Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part, 36560-36561 [2014-15035]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 36560 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 124 / Friday, June 27, 2014 / Notices Reduce Violent Crimes Against Women on Campus Program (Campus Program). (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Justice sponsoring the collection: Form Number: 1122–0005. U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: The affected public includes the approximately 100 grantees (institutions of higher education) of the Campus Program whose eligibility is determined by statute. Campus Program grants may be used to enhance victim services and develop programs to prevent violent crimes against women on campuses. 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(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total annual hour burden to complete the data collection forms is 200 hours, that is 100 grantees completing a form twice a year with an estimated completion time for the form being one hour. If additional information is required contact: Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE., 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: June 24, 2014. Jerri Murray, Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2014–15130 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–FX–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jun 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 II. Granted Petitions for Modification DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 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 Federal Register Notice notifies the public that MSHA has investigated and issued a final decision on certain mine operator petitions to modify a safety standard. ADDRESSES: Copies of the final decisions are posted on MSHA’s Web site at http://www.msha.gov/indexes/ petition.htm. The public may inspect the petitions and final decisions during normal business hours in MSHA’s Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2349, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All visitors must first stop at the receptionist desk on the 21st Floor to sign-in. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roslyn B. Fontaine, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances at 202–693– 9475 (Voice), fontaine.roslyn@dol.gov (Email), or 202–693–9441 (Telefax), or Barbara Barron at 202–693–9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (Email), or 202–693–9441 (Telefax). [These are not toll-free numbers]. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Introduction Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, a mine operator may petition and the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may modify the application of a mandatory safety standard to that mine if the Secretary determines that: (1) An alternative method exists that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard; or (2) that the application of the standard will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners. MSHA bases the final decision on the petitioner’s statements, any comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. In some instances, MSHA may approve a petition for modification on the condition that the mine operator complies with other requirements noted in the decision. PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On the basis of the findings of MSHA’s investigation, and as designee of the Secretary, MSHA has granted or partially granted the following petitions for modification: • Docket Number: M–2009–049–C. FR Notice: 75 FR 3256 (1/20/2010). Petitioner: INR–WV Operating LLC, 100 Market Street, Suite A, Man, West Virginia 25635. Mine: Saunders Prep Plant, MSHA Mine I.D No. 46–02140, located in Logan County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.214(a) (Refuse piles; general). • Docket Number: M–2012–001–C. FR Notice: 77 FR 14427 (3/9/2012). Petitioner: Wolf Run Mining Company, 99 Edmiston Way, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201. Mine: Imperial Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46–09115, located in Upshur County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1700 (Oil and gas wells). • Docket Number: M–2012–002–C. FR Notice: 77 FR 14427 (3/9/2014). Petitioner: Wolf Run Mining Company, 99 Edmiston Way, Buckhannon, West Virginia 26201. Mine: Sentinel Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46–04168, located in Upshur County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1700 (Oil and gas wells). • Docket Number: M–2013–022–C. FR Notice: 78 FR 35977 (6/14/2013). Petitioner: Paramount Coal Company Virginia, LLC, Three Gateway Center, Suite 1500, 401 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. Mine: Deep Mine 41, MSHA I.D. No. 44–07223, located in Dickenson County, Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1700 (Oil and gas wells). • Docket Number: M–2013–024–C. FR Notice: 78 FR 36599 (6/18/2013). 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). • Docket Number: M–2013–025–C. FR Notice: 78 FR 36599 (6/18/2013). 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 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 124 / Friday, June 27, 2014 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; permissibility requirements). • Docket Number: M–2013–026–C. FR Notice: 78 FR 36600 (6/18/2013). 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(a) (Installation of electric equipment and conductors; permissibility). • Docket Number: M–2013–027–C. FR Notice: 78 FR 36601 (6/18/2013). 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 Monroe County, Ohio. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.1914(a) (Electrical Equipment). • Docket Number: M–2013–035–C. FR Notice: 78 FR 55297 (9/10/2013). Petitioner: Five Star Mining, Inc., 6594 West State Road 56, Petersburg, Indiana 47567. Mine: Prosperity Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 12–02249, located in Pike County, Indiana. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503 (Permissible electric face equipment; maintenance) and 30 CFR 18.35(a)(5)(i) (Portable trailing cables and cords). • Docket Number: M–2013–048–C. FR Notice: 78 FR 69136 (11/18/2013). Petitioner: Pocahontas Coal Company, LLC, 109 Appalachian Drive, Beckley, West Virginia 25801. Mine: Josephine No. 2 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46–07191, located in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101– 1(b) Deluge-type water spray systems). • Docket Number: M–2013–052–C. FR Notice: 78 FR 78391 (12/26/2013). Petitioner: Rosebud Mining Company, P.O. Box 1025, North Cambria, Pennsylvania 15714. Mine: Brush Valley Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–09437, located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503 (Permissible electric face equipment; maintenance) and 30 CFR 18.35(a)(5)(i) (Portable trailing cables and cords). Sheila McConnell, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. [FR Doc. 2014–15035 Filed 6–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jun 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 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 28, 2014. 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: Sheila McConnell, Acting 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: SUMMARY: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36561 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 Number: M–2014–018–C. Petitioner: S & J Coal Mine, Inc., 15 Motter Drive, Pine Grove, Pennsylvania 17963. Mine: Slope #2 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–09963, located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1002(a) (Installation of electric equipment and conductors; permissibility). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the use of nonpermissible electric drags and battery locomotives within 150 feet of pillar workings. The petitioner asserts that the request is due in part to the method of mining used in pitching anthracite mines and the alternative evaluation of the mine air quality for methane on an hourly basis during operation with one of the gas tests results to be recorded in the on-shift examination record. The petitioner states that: (1) Equipment operation will be suspended any time methane concentration at the equipment reaches 0.5 percent either during operation or when found during a pre-shift examination. (2) The equipment will be operated in the working section’s only intake entry (gangway), which is regularly traveled and examined. (3) The use of drags on less than moderate pitching veins (less than 20 degree pitch) is the only practical system of mining in use. (4) Permissible drags are not commercially available, and due in part to their small size, permissible locomotives are not commercially available. (5) As a result of low daily production rates and full timbering support, inrushes of methane due to massive pillar falls are unlikely to occur. E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in 
Whole or in Part

