Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Blasting and the Use of Explosives, 51844-51845 [2015-21115]

Download as PDF 51844 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 165 / Wednesday, August 26, 2015 / Notices Submit written comments to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before October 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Cindy Le, Office of Unemployment Insurance, Room S–4524, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number: 202–693–2829 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1–877– 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). Email: le.cindy@ dol.gov. To obtain a copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR), please contact the person listed above. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Public Law 97–362, Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1982, amended the Unemployment Compensation for ExSevicemembers (UCX) law (5 U.S.C. 8509), and Public Law 96–499, Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, amended the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) law (5 U.S.C. 8501, et. seq.) requiring each Federal employing agency to pay the costs of regular and extended UCFE/UCX benefits paid to its employees by the State Workforce Agencies (SWAs). The ETA 191 report submitted quarterly by each SWA shows the amount of benefits that should be charged to each Federal employing agency. The Office of Unemployment Insurance uses this information to aggregate the SWA quarterly charges and submit one official bill to each Federal agency being charged. Federal agencies then reimburse the Federal Employees Compensation Account maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Review Focus 14:29 Aug 25, 2015 III. Current Actions Type of Review: Extension without changes. Title: Statement of Expenditures and Financial Adjustments of Federal Funds for Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees and ExServicemembers, ETA 191. OMB Number: 1205–0162. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies. Estimated Total Annual Respondents: 53. Annual Frequency: Quarterly. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 212. Average Time per Response: 6 Hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,272 Hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: There is no cost to respondents. We will summarize and/or included in the request for OMB approval of the ICR, the comments received in response to this comment request; they will also become a matter of public record. Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2015–21123 Filed 8–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P Jkt 235001 including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201508-1218-001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129, TTY 202– 693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_ PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129, TTY 202–693–8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Blasting and the Use of Explosives Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Blasting and the Use of Explosives,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before September 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for the Blasting and the Use of Explosives Standard information collection requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 1926, subpart U. The Standard specifies the following information collection requirements for an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) covered employer subject to the Standard: (1) Maintain an inventory and use record of all explosives, in use and not in use; (2) notify appropriate authorities in the event of any loss, theft, or unauthorized entry into a magazine; (3) display adequate signs warning against the use of mobile radio transmitters on all roads within 1,000 feet of blasting operations; (4) certify and maintain a record of alternative provisions made adequately to prevent any premature firing of electric blasting caps; (5) notify operators and/or owners of overhead power lines, communication lines, utility lines, or other services and structures when blasting operations will take place in proximity to those lines, services, or SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ACTION: The Department is particularly interested in comments which: • 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 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 submissions of responses. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 165 / Wednesday, August 26, 2015 / Notices structures; (5) notify the hoist operator prior to transporting explosives or blasting agents in a shaft conveyance; (6) perform a weekly electrical system inspection on any truck used to transport explosives underground and maintain the most recent inspection certification that includes the inspection date, a serial number or other identifier of the truck inspected, and the signature of the person who performed the inspection; (7) post a code of blasting agents at one or more conspicuous places at the operation; and (8) place danger signs warning of blasting agents at suitable locations. A blaster must also (1) maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of explosives, blasting agents, and blasting supplies used in a blast and (2) maintain an accurate running inventory of all explosives and blasting agents stored on the operation. OSH Act sections 2(b)(9), (6), and 8(c) authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 651(b)(9), 655, and 657(c). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection under Control Number 1218–0217. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2015. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2015 (80 FR 33295). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:29 Aug 25, 2015 Jkt 235001 1218–0217. 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–OSHA. Title of Collection: Blasting and the Use of Explosives. OMB Control Number: 1218–0217. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 201. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 818. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,666 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: August 20, 2015. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–21115 Filed 8–25–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the ACVETEO. The ACVETEO will discuss the VETS core programs and services regarding efforts that assist veterans seeking employment and raise employer awareness as to the advantages of hiring veterans. There will be an opportunity for individuals or organizations to address the committee. Any individual or organization that wishes to do so SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51845 should contact Mr. Gregory Green at 202–693–4734. Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Friday, September 25, 2015 by contacting Mr. Gregory Green at 202–693–4734. Requests made after this date will be reviewed, but availability of the requested accommodations cannot be guaranteed. The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This Notice also describes the functions of the ACVETEO. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public. Date and Time: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 4:00 p.m. (EST). The meeting will take place at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, C–5310 Room 1B. Members of the public are encouraged to arrive early to allow for security clearance into the Frances Perkins Building. Security Instructions: Meeting participants should use the visitors’ entrance to access the Frances Perkins Building, one block north of Constitution Avenue at 3rd and C Streets NW. For security purposes meeting participants must: 1. Present a valid photo ID to receive a visitor badge. 2. Know the name of the event being attended: the meeting event is the Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO). 3. Visitor badges are issued by the security officer at the Visitor Entrance located at 3rd and C Streets NW. When receiving a visitor badge, the security officer will retain the visitor’s photo ID until the visitor badge is returned to the security desk. 4. Laptops and other electronic devices may be inspected and logged for identification purposes. 5. Due to limited parking options, Metro’s Judiciary Square station is the easiest way to access the Frances Perkins Building. Notice of Intent to Attend the Meeting: All meeting participants are being asked to submit a notice of intent to attend by Friday, September 18, 2015, via email to Mr. Gregory Green at green.gregory.b@ dol.gov, subject line ‘‘September 2015 ACVETEO Meeting.’’ ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 165 (Wednesday, August 26, 2015)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Blasting and the Use of Explosives

