Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Qualification/Certification Program Request for MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN), 95199-95200 [2016-31139]

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DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by MSHA’s Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before January 26, 2017. 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95199 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–2016–008–M. Petitioner: Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., 11405 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 250, Carmel, Indiana 46032. Mine: Kokomo Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 12–02105, located in Howard County, Indiana. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 49.2(c) (Availability of mine rescue teams). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard for the Martin Marietta, Indiana District Mine Rescue Team stationed at the Kokomo Mine, to use two additional firefighters from the Kokomo Fire Department located in Howard County, Indiana. The two firefighters are in addition to the proposed team of five experienced miners from the Kokomo mine, North Indianapolis mine, Noblesville Stone mine and Kentucky Avenue mine. The petitioner states that: (1) The firefighters are in close proximity to the mine, and will receive the required MSHA training. (2) The members of the fire department have had extensive training in firefighting, evacuation and rescue. (3) The additional firefighters will receive underground training and become familiar with the mines where they will be providing mine rescue service. The team will have more rescue training than existing 30 CFR 49.8 requires and will train underground with apparatus at each mine where they provide a service. The petitioner asserts that the alternative method will at all times provide the same measure of protection as the existing standard. Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2016–31138 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0143] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Qualification/Certification Program Request for MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN) Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 95200 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 248 / Tuesday, December 27, 2016 / Notices Request for public comments. 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 Qualification/ Certification Program Request for MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN). SUMMARY: All comments must be received on or before February 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– 2016–0036. • 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: DATES: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Background Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813(h), authorizes the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) to collect information necessary to carry out its duty in protecting the safety and health of miners. Further, Section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811 authorizes the Secretary to develop, promulgate, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Dec 23, 2016 Jkt 241001 revise as may be appropriate, improved mandatory health or safety standards for the protection of life and prevention of injuries in coal and metal and nonmetal mines. MSHA issues certifications, qualifications and approvals to the nation’s miners to conduct specific work within the mines. Miners requiring qualification or certification from MSHA will register for an ‘‘MSHA Individual Identification Number’’ (MIIN). MSHA uses this unique number in place of individual Social Security numbers (SSNs) for all MSHA collections. The MIIN identifier fulfills Executive Order 13402, Strengthening Federal Efforts Against Identity Theft, which requires Federal agencies to better secure government held data. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Qualification/ Certification Program Request for MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER section of this notice. INFORMATION CONTACT III. Current Actions This request for collection of information contains provisions for Qualification/Certification Program Request for MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN). 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: 1219–0143. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 9,000. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 9,000. Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $84.60. MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 5000–46, Request for MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN). 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. 2016–31139 Filed 12–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [Notice: (16–092)] NASA Advisory Council; Science Committee Earth Science Subcommittee; Meeting. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice of meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 27, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0143]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Qualification/
Certification Program Request for MSHA Individual Identification Number 
(MIIN)

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

[[Page 95200]]


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 
Qualification/Certification Program Request for MSHA Individual 
Identification Number (MIIN).

DATES: All comments must be received on or before February 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-2016-0036.
     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 the Mine Safety and Health 
Administration (MSHA) to collect information necessary to carry out its 
duty in protecting the safety and health of miners. Further, Section 
101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811 authorizes the Secretary to 
develop, promulgate, and revise as may be appropriate, improved 
mandatory health or safety standards for the protection of life and 
prevention of injuries in coal and metal and nonmetal mines.
    MSHA issues certifications, qualifications and approvals to the 
nation's miners to conduct specific work within the mines. Miners 
requiring qualification or certification from MSHA will register for an 
``MSHA Individual Identification Number'' (MIIN). MSHA uses this unique 
number in place of individual Social Security numbers (SSNs) for all 
MSHA collections. The MIIN identifier fulfills Executive Order 13402, 
Strengthening Federal Efforts Against Identity Theft, which requires 
Federal agencies to better secure government held data.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Qualification/Certification Program Request for 
MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN). 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 CONTACT 
section of this notice.

III. Current Actions

    This request for collection of information contains provisions for 
Qualification/Certification Program Request for MSHA Individual 
Identification Number (MIIN). 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: 1219-0143.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 9,000.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 9,000.
    Annual Burden Hours: 750 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $84.60.
    MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 5000-46, Request for MSHA Individual 
Identification Number (MIIN).
    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. 2016-31139 Filed 12-23-16; 8:45 am]
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