Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report, 56637-56638 [2020-20193]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 178 / Monday, September 14, 2020 / Notices collection request from the previous information collection request. Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0133. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 15,584. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 907,409. Annual Burden Hours: 148,236 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $9,175. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the proposed information collection request; they will become a matter of public record and will be available at https:// www.reginfo.gov. Roslyn B. Fontaine, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–20194 Filed 9–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0007] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for public comments. AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Sep 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 All comments must be received on or before November 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comment as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments for docket number MSHA–2020–0025. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket, with no changes. Because your comment will be made public, you are responsible for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as your or anyone else’s Social Security number or confidential business information. • If you want to submit a comment with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the comment as a written/paper submission. Written/Paper Submissions: Submit written/paper submissions in the following way: • Mail/Hand Delivery: Mail or visit DOL–MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. • MSHA will post your comment as well as any attachments, except for information submitted and marked as confidential, in the docket at https:// www.regulations.gov. DATES: Roslyn Fontaine, Deputy 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 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 or other mines. The reporting and recordkeeping provisions in 30 CFR part 50 (Part 50), PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56637 Notification, Investigation, Reports and Records of Accidents, Injuries and Illnesses, Employment and Coal Production in Mines, are essential elements in MSHA’s statutory mandate to reduce work-related injuries and illnesses among the nation’s miners (30 U.S.C. 801). Section 50.10 requires mine operators and independent contractors to immediately notify MSHA in the event of an accident. This immediate notification is critical to MSHA’s timely investigation and assessment of the cause of the accident. Section 50.11 requires that the mine operator or independent contractor investigate each accident and occupational injury and prepare a report. The mine operator or independent contractor may not use MSHA Form 7000–1 as the investigation report, except if the operator or contractor employs fewer than 20 miners and the injury is not related to an accident. Section 50.20 requires mine operators and independent contractors to report each accident, injury, and illness to MSHA on Form 7000–1 within 10 working days after an accident or injury has occurred or an occupational illness has been diagnosed. The use of MSHA Form 7000–1 provides for uniform information gathering across the mining industry. Section 50.30 requires that all mine operators and independent contractors working on mine property report employment to MSHA quarterly on Form 7000–2, and that coal mine operators and independent contractors also report coal production. Accident, injury, and illness data, when correlated with employment and production data, provide information that MSHA uses to improve its safety and health enforcement programs, focus its education and training efforts, and establish priorities for its technical assistance activities in mine safety and health. Maintaining a current database allows MSHA to identify and direct increased attention to those mines, industry segments, and geographical areas where hazardous trends are developing. This could not be done effectively using historical data. The information collected under Part 50 is the most comprehensive and reliable occupational data available concerning the mining industry. Section 103(d) of the Mine Act mandates that each accident be investigated by the operator to determine the cause and means of preventing a recurrence. Operators must keep records of such accidents and investigations and make them available E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 56638 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 178 / Monday, September 14, 2020 / Notices to the Secretary or the Secretary’s authorized representative and the appropriate State agency. Section 103(h) requires operators to keep any records and make any reports that are reasonably necessary for MSHA to perform its duties under the Mine Act. Section 103(j) requires operators to notify MSHA of the occurrence of an accident and to take appropriate measures to preserve any evidence that would assist in the investigation into the causes of the accident. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report. 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. Background documents related to this information collection request are available at https://regulations.gov and in DOL–MSHA located at 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202–5452. Questions about the information collection requirements may be directed to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section of this notice from the previous collection of information. III. Current Actions This information collection request concerns provisions for Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report. MSHA has updated the data with respect to the number of respondents, responses, burden hours, and burden costs supporting this information collection request from the previous information collection request. Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Sep 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2020–20193 Filed 9–11–20; 8:45 am] • Mail: R. Travis Kantz, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20546, Mail Code: JSC/HQ–IB–20, 281– 792–7885 or email Travis.Kantz@ nasa.gov. Instructions: Please submit comments only and cite Information Collection, ‘‘Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation)’’ in all correspondence related to this collection. To confirm receipt of your comment(s), please check regulations.gov, approximately two-to-three business days after submission to verify posting (except allow 30 days for posting of comments submitted by mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Roger Kantz, NASA Clearance Officer, NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, JF0000, Washington, DC 20546 or email Roger.T.Kantz@ nasa.gov. BILLING CODE 4510–43–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0007. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 25,067. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 112,414. Annual Burden Hours: 131,632 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $2,946. MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 7000–1, Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report; MSHA Form 7000–2, Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the proposed information collection request; they will become a matter of public record and will be available at https:// www.reginfo.gov. Roslyn B. Fontaine, Certifying Officer. I. Abstract: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [20–071] Name of Information Collection: Information Collection; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation) National Aeronautics and Space Administration. ACTION: Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has under OMB review the following proposed Information Collection Request ‘‘Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation)’’ for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). DATES: Comments are due by 10/03/ 2020. SUMMARY: Submit comments identified by Information Collection, Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A–11, Section 280 Implementation), by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments to https:// www.regulations.gov, will be posted to the docket unchanged. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A modern, streamlined and responsive customer experience means: Raising government-wide customer experience to the average of the private sector service industry; developing indicators for high-impact Federal programs to monitor progress towards excellent customer experience and mature digital services; and providing the structure (including increasing transparency) and resources to ensure customer experience is a focal point for agency leadership. This proposed information collection activity provides a means to garner customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving customer service delivery as discussed in Section 280 of OMB Circular A–11 at https:// www.performance.gov/cx/a11-280.pdf. As discussed in OMB guidance, agencies should identify their highestimpact customer journeys (using customer volume, annual program cost, and/or knowledge of customer priority as weighting factors) and select touchpoints/transactions within those journeys to collect feedback. These results will be used to improve the delivery of Federal services and programs. It will also provide government-wide data on customer experience that can be displayed on www.performance.gov to help build transparency and accountability of E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 178 (Monday, September 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56637-56638]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20193]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0007]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Mine Accident, 
Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal 
Production Report

