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The workers’ firm does not produce an article as required for certification under Section 222 of the Trade Act of 1974. 85,539, American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah. 85,555, Artic Timber, Inc., Cosmopolis, Washington. 85,577, British Airways, PLC, Jamaica, New York. Determinations Terminating Investigations of Petitions for Worker Adjustment Assistance After notice of the petitions was published in the Federal Register and on the Department’s Web site, as required by Section 221 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2271), the Department initiated investigations of these petitions. The following determinations terminating investigations were issued in cases where these petitions were not filed in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 90.11. Every petition filed by workers must be signed by at least three individuals of the petitioning worker group. Petitioners separated more than one year prior to the date of the petition cannot be covered under a certification of a petition under Section 223(b), and therefore, may not be part of a petitioning worker group. For one or more of these reasons, these petitions were deemed invalid. 85,590, Echelon Furniture, Gas City, Indiana. I hereby certify that the aforementioned determinations were issued during the period of October 20, 2014 through October 24, 2014. These determinations are available on the Department’s Web site www.tradeact/taa/ taa_search_form.cfm under the searchable listing of determinations or by calling the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance toll free at 888–365–6822. Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of October 2014. Michael W. Jaffe, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2014–27493 Filed 11–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 December 22, 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 E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 224 / Thursday, November 20, 2014 / Notices rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Numbers: M–2014–035–C and M–2014–036–C. Petitioner: Sunrise Coal LLC, 12661 Agricare Road, Oaktown, Indiana 47561. Mines: Oaktown Fuels Mine No. 1, MSHA I.D. No. 12–02394, and Oaktown Fuels Mine No. 2, MSHA I.D. No. 12– 02418, both located in Knox County, Indiana. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101– 1(b) (Deluge-type water spray systems). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit weekly examinations and functional testing of the deluge-type water fire suppression systems to be conducted in lieu of providing blow-off dust covers. The petitioner proposes to conduct weekly examinations and functional tests of the deluge system to provide an improvement in safety and to ensure that the spray nozzles do not become plugged. The petitioner states that replacing the dust caps creates an unnecessary hazard by exposing miners to the risk of a slip/fall type accident. The petitioner further states that: (1) A person trained in the testing procedures specific to the deluge-type water spray system utilized at each belt drive will, once every seven 7 days: (a) Conduct a visual examination of each of the deluge-type water spray fire suppression systems. (b) Conduct a functional test of the deluge-type water spray fire suppression systems by actuating the system and observing its performance. (c) Record the results of the examination and functional test in a book maintained on the surface, made available to authorized representatives of the Secretary and retained at the mine for one year. (2) Any malfunction or clogged nozzle detected as a result of the weekly examination or functional test will be corrected immediately. (3) The procedure used to perform the functional test will be posted at or near VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:37 Nov 19, 2014 Jkt 235001 each belt drive that utilizes a delugetype water spray fire suppression system. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure or protection afforded by the existing standard. Docket Number: M–2014–019–M. Petitioner: J.S. Redpath Corporation, 1410 Greg Street Suite 404, Sparks, Nevada 89431. Mine: Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC, Pogo Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 50– 01642, 49 Mile Shaw Creek Road, Delta Junction, Alaska 99737, located in Southeast Fairbanks County, Alaska. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.14207 (Parking procedures for unattended equipment). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to eliminate the use of park brakes on light vehicle fleets during the coldest months of the year for only the surface areas of the Pogo Mine Site. The petitioner states that: (1) The coldest of months of the year in Southeast Fairbanks County, Alaska are between October 15th and April 1st. (2) The fleet vehicles are currently Ford F series 4X4 pickup trucks and one 4X4 Ford passenger van. All of the vehicles are equipped with automatic transmissions. (3) This modification request is only for these types of vehicles with external cable and park brake assemblies. (4) The alternate method of securing these light vehicles will be the use of a parking ditch, or a parking rack. When the vehicles are parked on the surface during the cold months the two front tires or two back tires of the vehicle will be put into a parking ditch 5 to 6 inches deep, or driven into the parking rack. The parking racks are constructed of 4inch steel angle iron. Along with the parking ditch or rack the vehicles will be secured with chock blocks on both sides of an opposite axle tire. (5) The vehicles are used both underground and on the surface. When the vehicles are used in the wet underground environment and then driven to the surface, the extreme cold temperatures immediately cause the park brake components to freeze. Temperatures at the mine often exceed -50 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time. Setting the park brakes will damage the brakes and will often lock the tires in place. (6) The vehicles are driven in and out of the mine many times in a 24-hour period. They are used to haul men, equipment, tools and supplies. The vehicles are an extremely important part PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 69135 of the mine’s day to day operations. The vehicles are maintained in a safe and reliable condition and are inspected prior to each shift use. (7) The parking racks will be constructed in approximate 20 foot width. The bottom side of the parking rack will have some form of metal teeth to create friction between the rack and ground to keep it from sliding on a frozen surface. 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. Dated: November 14, 2014. Sheila McConnell, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances. [FR Doc. 2014–27514 Filed 11–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice (14–120)] Performance Review Board, Senior Executive Service (SES) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of Membership of SES Performance Review Board. AGENCY: The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, Public Law 95–454 (Section 405) requires that appointments of individual members to the Performance Review Board (PRB) be published in the Federal Register. The performance review function for the SES in NASA is being performed by the NASA PRB. 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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.

