Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Emergency Mine Evacuation, 17498-17499 [2016-07007]

Download as PDF 17498 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices OMB Number: 1220–0109. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total respondents Form NLSY79 Round 27 Main Survey .......................... Round 27 Validation Interviews ............................ Young Adult Survey (Ages 12 to 13) ................... Young Adult Survey (Ages 14 to 18) ................... Young Adult Survey (Ages 19 to 22) ................... Young Adult Survey, Grant component (Age 23 to 28), interview. Young Adult Survey, Grant component (Age 29 and older), interview. Totals 1 ........................................................... Frequency Average time per response (minutes) Total responses 7,100 Biennially 10 Biennially 45 Biennially 400 Biennially 760 Biennially 2,020 Biennially ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... ...................... 7,100 10 45 400 760 2,020 70 6 50 66 60 55 8,283 1 38 440 760 1,852 2,220 Biennially ...................... 2,220 70 2,590 12,555 ........................ 13,964 12,545 ....................................... 1 The total number of 12,545 respondents across all the survey instruments is a mutually exclusive count that does not include th view respondents, who were previously counted among the main and young adult survey respondents. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 24th day of March 2016. Kimberly D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2016–07033 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0141] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Emergency Mine Evacuation AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Emergency Mine Evacuation. DATES: All comments must be received on or before May 31, 2016. 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– 2016–0003. • 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 The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) requires each operator of an underground coal mine to submit a Mine Emergency Evacuation and Firefighting Program of Instruction to the District Manager for approval. Upon approval by the MSHA District Manager, the operator uses the approved program of instruction to implement programs for training miners in PO 00000 Estimated total burden (hours) Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 e 10 reinter- responding appropriately to mine emergencies. MSHA uses the plans to ensure that the operator’s program will provide the required training and drills to all miners. MSHA requires the operator to certify the training and drill for each miner at the completion of each quarterly drill, annual expectations training, or other training, and that a copy be provided to the miner upon request. These certifications are used by MSHA, operators, and miners as evidence that the required training has been completed. MSHA requires that escapeway maps show the SCSR storage locations. Accurate and up-to-date maps are essential to the engineering plans and safe operation of mines and to the health and safety of the miners. MSHA and other emergency evacuation personnel will use the notations on the maps should a rescue or recovery operation be necessary. Miners use the escapeway maps in training and during mine evacuations. Escapeway maps are required to be posted or readily accessible for all miners in each working section, areas where mechanized mining equipment is being installed or removed, at surface locations where miners congregate and in each refuge alternative. MSHA requires that persons that test SelfContained, Self-Rescuers (SCSRs) certify that the tests were done and record all corrective actions. MSHA inspectors use these records to determine compliance with the standards. It includes requirements for compiling, maintaining, and reporting an inventory of all SCSRs at the mine, and for reporting defects, performance problems, or malfunctions with SCSRs. This will assure that MSHA can investigate SCSR problems, if necessary, notify other users of these problems before accidents occur and require E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2016 / Notices manufacturers to address potential problems with these critical devices. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Emergency Mine Evacuation. 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 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions This request for collection of information contains provisions for Emergency Mine Evacuation. 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: 1219–0141. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Mar 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 Number of Respondents: 240. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 1,150,400. Annual Burden Hours: 479,282 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $52,960. MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 2000–222, Self Contained Self Rescuer (SCSR) Inventory and Report. 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. 2016–07007 Filed 3–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request AGENCY: National Science Foundation. Notice; submission for OMB review; comment request. ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has submitted the following information collection requirement to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This is the second notice for public comment; the first was published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 972, and no comments were received. NSF is forwarding the proposed renewal submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance simultaneously with the publication of this second notice. The full submission may be found at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/ do/PRAMain. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs of OMB, Attention: Desk Officer for National Science Foundation, 725 17th Street NW. Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, and to Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1265, Arlington, VA 22230, or by email to splimpto@nsf.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Call or write, Suzanne Plimpton, Reports Clearance Officer, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 1265, Arlington, VA 22230, or by email to splimpto@nsf.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339, which is accessible 24 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17499 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling 703–292–7556. NSF may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Under OMB regulations, the agency may continue to conduct or sponsor the collection of information while this submission is pending at OMB. Title of Collection: Antarctic emergency response plan and environmental protection information. OMB Approval Number: 3145–0180. Abstract: NSF, pursuant to the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 (16 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.) (‘‘ACA’’) regulates certain non-governmental activities in Antarctica. The ACA was amended in 1996 by the Antarctic Science, Tourism, and Conservation Act. On September 7, 2001, NSF published a final rule in the Federal Register (66 FR 46739) implementing certain of these statutory amendments. The rule requires nongovernmental Antarctic expeditions using non-U.S. flagged vessels to ensure that the vessel owner has an emergency response plan. The rule also requires persons organizing a non-governmental expedition to provide expedition members with information on their environmental protection obligations under the Antarctic Conservation Act. Expected Respondents. Respondents may include non-profit organizations and small and large businesses. The E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 29, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-07007]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0141]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Emergency Mine 
Evacuation

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 
Emergency Mine Evacuation.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before May 31, 2016.

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-2016-0003.
     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

    The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) requires each 
operator of an underground coal mine to submit a Mine Emergency 
Evacuation and Firefighting Program of Instruction to the District 
Manager for approval. Upon approval by the MSHA District Manager, the 
operator uses the approved program of instruction to implement programs 
for training miners in responding appropriately to mine emergencies. 
MSHA uses the plans to ensure that the operator's program will provide 
the required training and drills to all miners. MSHA requires the 
operator to certify the training and drill for each miner at the 
completion of each quarterly drill, annual expectations training, or 
other training, and that a copy be provided to the miner upon request. 
These certifications are used by MSHA, operators, and miners as 
evidence that the required training has been completed. MSHA requires 
that escapeway maps show the SCSR storage locations. Accurate and up-
to-date maps are essential to the engineering plans and safe operation 
of mines and to the health and safety of the miners. MSHA and other 
emergency evacuation personnel will use the notations on the maps 
should a rescue or recovery operation be necessary. Miners use the 
escapeway maps in training and during mine evacuations. Escapeway maps 
are required to be posted or readily accessible for all miners in each 
working section, areas where mechanized mining equipment is being 
installed or removed, at surface locations where miners congregate and 
in each refuge alternative. MSHA requires that persons that test Self-
Contained, Self-Rescuers (SCSRs) certify that the tests were done and 
record all corrective actions. MSHA inspectors use these records to 
determine compliance with the standards. It includes requirements for 
compiling, maintaining, and reporting an inventory of all SCSRs at the 
mine, and for reporting defects, performance problems, or malfunctions 
with SCSRs. This will assure that MSHA can investigate SCSR problems, 
if necessary, notify other users of these problems before accidents 
occur and require

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manufacturers to address potential problems with these critical 
devices.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Emergency Mine Evacuation. 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 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 
Emergency Mine Evacuation. 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: 1219-0141.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 240.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 1,150,400.
    Annual Burden Hours: 479,282 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $52,960.
    MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 2000-222, Self Contained Self Rescuer (SCSR) 
Inventory and Report.
    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. 2016-07007 Filed 3-28-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-43-P