Petition for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard, 7779-7780 [2018-03555]

Download as PDF 7779 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 36 / Thursday, February 22, 2018 / Notices partnerships are developed and maintained. This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on three proposed data collection instruments that will be used in the evaluation: * Baseline Information Form. All study-eligible program applicants, that is, those applicants who meet the program’s definition of a homeless veteran, will be presented with a consent form prior to the collection of baseline information. Applicants who give their consent will be asked to complete the Baseline Information Form by providing information on their: (1) Demographics and background characteristics, (2) employment history, (3) service-related characteristics, (4) receipt of public assistance, and (5) contact information. It is expected to take the applicant an average of 10 minutes to complete the form. * Program readiness tool. The program readiness tool will be administered as part of the baseline data collection process after applicant consent. The applicant will answer the simple tool’s basic questions about the applicant’s motivation and readiness for work. A web-based system will validate data entries and calculate a program readiness score. It is expected to take 5 minutes for the applicant to complete a program readiness tool. * Grantee Survey. The grantee survey will be administered to all HVPR grantees (as of PY 2018) to collect the following information: (1) Key referral sources for participants, (2) key recruitment sources and challenges, (3) number and type of services, (4) list of services offered on-site and through referrals, (5) key partners and referral sources, (6) type and mode of communication, and (7) types of coordination and collaboration. The survey will be administered via web. It is expected to take the participants an average of 60 minutes to complete the survey. II. Desired Focus of Comments: Currently, DOL is soliciting comments concerning the above data collection for the HVRP 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 technologyfor example, permitting electronic submission of responses. III. Current Actions: At this time, DOL is requesting clearance for the Baseline Information Form, program readiness tool, and grantee survey. A future information collection request will include protocols for staff interviews, focus groups, and case studies; a partner survey; a front line staff survey; and a participant follow-up survey. Type of Review: New information collection request. OMC Control Number: 1290–0NEW Affected Public: Veterans experiencing homelessness. ESTIMATED BURDEN HOURS Total number respondents Type of instrument Annual number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Average burden hour per response (hours) Annual estimated burden hours Veteran a 1,440 Background information form ............................................... Program Readiness Tool ..................................................... 480 480 a 1,440 1 1 0.17 0.08 80 40 Grantee Staff Grantee Survey .................................................................... 155 52 1 1 51.7 Total .............................................................................. 3,035 1,012 ........................ ........................ 171.7 a The Background Information Form and Program Readiness Tool will be collected from all study-eligible applicants who consented to participate in the study. The number of respondents is based on an 85% response rate (1,440). daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Dated: February 13, 2018. Molly Irwin, Chief Evaluation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2018–03553 Filed 2–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–HX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:10 Feb 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 Mine Safety and Health Administration Petition for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. This notice is a summary of a petition for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All comments on the petition must be received by MSHA’s Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before March 26, 2018. 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, DATES: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 7780 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 36 / Thursday, February 22, 2018 / Notices 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 petition 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: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. 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 (Secretary) 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 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES II. Petition for Modification Docket Number: M–2018–002–M. Petitioner: Central Plains Cement Company, 1801 Wewatta Street, Suite 1000, Denver, Colorado 80202. Mine: Sugar Creek Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 23–02171, located in Jackson County, Missouri. