Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Training Plan Regulations and Certificate of Training [OMB Control No. 1219-0009], 46091-46092 [2017-21250]

Download as PDF 46091 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 3, 2017 / Notices be carried out in a subset of YCC grantees. An implementation study will draw on data gathered from all YCC grantees. This request is part of a larger study which has had other components approved under prior clearance numbers. The YCC Participant Tracking System (PTS) was approved on March 20, 2015 under OMB Control No 1291– 0002. Data collection instruments used for the baseline portion of the RCT and the instruments used for the implementation study were approved on April 15, 2015 under OMB Control No 1291–0003. This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on the proposed data collection instrument that will be used in the RCT and QED: • Student follow-up survey and student assent. The follow-up survey will be administered approximately 24months following random assignment to students in the RCT treatment and control groups via web and telephone interviewing. This survey will collect information on experiences at school, behavior in school, activities, employment experience, and plans for future education. Additionally, as part of the follow-up survey instrument, all students will again be asked to assent to data collection. II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for the RCT portion of the YCC evaluation. DOL is particularly interested in comments that do the following: • 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. • 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— for example, permitting electronic submission of responses. III. Current Actions: At this time, the Department of Labor is requesting clearance for the student follow-up survey. Type of Review: New information collection request. OMB Control Number: 1290–0NEW. Affected Public: Students and parents who previously applied for YCC program and district staff. ESTIMATED TOTAL BURDEN HOURS Total number respondents Type of instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hour per response (hours) Annual estimated burden hours Total estimated burden hours Student follow-up survey (including assent) ...................................................... 432 144 1 0.58 84 252 Total .................................................. 432 144 1 0.58 84 252 Form(s): Total annual respondents: 144 students. Annual Frequency: One time for all instruments. Comments submitted in response to this request will be summarized and/or 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. Dated: September 20, 2017. Molly Irwin, Chief Evaluation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2017–21217 Filed 10–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Mine Safety and Health Administration 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 Training Plan Regulations and Certificate of Training. comments for docket number MSHA– 2017–0029. • 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: All comments must be received on or before December 4, 2017. 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, authorizes the Secretary of Labor DATES: Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Training Plan Regulations and Certificate of Training [OMB Control No. 1219–0009] Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Oct 02, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 46092 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 3, 2017 / Notices (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 or other mines. The Mine Act, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 801 et seq., recognizes that education and training is an important element of federal efforts to make the nation’s mines safe. Title 30, CFR Sections 48.3 and 48.23 require training plans for underground and surface mines, respectively. The standards are intended to assure that miners will be effectively trained in matters affecting their health and safety, with the ultimate goal being the reduction of injuries and illness in the nation’s mines. Training plans are required to be submitted for approval to the MSHA District Manager for the area in which the mine is located. Plans must contain the company name, mine name, and MSHA identification number of the mine; the name and position of the person designated by the operator who is responsible for health and safety training at the mine; a list of MSHA approved instructors with whom the operator proposes to make arrangements to teach the courses and the courses each instructor is qualified to teach; the location where training will be given for each course; a description of the teaching methods and the course materials which are to be used in training; the approximate number of miners employed at the mine and the maximum number who will attend each session of training; the predicted time or periods of time when regularly scheduled refresher training will be given including the titles of courses to be taught, the total number of instruction hours for each course, and the predicted time and length of each session of training; and for new task training, a complete list of task assignments, the titles of personnel conducting the training, the outline of training procedures used, and the evaluation procedures used to determine the effectiveness of the training. Records of training are required for underground and surface mines under sections 48.9 and 48.29. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Training Plan Regulations and Certificate of Training. 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 02, 2017 Jkt 244001 • 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 Training Plan Regulations and Certificate of Training. 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: 1219–0009. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 1,526. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 123,186. Annual Burden Hours: 13,964 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $371,118. MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 5000–23, Certificate of Training. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Sheila McConnell, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–21250 Filed 10–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Notice of Permit Applications Received Under the Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978 National Science Foundation. Notice of permit applications received. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 3, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Training Plan 
Regulations and Certificate of Training [OMB Control No. 1219-0009]

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 Training Plan 
Regulations and Certificate of Training.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before December 4, 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-2017-0029.
     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. Further, section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811, 
authorizes the Secretary of Labor

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(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 or other mines.
    The Mine Act, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 801 et seq., recognizes that 
education and training is an important element of federal efforts to 
make the nation's mines safe. Title 30, CFR Sections 48.3 and 48.23 
require training plans for underground and surface mines, respectively. 
The standards are intended to assure that miners will be effectively 
trained in matters affecting their health and safety, with the ultimate 
goal being the reduction of injuries and illness in the nation's mines. 
Training plans are required to be submitted for approval to the MSHA 
District Manager for the area in which the mine is located. Plans must 
contain the company name, mine name, and MSHA identification number of 
the mine; the name and position of the person designated by the 
operator who is responsible for health and safety training at the mine; 
a list of MSHA approved instructors with whom the operator proposes to 
make arrangements to teach the courses and the courses each instructor 
is qualified to teach; the location where training will be given for 
each course; a description of the teaching methods and the course 
materials which are to be used in training; the approximate number of 
miners employed at the mine and the maximum number who will attend each 
session of training; the predicted time or periods of time when 
regularly scheduled refresher training will be given including the 
titles of courses to be taught, the total number of instruction hours 
for each course, and the predicted time and length of each session of 
training; and for new task training, a complete list of task 
assignments, the titles of personnel conducting the training, the 
outline of training procedures used, and the evaluation procedures used 
to determine the effectiveness of the training. Records of training are 
required for underground and surface mines under sections 48.9 and 
48.29.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Training Plan Regulations and Certificate of 
Training. 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 
Training Plan Regulations and Certificate of Training. 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: 1219-0009.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 1,526.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 123,186.
    Annual Burden Hours: 13,964 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $371,118.
    MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 5000-23, Certificate of Training.
    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. 2017-21250 Filed 10-2-17; 8:45 am]
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