Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Operations Mining Under a Body of Water, 43621-43622 [2019-18002]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2019 / Notices Electrical 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. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions This request for collection of information contains provisions for Certificate of Electrical 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: 1219–0001. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 266. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 2,025. Annual Burden Hours: 849 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $413. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Aug 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 43621 Roslyn B. Fontaine, Certifying Officer. 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: [FR Doc. 2019–18001 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] I. Background BILLING CODE 4510–43–P 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 (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 and metal and nonmetal mines. Title 30 CFR Sections 75.1716, 75.1716–1 and 75.1716–3 require operators of underground coal mines to provide MSHA notification before mining under bodies of water and to obtain a permit to mine under a body of water if, in the judgment of the Secretary, it is sufficiently large to constitute a hazard to miners. The regulation is necessary to prevent the inundation of underground coal mines with water that has the potential of drowning miners. The coal mine operator submits an application for the permit to the District Manager in whose district the mine is located. Applications contain the name and address of the mine; projected mining and ground support plans; a mine map showing the location of the river, stream, lake or other body of water and its relation to the location of all working places; and a profile map showing the type of strata and the distance in elevation between the coal bed and the water involved. MSHA has provided an exemption from notification and permit application for mine operators where the projected mining is under any water reservoir constructed by a Federal agency as of December 30, 1969, and where the operator is required by such agency to operate in a manner that adequately protects the safety of miners. The exemption for such mining is addressed by 30 CFR Sections 75.1716 and 75.1717. MSHA also encourages a mine operator to provide more information in an application. When the operator files an application for a permit, in addition MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 5000–1, Certificate of Electrical 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. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0020] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Operations Mining Under a Body of Water 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 Operations Mining Under a Body of Water. DATES: All comments must be received on or before October 21, 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– 2019–0030. • 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 43622 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES to the information required under 30 CFR Section 75.1716–3, operators are also encouraged to include a map of the active areas of the mine under the body of water showing the following: Bottom of coal elevations (minimum 10-ft contour intervals); the limits of the body of water and the estimated quantity of water in the pool; the limits of the proposed ‘‘safety zone’’ within which precautions will be taken; overburden thickness (depth of cover) contours; corehole locations; and known faults, lineaments, and other geologic features. If the body of water is contained within an overlying mine, then MSHA recommends a map of the overlying mine showing bottom of coal elevations (minimum 10-ft contour intervals), when available, corehole locations, the limits of the body of water with the estimated quantity of water in the pool, and interburden to active mine below be provided. Operators are also encouraged to submit the methods that were used to estimate the quantity of water in the pool, borehole logs, including geotechnical information (RQD, fracture logs, etc.) if available; rock mechanics data on the overburden, interburden, mine roof, and mine floor, if available; mining height of the seam being mined, pillar and floor stability analyses for the active mine, whether second mining is planned, whether mining will be conducted down-dip or up-dip, where water will flow to in the active mine if encountered, pumping capabilities for dewatering, a comprehensive evacuation plan for the miners, and a statement of what in-mine conditions would trigger the implementation of the evacuation plan, and training that will be provided to the miners regarding the potential hazards. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Operations Mining Under a Body of Water. 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Aug 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 Operations Mining Under a Body of Water. 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: 1219–0020. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 77. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 77. Annual Burden Hours: 424 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $1,040. 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. Roslyn B. Fontaine, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–18002 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION [MCC FR 19–05] Millennium Challenge Corporation Economic Advisory Council Call for Nominations Millennium Challenge Corporation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is hereby soliciting representative nominations for the MCC Economic Advisory Council (‘‘the EAC’’). DATES: Nominations for EAC members must be received on or before 5 p.m. EDT on September 13, 2019. Further information about the nomination process is included below. MCC plans to host the next EAC meeting in late 2019. The EAC will meet at least one time per year in Washington, DC or via video/teleconferencing. ADDRESSES: All nomination materials or requests for additional information should be emailed to MCC’s Economic Advisory Council Designated Federal Officer, Brian Epley at MCCEACouncil@ mcc.gov or mailed to Millennium Challenge Corporation, Attn: Brian Epley, 1099 14th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Epley, 202.772.6515, MCCEACouncil@mcc.gov or visit www.mcc.gov/about/org-unit/economicadvisory-council. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The EAC serves MCC in a solely advisory capacity and provides advice and guidance to economists, evaluators, leadership of the Department of Policy and Evaluation (DPE), and senior MCC leadership regarding relevant trends in development economics, applied economic and evaluation methods, poverty analytics, as well as modeling, measuring, and evaluating development interventions, including without limitation social and gender inclusion. In doing so, an overarching purpose of the EAC is to sharpen MCC’s analytical methods and capacity in support of continuing development effectiveness. It also serves as a sounding board and reference group for assessing and advising on strategic policy innovations and methodological directions at MCC. The EAC focuses on issues related to the analytical products and strategy used as inputs to compact and threshold program development and decision making, on learning from MCC SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 21, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43621-43622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18002]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0020]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Operations Mining 
Under a Body of Water

