Proposed Information Collection; Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans (Pertains to Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines), 66071-66072 [2013-26127]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2013 / Notices TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES are encouraged and will be accepted for ‘‘sixty days’’ until January 3, 2014. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. If you have comments, especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need additional information, please contact Mr. Tracy Toulou, Director, Office of Tribal Justice, Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Room 2310, Washington, DC 20530. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Comments should address one or more of the following four points: —Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; —Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; —Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and —Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: New collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Request for Accelerated Authority to Exercise Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: No form number. Component: Office of Tribal Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Tribal governments. Other: None. Abstract: The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013) was signed into law on March 7, 2013. Section 904 of VAWA 2013 recognizes the inherent power of ‘‘participating tribes’’ to exercise special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction over certain defendants, regardless of their Indian or non-Indian status, who commit acts of domestic violence or VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Nov 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 dating violence or violate certain protection orders in Indian country. Section 904 also specifies the rights that a participating tribe must provide to defendants in special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction cases. Section 908(b)(1) provides that tribes generally cannot exercise the special jurisdiction until March 7, 2015, but Section 908(b)(2) establishes a pilot project that authorizes the Attorney General, in the exercise of his discretion, to grant a tribe’s request to be designed as a ‘‘participating tribe’’ on an accelerated basis and to commence exercising the special jurisdiction on a date (prior to March 7, 2015) set by the Attorney General, after coordinating with the Secretary of the Interior, consulting with affected tribes, and concluding that the tribe’s criminal justice system has adequate safeguards in place to protect defendants’ rights, consistent with Section 204 of the Indian Civil Rights Act, as amended, 25 U.S.C. 1304. The Department of Justice has published a notice seeking comments on procedures for an Indian tribe to request designation as a ‘‘participating tribe’’ on an accelerated basis), and for the Attorney General to act on such requests, 78 FR 35961 (June 14, 2013). Pursuant to the notice, the Attorney General has delegated to the Associate Attorney General the authority to decide whether to grant the request of a tribe to be designated as a ‘‘participating tribe’’ prior to March 7, 2015. The purpose of the collection is to provide information from the requesting tribe sufficient for the Associate Attorney General to make that decision. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: Fewer than 40 respondents; average of 16 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 640 annual total burden hours associated with this collection. The Department of Justice anticipates responses from between 5 and 40 Tribes. The information collection will require Indian tribes seeking accelerated exercise of special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction to provide certain information relating to the tribe’s criminal justice system and safeguards for victims’ and defendants’ rights. If additional information is required, contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, Policy and Planning Staff, Justice Management Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., Room 1407B, Washington, DC 20530. PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66071 Dated: October 29, 2013. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2013–26239 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–A5–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0019] Proposed Information Collection; Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans (Pertains to Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines) 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). 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 the information collection for Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on January 3, 2014. 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– 2013–0031]. • Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk on the 21st floor. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila McConnell, Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 66072 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2013 / Notices McConnell.Sheila.A@dol.gov (email); 202–693–9440 (voice); or 202–693–9441 (facsimile). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. Title 30 CFR 77.1900 requires underground coal mine operators to submit for approval a plan that will provide for the safety of workmen in each slope or shaft that is commenced or extended from the surface to the underground coal mine. Each slope or shaft sinking operation is unique in that each operator uses different methods and equipment and encounters different geological strata which make it impossible for a single set of regulations to ensure the safety of the miners under all circumstances. This makes an individual slope or shaft sinking plan necessary. The plan must be consistent with prudent engineering design. Plans include the name and location of the mine; name and address of the mine operator; a description of the construction work and methods to be used in construction of the slope or shaft, and whether all or part of the work will be performed by a contractor; the elevation, depth and dimensions of the slope or shaft; the location and elevation of the coalbed; the general characteristics of the strata through which the slope or shaft will be developed; the type of equipment which the operator proposes to use; the system of ventilation to be used; and safeguards for the prevention of caving during excavation. II. Desired Focus of Comments 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; • 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:07 Nov 01, 2013 Jkt 232001 other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This information collection request is available on MSHA’s Web site listed in order of OMB number at http:// www.msha.gov/regs/fedreg/ informationcollection/ informationcollection.asp. The information collection request 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 by signing in at the receptionist’s desk on the 21st floor. 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 This request for collection of information contains provisions for the Extension of the Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900. MSHA does not intend to publish the results from this information collection and is not seeking approval to not display the expiration date for the OMB approval of this information collection. There are no certification exceptions identified and this information collection and the collection of this information does not employ statistical methods. Type of Review: Extension Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration Title: Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans OMB Number: 1219–0019 Affected Public: Business of other forprofit Total Number of Respondents: 31 Frequency: On occasion Total Number of Responses: 68 Total Burden Hours: 1,360 hours Total Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost Burden: $51 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. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: October 29th, 2013. George F. Triebsch, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–26127 Filed 11–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043] ¨ ¨ TUV SUD America, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: ¨ SUMMARY: This notice announces TUV ¨ SUD America, Inc.’s application containing a request for renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7. DATES: Submit comments, information, and documents in response to this notice, or requests for an extension of time to make a submission, on or before November 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods: 1. Electronically: Submit comments and attachments electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for making electronic submissions. 2. Facsimile: If submissions, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, commenters may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. 3. Regular or express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) service: Submit a copy of comments and any attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2007–0043, Technical Data Center, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N–2625, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2350 (TDY number: (877) 889–5627). Note that security procedures may result in significant delays in receiving comments and other written materials by regular mail. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures concerning delivery of materials by express delivery, hand delivery, or messenger service. The hours of operation for the OSHA Docket Office are 8:15 a.m.–4:45 p.m., e.t. 4. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the OSHA docket number (OSHA–2007–0043). OSHA will place all submissions, E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0019]