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 49.6(a)(1) (Equipment and maintenance requirements). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit the maintenance of a minimum of six approved selfcontained breathing apparatus at its mine rescue station in lieu of twelve VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:10 Feb 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 self-contained breathing apparatus. The petitioner proposes to maintain a mine rescue station with a minimum of six approved self-contained breathing apparatus and all equipment identified in 30 CFR 49.6(a)(2) through (a)(9). This station would contain sufficient equipment to equip one mine rescue team. The petitioner states that: (1) Central Plains Cement is the operator of the Sugar Creek Mine, and controlled by Eagle Materials, Inc. (2) Sugar Creek is an underground limestone mine, located at 2200 N. Courtney Road, Sugar Creek, Missouri 64050, in Jackson County, Missouri, Mine I.D. No. 23–02171. The active workings are accessed from the surface via a 700 foot vertical shaft. Sugar Creek is a room and pillar mine with multiple openings to active milling areas. (3) The petitioner has established a single mine rescue team for Sugar Creek. The mine rescue team consists of eight qualified and trained members. (4) The petitioner has entered into an agreement with Martin Marietta Kansas City, LLC (‘‘Martin Marietta’’) whereby Martin Marietta agrees to provide mine rescue services by the Martin Marietta Materials, Kansas City Mine Rescue team as needed to Sugar Creek. Similarly, petitioner has agreed to provide rescue services by the Sugar Creek mine rescue team as needed to three Martin Marietta locations. (5) The Sugar Creek mine rescue team will provide services to the Martin Marietta’s Randolph Deep Mine (Randolph) located at 401 Randolph Road, Randolph, Missouri 64161, in Clay County, Missouri, Mine I.D. No. 23–02308; The Stamper Underground Mine (Stamper) is an underground limestone mine, located at 13500 Interurban Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64163, in Platte County, Missouri, Mine I.D. No. 23–02232; and its Parkville Quarry (Parkville) is an underground limestone mine, is located at 7600 NW 9 Hwy., Parkville, Missouri 64152, in Platte County, Missouri, Mine I.D. No. 23–01883. (6) On January 2, 2018, Martin Marietta filed a Petition for Modification seeking approval for the identical modification of 30 CFR 49.6(a)(1) requested herein. (7) The petitioner has a mine rescue station located at Sugar Creek. Prior to December 20, 2017, the Sugar Creek mine rescue station and Martin Marietta’s Mine rescue station at Randolph each contained equipment sufficient only to supply one mine rescue team. As of December 20, 2018, Martin Marietta relocated certain mine rescue team equipment, including six PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 self-contained breathing apparatus, gas monitors, cap lamps, and oxygen bottles, to the Sugar Creek mine rescue station to ensure that the combined mine rescue station at Sugar Creek is in compliance with 30 CFR 49.6(a). However, if MSHA grants the relief sought by this petition, Martin Marietta intends to return that mine rescue team equipment to Randolph. (8) The proposed modification would provide at least the same measure of safety contemplated by the standard. Pursuant to the mine rescue services arrangement between Martin Marietta and petitioner, there will always be two mine rescue teams available whenever miners are underground and a minimum of twelve approved selfcontained breathing apparatus available for a mine emergency. Both Stamper and Parkville are within thirty minutes or less of ground travel time from Randolph, and Randolph is located within fifteen minutes of ground travel time from Sugar Creek. When maintained in the individual mine rescue stations as petitioned for, the self-contained breathing apparatus could be used immediately or transported to another mine within a maximum forty-five minutes ground travel time. (9) The petitioner seeks an alternative method of compliance with 30 CFR 49.6(a)(1) and proposes the following for the Sugar Creek mine rescue station: (a) Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus: The mine rescue station will be equipped with a minimum of six selfcontained breathing apparatus, each with a minimum of four hours capacity (approved by MSHA and NIOSH under 42 CFR part 84, subpart H), and any necessary equipment for testing such apparatus. (b) The petitioner will maintain a mine rescue station provided with all equipment identified in 30 CFR 49.6(a)(2) through (a)(9). The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners under the existing standard. Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2018–03555 Filed 2–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 36 (Thursday, February 22, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7779-7780]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-03555]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petition for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory 
Safety Standard

