Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Supervisory Committee Audits and Verifications, 36624-36625 [2019-15965]

Download as PDF 36624 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES I. Overview Title 30 CFR 57.11050, Escapeways and Refuges, requires escapeways in underground MNM mines to enable miners to escape in an emergency and, when they cannot escape, the standard requires refuges to enable miners to shelter safely in place until they can be rescued. Based on questions from underground MNM operators, MSHA believes that this PPL addresses a significant safety issue regarding the placement of a refuge in a location that provides miners access if they cannot escape. In accordance with Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review and the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Final Bulletin for Agency Good Guidance Practices, MSHA has determined that the guidance would not be economically significant as there would be no new costs. MSHA has determined, however, that the guidance is significant because it may reasonably be anticipated to raise novel legal or policy issues. MSHA is therefore issuing this PPL for public comment to clarify the existing standard regarding placement of refuges required by 30 CFR 57.11050(a), and will review all comments received. the exploration or development of an ore body, and the location of such refuges. Policy Letters’’ at the back of Volume IV of the Program Policy Manual. Policy This program policy letter may be viewed on the internet by accessing MSHA’s homepage at www.msha.gov and then choosing ‘‘Regulations,’’ ‘‘Policy and Procedures,’’ and selecting ‘‘Program Policy Letters.’’ Title 30 CFR 57.11050, Escapeways and Refuges, requires two or more separate, properly-maintained escapeways in underground MNM mines to enable miners to escape in an emergency and, when they cannot escape, the standard requires refuges to enable miners to shelter safely in place until they can be rescued. The standard at 30 CFR 57.11050(a) recognizes two exceptions to the requirement that underground MNM miners be provided at least two separate escapeways from their working places to the surface. First, miners must be provided a method of refuge while a second escapeway is being developed. Second, during the exploration or development of an ore body, a second escapeway is ‘‘recommended, but not required.’’ MSHA consistently has interpreted these two exceptions to mean that if, in either of these situations, miners have only one escapeway from their working place, miners must have access to a refuge. This refuge should be located near the miners so that they promptly and David G. Zatezalo, reliably can enter the refuge if they Assistant Secretary for the Mine Safety and cannot escape. In determining an Health Administration. appropriate distance, MSHA considers EFFECTIVE DATE: lllllllll mine-specific factors in each case. PROGRAM POLICY LETTER NO. P18– MSHA recognizes that it may not be IV–__ practicable for most working places near FROM: TIMOTHY WATKINS; the portal (for example, within 300 feet) Administrator for Enforcement in a horizontal configuration (as Mine Safety and Health opposed to vertical) to have refuges. On SUBJECT: Escapeways and Refuges (30 the other hand, MSHA believes that in CFR 57.11050) most cases a refuge located, for example, 1500 feet from miners on a relatively Scope level surface (or, for example, reachable This Program Policy Letter (PPL) within a 10-minute walk in any applies to underground metal and configuration while carrying an injured nonmetal (MNM) mine operators, miner) would generally be close enough miners, miners’ representatives, Mine to provide the protection the standard Safety and Health Administration intends. Mine operators are encouraged (MSHA) enforcement personnel, and to consult with their MSHA District other interested parties. Manager to determine appropriate Background refuge locations given mine-specific conditions and factors (e.g. steeply Recently, underground MNM pitched, narrow, uneven, low-height, or operators have raised questions wet travelways) when developing and regarding the placement of refuges reviewing the mine’s escape and required by 30 CFR 57.11050(a). This evacuation plan under 30 CFR 57.11053. PPL provides guidance regarding the placement of such refuges under the Authority standard. The Federal Mine Safety and Health Purpose Act of 1977, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 801 This PPL provides guidance regarding et seq; 30 CFR 57.11050 and 57.11053. the existing standard that requires Filing Instructions refuges to protect underground MNM This program policy letter should be miners in mines while a second escapeway is being developed or during filed behind the tab marked ‘‘Program VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Internet Availability Issuing Office and Contact Person Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health, Deputy Administrator for Metal and Nonmetal, Brian Goepfert, (202) 693–9600, Email: goepfert.brian@dol.gov Distribution MSHA Program Policy Manual Holders Miners’ Representatives Metal and Nonmetal Mine Operators Special Interest Groups [FR Doc. 2019–16105 Filed 7–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Supervisory Committee Audits and Verifications National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following renewal of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 27, 2019 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the information collection to Mackie Malaka, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 6058, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, or email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Address requests for additional information to the address above or telephone 703–548–2704. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–0059. Title: Supervisory Committee Audits and Verifications, 12 CFR 715. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Notices Abstract: Title 12 CFR part 715 prescribes the responsibilities of the supervisory committee to obtain an audit of the credit union and verification of member accounts as outlined in Section 115 of the Federal Credit Union Act, 12 U.S.C. 1761d. A supervisory committee audit is required at least once every calendar year covering the period since the last audit and to conduct a verification of members’ accounts not less frequently than once every two years. The information is used by both the credit union and the NCUA to ensure through audit testing that the credit union’s assets, liabilities, equity, income, and expenses exist, are properly valued, controlled and meet ownership, disclosure and classification requirements of sound financial reporting. A written report on the audit must be made to the board of directors and, if requested, NCUA. Working papers must be maintained and made available to NCUA. Independence requirements must be met; standards governing verifications and the methods used to verify member’s passbooks and accounts are set forth. Section 741.202 makes these requirements applicable to federally insured state-chartered credit unions. Affected Public: Private Sector: Notfor-profit institutions. Estimated No. of Respondents: 6,025 (FCUs and FICU). Estimated Annual Frequency: 4.35. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 26,228. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 44,411. Reason for Change: Adjustments are attributed to updated data since the previous submission. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper execution of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit Union Administration, on July 23, 2019. Dated: July 23, 2019. Mackie I. Malaka, NCUA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–15965 Filed 7–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Production of NonPublic Records and Testimony of Employees in Legal Proceedings (Touhy Request) National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 27, 2019 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the information collections to the Mackie Malaka, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 6058, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, or email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Address requests for additional information to the address above or telephone (703) 548–2704. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–0146. Title: Production of Non-public Records and Testimony of Employees in Legal Proceedings (Touhy Request). Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: 12 CFR part 792, subpart C requires anyone requesting NCUA nonpublic records for use in legal proceedings, or similarly the testimony of NCUA personnel, to provide NCUA with information regarding the requester’s grounds for the request. This process is also known as a ‘‘Touhy Request’’. The information collected will help NCUA decide whether to release non-public records or permit employees to testify in legal proceedings. NCUA regulations also require an entity or person in possession SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36625 of NCUA records to notify the NCUA upon receipt of a subpoena for those records. The NCUA requires this notice to protect its records and, when necessary, intervene in litigation or file an objection to the disclosure of its confidential information in the appropriate court or tribunal. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Estimated No. of Respondents: 20. Estimated Annual Frequency: 1. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 20. Estimated Burden Hours per Response: 4 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 80. Reason for Change: An adjustment increase is being made to the number of hours per response to give a more accurate account of the time it takes to prepare a Touhy request. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper execution of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit Union Administration, on July 23, 2019. Dated: July 23, 2019. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 145 (Monday, July 29, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-15965]


