mitigating any 
possibility for methane to enter the blind drilled shaft.
    (6) The electric motor of any submersible pump is located below the 
pump intake making it impossible for the motor to ever be above the 
surface of the water.
    (7) Currently there are no electric submersible motor/pump 
assemblies manufactured that will effectively pump water deeper than 
approximately 400 feet that are permissible as required in the existing 
standard.
    (8) The petitioner proposes to use permissible pumps to dewater 
blind drilled shafts where depths are less than approximately 400 feet.
    (9) At depths greater than approximately 400 feet, the alternative 
method outlined in this petition is consistent with prudent engineering 
design pursuant to 30 CFR 77.1900 whereas it minimizes the hazards to 
those employed in the initial or subsequent development of the blind 
drilled shaft.
    The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at 
all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection 
afforded by the existing standard.
    Docket No: M-2013-028-C.
    Petitioner: Brody Mining, LLC, 33207 Pond Fork Rd., Wharton, West 
Virginia 25208.
    Mine: Brody Mine No. 1, MSHA I.D. No. 46-09086, located in Boone 
County, West Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1909(b)(6) (Nonpermissible diesel-
powered equipment; design and performance requirements).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit the use of the Getman Diesel Grader with 
rear wheel brakes only at the Brody Mine No. 1. The petitioner states 
that:
    (1) The maximum speed of the diesel grader will be limited to 10 
miles per hour by physically blocking the higher gear ratios that 
provide for speeds exceeding 10 miles per hour.
    (2) The miners that operate the grader will be trained to recognize 
the gear blocking device and its proper application and requirements.
    (3) The miners who operate the grader will be trained to drop the 
grader blade to provide additional stopping capability in emergencies.
    (4) The low speeds coupled with the availability of the grader 
blade for stopping in emergencies will provide for the appropriate 
stopping ability. The rear wheel brakes will be maintained in proper 
working condition at all times.
    (5) All other applicable requirements of the Federal Mine Safety 
and Health Act of 1977 and its corresponding regulations for the Getman 
grader will apply.
    (6) This petition is limited to the Getman diesel grader, Serial 
No. 6732.
    (7) The petitioner will submit to the District Manager proposed 
revisions for the approved 30 CFR part 48 training plan that will 
specify initial and refresher training consistent with the terms and 
conditions stated in this petition.
    The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will 
guarantee no less than the same measure of protection to all miners as 
would be provided by the existing standard.

    Dated: June 13, 2013.
George F. Triebsch,
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances.
[FR Doc. 2013-14449 Filed 6-17-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-43-P