Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Safety Defects; Examination, Correction, and Records, 15372-15373 [2017-06074]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 15372 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices information collection under Control Number 1205–0030. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal, and the current approval for this collection is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2017. The DOL seeks to extend PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) more years, without any change to existing requirements. 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 December 9, 2016 (81 FR 89153). 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 Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1205–0030. 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–ETA. Title of Collection: Job Corps Enrollee Allotment Determination. OMB Control Number: 1205–0030. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,749. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,749. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 87 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: March 20, 2017. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–06073 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FT–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0089] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Safety Defects; Examination, Correction, and Records 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 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. 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 Safety Defects; Examination, Correction, and Records. SUMMARY: All comments must be received on or before May 30, 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– 2017–0002. • 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Compressed-air receivers and other unfired pressure vessels must be inspected by inspectors holding a valid National Board Commission and in accordance with the applicable chapters of the National Board Inspection Code, a Manual for Boiler and Pressure Vessels Inspectors, 1979. Safety defects found on compressed-air receivers and other unfired pressure vessels have caused injuries and fatalities in the mining industry. Records of inspections must be kept in accordance with the requirements of the National Board Inspection Code and the records must be made available to the Secretary or an authorized representative. Fired pressure vessels (boilers) must be equipped with water level gauges, pressure gauges, automatic pressurerelief valves, blowdown piping and other safety devices approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to protect against hazards from overpressure, flameouts, fuel interruptions and low water level. Records of inspection and repairs must be retained by the mine operator in accordance with the requirements of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, 1977, and the National Board Inspection Code (progressive records— no limit on retention time) and shall be made available to the Secretary or an authorized representative. Operators must inspect equipment, machinery, and tools that are to be used during a shift for safety defects before the equipment is placed in operation. Defects affecting safety are required to be corrected in a timely manner. In instances where the defect makes continued operation of the equipment hazardous to persons, the equipment must be removed from service, tagged to identify that it is out of use, and repaired before use is resumed. Safety defects on self-propelled mobile equipment account for many injuries and fatalities in the mining industry. Inspection of this equipment prior to use is required to ensure safe operation. The equipment operator is required to make a visual and operational check of the various primary operating systems that affect safety, E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices such as brakes, lights, horn, seatbelts, tires, steering, back-up alarm, windshield, cab safety glass, rear and side view mirrors, and other safety and health related items. Any defects found are required to be either corrected immediately, or reported to and recorded by the mine operator prior to the timely correction. A record is not required if the defect is corrected immediately, i.e. a defect that the operator can fix without a mechanic such as a light bulb that needs turned tighter. The precise format in which the record is kept is left to the discretion of the mine operator. Reports of uncorrected defects are required to be recorded by the mine operator and kept at the mine office from the date the defects are recorded, until the defects are corrected. A competent person designated by the operator must examine each working place at least once each shift for conditions which may adversely affect safety or health. A record of such examinations must be kept by the operator for a period of one year and must be made available for review by the Secretary or an authorized representative. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Safety Defects; Examination, Correction, and Records. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 Safety Defects; Examination, Correction, and Records. 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: 1219–0089. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 11,660. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 3,470,695. Annual Burden Hours: 768,728 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $154,300. 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. 2017–06074 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15373 information in accordance with the paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to ensure 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 Office of Workers’ Compensation (OWCP) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Pre-Hearing Statement (LS–18). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the address section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before May 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: Ms. Yoon Ferguson, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Room S–3233, Washington, DC 20210, telephone/fax (202) 354– 9647, Email Ferguson.Yoon@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail, fax, or Email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background: The Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, (OWCP) administers the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The Act provides benefits to workers injured in maritime employment on the navigable waters of the United States or in an adjoining area customarily used by an employer in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel. In addition, several acts extend the Longshore Act’s coverage to certain other employees. Title 20, CFR 702.317 provides for the referral of claims under the Longshore Act for formal hearings. This Section provides that before a case is transferred to the Office of Administrative Law Judges the district director shall furnish each of the parties or their representatives with a copy of a prehearing statement form. Each party shall, within 21 days after receipt of each form, complete it and return it to the district director. Upon receipt of the forms, the district director, after checking them for completeness and after any further conferences that, in his/her opinion, are warranted, shall transmit them to the Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge with all available evidence which the parties intend to submit at the hearing. This information collection is currently approved for use through August 31, 2017. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 28, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-06074]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0089]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Safety Defects; 
Examination, Correction, and Records

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. 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 Safety Defects; 
Examination, Correction, and Records.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before May 30, 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-2017-0002.
     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.
    Compressed-air receivers and other unfired pressure vessels must be 
inspected by inspectors holding a valid National Board Commission and 
in accordance with the applicable chapters of the National Board 
Inspection Code, a Manual for Boiler and Pressure Vessels Inspectors, 
1979. Safety defects found on compressed-air receivers and other 
unfired pressure vessels have caused injuries and fatalities in the 
mining industry.
    Records of inspections must be kept in accordance with the 
requirements of the National Board Inspection Code and the records must 
be made available to the Secretary or an authorized representative.
    Fired pressure vessels (boilers) must be equipped with water level 
gauges, pressure gauges, automatic pressure-relief valves, blowdown 
piping and other safety devices approved by the American Society of 
Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to protect against hazards from 
overpressure, flameouts, fuel interruptions and low water level.
    Records of inspection and repairs must be retained by the mine 
operator in accordance with the requirements of the ASME Boiler and 
Pressure Vessel Code, 1977, and the National Board Inspection Code 
(progressive records--no limit on retention time) and shall be made 
available to the Secretary or an authorized representative.
    Operators must inspect equipment, machinery, and tools that are to 
be used during a shift for safety defects before the equipment is 
placed in operation. Defects affecting safety are required to be 
corrected in a timely manner. In instances where the defect makes 
continued operation of the equipment hazardous to persons, the 
equipment must be removed from service, tagged to identify that it is 
out of use, and repaired before use is resumed.
    Safety defects on self-propelled mobile equipment account for many 
injuries and fatalities in the mining industry. Inspection of this 
equipment prior to use is required to ensure safe operation. The 
equipment operator is required to make a visual and operational check 
of the various primary operating systems that affect safety,

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such as brakes, lights, horn, seatbelts, tires, steering, back-up 
alarm, windshield, cab safety glass, rear and side view mirrors, and 
other safety and health related items.
    Any defects found are required to be either corrected immediately, 
or reported to and recorded by the mine operator prior to the timely 
correction. A record is not required if the defect is corrected 
immediately, i.e. a defect that the operator can fix without a mechanic 
such as a light bulb that needs turned tighter. The precise format in 
which the record is kept is left to the discretion of the mine 
operator. Reports of uncorrected defects are required to be recorded by 
the mine operator and kept at the mine office from the date the defects 
are recorded, until the defects are corrected.
    A competent person designated by the operator must examine each 
working place at least once each shift for conditions which may 
adversely affect safety or health. A record of such examinations must 
be kept by the operator for a period of one year and must be made 
available for review by the Secretary or an authorized representative.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Safety Defects; Examination, Correction, and 
Records. 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 
Safety Defects; Examination, Correction, and Records. 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: 1219-0089.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 11,660.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 3,470,695.
    Annual Burden Hours: 768,728 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $154,300.
    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. 2017-06074 Filed 3-27-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-43-P