Proposed Information Collection; Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans 
(Pertains to Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines)

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). 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 the information collection for Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 
77.1900.

DATES: All comments must be postmarked or received by midnight Eastern 
Standard Time on January 3, 2014.

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-2013-0031].
     Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, 
Arlington, VA 22209-3939. Sign in at the receptionist's desk on the 
21st floor.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila McConnell, Deputy Director, 
Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at

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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.
    Title 30 CFR 77.1900 requires underground coal mine operators to 
submit for approval a plan that will provide for the safety of workmen 
in each slope or shaft that is commenced or extended from the surface 
to the underground coal mine. Each slope or shaft sinking operation is 
unique in that each operator uses different methods and equipment and 
encounters different geological strata which make it impossible for a 
single set of regulations to ensure the safety of the miners under all 
circumstances. This makes an individual slope or shaft sinking plan 
necessary. The plan must be consistent with prudent engineering design. 
Plans include the name and location of the mine; name and address of 
the mine operator; a description of the construction work and methods 
to be used in construction of the slope or shaft, and whether all or 
part of the work will be performed by a contractor; the elevation, 
depth and dimensions of the slope or shaft; the location and elevation 
of the coalbed; the general characteristics of the strata through which 
the slope or shaft will be developed; the type of equipment which the 
operator proposes to use; the system of ventilation to be used; and 
safeguards for the prevention of caving during excavation.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    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;
     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.
    This information collection request is available on MSHA's Web site 
listed in order of OMB number at http://www.msha.gov/regs/fedreg/informationcollection/informationcollection.asp. The information 
collection request 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 by signing in at the receptionist's 
desk on the 21st floor.
    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

    This request for collection of information contains provisions for 
the Extension of the Information Collection Request Submitted for 
Public Comment and Recommendations; Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 
CFR 77.1900.
    MSHA does not intend to publish the results from this information 
collection and is not seeking approval to not display the expiration 
date for the OMB approval of this information collection.
    There are no certification exceptions identified and this 
information collection and the collection of this information does not 
employ statistical methods.
    Type of Review: Extension
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration
    Title: Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans
    OMB Number: 1219-0019
    Affected Public: Business of other for-profit
    Total Number of Respondents: 31
    Frequency: On occasion
    Total Number of Responses: 68
    Total Burden Hours: 1,360 hours
    Total Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost Burden: $51
    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: October 29th, 2013.
George F. Triebsch,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-26127 Filed 11-1-13; 8:45 am]
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