Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, 24891-24892 [2016-09798]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 81 / Wednesday, April 27, 2016 / Notices currently considered ‘‘inactive’’ by MSHA but mining is occurring within the boundaries of the mine. The mines consist of both development and production headings. Activities include drilling, blasting, scaling, loading, and hauling of ore. (2) All of Doe Run’s mines access the elevation where the ore bodies are located by means of shafts. The ore body is accessed horizontally from such shafts. Each mine has two escapeways from what would be considered the lowest levels of each mine. (3) Provision of two escapeways from each working area will be difficult, burdensome and unnecessarily costly. It will involve, in part, mining areas where there is no ore present and it will consume extensive periods of time. There are numerous areas at issue and abatement may involve millions of dollars of expense in certain areas. (4) As an alternative to compliance to the existing standard 30 CFR 57.11050, the petitioner proposes the following: (a) All active mining headings or development headings with more than 1000 feet of single access drift in the roadway leading to it will have a Designated Point of Safety (DPOS) within 1000 feet of every working heading. (b) In cases where the mining area opens up to multiple drifts inby the 1000 feet of single access, the DPOS will be placed inby the last point of single access but not necessarily within 1000 feet of all working faces. (c) Portable escape hoist vent shafts and roadways to other mines ‘‘inby’’ the 1000 feet of single access will eliminate the need for a DPOS. (d) The DPOS for each work area that does not have two escapeways from the work area will comply with requirements for refuge alternatives in 30 CFR part 7, specifically as follows: (i) Prefabricated self-contained units, including the structural breathable air, air monitoring, and harmful gas removal components of the unit will be approved under 30 CFR part 7. (ii) Refuge alternatives will provide at least 15 square feet of floor space per person and 30 to 60 cubic feet of volume per person. The airlock can be included in the space and volume if waste is disposed outside the refuge alternative. (iii) The operator will protect the refuge alternative and contents from damage during transportation, installation, and storage. (iv) A refuge alternative will be removed from service if examination reveals damage that interferes with the functioning of the refuge alternative or any component. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Apr 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 (a) If a refuge alternative is removed from service, the operator will withdraw all persons from the area serviced by the refuge alternative, except those persons referred to in § 104(c) of the Mine Act. (b) Refuge alternative components removed from service will be replaced or be repaired for return to service in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. (v) At all times, the site and area around the refuge alternative will be kept clear of machinery, materials, and obstructions that could interfere with the deployment or use of the refuge alternative. (vi) Each refuge alternative will be conspicuously identified with a sign or marker as follows: (a) A sign or marker made of a reflective material with the word ‘‘Refuge’’ will be posted conspicuously at each refuge alternative. (b) Directional signs made of a reflective material will be posted leading to each refuge alternative location. (vii) During the use of the refuge alternative, the atmosphere within the refuge alternative will be monitored. Changers or adjustments will be made to reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide to 1 percent or less and excursions not exceeding 2.5 percent; and to reduce the concentration of carbon monoxide to 25 ppm or less. Oxygen will be maintained at 18.5 to 23 percent. (viii) Refuge alternatives will contain a fire extinguisher that: (a) Meets the requirements for portable fire extinguishers used in underground coal mines under this part; (b) Is appropriate for extinguishing fires involving the chemical used for harmful gas removal; and (c) Uses of low-toxicity extinguishing agent that does not produce a hazardous by-product when activated. 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. Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2016–09797 Filed 4–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24891 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 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. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the MSHA’s Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before May 27, 2016. 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, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, Virginia 22202–5452, Attention: Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. Persons delivering documents are required to check in at the receptionist’s desk in Suite 4E401. 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 mandatory safety standard to a coal or E:\FR\FM\27APN1.SGM 27APN1 24892 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 81 / Wednesday, April 27, 2016 / Notices 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 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Docket Number: M–2016–010–C. Petitioner: Buckingham Coal Company, P.O. Box 400, Corning, Ohio 43730–0400. Mine: Buckingham Mine #6, MSHA I.D. No. 33–04526, located in Perry County, Ohio. 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 allow the mine not to provide blow-off dust covers on delugetype system nozzles under existing 30 CFR 75.1101–1(b). The functional tests required of the deluge system each year will instead be done weekly. The petitioner states that the #6 Mine maintains more than adequate pressure and flow rates for the deluge system, and in some tests, the dust covers do not come off all sprays. The petitioner further states that: (1) By doing the functional test weekly, all sprays can be inspected and maintained on a weekly basis. (2) The dust covers provide protection for sprays which are tested yearly and by testing weekly the covers are not necessary. 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. Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2016–09798 Filed 4–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Apr 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS U.S. Copyright Office [Docket No. 2015–7] Section 512 Study: Notice of Location Change for California Public Roundtables U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of location change for California public roundtables. AGENCY: The United States Copyright Office has changed the location of the May 12 and 13, 2016 public roundtables on the section 512 study. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 81 (Wednesday, April 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24891-24892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-09798]


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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 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.

DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by the MSHA's 
Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before May 27, 
2016.

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, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, 
Arlington, Virginia 22202-5452, Attention: Sheila McConnell, Director, 
Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. Persons delivering 
documents are required to check in at the receptionist's desk in Suite 
4E401. 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

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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 Number: M-2016-010-C.
    Petitioner: Buckingham Coal Company, P.O. Box 400, Corning, Ohio 
43730-0400.
     Mine: Buckingham Mine #6, MSHA I.D. No. 33-04526, located in Perry 
County, Ohio.
    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 allow the mine not to provide blow-off dust covers 
on deluge-type system nozzles under existing 30 CFR 75.1101-1(b). The 
functional tests required of the deluge system each year will instead 
be done weekly. The petitioner states that the #6 Mine maintains more 
than adequate pressure and flow rates for the deluge system, and in 
some tests, the dust covers do not come off all sprays. The petitioner 
further states that:
    (1) By doing the functional test weekly, all sprays can be 
inspected and maintained on a weekly basis.
    (2) The dust covers provide protection for sprays which are tested 
yearly and by testing weekly the covers are not necessary.
    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.

Sheila McConnell,
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
[FR Doc. 2016-09798 Filed 4-26-16; 8:45 am]
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