Proposed Information Collection; Application for a Permit To Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires, 40195-40196 [2013-16051]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2013 / Notices Unemployment Insurance (OUI) to determine workload counts for allocation of administrative funds, to analyze the ratio of disqualifications to determinations, and to examine and evaluate the program effect of nonmonetary activities. II. Desired Focus of Comments Currently, the Employment and Training Administration is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension collection of the ETA 207, Nonmonetary Determinations Activities Report. Comments are requested to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary to assess performance of the nonmonetary determination function, 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 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. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions The continued collection of the information contained on the ETA 207 report is necessary to enable the OUI to continue evaluating state performance in the nonmonetary determination area and to continue using the data as a key input to the administrative funding process. Type of Review: Extension without change. Agency: Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Title: Nonmonetary Determination Activities Report OMB Number: 1205–0150 Agency Number: ETA 207 Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies Total Respondents: 53 Frequency: Quarterly Total Responses: 53 respondents × 4 responses per year = 212 responses for the regular program, 53 respondents × 4 responses per year = 212 responses for the Emergency Unemployment Compensation 2008 program, 53 respondents × 4 responses per year = 212 responses for the Federal-State extended benefit program for an estimated total of 636 responses. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jul 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 Average Estimated Response Time: 4 hours per response Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 2,544 hours Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0 Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintaining): $0 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the ICR; they will also become a matter of public record. Signed in Washington, DC on this 17th Day of June, 2013. Gerri Fiala, Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–15969 Filed 7–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Proposed Information Collection; Application for a Permit To Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). 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 proposed information collection for developing and updating Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40195 Eastern Standard Time on September 3, 2013. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice 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– 2013–0018]. • Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 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 Under Section 313 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 873, any explosives used in underground coal mines must be permissible with certain exceptions. The Mine Act also provides that, under safeguards prescribed by the Secretary of Labor, a mine operator may permit the firing of more than 20 shots and the use of nonpermissible explosives in sinking shafts and slopes from the surface in rock. Title 30 CFR 75.1321 outlines the procedures by which a permit may be issued for the firing of more than 20 boreholes and/or the use of nonpermissible blasting units in underground coal mines. In those instances in which there is a misfire of explosives, § 75.1327 requires that a qualified person post each accessible entrance to the affected area with a warning to prohibit entry. Section 77.1909–1 outlines the procedures by which a coal mine operator may apply for a permit to use nonpermissible explosives and/or shot-firing units in the blasting of rock while sinking shafts or slopes for underground coal mines. 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 Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires. MSHA is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 40196 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 3, 2013 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 http:// www.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. The public may also 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 will be used to issue permits to mine operators or slope contractors for the use of nonpermissible explosives and/or shotfiring units. MSHA has used 2012 data for the number of respondents and responses, as well as the total burden hours and burden costs supporting this information collection request. Type of Review: Extension. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. Title: Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires. OMB Number: 1219–0025. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:48 Jul 02, 2013 Jkt 229001 Total Number of Respondents: 67. Frequency: Various. Total Number of Responses: 88. Total Burden Hours: 74 hours. Total Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost Burden: $348. 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 28, 2013. George F. Triebsch, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–16051 Filed 7–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice 13–072] National Environmental Policy Act; Sounding Rockets Program; Poker Flat Research Range National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the NASA Sounding Rockets Program (SRP) at Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR), Alaska. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended, (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), and NASA’s NEPA policy and procedures (14 CFR Part 1216, subpart 1216.3), NASA has prepared and issued a FEIS for its continued use of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) owned and managed PFRR, outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and UAF have served as Cooperating Agencies in preparing the FEIS. The purpose of this notice is to apprise interested agencies, organizations, tribal governments, and individuals of the availability of the FEIS. SUMMARY: NASA will issue a Record of Decision (ROD) based on the FEIS no sooner than 30 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability of the FEIS. DATES: The FEIS may be reviewed at the following locations: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (a) ARLIS, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508 (907–272–7547) (b) Z.J. Loussac Public Library, 3600 Denali Street, Anchorage, Alaska, 99503 (907–343–2975) (c) Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, 310 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks, Alaska, 99775 (907–474–7481) (d) Noel Wien Library, 1215 Cowles Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 (907–459–1020) (e) Juneau Public Library, 292 Marine Way, Juneau, Alaska 99801 (907–586–5249) (f) NASA Headquarters Library, Room 1J20, 300 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20546–0001 (202–358–0168) A limited number of hard copies of the FEIS are available, on a first request basis, by contacting Joshua Bundick, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Mailstop: 250.W, Wallops Island, Virginia 23337; telephone at 757–824–2319; or electronic mail at Joshua.A.Bundick@nasa.gov. The FEIS is also available on the Internet in Adobe® portable document format at http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code250/ pfrr_eis.html. NASA’s ROD will be made available, once issued, on the same Web site as above and by request to the contact provided above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Bundick, Manager, Poker Flat Research Range EIS, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Mailstop: 250.W, Wallops Island, Virginia 23337; telephone: 757–824–2319; fax: 757– 824–1819; electronic mail: Joshua.A.Bundick@nasa.gov. A toll-free telephone number, 800–521–3415, is also available for persons outside the local calling area. When using the tollfree number, please follow the menu options and enter the ‘‘pound sign (#)’’ followed by extension numbers ‘‘2319.’’ Additional information about NASA’s SRP and UAF’s PFRR may be found on the Internet at http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/ code810 and http:// www.pfrr.alaska.edu, respectively. Information regarding the NEPA process for this proposal and supporting documents (as available) are located at http://sites.wff.nasa.gov/code250/ pfrr_eis.html. Since the late 1960s, NASA, other government agencies, and educational institutions have conducted suborbital rocket launches from the PFRR. While the PFRR is owned and managed by the Geophysical Institute of UAF, the NASA SRP has exclusively funded and managed the support contract with PFRR for more than 25 years. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 3, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-16051]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Application for a Permit To Fire 
More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting 
Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections 
of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
[44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)] (PRA). 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 proposed information collection for 
developing and updating Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 
Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, 
Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires.

DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern 
Standard Time on September 3, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements 
of this notice 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-2013-0018].
     Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 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

    Under Section 313 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 873, any explosives used in underground coal 
mines must be permissible with certain exceptions. The Mine Act also 
provides that, under safeguards prescribed by the Secretary of Labor, a 
mine operator may permit the firing of more than 20 shots and the use 
of nonpermissible explosives in sinking shafts and slopes from the 
surface in rock. Title 30 CFR 75.1321 outlines the procedures by which 
a permit may be issued for the firing of more than 20 boreholes and/or 
the use of nonpermissible blasting units in underground coal mines. In 
those instances in which there is a misfire of explosives, Sec.  
75.1327 requires that a qualified person post each accessible entrance 
to the affected area with a warning to prohibit entry. Section 77.1909-
1 outlines the procedures by which a coal mine operator may apply for a 
permit to use nonpermissible explosives and/or shot-firing units in the 
blasting of rock while sinking shafts or slopes for underground coal 
mines.

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 Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 
Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, 
Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires. MSHA is 
particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the proper

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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 
http://www.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.
    The public may also 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 will be used to issue permits to mine 
operators or slope contractors for the use of nonpermissible explosives 
and/or shot-firing units. MSHA has used 2012 data for the number of 
respondents and responses, as well as the total burden hours and burden 
costs supporting this information collection request.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title: Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/
or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-
firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires.
    OMB Number: 1219-0025.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Total Number of Respondents: 67.
    Frequency: Various.
    Total Number of Responses: 88.
    Total Burden Hours: 74 hours.
    Total Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost Burden: $348.
    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 28, 2013.
George F. Triebsch,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-16051 Filed 7-2-13; 8:45 am]
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