Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities' Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines), 85643-85644 [2016-28422]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 228 / Monday, November 28, 2016 / Notices Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). This ICR seeks to maintain PRA authorization for the MSHA Ventilation Plan and Main Fan Maintenance Record information collection. An underground mine usually presents a harsh and hostile working environment. Pursuant to statutory authority, the MSHA has issued regulations under which a mine operator is required to prepare a written plan of the mine ventilation system. The plan must be updated at least annually. Upon written request of the MSHA District Manager, the plan or revisions must be submitted to the MSHA for review and comment. In addition, the main ventilation fans for an underground mine must be maintained according to either manufacturers’ recommendations or a written periodic schedule. Upon request of an authorized representative of the Secretary of Labor, this fan maintenance schedule must be made available for review. The records help ensure compliance with the standard and may serve as a warning mechanism for possible ventilation problems before they occur. The MSHA codified the regulations at 30 CFR 57.8520 and –.8525. Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 section 103(h) authorizes this information collection. See 30 U.S.C. 813(h). 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 1219–0016. The current approval is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2016; however, 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 July 29, 2016 (81 FR 50022). 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 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 Nov 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1219–0016. 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–MSHA. Title of Collection: Ventilation Plan and Main Fan Maintenance Record. OMB Control Number: 1219–0016. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 232. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 241. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 5,606 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: November 21, 2016. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–28576 Filed 11–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0024] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities’ Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines) Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00136 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 85643 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 Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities’ Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines). DATES: All comments must be received on or before January 27, 2017. 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– 2016–0035. • 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, 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 Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813(h), authorizes MSHA to collect information necessary to carry out its duty in protecting the safety and health of miners. Title 30 CFR 71.400 through 71.402 and 75.1712–1 through 75.1712–3 require coal mine operators to provide bathing facilities, clothing change rooms, and sanitary flush toilet facilities in a location that is convenient for use of the miners. If the operator is unable to meet any or all of the requirements, he/she may apply for a waiver. Title 30 CFR 71.403, 71.404, 75.1712–4, and E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 85644 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 228 / Monday, November 28, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 75.1712–5 provide procedures by which an operator may apply for and be granted a waiver. Applications are filed with the District Manager for the district in which the mine is located and must contain the name and address of the mine operator, name and location of the mine, and a detailed statement of the grounds on which the waiver is requested. Waivers for surface mines may be granted by the District Manager for a period not to exceed one year. If the waiver is granted, surface mine operators may apply for annual extensions of the approved waiver. Waivers for underground mines may be granted by the District Manager for the period of time requested by the underground mine operator as long as the circumstances that were used to justify granting the waiver remain in effect. Waivers are not transferable to a successor coal mine operator. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities’ Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:15 Nov 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities’ Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines). 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: 1219–0024. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 731. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 731. Annual Burden Hours: 301 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $3,655. 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. 2016–28422 Filed 11–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL WOMEN’S BUSINESS COUNCIL Quarterly Public Meeting National Women’s Business Council. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: The National Women’s Business Council December Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually via teleconference and webinar. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The meeting is open to the public; advance notice of attendance is requested. To RSVP and confirm attendance, the general public should email info@ nwbc.gov with subject line: ‘‘RSVP for 12/07/16 Public Meeting.’’ For additional questions, please email info@ nwbc.gov or call the main office number at 202–205–3850. For more information, please visit the National Women’s Business Council Web site at www.nwbc.gov. Dated: November 15, 2016. Miguel J. L’Heureux, SBA Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–28488 Filed 11–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Seeks Qualified Candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Request for resumes. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeks qualified candidates for the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards (ACRS). Submit resumes to Jamila Perry and Alesha Bellinger, ACRS, Mail Stop T2E26, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001, or email Jamila.Perry@nrc.gov and Alesha.Bellinger@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACRS is a part-time advisory group, which is statutorily mandated by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended. ACRS provides independent expert advice on matters related to the safety of existing and proposed nuclear power plants and on the adequacy of proposed reactor safety standards. Of primary importance SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 228 (Monday, November 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 85643-85644]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0024]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Application for 
Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities' Requirements (Pertaining to Coal 
Mines)

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 
Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities' Requirements 
(Pertaining to Coal Mines).

DATES: All comments must be received on or before January 27, 2017.

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-2016-0035.
     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, 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

    Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813(h), authorizes MSHA to collect information 
necessary to carry out its duty in protecting the safety and health of 
miners.
    Title 30 CFR 71.400 through 71.402 and 75.1712-1 through 75.1712-3 
require coal mine operators to provide bathing facilities, clothing 
change rooms, and sanitary flush toilet facilities in a location that 
is convenient for use of the miners. If the operator is unable to meet 
any or all of the requirements, he/she may apply for a waiver. Title 30 
CFR 71.403, 71.404, 75.1712-4, and

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75.1712-5 provide procedures by which an operator may apply for and be 
granted a waiver. Applications are filed with the District Manager for 
the district in which the mine is located and must contain the name and 
address of the mine operator, name and location of the mine, and a 
detailed statement of the grounds on which the waiver is requested.
    Waivers for surface mines may be granted by the District Manager 
for a period not to exceed one year. If the waiver is granted, surface 
mine operators may apply for annual extensions of the approved waiver. 
Waivers for underground mines may be granted by the District Manager 
for the period of time requested by the underground mine operator as 
long as the circumstances that were used to justify granting the waiver 
remain in effect. Waivers are not transferable to a successor coal mine 
operator.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary 
Facilities' Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines). 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 
Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities' Requirements 
(Pertaining to Coal Mines). 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: 1219-0024.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 731.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 731.
    Annual Burden Hours: 301 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $3,655.
    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. 2016-28422 Filed 11-25-16; 8:45 am]
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