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice is a summary of a petition for modification 
submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the 
parties listed below.

DATES: All comments on the petition must be received by MSHA's Office 
of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before March 26, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ``docket 
number'' on the subject line, by any of the following methods:
    1. Electronic Mail: [email protected]. 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,

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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 petition 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), 
[email protected] (Email), or 202-693-9441 (Facsimile). [These are 
not toll-free numbers.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety 
and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of 
petitions for modification.

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 (Secretary) 
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 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. Petition for Modification

    Docket Number: M-2018-002-M.
    Petitioner: Central Plains Cement Company, 1801 Wewatta Street, 
Suite 1000, Denver, Colorado 80202.
    Mine: Sugar Creek Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 23-02171, located in Jackson 
County, Missouri.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 49.6(a)(1) (Equipment and maintenance 
requirements).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit the maintenance of a minimum of six 
approved self-contained breathing apparatus at its mine rescue station 
in lieu of twelve self-contained breathing apparatus. The petitioner 
proposes to maintain a mine rescue station with a minimum of six 
approved self-contained breathing apparatus and all equipment 
identified in 30 CFR 49.6(a)(2) through (a)(9). This station would 
contain sufficient equipment to equip one mine rescue team.
    The petitioner states that:
    (1) Central Plains Cement is the operator of the Sugar Creek Mine, 
and controlled by Eagle Materials, Inc.
    (2) Sugar Creek is an underground limestone mine, located at 2200 
N. Courtney Road, Sugar Creek, Missouri 64050, in Jackson County, 
Missouri, Mine I.D. No. 23-02171. The active workings are accessed from 
the surface via a 700 foot vertical shaft. Sugar Creek is a room and 
pillar mine with multiple openings to active milling areas. (3) The 
petitioner has established a single mine rescue team for Sugar Creek. 
The mine rescue team consists of eight qualified and trained members.
    (4) The petitioner has entered into an agreement with Martin 
Marietta Kansas City, LLC (``Martin Marietta'') whereby Martin Marietta 
agrees to provide mine rescue services by the Martin Marietta 
Materials, Kansas City Mine Rescue team as needed to Sugar Creek. 
Similarly, petitioner has agreed to provide rescue services by the 
Sugar Creek mine rescue team as needed to three Martin Marietta 
locations.
    (5) The Sugar Creek mine rescue team will provide services to the 
Martin Marietta's Randolph Deep Mine (Randolph) located at 401 Randolph 
Road, Randolph, Missouri 64161, in Clay County, Missouri, Mine I.D. No. 
23-02308; The Stamper Underground Mine (Stamper) is an underground 
limestone mine, located at 13500 Interurban Road, Kansas City, Missouri 
64163, in Platte County, Missouri, Mine I.D. No. 23-02232; and its 
Parkville Quarry (Parkville) is an underground limestone mine, is 
located at 7600 NW 9 Hwy., Parkville, Missouri 64152, in Platte County, 
Missouri, Mine I.D. No. 23-01883.
    (6) On January 2, 2018, Martin Marietta filed a Petition for 
Modification seeking approval for the identical modification of 30 CFR 
49.6(a)(1) requested herein.
    (7) The petitioner has a mine rescue station located at Sugar 
Creek. Prior to December 20, 2017, the Sugar Creek mine rescue station 
and Martin Marietta's Mine rescue station at Randolph each contained 
equipment sufficient only to supply one mine rescue team. As of 
December 20, 2018, Martin Marietta relocated certain mine rescue team 
equipment, including six self-contained breathing apparatus, gas 
monitors, cap lamps, and oxygen bottles, to the Sugar Creek mine rescue 
station to ensure that the combined mine rescue station at Sugar Creek 
is in compliance with 30 CFR 49.6(a). However, if MSHA grants the 
relief sought by this petition, Martin Marietta intends to return that 
mine rescue team equipment to Randolph.
    (8) The proposed modification would provide at least the same 
measure of safety contemplated by the standard. Pursuant to the mine 
rescue services arrangement between Martin Marietta and petitioner, 
there will always be two mine rescue teams available whenever miners 
are underground and a minimum of twelve approved self-contained 
breathing apparatus available for a mine emergency. Both Stamper and 
Parkville are within thirty minutes or less of ground travel time from 
Randolph, and Randolph is located within fifteen minutes of ground 
travel time from Sugar Creek. When maintained in the individual mine 
rescue stations as petitioned for, the self-contained breathing 
apparatus could be used immediately or transported to another mine 
within a maximum forty-five minutes ground travel time.
    (9) The petitioner seeks an alternative method of compliance with 
30 CFR 49.6(a)(1) and proposes the following for the Sugar Creek mine 
rescue station:
    (a) Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus: The mine rescue station 
will be equipped with a minimum of six self-contained breathing 
apparatus, each with a minimum of four hours capacity (approved by MSHA 
and NIOSH under 42 CFR part 84, subpart H), and any necessary equipment 
for testing such apparatus.
    (b) The petitioner will maintain a mine rescue station provided 
with all equipment identified in 30 CFR 49.6(a)(2) through (a)(9).
    The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at 
all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection 
afforded the miners under the existing standard.

Sheila McConnell,
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
[FR Doc. 2018-03555 Filed 2-21-18; 8:45 am]
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