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 Federal Register Notice 
notifies the public that MSHA has investigated and issued a final 
decision on certain mine operator petitions to modify a safety 
standard.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the final decisions are posted on MSHA's Web site 
at http://www.msha.gov/indexes/petition.htm. The public may inspect the 
petitions and final decisions during normal business hours in MSHA's 
Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 
Room 2349, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All visitors must first stop at 
the receptionist desk on the 21st Floor to sign-in.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roslyn B. Fontaine, Office of 
Standards, Regulations and Variances at 202-693-9475 (Voice), 
fontaine.roslyn@dol.gov (Email), or 202-693-9441 (Telefax), or Barbara 
Barron at 202-693-9447 (Voice), barron.barbara@dol.gov (Email), or 202-
693-9441 (Telefax). [These are not toll-free numbers].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Introduction

    Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 
1977, a mine operator may petition and the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) may modify the application of a mandatory safety standard 
to that mine if the Secretary determines that: (1) An alternative 
method exists that will guarantee no less protection for the miners 
affected than that provided by the standard; or (2) that the 
application of the standard will result in a diminution of safety to 
the affected miners.
    MSHA bases the final decision on the petitioner's statements, any 
comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field 
investigation of the conditions at the mine. In some instances, MSHA 
may approve a petition for modification on the condition that the mine 
operator complies with other requirements noted in the decision.

II. Granted Petitions for Modification

    On the basis of the findings of MSHA's investigation, and as 
designee of the Secretary, MSHA has granted or partially granted the 
following petitions for modification:

     Docket Number: M-2009-049-C.
    FR Notice: 75 FR 3256 (1/20/2010).
    Petitioner: INR-WV Operating LLC, 100 Market Street, Suite A, Man, 
West Virginia 25635.
    Mine: Saunders Prep Plant, MSHA Mine I.D No. 46-02140, located in 
Logan County, West Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.214(a) (Refuse piles; general).

     Docket Number: M-2012-001-C.
    FR Notice: 77 FR 14427 (3/9/2012).
    Petitioner: Wolf Run Mining Company, 99 Edmiston Way, Buckhannon, 
West Virginia 26201.
    Mine: Imperial Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46-09115, located in Upshur 
County, West Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1700 (Oil and gas wells).

     Docket Number: M-2012-002-C.
    FR Notice: 77 FR 14427 (3/9/2014).
    Petitioner: Wolf Run Mining Company, 99 Edmiston Way, Buckhannon, 
West Virginia 26201.
    Mine: Sentinel Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46-04168, located in Upshur 
County, West Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1700 (Oil and gas wells).

     Docket Number: M-2013-022-C.
    FR Notice: 78 FR 35977 (6/14/2013).
    Petitioner: Paramount Coal Company Virginia, LLC, Three Gateway 
Center, Suite 1500, 401 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222.
    Mine: Deep Mine 41, MSHA I.D. No. 44-07223, located in Dickenson 
County, Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1700 (Oil and gas wells).

     Docket Number: M-2013-024-C.
    FR Notice: 78 FR 36599 (6/18/2013).
    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).

     Docket Number: M-2013-025-C.
    FR Notice: 78 FR 36599 (6/18/2013).
    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

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power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; 
permissibility requirements).

     Docket Number: M-2013-026-C.
    FR Notice: 78 FR 36600 (6/18/2013).
    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(a) (Installation of electric 
equipment and conductors; permissibility).

     Docket Number: M-2013-027-C.
    FR Notice: 78 FR 36601 (6/18/2013).
    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 Monroe County, Ohio.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 77.1914(a) (Electrical Equipment).

     Docket Number: M-2013-035-C.
    FR Notice: 78 FR 55297 (9/10/2013).
    Petitioner: Five Star Mining, Inc., 6594 West State Road 56, 
Petersburg, Indiana 47567.
    Mine: Prosperity Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 12-02249, located in Pike 
County, Indiana.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503 (Permissible electric face 
equipment; maintenance) and 30 CFR 18.35(a)(5)(i) (Portable trailing 
cables and cords).

     Docket Number: M-2013-048-C.
    FR Notice: 78 FR 69136 (11/18/2013).
    Petitioner: Pocahontas Coal Company, LLC, 109 Appalachian Drive, 
Beckley, West Virginia 25801.
    Mine: Josephine No. 2 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 46-07191, located in 
Raleigh County, West Virginia.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101-1(b) Deluge-type water spray 
systems).

     Docket Number: M-2013-052-C.
    FR Notice: 78 FR 78391 (12/26/2013).
    Petitioner: Rosebud Mining Company, P.O. Box 1025, North Cambria, 
Pennsylvania 15714.
    Mine: Brush Valley Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-09437, located in Indiana 
County, Pennsylvania.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503 (Permissible electric face 
equipment; maintenance) and 30 CFR 18.35(a)(5)(i) (Portable trailing 
cables and cords).

Sheila McConnell,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances.
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