Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Gamma Radiation Surveys, 57400-57401 [2015-24074]

Download as PDF 57400 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 184 / Wednesday, September 23, 2015 / Notices the commenter against providing any information in the submission that should not be publicly disclosed. Full comments, including personal information provided, will be made available on http://www.regulations.gov and http://www.reginfo.gov. The public may also examine publicly available documents at USDOL-Mine Safety and Health Administration, 201 12th South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk in Suite 4E401 on the 4th floor via the East elevator. 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 Pattern of Violations. MSHA has updated the data with respect to the number of respondents, responses, burden hours, and burden costs supporting this information collection request. Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0150. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 100. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 100. Annual Burden Hours: 13,600 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $10,000. 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. Sheila McConnell, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–24073 Filed 9–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [OMB Control No. 1219–0039] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Gamma Radiation Surveys Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Sep 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 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 on the information collection for Gamma Radiation Surveys. DATES: All comments must be received on or before November 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of this notice may be sent by any of the methods listed below. • Federal E-RulemakingPortal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments for docket number MSHA–2015–0033. • Regular Mail: Send comments to USDOL–MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. • Hand Delivery: USDOL-Mine Safety and Health Administration, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk on the 4th floor via the East elevator. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila McConnell, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at MSHA.information.collections@dol.gov (email); 202–693–9440 (voice); or 202– 693–9441 (facsimile). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Gamma radiation occurs where radioactive materials are present. It has been associated with lung cancer and other debilitating occupational diseases. Natural sources include rocks, soils, and ground water. Gamma radiation hazards may be found near radiation sources at surface operations using X-ray machines, weightometers, nuclear and diffraction units. Nuclear gauges mounted outside tanks, pipes, bins, hoppers or other types of vessels; gamma rays are used to sense the level and density of liquids, slurries or solids. Gamma rays penetrate the body and can kill or damage cells in their path that can affect many of the body’s organs. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The adverse health effects from exposure to gamma radiation can vary depending upon the type of cell affected and the extent of damage. Under Section 103(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is required to ‘‘* * * issue regulations requiring operators to maintain accurate records of employee exposures to potentially toxic materials or harmful physical agents which are required to be monitored or measured under any applicable mandatory health or safety standard promulgated under this Act.’’ In addition, 30 CFR 57.5047(a) requires that gamma radiation surveys be conducted annually in all underground mines where radioactive ores are mined. 30 CFR 57.5047(c) requires that gamma radiation dosimeters be provided for all persons exposed to average gamma radiation measurements in excess of 2.0 milliroentgens per hour in the working place. This paragraph also requires the operator keep records of cumulative individual gamma radiation exposures. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Gamma Radiation Surveys. 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 MSHA’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Suggest methods to 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. The information collection request will be available on http:// www.regulations.gov. MSHA cautions the commenter against providing any information in the submission that should not be publicly disclosed. Full comments, including personal information provided, will be made available on www.regulations.gov and www.reginfo.gov. The public may also examine publicly available documents at USDOL-Mine Safety and Health Administration, 201 E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 184 / Wednesday, September 23, 2015 / Notices 12th South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk on the 4th floor via the East elevator. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section of this notice. Challenge Corporation, and the Republic of Benin. Representatives of the United States Government and Benin executed the Compact documents on September 9, 2015. The complete text of the Compact has been posted at https://assets.mcc.gov/documents/ compact-benin-power.pdf. III. Current Actions Dated: September 18, 2015. Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong, Vice President and General Counsel, Millennium Challenge Corporation. This request for collection of information contains provisions for Gamma Radiation Surveys. MSHA has updated the data with respect to the number of respondents, responses, burden hours, and burden costs supporting this information collection request. Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0039. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 3. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 3. Annual Burden Hours: 6 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $0. 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. Sheila McConnell, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–24074 Filed 9–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION [MCC FR 15–02] Notice of Entering Into a Compact With the Republic of Benin Millennium Challenge Corporation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 610(b)(2) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003 (22 U.S.C. 7701–7718) as amended (the Act), and the heading ‘‘Millennium Challenge Corporation’’ of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2015, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is publishing a summary of the Millennium Challenge Compact between the United States of America, acting through the Millennium mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 Sep 22, 2015 Jkt 235001 Summary of Millennium Challenge Compact With the Republic of Benin Explanation of the Millennium Challenge Compact With Benin (Compact) The Millennium Challenge Corporation (‘‘MCC’’) has entered into a five-year, $375 million compact with the Republic of Benin aimed at reducing poverty and accelerating economic growth (the ‘‘Compact’’). The Compact identifies a program that the MCC will fund consisting of the following four projects: (a) The Policy Reform and Institutional Strengthening Project will support key reforms needed to ensure the sustainability of Benin’s electric power sector, including professional regulation, stronger utility operations, and private sector participation in power generation; (b) the Electricity Generation Project will increase Benin’s domestic generation capacity by up to 78 megawatts while decreasing the country’s dependence on unreliable external energy sources through investments in a combination of solar, thermal, and hydroelectric power sources; (c) the Electricity Distribution Project will improve the nationwide grid by building a modern distribution dispatch and control center, as well as the grid in Cotonou, Benin’s largest city and load center and selected regional networks as a complement to the solar investments; and (d) the Off-Grid Electricity Access Project will support policy and institutional reforms as well as infrastructure financing for off-grid electricity. The Compact articulates the terms and conditions, responsibilities, and obligations of each of the United States, acting through MCC, and Benin, acting through its government. MCC will oversee the implementation of the Compact on behalf of the United States. MCA-Benin II, a legal entity to be established by the Government of Benin (GoB), will manage the implementation of the Compact, while the GoB retains ultimate overall responsibility. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 57401 Background Information on Negotiations In December 2011, MCC’s Board of Directors selected Benin as eligible for second Compact assistance. Benin was also deemed eligible for Compact assistance in fiscal years 2013 and 2015. MCC notified Congress pursuant to Section 610(a) of the Millennium Challenge Act of 2003, as amended (Act) on April 9, 2015, of its intent to commence negotiations with Benin, following a 15-day Congressional consultation period. Based on MCC’s evaluation of the proposed projects and related documents, and subsequent discussions and negotiations, MCC and the GoB finalized the terms of a Compact, which the MCC Board of Directors approved. The Compact was signed on September 9, 2015, by MCC Chief Executive Officer Dana J. Hyde, for the United States of America, and ´ Komi Koutche, Minister of State in charge of Economy, Finance and Denationalization Programs, for the GoB. Effect of Compact The Compact provides the basis for a grant of funds to the GoB for implementation of a program designed to reduce poverty in Benin through economic growth. The specific objective of the program is to expand business production and productivity, generate greater economic opportunities for households, and improve the capacity to provide public and social services by improving the quantity and quality of the supply of electricity in Benin. Legal Authority Sections 605, 609(a) and 609(g) of the Act. Entry Into Force The Compact will enter into force on the date of the letter from MCC to the GoB in an exchange of letters confirming that the GoB has completed its domestic requirements for entry into force of the Compact and that the conditions precedent to entry into force in Section 7.2 of the Compact have been met. Duration of the Agreement The Compact shall remain in force for five years from entry into force, unless earlier terminated. Point of Contact General Counsel—(202) 521–3600. [FR Doc. 2015–24182 Filed 9–22–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9211–03–P E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 184 (Wednesday, September 23, 2015)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0039]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Gamma Radiation 
Surveys