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NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request; Supervisory Committee Audits and Verifications

AGENCY: National Credit Union Administration (NCUA).

ACTION: Notice and request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a 
continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites 
the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the 
following renewal of a currently approved collection, as required by 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before September 27, 
2019 to be assured consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the information collection to Mackie Malaka, National Credit Union 
Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 6058, Alexandria, Virginia 
22314, or email at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Address requests for additional 
information to the address above or telephone 703-548-2704.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Number: 3133-0059.
    Title: Supervisory Committee Audits and Verifications, 12 CFR 715.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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    Abstract: Title 12 CFR part 715 prescribes the responsibilities of 
the supervisory committee to obtain an audit of the credit union and 
verification of member accounts as outlined in Section 115 of the 
Federal Credit Union Act, 12 U.S.C. 1761d. A supervisory committee 
audit is required at least once every calendar year covering the period 
since the last audit and to conduct a verification of members' accounts 
not less frequently than once every two years.
    The information is used by both the credit union and the NCUA to 
ensure through audit testing that the credit union's assets, 
liabilities, equity, income, and expenses exist, are properly valued, 
controlled and meet ownership, disclosure and classification 
requirements of sound financial reporting. A written report on the 
audit must be made to the board of directors and, if requested, NCUA. 
Working papers must be maintained and made available to NCUA. 
Independence requirements must be met; standards governing 
verifications and the methods used to verify member's passbooks and 
accounts are set forth. Section 741.202 makes these requirements 
applicable to federally insured state-chartered credit unions.
    Affected Public: Private Sector: Not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 6,025 (FCUs and FICU).
    Estimated Annual Frequency: 4.35.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 26,228.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 44,411.
    Reason for Change: Adjustments are attributed to updated data since 
the previous submission.
    Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice 
will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management 
and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public 
record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) 
Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper 
execution of the function of the agency, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the collection of information, 
including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
the information on the respondents, including the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
    By Gerard Poliquin, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit 
Union Administration, on July 23, 2019.

    Dated: July 23, 2019.
Mackie I. Malaka,
NCUA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-15965 Filed 7-26-19; 8:45 am]
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