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) titled, ``Blasting and the Use of 
Explosives,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and approval for continued use, without change, in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. Public 
comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before September 25, 2015.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201508-1218-001 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are 
not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
OSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance 
Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email 
at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
the Blasting and the Use of Explosives Standard information collection 
requirements codified in regulations 29 CFR 1926, subpart U. The 
Standard specifies the following information collection requirements 
for an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) covered employer 
subject to the Standard: (1) Maintain an inventory and use record of 
all explosives, in use and not in use; (2) notify appropriate 
authorities in the event of any loss, theft, or unauthorized entry into 
a magazine; (3) display adequate signs warning against the use of 
mobile radio transmitters on all roads within 1,000 feet of blasting 
operations; (4) certify and maintain a record of alternative provisions 
made adequately to prevent any premature firing of electric blasting 
caps; (5) notify operators and/or owners of overhead power lines, 
communication lines, utility lines, or other services and structures 
when blasting operations will take place in proximity to those lines, 
services, or

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structures; (5) notify the hoist operator prior to transporting 
explosives or blasting agents in a shaft conveyance; (6) perform a 
weekly electrical system inspection on any truck used to transport 
explosives underground and maintain the most recent inspection 
certification that includes the inspection date, a serial number or 
other identifier of the truck inspected, and the signature of the 
person who performed the inspection; (7) post a code of blasting agents 
at one or more conspicuous places at the operation; and (8) place 
danger signs warning of blasting agents at suitable locations. A 
blaster must also (1) maintain an accurate and up-to-date record of 
explosives, blasting agents, and blasting supplies used in a blast and 
(2) maintain an accurate running inventory of all explosives and 
blasting agents stored on the operation. OSH Act sections 2(b)(9), (6), 
and 8(c) authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 
651(b)(9), 655, and 657(c).
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
under Control Number 1218-0217.
    OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) 
years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is 
scheduled to expire on August 31, 2015. The DOL seeks to extend PRA 
authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, 
without any change to existing requirements. The DOL notes that 
existing information collection requirements submitted to the OMB 
receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. For 
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2015 (80 FR 
33295).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0217. 
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-OSHA.
    Title of Collection: Blasting and the Use of Explosives.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0217.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 201.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 818.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 1,666 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

     Dated: August 20, 2015.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-21115 Filed 8-25-15; 8:45 am]
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