Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900 (Pertains to Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines), 141-142 [2019-28313]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 1 / Thursday, January 2, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES cease surveying and communicate to the section foreman that ventilation must be disrupted. Production will stop while ventilation is disrupted. Ventilation controls will be reestablished immediately after the disruption is no longer necessary. Production will only resume after all ventilation controls are reestablished and are in compliance with approved ventilation or other plans, and other applicable laws, standards, or regulations. —Any disruption in ventilation will be recorded in the logbook required by the petition. The logbook will include a description of the nature of the disruption, the location of the disruption, the date and time of the disruption and the date and time the surveyor communicated the disruption to the section foreman, the date and time production ceased, the date and time ventilation was reestablished, and the date and time production resumed. —All surveyors, section foremen, section crew members, and other personnel who will be involved with or affected by surveying operations will receive training in accordance with 30 CFR 48.7 on the requirements of the petition within 60 days of the date the petition becomes final. The training will be completed before any nonpermissible electronic surveying equipment can be used while production is occurring. The operator will keep a record of the training and provide the record to MSHA on request. —The operator will provide annual retraining to all personnel who will be involved with or affected by surveying operations in accordance with 30 CFR 48.8. The operator will train new miners on the requirements of the petition in accordance with 30 CFR 48.5, and will train experienced miners, as defined in 30 CFR 48.6, on the requirements of the petition in accordance with 30 CFR 48.6. The operator will keep a record of the training and provide the record to MSHA on request. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the existing standard. Sheila McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2019–28312 Filed 12–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 31, 2019 Jkt 250001 141 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR I. Background Mine Safety and Health Administration 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 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 77.1900 requires underground coal mine operators to submit for approval a plan that will provide for the safety of workmen in each slope or shaft that is commenced or extended from the surface to the underground coal mine. Each slope or shaft sinking operation is unique in that each operator uses different methods and equipment and encounters different geological strata which make it impossible for a single set of regulations to ensure the safety of the miners under all circumstances. This makes an individual slope or shaft sinking plan necessary. The plan must be consistent with prudent engineering design. Plans include the name and location of the mine; name and address of the mine operator; a description of the construction work and methods to be used in construction of the slope or shaft, and whether all or part of the work will be performed by a contractor; the elevation, depth and dimensions of the slope or shaft; the location and elevation of the coalbed; the general characteristics of the strata through which the slope or shaft will be developed; the type of equipment which the operator proposes to use; the system of ventilation to be used; and safeguards for the prevention of caving during excavation. [OMB Control No. 1219–0019] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900 (Pertains to Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines) 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 Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900 (pertains to surface work areas of underground coal mines). DATES: All comments must be received on or before March 2, 2020. 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– 2019–0051. • 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: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900 (pertains to surface work areas of underground coal mines). 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; E:\FR\FM\02JAN1.SGM 02JAN1 142 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 1 / Thursday, January 2, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES • 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. 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. All documents related to the information collection will be available at http://www.regulations.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 Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900 (pertains to surface work areas of underground coal mines). 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: 1219–0019. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 35. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 91. Annual Burden Hours: 1,820 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $55. 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. 2019–28313 Filed 12–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 31, 2019 Jkt 250001 Information Officer, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 2084; email: David.Cullison@nrc.gov. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2015–0224] RIN 3150–AJ67 Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of Office of Management and Budget approval of information collection. AGENCY: On May 22, 2019, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) published a direct final rule to certify the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400) standard design. The direct final rule contained changes to the information collections in NRC’s regulation that needed approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This document provides notice that OMB has approved the information collection changes associated with the APR1400 direct final rule. The OMB Control Number is 3150–0236. DATES: The information collection was approved by OMB on September 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2015–0224 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You may obtain publicly-available information related to this document using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Website: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2015–0224. Address questions about NRC dockets IDs in Regulations.gov to Jennifer Borges; telephone: 301–287–9127; email: Jennifer.Borges@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individuals listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301– 415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@ nrc.gov. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cullison, Office of the Chief SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 The NRC published a direct final rule for the certification of the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400) standard plant design on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 23439). The direct final rule became effective on September 19, 2019. The direct final rule indicated that OMB had not yet approved the information collection requirements in the rule under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA–95) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520) and stated that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and persons are not required to respond to, a collection of information that does not display a valid OMB control number, which OMB assigns upon approving an information collection. Consistent with the PRA–95 and OMB’s PRA–95 implementing regulations in part 1320 of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the direct final rule stated that the NRC would publish another document in the Federal Register at a later date to provide notice of the effective date of the information collections in the rule or, if approval were denied, to provide notice of what action the NRC planned to take. On July 2, 2019, the NRC submitted the APR1400—Design Certification information collection request for the direct final rule to OMB for approval in accordance with the PRA–95. On September 12, 2019, OMB approved the collections of information contained in the direct final rule and assigned the collections of information OMB Control Number 3150–0236, titled ‘‘Information Collections Contained in the Appendix F to 10 CFR part 52 Design Certification Rule for the APR1400 Design.’’ The approval for collecting the information expires on September 30, 2022. Accordingly, the information collection requirements in the direct final rule are now in effect. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400) Design Certification Sfmt 9990 Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 27th day of December, 2019. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. David C. Cullison, NRC Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 1 (Thursday, January 2, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0019]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Slope and Shaft 
Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900 (Pertains to Surface Work Areas of 
Underground Coal Mines)

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 Slope and Shaft 
Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900 (pertains to surface work areas of 
underground coal mines).

DATES: All comments must be received on or before March 2, 2020.

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-2019-0051.
     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 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 77.1900 requires underground coal mine operators to 
submit for approval a plan that will provide for the safety of workmen 
in each slope or shaft that is commenced or extended from the surface 
to the underground coal mine. Each slope or shaft sinking operation is 
unique in that each operator uses different methods and equipment and 
encounters different geological strata which make it impossible for a 
single set of regulations to ensure the safety of the miners under all 
circumstances. This makes an individual slope or shaft sinking plan 
necessary. The plan must be consistent with prudent engineering design. 
Plans include the name and location of the mine; name and address of 
the mine operator; a description of the construction work and methods 
to be used in construction of the slope or shaft, and whether all or 
part of the work will be performed by a contractor; the elevation, 
depth and dimensions of the slope or shaft; the location and elevation 
of the coalbed; the general characteristics of the strata through which 
the slope or shaft will be developed; the type of equipment which the 
operator proposes to use; the system of ventilation to be used; and 
safeguards for the prevention of caving during excavation.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900 
(pertains to surface work areas of underground coal mines). 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;

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     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.
    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.
    All documents related to the information collection will be 
available at http://www.regulations.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 
Slope and Shaft Sinking Plans, 30 CFR 77.1900 (pertains to surface work 
areas of underground coal mines). 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: 1219-0019.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 35.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 91.
    Annual Burden Hours: 1,820 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $55.
    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. 2019-28313 Filed 12-31-19; 8:45 am]
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