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 Mine Accident, 
Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal 
Production Report.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before November 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comment as follows. Please note that late, 
untimely filed comments will not be considered.
    Electronic Submissions: Submit electronic comments in the following 
way:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments for docket number MSHA-
2020-0025. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to 
https://www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket, with no 
changes. Because your comment will be made public, you are responsible 
for ensuring that your comment does not include any confidential 
information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such 
as your or anyone else's Social Security number or confidential 
business information.
     If you want to submit a comment with confidential 
information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, 
submit the comment as a written/paper submission.
    Written/Paper Submissions: Submit written/paper submissions in the 
following way:
     Mail/Hand Delivery: Mail or visit DOL-MSHA, Office of 
Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 
4E401, Arlington, VA 22202-5452.
     MSHA will post your comment as well as any attachments, 
except for information submitted and marked as confidential, in the 
docket at https://www.regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roslyn Fontaine, Deputy 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 
or other mines.
    The reporting and recordkeeping provisions in 30 CFR part 50 (Part 
50), Notification, Investigation, Reports and Records of Accidents, 
Injuries and Illnesses, Employment and Coal Production in Mines, are 
essential elements in MSHA's statutory mandate to reduce work-related 
injuries and illnesses among the nation's miners (30 U.S.C. 801).
    Section 50.10 requires mine operators and independent contractors 
to immediately notify MSHA in the event of an accident. This immediate 
notification is critical to MSHA's timely investigation and assessment 
of the cause of the accident.
    Section 50.11 requires that the mine operator or independent 
contractor investigate each accident and occupational injury and 
prepare a report. The mine operator or independent contractor may not 
use MSHA Form 7000-1 as the investigation report, except if the 
operator or contractor employs fewer than 20 miners and the injury is 
not related to an accident.
    Section 50.20 requires mine operators and independent contractors 
to report each accident, injury, and illness to MSHA on Form 7000-1 
within 10 working days after an accident or injury has occurred or an 
occupational illness has been diagnosed. The use of MSHA Form 7000-1 
provides for uniform information gathering across the mining industry.
    Section 50.30 requires that all mine operators and independent 
contractors working on mine property report employment to MSHA 
quarterly on Form 7000-2, and that coal mine operators and independent 
contractors also report coal production.
    Accident, injury, and illness data, when correlated with employment 
and production data, provide information that MSHA uses to improve its 
safety and health enforcement programs, focus its education and 
training efforts, and establish priorities for its technical assistance 
activities in mine safety and health. Maintaining a current database 
allows MSHA to identify and direct increased attention to those mines, 
industry segments, and geographical areas where hazardous trends are 
developing. This could not be done effectively using historical data. 
The information collected under Part 50 is the most comprehensive and 
reliable occupational data available concerning the mining industry.
    Section 103(d) of the Mine Act mandates that each accident be 
investigated by the operator to determine the cause and means of 
preventing a recurrence. Operators must keep records of such accidents 
and investigations and make them available

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to the Secretary or the Secretary's authorized representative and the 
appropriate State agency.
    Section 103(h) requires operators to keep any records and make any 
reports that are reasonably necessary for MSHA to perform its duties 
under the Mine Act. Section 103(j) requires operators to notify MSHA of 
the occurrence of an accident and to take appropriate measures to 
preserve any evidence that would assist in the investigation into the 
causes of the accident.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and 
Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production Report. 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.
    Background documents related to this information collection request 
are available at https://regulations.gov and in DOL-MSHA located at 201 
12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA 22202-5452. Questions 
about the information collection requirements may be directed to the 
person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION section of this notice 
from the previous collection of information.

III. Current Actions

    This information collection request concerns provisions for Mine 
Accident, Injury, and Illness Report and Quarterly Mine Employment and 
Coal Production Report. MSHA has updated the data with respect to the 
number of respondents, responses, burden hours, and burden costs 
supporting this information collection request from the previous 
information collection request.
    Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    OMB Number: 1219-0007.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 25,067.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 112,414.
    Annual Burden Hours: 131,632 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $2,946.
    MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 7000-1, Mine Accident, Injury, and Illness 
Report; MSHA Form 7000-2, Quarterly Mine Employment and Coal Production 
Report.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized in 
the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the 
proposed information collection request; they will become a matter of 
public record and will be available at https://www.reginfo.gov.

Roslyn B. Fontaine,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-20193 Filed 9-11-20; 8:45 am]
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