Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, 10163-10164 [2015-03835]

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The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: • 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. Agency: DOL–WHD. Title of Collection: Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, As Amended. OMB Control Number: 1235–0003. Affected Public: Individuals or Households; State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits, farms, and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,182,916. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 82,371,724. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 9,313,502 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $184,932,912. Dated: February 18, 2015. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–03568 Filed 2–23–15; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4510–27–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 Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 30 CFR part 44, govern the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 10164 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 37 / Wednesday, February 25, 2015 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before March 27, 2015. 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: 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Feb 24, 2015 Jkt 235001 II. Petitions for Modification Docket Numbers: M–2015–001–C and M–2015–002–C. Petitioner: Sunrise Coal LLC, 12661 North Agricare Road, Oaktown, Indiana 47561. Mines: Oaktown Fuels No. 1 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 12–02394, and Oaktown Fuels No. 2, MSHA I.D. No. 12–02418, both located in Knox County, Indiana. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503 (Permissible electric face equipment; maintenance), 30 CFR 18.35(a)(5) (Portable (trailing) cables and cords). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to increase the maximum length of trailing cables supplying power to permissible pumps in the mines. The petitioner states that: (1) These petitions will apply only to trailing cables supplying three-phase, 480-volt power for permissible pumps. (2) The maximum length of the trailing cables for a 480-volt permissible pump will be 4000 feet. (3) The permissible pump will be no greater than 6.2 horsepower. (4) The 480-volt power for permissible pump trailing cables exceeding 500 feet will not be smaller than No. 6 AWG. (5) All circuit breakers used to protect No. 6 AWG trailing cables exceeding 500 feet in length will have an instantaneous trip unit calibrated to trip at 60 amperes. These circuit breakers will be in the cable coupler and the cable coupler will have permanent, legible labels. Each label will identify the cable coupler as being suitable for protecting No. 6 AWG cables. This label will be maintained legible. (6) Replacement circuit breakers used to protect No. 6 AWG trailing cables exceeding 500 feet in length will be calibrated to trip at 60 amperes. (7) All circuit breakers used to protect the No. 2 AWG trailing cables exceeding 500 feet in length will have instantaneous trip units calibrated to trip at 150 amperes. These circuit breakers will be in the cable coupler and the cable coupler will have permanent, legible labels. Each label will identify the cable coupler as being suitable for protecting No. 2 AWG cables. The labels will be maintained legible. (8) Replacement circuit breakers used to protect No. 2 AWG trailing cables exceeding 500 feet in length will be calibrated to trip at 150 amperes. (9) The petitioner’s alternative method will not be implemented until all miners who have been designated to examine and verify the short-circuit settings and proper procedures for examining trailing cables for defects and damage have received training. PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (10) Within 60 days after these petitions are granted, the petitioner will submit proposed revisions for their approved 30 CFR part 48 training plans to the District Manager for the area in which the mine is located. The training will include the following: (a) Mining methods and operating procedures for protecting the trailing cables against damage. (b) Proper procedures for examining the trailing cables to ensure safe operating condition. (c) The hazards of setting the instantaneous circuit breakers too high to adequately protect the trailing cables. (d) How to verify that the circuit interrupting device(s) protecting the trailing cable(s) are properly set and maintained. The petitioner further states that procedures specified in 30 CFR 48.3 for proposed revisions to approved training plans will apply. The petitioner asserts that the alternative method will guarantee no less than the same measure of protection for all miners than that of the existing standard. Dated: February 19, 2015. Sheila McConnell, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2015–03835 Filed 2–24–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub., L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation announces the following meeting: Name: Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure (25150). 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 37 (Wednesday, February 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10163-10164]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-03835]


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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 Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations, 30 CFR part 44, 
govern the

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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.

DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the Office of 
Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before March 27, 2015.

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 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-2015-001-C and M-2015-002-C.
    Petitioner: Sunrise Coal LLC, 12661 North Agricare Road, Oaktown, 
Indiana 47561.
    Mines: Oaktown Fuels No. 1 Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 12-02394, and 
Oaktown Fuels No. 2, MSHA I.D. No. 12-02418, both located in Knox 
County, Indiana.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503 (Permissible electric face 
equipment; maintenance), 30 CFR 18.35(a)(5) (Portable (trailing) cables 
and cords).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to increase the maximum length of trailing cables 
supplying power to permissible pumps in the mines. The petitioner 
states that:
    (1) These petitions will apply only to trailing cables supplying 
three-phase, 480-volt power for permissible pumps.
    (2) The maximum length of the trailing cables for a 480-volt 
permissible pump will be 4000 feet.
    (3) The permissible pump will be no greater than 6.2 horsepower.
    (4) The 480-volt power for permissible pump trailing cables 
exceeding 500 feet will not be smaller than No. 6 AWG.
    (5) All circuit breakers used to protect No. 6 AWG trailing cables 
exceeding 500 feet in length will have an instantaneous trip unit 
calibrated to trip at 60 amperes. These circuit breakers will be in the 
cable coupler and the cable coupler will have permanent, legible 
labels. Each label will identify the cable coupler as being suitable 
for protecting No. 6 AWG cables. This label will be maintained legible.
    (6) Replacement circuit breakers used to protect No. 6 AWG trailing 
cables exceeding 500 feet in length will be calibrated to trip at 60 
amperes.
    (7) All circuit breakers used to protect the No. 2 AWG trailing 
cables exceeding 500 feet in length will have instantaneous trip units 
calibrated to trip at 150 amperes. These circuit breakers will be in 
the cable coupler and the cable coupler will have permanent, legible 
labels. Each label will identify the cable coupler as being suitable 
for protecting No. 2 AWG cables. The labels will be maintained legible.
    (8) Replacement circuit breakers used to protect No. 2 AWG trailing 
cables exceeding 500 feet in length will be calibrated to trip at 150 
amperes.
    (9) The petitioner's alternative method will not be implemented 
until all miners who have been designated to examine and verify the 
short-circuit settings and proper procedures for examining trailing 
cables for defects and damage have received training.
    (10) Within 60 days after these petitions are granted, the 
petitioner will submit proposed revisions for their approved 30 CFR 
part 48 training plans to the District Manager for the area in which 
the mine is located. The training will include the following:
    (a) Mining methods and operating procedures for protecting the 
trailing cables against damage.
    (b) Proper procedures for examining the trailing cables to ensure 
safe operating condition.
    (c) The hazards of setting the instantaneous circuit breakers too 
high to adequately protect the trailing cables.
    (d) How to verify that the circuit interrupting device(s) 
protecting the trailing cable(s) are properly set and maintained.
    The petitioner further states that procedures specified in 30 CFR 
48.3 for proposed revisions to approved training plans will apply.
    The petitioner asserts that the alternative method will guarantee 
no less than the same measure of protection for all miners than that of 
the existing standard.

    Dated: February 19, 2015.
Sheila McConnell,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
[FR Doc. 2015-03835 Filed 2-24-15; 8:45 am]
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