Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Hazard Communication, 26955-26956 [2017-12098]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Notices and a belt conveyor in the isolated upper compartment. Escapeways, as required in 30 CFR 75.380(a), are connected to these hoist facilities as required in 30 CFR 75.380(i)(1) and (i)(2). b. Rope and drum hoists used as mechanical escape facilities at these locations are subject to maintenance and/or conditions that could interfere with the operation of the facility for extended periods of time. The availability of a third mechanical escape facility (slope belt conveyor) provides an additional layer of safety for the miners and enhances compliance with escapeway regulations in that there will be an additional escape facility readily available during normal hoist operations. Additionally, the use of the slope belt conveyor as a mechanical escape facility provides the most efficient means to evacuate miners in the event of a mine emergency. The slope belt conveyor provides a nonstop conveyance on which the miners can exit the mine without the delay of having to wait on the limited capacity of the slope car as it makes a roundtrip in and out of the mine. At a speed of 140 feet per minute, the slope belt conveyor can evacuate 100 miners in approximately 30 minutes. The slope car hoist requires approximately 120 minutes to evacuate 100 miners. The petitioner further states that the use of the slope belt conveyor as a mechanical escape facility will be conditioned upon compliance with the following: (1) The slope belt conveyor will be equipped with an automatic braking system which prevents the belt from reversing direction if power is lost. The drive motor gear boxes are provided with a braking/blocking device that mechanically prevents rotation of the gears when the drive motors are deenergized. (2) The power source for the slope belt conveyor will be independent of the underground mine’s power source. (3) The slope belt conveyor is powered by multiple drive motors located on the mine’s surface facilities. Each drive motor is controlled by a variable frequency drive that, coupled with encoders, monitors the speed of the motor unit and can shut down the belt if a predetermined speed set point is exceeded. When persons are being transported on the slope belt conveyor as a mechanical escape facility, the belt speed will not exceed 140 feet per minute. (4) A personnel loading platform will be installed across the slope belt conveyor outby the tailpiece. The loading platform will be designed to enable miners, including disabled VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 persons, to safely and systematically board the slope belt conveyor. (5) A minimum of four attendants will be stationed at the personnel loading platform to assist miners as they transition from the loading platform onto the slope belt conveyor. (6) A personnel unloading platform will be installed across the slope belt conveyor at the first open cross cut on the surface. The unloading platform will be designed to enable miners, including disabled persons, to safely and systematically exit the slope belt conveyor. (7) A minimum of four attendants will be stationed at the personnel unloading platform to assist miners as they transition from the slope belt conveyor onto the unloading platform. (8) Positive-acting stop controls will be installed continuously along the slope belt conveyor and such controls will be readily accessible to persons being transported on the slope belt conveyor. (9) The slope belt conveyor will be equipped with automatic stop controls that will automatically stop the belt if a person travels beyond the unloading platform. (10) Automatic controls will deenergize the belt flight dumping onto the slope belt conveyor and will be so designed that the power cannot be reapplied to the belt flight dumping onto the slope belt conveyor while it is in use as a mechanical escape facility. (11) The slope belt conveyor will have a minimum vertical clearance of 18 inches from the nearest overhead projection when measured from the edge of the belt. (12) Adequate illumination will be provided at the personnel loading and unloading platforms on the slope belt conveyor. (13) The slope belt conveyor will not be used to transport supplies and the slope belt conveyor will be clear of all material before persons are transported. (14) Telephone or other suitable communications will be provided at the personnel loading and unloading platforms on the slope belt conveyor. (15) Suitable crossing facilities will be provided where ever persons must cross the moving slope belt conveyor to gain access at the personnel loading and unloading platforms. (16) The slope belt conveyor will be operated in the mechanical escapeway mode at least weekly. A record of this test will be documented and made available for inspection by authorized representatives of the Secretary and representatives of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26955 (17) All underground mine personnel will be trained in the provisions of this petition before the petition is implemented. A record of this training will be documented and made available for inspection by authorized representatives of the Secretary and representatives of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at all times provide the same degree of safety for the underground miners at Mine No. 1 as that afforded by the existing standard. Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2017–12097 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0133] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Hazard Communication 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 Hazard Communication. DATES: All comments must be received on or before August 11, 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– 2017–0022. • Regular Mail: Send comments to USDOL–MSHA, Office of Standards, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 26956 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 111 / Monday, June 12, 2017 / Notices 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. Further, section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a), authorizes the Secretary of Labor 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 or other mines. Section 101(a)(7) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a)(7), requires, in part, that mandatory standards prescribe the use of labels or other appropriate forms of warning as are necessary to insure that miners are apprised of all hazards to which they are exposed, relevant symptoms and appropriate emergency treatment, and proper conditions and precautions for safe use or exposure. MSHA’s part 47 hazardous communications rule requires mine operators to evaluate the hazards of chemicals they produce or use and provide information to miners concerning chemical hazards by means of a written hazard communication program; labeling containers of hazardous chemicals; providing access to Material Safety Data Sheets; and initial miner training. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Hazard Communication—30 CFR part 47. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Jun 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 Hazard Communication—30 CFR part 47. 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: 1219–0133. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 21,910. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 1,253,295. Annual Burden Hours: 182,835 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $11,108. 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. BILLING CODE 4510–43–P Fmt 4703 [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0010] Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a document in the Federal Register on May 16, 2017, soliciting public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard. The document contained an incorrect docket number. This notice corrects the docket number. DATES: This correction is effective June 12, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Owen or Theda Kenney, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N–3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2222. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Correction: In the Federal Register of May 16, 2017 (79 FR 22563–22564), correct the Docket Number as described below. 1. On page 22563, in the second column, in the third line of the heading section, change the Docket Number to read: [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0010] * * * * * 2. On page 22563, in the third column, in the paragraph titled ‘‘Mail, hand delivery, express mail, or messenger or courier service,’’ change the Docket Number to read: [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0010] * * * * * 3. On page 22564, in the second column, in the paragraph titled ‘‘Instructions,’’ change the Docket Number to read: * [FR Doc. 2017–12098 Filed 6–9–17; 8:45 am] Frm 00054 Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2011–0010] Sheila McConnell, Certifying Officer. PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Sfmt 4703 * * * * 4. On page 22564, in the second column, in the first paragraph under E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 111 (Monday, June 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0133]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Hazard 
Communication

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 Hazard 
Communication.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before August 11, 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-2017-0022.
     Regular Mail: Send comments to USDOL-MSHA, Office of 
Standards,

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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. Further, section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a), 
authorizes the Secretary of Labor 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 or other 
mines.
    Section 101(a)(7) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a)(7), requires, 
in part, that mandatory standards prescribe the use of labels or other 
appropriate forms of warning as are necessary to insure that miners are 
apprised of all hazards to which they are exposed, relevant symptoms 
and appropriate emergency treatment, and proper conditions and 
precautions for safe use or exposure.
    MSHA's part 47 hazardous communications rule requires mine 
operators to evaluate the hazards of chemicals they produce or use and 
provide information to miners concerning chemical hazards by means of a 
written hazard communication program; labeling containers of hazardous 
chemicals; providing access to Material Safety Data Sheets; and initial 
miner training.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Hazard Communication--30 CFR part 47. 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 
Hazard Communication--30 CFR part 47. 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: 1219-0133.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 21,910.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 1,253,295.
    Annual Burden Hours: 182,835 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $11,108.
    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. 2017-12098 Filed 6-9-17; 8:45 am]
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