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 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 on the information collection for Gamma 
Radiation Surveys.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before November 23, 2015.

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-2015-0033.
     Regular Mail: Send comments to USDOL-MSHA, Office of 
Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 
4E401, Arlington, VA 22202-5452.
     Hand Delivery: USDOL-Mine Safety and Health 
Administration, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 
22202-5452. Sign in at the receptionist's desk on the 4th floor via the 
East elevator.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila McConnell, Acting Director, 
Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at 
MSHA.information.collections@dol.gov (email); 202-693-9440 (voice); or 
202-693-9441 (facsimile).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    Gamma radiation occurs where radioactive materials are present. It 
has been associated with lung cancer and other debilitating 
occupational diseases. Natural sources include rocks, soils, and ground 
water. Gamma radiation hazards may be found near radiation sources at 
surface operations using X-ray machines, weightometers, nuclear and 
diffraction units. Nuclear gauges mounted outside tanks, pipes, bins, 
hoppers or other types of vessels; gamma rays are used to sense the 
level and density of liquids, slurries or solids. Gamma rays penetrate 
the body and can kill or damage cells in their path that can affect 
many of the body's organs. The adverse health effects from exposure to 
gamma radiation can vary depending upon the type of cell affected and 
the extent of damage.
    Under Section 103(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 
1977 (Mine Act), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is 
required to ``* * * issue regulations requiring operators to maintain 
accurate records of employee exposures to potentially toxic materials 
or harmful physical agents which are required to be monitored or 
measured under any applicable mandatory health or safety standard 
promulgated under this Act.'' In addition, 30 CFR 57.5047(a) requires 
that gamma radiation surveys be conducted annually in all underground 
mines where radioactive ores are mined. 30 CFR 57.5047(c) requires that 
gamma radiation dosimeters be provided for all persons exposed to 
average gamma radiation measurements in excess of 2.0 milliroentgens 
per hour in the working place. This paragraph also requires the 
operator keep records of cumulative individual gamma radiation 
exposures.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Gamma Radiation Surveys. 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 MSHA's estimate of the burden of 
the collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used;
     Suggest methods to 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.
    The information collection request will be available on http://www.regulations.gov. MSHA cautions the commenter against providing any 
information in the submission that should not be publicly disclosed. 
Full comments, including personal information provided, will be made 
available on www.regulations.gov and www.reginfo.gov.
    The public may also examine publicly available documents at USDOL-
Mine Safety and Health Administration, 201

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12th South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202-5452. Sign in at the 
receptionist's desk on the 4th floor via the East elevator.
    Questions about the information collection requirements may be 
directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section of 
this notice.

III. Current Actions

    This request for collection of information contains provisions for 
Gamma Radiation Surveys. MSHA has updated the data with respect to the 
number of respondents, responses, burden hours, and burden costs 
supporting this information collection request.
    Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    OMB Number: 1219-0039.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 3.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 3.
    Annual Burden Hours: 6 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $0.
    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.

Sheila McConnell,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-24074 Filed 9-22-15; 8:45 am]
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