Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard, 51708-51709 [2018-22181]

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(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 60 total annual burden hours associated with this collection. If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, Suite 3E.405B, Washington, DC 20530. Dated: October 9, 2018. Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, U.S. Department of Justice. [FR Doc. 2018–22223 Filed 10–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standard Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 November 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Email: zzMSHA-comments@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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Persons delivering documents are required to check in at the receptionist’s desk in Suite 4E401. Individuals may inspect a copy 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 (fax). [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–2018–018–C. Petitioner: Wilson Creek Energy, LLC, Three Gateway Center, Suite 1500, 401 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Mine: Acosta Deep Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36–09893, located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503 (Permissible electric face equipment; maintenance) and 30 CFR 18.35 (Portable (trailing) cables and cords). Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance with respect to the length of trailing cable. The petitioner states that: (1) The Acosta Deep Mine is a room and pillar mine that utilizes continuous E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 198 / Friday, October 12, 2018 / Notices mining machines and continuous haulage. The rooms off the mains or submains are driven approximately 600 feet on 52 feet by 60 feet centers. There are three producing sections. When using continuous haulage, it is necessary to add an electrical box (‘‘Dbox’’) on the return side of the section so that the roof bolters have enough cable to reach the faces. The granting of this petition will eliminate the additional electrical box and will make the bolting process more efficient and thus effective. The mine utilizes 480V Fletcher Roof Ranger II roof bolters. (2) The granting of the petition will reduce the amount of cable handling. The average mining height is 38–42 inches. Sprains and strains from cable handling are the most frequent injury at the mine. (3) The petitioner proposes the following alternative method to be utilized: (a) The maximum length of the 480volt trailing cables will be 1,100 feet when using No. 2 American Wire Gauge (AWG) cables. (b) The trailing cables for the 480-volt Fletcher Roof Ranger II roof bolters will not be smaller than No. 2 AWG cable. (c) All circuit breakers used to protect the No. 2 AWG trailing cables exceeding 700 feet in length will have instantaneous trip units calibrated to trip at 700 amperes. The trip setting of these circuit breakers will be sealed to ensure that the setting on these circuit breakers cannot be changed, and these breakers will have permanent, legible labels. Each label will identify the circuit breaker as being suitable for protecting the No. 2 AWG cables. (d) Replacement circuit breakers and/ or instantaneous trip units used to protect the No. 2 AWG trailing cables will be calibrated to trip at 700 amperes, and this setting will be sealed. (e) All components that provide shortcircuit protection will have a sufficient interruption rating in accordance with the maximum calculated fault currents available. (f) During each production day, the No. 2 AWG cables and the associated circuit breakers will be examined in accordance with all 30 CFR provisions. (g) Permanent warning labels will be installed and maintained on the load center identifying the location of each short-circuit protective device. These labels will warn miners not to change or alter the settings of these devices. (h) If the affected trailing cables are damaged in any way during the shift, the cable will be de-energized and repairs made. (i) This alternative method will not be implemented until all miners who have VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Oct 11, 2018 Jkt 247001 been designated to operate the roof bolters, or any other person designated to examine the trailing cables or trip settings on the circuit breakers have received the proper training. (j) Within 60 days after the proposed decision and order becomes final, the petitioner will submit proposed revisions for its approved 30 CFR part 48 training plan to the District Manager. These proposed revisions will specify task training for miners designated to examine the trailing cables for safe operating condition and verify the shortcircuit settings of the circuit interrupting device(s) that protect the affected trailing cables do not exceed the specified setting(s) in Item No. 3(c). The training will include the following: (i) The hazards of setting short-circuit interrupting device(s) too high to adequately protect the trailing cables; (ii) How to verify that the circuit interrupting devices(s) protecting the trailing cable(s) are properly set and maintained; (iii) Mining methods and operating procedures that will protect the trailing cables against damage; and (iv) The proper procedure for examining the trailing cables to ensure that the cable(s) are in safe operating condition by a visual inspection of the entire cable, observing the insulation, the integrity of the splices, nicks, and abrasions. 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. Roslyn B. Fontaine, Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2018–22181 Filed 10–11–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [18–076] Notice of Information Collection National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of information collection. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51709 All comments should be submitted within 30 calendar days from the date of this publication. ADDRESSES: All comments should be addressed to Gatrie Johnson, Mail Code JF000, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546– 0001 or Gatrie.Johnson@NASA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Gatrie Johnson, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546 or email gatrie.johnson@ nasa.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The information submitted by the public is a license application for those companies and individuals who wish to obtain a patent license for a NASA patented technology. Information needed for the license application in ATLAS may include supporting documentation such as a certificate of incorporation, a financial statement, a business and/or commercialization plan, a projected revenue/royalty spreadsheet and a company balance sheet. At a minimum, all license applicants must submit a satisfactory plan for the development and/or marketing of an invention. The collected information is used by NASA to ensure that companies that seek to commercialize NASA technologies have a solid business plan for bringing the technology to market. II. Method of Collection NASA is participating in Federal efforts to extend the use of information technology to more Government processes via internet. NASA encourages recipients to use the latest computer technology in preparing documentation. Companies and individuals submit license applications by completing the automated form by way of the Automated Technology Licensing Application System (ATLAS). NASA requests all license applications to be submitted via electronic means. III. Data Title: Automated Technology Licensing Application System (ATLAS). OMB Number: 2700–XXXX. Type of review: New. Affected Public: Public and companies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 360. Estimated Time per Response: 8.0 hours. E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petitions 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 November 13, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ``docket 
number'' on the subject line, by any of the following methods:
    1. Email: [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, 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 a copy 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 (fax). [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-2018-018-C.
    Petitioner: Wilson Creek Energy, LLC, Three Gateway Center, Suite 
1500, 401 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
    Mine: Acosta Deep Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 36-09893, located in Somerset 
County, Pennsylvania.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.503 (Permissible electric face 
equipment; maintenance) and 30 CFR 18.35 (Portable (trailing) cables 
and cords).
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of the 
existing standard to permit an alternative method of compliance with 
respect to the length of trailing cable.
    The petitioner states that:
    (1) The Acosta Deep Mine is a room and pillar mine that utilizes 
continuous