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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 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 December 22, 2014.

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: 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: 

 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

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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 Numbers: M-2014-035-C and M-2014-036-C.
    Petitioner: Sunrise Coal LLC, 12661 Agricare Road, Oaktown, Indiana 
47561.
    Mines: Oaktown Fuels Mine No. 1, MSHA I.D. No. 12-02394, and 
Oaktown Fuels Mine No. 2, MSHA I.D. No. 12-02418, both located in Knox 
County, Indiana.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.1101-1(b) (Deluge-type water spray 
systems).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit weekly examinations and functional testing 
of the deluge-type water fire suppression systems to be conducted in 
lieu of providing blow-off dust covers. The petitioner proposes to 
conduct weekly examinations and functional tests of the deluge system 
to provide an improvement in safety and to ensure that the spray 
nozzles do not become plugged. The petitioner states that replacing the 
dust caps creates an unnecessary hazard by exposing miners to the risk 
of a slip/fall type accident. The petitioner further states that:
    (1) A person trained in the testing procedures specific to the 
deluge-type water spray system utilized at each belt drive will, once 
every seven 7 days:
    (a) Conduct a visual examination of each of the deluge-type water 
spray fire suppression systems.
    (b) Conduct a functional test of the deluge-type water spray fire 
suppression systems by actuating the system and observing its 
performance.
    (c) Record the results of the examination and functional test in a 
book maintained on the surface, made available to authorized 
representatives of the Secretary and retained at the mine for one year.
    (2) Any malfunction or clogged nozzle detected as a result of the 
weekly examination or functional test will be corrected immediately.
    (3) The procedure used to perform the functional test will be 
posted at or near each belt drive that utilizes a deluge-type water 
spray fire suppression system.
    The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at 
all times guarantee no less than the same measure or protection 
afforded by the existing standard.

    Docket Number: M-2014-019-M.
    Petitioner: J.S. Redpath Corporation, 1410 Greg Street Suite 404, 
Sparks, Nevada 89431.
    Mine: Sumitomo Metal Mining Pogo LLC, Pogo Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 50-
01642, 49 Mile Shaw Creek Road, Delta Junction, Alaska 99737, located 
in Southeast Fairbanks County, Alaska.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.14207 (Parking procedures for 
unattended equipment).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to eliminate the use of park brakes on light vehicle 
fleets during the coldest months of the year for only the surface areas 
of the Pogo Mine Site. The petitioner states that:
    (1) The coldest of months of the year in Southeast Fairbanks 
County, Alaska are between October 15th and April 1st.
    (2) The fleet vehicles are currently Ford F series 4X4 pickup 
trucks and one 4X4 Ford passenger van. All of the vehicles are equipped 
with automatic transmissions.
    (3) This modification request is only for these types of vehicles 
with external cable and park brake assemblies.
    (4) The alternate method of securing these light vehicles will be 
the use of a parking ditch, or a parking rack. When the vehicles are 
parked on the surface during the cold months the two front tires or two 
back tires of the vehicle will be put into a parking ditch 5 to 6 
inches deep, or driven into the parking rack. The parking racks are 
constructed of 4-inch steel angle iron. Along with the parking ditch or 
rack the vehicles will be secured with chock blocks on both sides of an 
opposite axle tire.
    (5) The vehicles are used both underground and on the surface. When 
the vehicles are used in the wet underground environment and then 
driven to the surface, the extreme cold temperatures immediately cause 
the park brake components to freeze. Temperatures at the mine often 
exceed -50 degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods of time. Setting the 
park brakes will damage the brakes and will often lock the tires in 
place.
    (6) The vehicles are driven in and out of the mine many times in a 
24-hour period. They are used to haul men, equipment, tools and 
supplies. The vehicles are an extremely important part of the mine's 
day to day operations. The vehicles are maintained in a safe and 
reliable condition and are inspected prior to each shift use.
    (7) The parking racks will be constructed in approximate 20 foot 
width. The bottom side of the parking rack will have some form of metal 
teeth to create friction between the rack and ground to keep it from 
sliding on a frozen surface.
    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.

    Dated: November 14, 2014.
Sheila McConnell,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances.
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