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 Operations Mining 
Under a Body of Water.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before October 21, 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-2019-0030.
     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 
[email protected] (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 (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 
and metal and nonmetal mines.
    Title 30 CFR Sections 75.1716, 75.1716-1 and 75.1716-3 require 
operators of underground coal mines to provide MSHA notification before 
mining under bodies of water and to obtain a permit to mine under a 
body of water if, in the judgment of the Secretary, it is sufficiently 
large to constitute a hazard to miners. The regulation is necessary to 
prevent the inundation of underground coal mines with water that has 
the potential of drowning miners.
    The coal mine operator submits an application for the permit to the 
District Manager in whose district the mine is located. Applications 
contain the name and address of the mine; projected mining and ground 
support plans; a mine map showing the location of the river, stream, 
lake or other body of water and its relation to the location of all 
working places; and a profile map showing the type of strata and the 
distance in elevation between the coal bed and the water involved. MSHA 
has provided an exemption from notification and permit application for 
mine operators where the projected mining is under any water reservoir 
constructed by a Federal agency as of December 30, 1969, and where the 
operator is required by such agency to operate in a manner that 
adequately protects the safety of miners. The exemption for such mining 
is addressed by 30 CFR Sections 75.1716 and 75.1717.
    MSHA also encourages a mine operator to provide more information in 
an application. When the operator files an application for a permit, in 
addition

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to the information required under 30 CFR Section 75.1716-3, operators 
are also encouraged to include a map of the active areas of the mine 
under the body of water showing the following: Bottom of coal 
elevations (minimum 10-ft contour intervals); the limits of the body of 
water and the estimated quantity of water in the pool; the limits of 
the proposed ``safety zone'' within which precautions will be taken; 
overburden thickness (depth of cover) contours; corehole locations; and 
known faults, lineaments, and other geologic features.
    If the body of water is contained within an overlying mine, then 
MSHA recommends a map of the overlying mine showing bottom of coal 
elevations (minimum 10-ft contour intervals), when available, corehole 
locations, the limits of the body of water with the estimated quantity 
of water in the pool, and interburden to active mine below be provided. 
Operators are also encouraged to submit the methods that were used to 
estimate the quantity of water in the pool, borehole logs, including 
geotechnical information (RQD, fracture logs, etc.) if available; rock 
mechanics data on the overburden, interburden, mine roof, and mine 
floor, if available; mining height of the seam being mined, pillar and 
floor stability analyses for the active mine, whether second mining is 
planned, whether mining will be conducted down-dip or up-dip, where 
water will flow to in the active mine if encountered, pumping 
capabilities for dewatering, a comprehensive evacuation plan for the 
miners, and a statement of what in-mine conditions would trigger the 
implementation of the evacuation plan, and training that will be 
provided to the miners regarding the potential hazards.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Operations Mining Under a Body of Water. 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 
Operations Mining Under a Body of Water. 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: 1219-0020.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 77.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 77.
    Annual Burden Hours: 424 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $1,040.
    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.

Roslyn B. Fontaine,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-18002 Filed 8-20-19; 8:45 am]
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