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mining machines and continuous haulage. The rooms off the mains or 
submains are driven approximately 600 feet on 52 feet by 60 feet 
centers. There are three producing sections. When using continuous 
haulage, it is necessary to add an electrical box (``D-box'') on the 
return side of the section so that the roof bolters have enough cable 
to reach the faces. The granting of this petition will eliminate the 
additional electrical box and will make the bolting process more 
efficient and thus effective. The mine utilizes 480V Fletcher Roof 
Ranger II roof bolters.
    (2) The granting of the petition will reduce the amount of cable 
handling. The average mining height is 38-42 inches. Sprains and 
strains from cable handling are the most frequent injury at the mine.
    (3) The petitioner proposes the following alternative method to be 
utilized:
    (a) The maximum length of the 480-volt trailing cables will be 
1,100 feet when using No. 2 American Wire Gauge (AWG) cables.
    (b) The trailing cables for the 480-volt Fletcher Roof Ranger II 
roof bolters will not be smaller than No. 2 AWG cable.
    (c) All circuit breakers used to protect the No. 2 AWG trailing 
cables exceeding 700 feet in length will have instantaneous trip units 
calibrated to trip at 700 amperes. The trip setting of these circuit 
breakers will be sealed to ensure that the setting on these circuit 
breakers cannot be changed, and these breakers will have permanent, 
legible labels. Each label will identify the circuit breaker as being 
suitable for protecting the No. 2 AWG cables.
    (d) Replacement circuit breakers and/or instantaneous trip units 
used to protect the No. 2 AWG trailing cables will be calibrated to 
trip at 700 amperes, and this setting will be sealed.
    (e) All components that provide short-circuit protection will have 
a sufficient interruption rating in accordance with the maximum 
calculated fault currents available.
    (f) During each production day, the No. 2 AWG cables and the 
associated circuit breakers will be examined in accordance with all 30 
CFR provisions.
    (g) Permanent warning labels will be installed and maintained on 
the load center identifying the location of each short-circuit 
protective device. These labels will warn miners not to change or alter 
the settings of these devices.
    (h) If the affected trailing cables are damaged in any way during 
the shift, the cable will be de-energized and repairs made.
    (i) This alternative method will not be implemented until all 
miners who have been designated to operate the roof bolters, or any 
other person designated to examine the trailing cables or trip settings 
on the circuit breakers have received the proper training.
    (j) Within 60 days after the proposed decision and order becomes 
final, the petitioner will submit proposed revisions for its approved 
30 CFR part 48 training plan to the District Manager. These proposed 
revisions will specify task training for miners designated to examine 
the trailing cables for safe operating condition and verify the short-
circuit settings of the circuit interrupting device(s) that protect the 
affected trailing cables do not exceed the specified setting(s) in Item 
No. 3(c). The training will include the following:
    (i) The hazards of setting short-circuit interrupting device(s) too 
high to adequately protect the trailing cables;
    (ii) How to verify that the circuit interrupting devices(s) 
protecting the trailing cable(s) are properly set and maintained;
    (iii) Mining methods and operating procedures that will protect the 
trailing cables against damage; and
    (iv) The proper procedure for examining the trailing cables to 
ensure that the cable(s) are in safe operating condition by a visual 
inspection of the entire cable, observing the insulation, the integrity 
of the splices, nicks, and abrasions.
    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.

Roslyn B. Fontaine,
Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
[FR Doc. 2018-22181 Filed 10-11-18; 8:45 am]
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