Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Application for a Permit To Fire More Than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires, 47971-47972 [2019-19618]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2019 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. By mail ......... During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_ Decrees.html. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $10.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury for the Consent Decree and $15.00 for the Consent Decree and Exhibits thereto. Henry S. 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[FR Doc. 2019–19616 Filed 9–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0025] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Application for a Permit To Fire More Than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47971 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 Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires. DATES: All comments must be received on or before November 12, 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– 2019–0035. • 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: SUMMARY: 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 E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 47972 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES the protection of life and prevention of injuries in coal and metal and nonmetal mines. Under Section 313 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 873, any explosives used in underground coal mines must be permissible. The Mine Act also provides that, under safeguards prescribed by the Secretary, a mine operator may permit the firing of more than 20 shots and the use of nonpermissible explosives in sinking shafts and slopes from the surface in rock. Title 30 CFR 75.1321 outlines the procedures by which a permit may be issued for the firing of more than 20 boreholes and/or the use of nonpermissible shot-firing units in underground coal mines. In those instances in which there is a misfire of explosives, section 75.1327 requires that a qualified person post each accessible entrance to the affected area with a warning to prohibit entry. Section 77.1909–1 outlines the procedures by which a coal mine operator may apply for a permit to use nonpermissible explosives and/or shot-firing units in the blasting of rock while sinking shafts or slopes for underground coal mines. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shotfiring Units; Posting Notices of Misfires. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Sep 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. SUMMARY: III. Current Actions DATES: This request for collection of information contains provisions for Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires. 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: 1219–0025. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 17. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 32. Annual Burden Hours: 31 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $115. 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. [FR Doc. 2019–19618 Filed 9–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Meeting on the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital National Capital Planning Commission. ACTION: Notice of 60-Day public comment period and public meeting. AGENCY: Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 The public comment period closes November 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: Written public comments on the draft may be submitted by either method: 1. U.S. mail, courier, or hand deliver: Transportation Element Public Comment, National Capital Planning Commission, 401 9th Street NW, Suite 500N, Washington, DC 20004. 2. Electronically: https:// www.ncpc.gov/initiatives/ transportation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Hirsch at (202) 482–7239 or info@ncpc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Meeting: NCPC will host an open house event for the public to learn more about the Element. The open house will be on October 7, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at NCPC, 401 9th Street NW, Suite 500N, Washington, DC 20004 Authority: 40 U.S.C. 8721(e)(2). Dated: September 6, 2019. Anne R. Schuyler, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2019–19628 Filed 9–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7502–02–P NATIONAL CAPITAL PLANNING COMMISSION Sheila McConnell, Certifying Officer. PO 00000 The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has released a draft of the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements for public review. The element establishes policies to support a regional multimodal transportation system that promotes responsible land use and development and contributes to a high quality of life for residents, workers, and visitors. The draft Transportation Element is available online for review at https:// www.ncpc.gov/initiatives/ transportation. Sfmt 4703 Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Meeting on the Revisions to the Submission Guidelines National Capital Planning Commission. ACTION: Notice of 60-Day public comment period and public meeting. AGENCY: The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has released revisions to the Submission Guidelines to update aspects of submission requirements related to transportation planning. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0025]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Application for a 
Permit To Fire More Than 20 Boreholes and/or for the Use of 
Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units; 
Posting Notices of Misfires

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 Application for a 
Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the use of 
Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; 
Posting Notices of Misfires.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before November 12, 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-2019-0035.
     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

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the protection of life and prevention of injuries in coal and metal and 
nonmetal mines.
    Under Section 313 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 873, any explosives used in underground coal 
mines must be permissible. The Mine Act also provides that, under 
safeguards prescribed by the Secretary, a mine operator may permit the 
firing of more than 20 shots and the use of nonpermissible explosives 
in sinking shafts and slopes from the surface in rock. Title 30 CFR 
75.1321 outlines the procedures by which a permit may be issued for the 
firing of more than 20 boreholes and/or the use of nonpermissible shot-
firing units in underground coal mines. In those instances in which 
there is a misfire of explosives, section 75.1327 requires that a 
qualified person post each accessible entrance to the affected area 
with a warning to prohibit entry. Section 77.1909-1 outlines the 
procedures by which a coal mine operator may apply for a permit to use 
nonpermissible explosives and/or shot-firing units in the blasting of 
rock while sinking shafts or slopes for underground coal mines.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 
Boreholes and/or for the use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, 
Explosives, and Shot-firing Units; Posting Notices of Misfires. 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 
Application for a Permit to Fire More than 20 Boreholes and/or for the 
use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-firing 
Units; Posting Notices of Misfires. 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: 1219-0025.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 17.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 32.
    Annual Burden Hours: 31 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $115.
    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. 2019-19618 Filed 9-10-19; 8:45 am]
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