Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards, 5724-5725 [2019-03089]

Download as PDF 5724 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2019 / Notices link: https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/ bqc.asp. The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 (31 U.S.C. 3321) authorizes this information collection. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB control number 1205– 0245. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/ information in any comments. DOL 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. Type of Review: Extension without changes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 Title of Collection: Unemployment Insurance Benefit Accuracy Measurement. Form: BAM State Operations Handbook (ET Handbook 395, 5th edition). OMB Control Number: 1205–0245. Affected Public: State Workforce Agencies (Primary), individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 117,962. Frequency: Varies. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 165,074. Estimated Average Time per Response: Varies. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 535,312. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Molly E. Conway, Acting Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, Labor. [FR Doc. 2019–03003 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FW–P I. Background DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0065] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards 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 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 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments on the information collection for Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards. SUMMARY: All comments must be received on or before April 23, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the information collection requirements of DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 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– 2018–0043. • 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: Sfmt 4703 Section 101(c), of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. Section 811(c), provides that a mine operator or a representative of miners may petition the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) to modify the application of a mandatory safety standard. A petition for modification may be granted if the Secretary determines (1) that 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. Under 30 CFR 44.9, mine operators must post a copy of each petition for modification concerning the mine on the mine’s bulletin board and maintain the posting until a ruling on the petition becomes final. This applies only to mines for which there is no representative of miners. Under 30 CFR 44.10, detailed guidance for filing a petition for modification is provided for the operator of the affected mine or any representative of the miners at that mine. The petition must be in writing, filed with the Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, and a copy of the petition served by the filing party (the mine operator or representative of miners) on the other party. Under 30 CFR 44.11(a), the petition for modification must contain the E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 36 / Friday, February 22, 2019 / Notices petitioner’s name and address; the mailing address and mine identification number of the mine or mines affected; the mandatory safety standard to which the petition is directed; a concise statement of the modification requested and whether the petitioner (1) proposes to establish an alternate method in lieu of the mandatory safety standard, or (2) alleges that application of the standard will result in diminution of safety to the miners affected, or (3) requests relief based on both grounds; a detailed statement of the facts that show the grounds upon which a modification is claimed or warranted; and, if the petitioner is a mine operator, the identity of any representative of miners at the affected mine. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Feb 21, 2019 Jkt 247001 5725 III. Current Actions Agenda This request for collection of information contains provisions for Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards. 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: 1219–0065. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 56. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 56. Annual Burden Hours: 2,240 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $35,017. 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. March 25, 2019; 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Sheila McConnell, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–03089 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Proposal Review Panel for Physics; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463, as amended), the National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the following meeting: Name and Committee Code: MidTerm Site Visit to BaPSF for the Division of Physics (1208)—University of California—Los Angeles. Date and Time: March 25, 2019; 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Place: University of California, 1000 Veteran Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Type of Meeting: Part-Open. Contact Person: Lukin Vyacheslav, Program Director for Plasma, Division of Physics, National Science Foundation, 2415 Eisenhower Avenue, Room W9218, Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: (703) 292–7382. Purpose of Meeting: Site visit to provide an evaluation of the progress of the projects at the host site for the Division of Physics at the National Science Foundation. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m. Executive Session—(CLOSED) 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Overview 9:00 a.m.–9:45 a.m. Physics Topic 1 9:45 a.m.–10:15 a.m. Lab Tour 10:15 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m. Physics Topic 2 11:15 a.m.–11:45 a.m. Physics Topic 3 12:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m. Executive Session—(CLOSED) 12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch with Students 1:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Physics Topic 4 (Co-PIs) 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Education Broader Impacts (PI and Co-PIs) 2:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Operations and Structure of Group (PI) 3:15 p.m.–3:45 p.m. Personnel Information (PI) 3:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Executive Session—(CLOSED) 4:15 p.m.–4:45 p.m. Coffee with Collaborating Groups 4:45 p.m.–5:05 p.m. Executive Session with Dean and V.P. for Research 5:05 p.m.–6:05 p.m. Questions for PI’s 6:05 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Site Visitors and NSF Staff Dinner—(CLOSED) Reason for Closing: Topics to be discussed and evaluated during closed portions of the site review will include information of a proprietary or confidential nature, including technical information and information on personnel. These matters are exempt under 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), (4) and (6) of the Government in the Sunshine Act. Dated: February 19, 2019. Crystal Robinson, Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–03053 Filed 2–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7555–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank, West Virginia National Science Foundation. Notice of Availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank, WV. This Final EIS identifies and analyzes the potential environmental consequences of the following alternatives: Alternative A, Collaboration with interested parties for continued science- and educationfocused operations with reduced NSF funding (Agency-preferred Alternative); SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 36 (Friday, February 22, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0065]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Petitions for 
Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards

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 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 Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is 
soliciting comments on the information collection for Petitions for 
Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before April 23, 2019.

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-2018-0043.
     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 101(c), of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. Section 811(c), provides that a mine operator or 
a representative of miners may petition the Secretary of Labor 
(Secretary) to modify the application of a mandatory safety standard. A 
petition for modification may be granted if the Secretary determines 
(1) that 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.
    Under 30 CFR 44.9, mine operators must post a copy of each petition 
for modification concerning the mine on the mine's bulletin board and 
maintain the posting until a ruling on the petition becomes final. This 
applies only to mines for which there is no representative of miners.
    Under 30 CFR 44.10, detailed guidance for filing a petition for 
modification is provided for the operator of the affected mine or any 
representative of the miners at that mine. The petition must be in 
writing, filed with the Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and 
Variances, and a copy of the petition served by the filing party (the 
mine operator or representative of miners) on the other party.
    Under 30 CFR 44.11(a), the petition for modification must contain 
the

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petitioner's name and address; the mailing address and mine 
identification number of the mine or mines affected; the mandatory 
safety standard to which the petition is directed; a concise statement 
of the modification requested and whether the petitioner (1) proposes 
to establish an alternate method in lieu of the mandatory safety 
standard, or (2) alleges that application of the standard will result 
in diminution of safety to the miners affected, or (3) requests relief 
based on both grounds; a detailed statement of the facts that show the 
grounds upon which a modification is claimed or warranted; and, if the 
petitioner is a mine operator, the identity of any representative of 
miners at the affected mine.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety 
Standards. 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 
Petitions for Modification of Mandatory Safety Standards. 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: 1219-0065.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 56.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 56.
    Annual Burden Hours: 2,240 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $35,017.
    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. 2019-03089 Filed 2-21-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4510-43-P