Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Certification and Qualification To Examine, Test, Operate Hoists and Perform Other Duties, 60837-60839 [2020-21303]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 188 / Monday, September 28, 2020 / Notices Dated: September 22, 2020. Anthony May, Management and Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–21301 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Ethylene Oxide Standard Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before October 28, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anthony May by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Department of Labor, as part of the continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (i.e., SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 employer) burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA’s estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657). The EtO Standard (29 CFR 1910.1047) specifies a number of paperwork requirements. The following is a brief description of the collection of information requirements contained in the standard. The information collection requirements specified in the Ethylene Oxide Standard protect workers from the adverse health effects that may result from occupational exposure to ethylene oxide. The principal information collection requirements in the EtO Standard include conducting worker exposure monitoring, notifying workers of the exposure, implementing a written compliance program, and implementing medical surveillance of workers. Also, the examining physician must provide specific information to ensure that workers receive a copy of their medical examination results. The employer must maintain exposure monitoring and medical records for specific periods, and provide access to these records by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the affected workers, and their authorized representatives and other designated parties. For additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on May 27, 2020 (85 FR 31812). This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60837 information collection, unless the OMB approves it and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive a month-to-month extension while they undergo review. Agency: DOL–OSHA. Title of Collection: Ethylene Oxide Standard. OMB Control Number: 1218–0108. Affected Public: Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,085. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 112,013. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 31,257 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $4,970,808. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: September 21, 2020. Anthony May, Management and Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–21304 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0127] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Certification and Qualification To Examine, Test, Operate Hoists and Perform Other Duties 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, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 60838 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 188 / Monday, September 28, 2020 / Notices 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 Certification and Qualification to Examine, Test, Operate Hoists and Perform Other Duties. DATES: All comments must be received on or before November 27, 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–2020–0030. 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 safety and health of miners. Further, section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a), 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. Under section 103(a) of the Mine Act, authorized representatives of the Secretary or Secretary of Health and Human Services must make frequent inspections and investigations in coal or other mines each year for the purpose of gathering information with respect to mandatory health or safety standards. Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 75.159 and 77.106 require coal mine operators to maintain a list of persons who are certified and qualified to perform duties under 30 CFR parts 75 and 77, such as examining for hazardous conditions, testing for methane and oxygen deficiency, conducting tests of air flow, performing electrical work, repairing energized surface high-voltage lines, and performing the duties of hoisting engineer. This information collection is necessary to ensure that only persons who are properly trained and sufficiently experienced are permitted to perform these duties. Although MSHA does not specify a format for the recordkeeping, it normally consists of the names of the certified and qualified persons listed in two columns on a sheet of paper. One column is for certified persons and the other is for qualified persons. Sections 75.100 and 77.100 pertain to the certification of certain persons to perform specific examinations and tests. Sections 75.155 and 77.105 outline the requirements necessary to be qualified as a hoisting engineer or hoistman. Under sections 75.160, 75.161, 77.107, and 77.107–1, the mine operator must have an approved training plan developed to train and retrain the qualified and certified persons to effectively perform their tasks. These regulations recognize State certification and qualification programs. However, where State programs are not available, MSHA may certify and qualify miners to carry out certain functions prescribed in the Mine Act. Under this program, MSHA will qualify or certify individuals if these individuals meet the requirements for qualification or certification, fulfill any applicable retraining requirements, and remain employed at the same mine or by the same independent contractor. Applications for MSHA qualification or certification are submitted to the MSHA Qualification and Certification Unit in Denver, Colorado. MSHA Form PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5000–41, Safety & Health Activity Certification or Hoisting Engineer Qualification Request provides the coal mining industry with a standardized reporting format that expedites the certification and qualification process while ensuring compliance with the regulations. MSHA uses the information collected through this form to determine if applicants satisfy the requirements to obtain the certification or qualification sought. Persons must meet certain minimum experience requirements depending on the type of certification or qualification sought. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Certification and Qualification to Examine, Test, Operate Hoists and Perform Other Duties. 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 CONTACT section of this notice from the previous collection of information. III. Current Actions This information collection request concerns provisions for Certification and Qualification to Examine, Test, Operate Hoists and Perform Other Duties. 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. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 188 / Monday, September 28, 2020 / Notices Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration. OMB Number: 1219–0127. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 674. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 3,259. Annual Burden Hours: 330 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $56.10. MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 5000–41, Safety and Health Activity Certification or Hoisting Engineers Qualification Request Form. 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. 2020–21303 Filed 9–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration [Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028] MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). DATES: The expansion of the scope of recognition becomes effective on September 28, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information regarding this notice is available from the following sources: Press inquiries: Contact Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of SUMMARY: Communications, phone: (202) 693– 1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov. General and technical information: Contact Mr. Kevin Robinson, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, phone: (202) 693–2110; email: robinson.kevin@dol.gov. OSHA’s web page includes information about the NRTL Program (see http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Notice of Final Decision OSHA hereby gives notice of the expansion of the scope of recognition of MET Laboratories, Inc. (MET), as a NRTL. MET’s expansion covers the addition of two test standards to the scope of recognition. OSHA recognition of a NRTL signifies that the organization meets the requirements specified by 29 CFR 1910.7. Recognition is an acknowledgment that the organization can perform independent safety testing and certification of the specific products covered within the scope of recognition and is not a delegation or grant of government authority. As a result of recognition, employers may use products properly approved by the NRTL to meet OSHA standards that require testing and certification of the products. The agency processes applications by a NRTL for initial recognition, or for expansion or renewal of this recognition, following requirements in Appendix A to 29 CFR 1910.7. This appendix requires that the agency publish two notices in the Federal Register in processing an application. In the first notice, OSHA announces the application and provides the preliminary finding and, in the second notice, the agency provides the final decision on the application. These notices set forth the NRTL’s scope of recognition or modifications of that scope. OSHA maintains an informational web page for each NRTL that details the scope of recognition. 60839 These pages are available from the agency’s website at http:// www.osha.gov/dts/otpca/nrtl/ index.html. MET submitted two applications, one dated June 28, 2018 (OSHA–2006– 0028–0066), and another dated January 14, 2019 (OSHA–2006–0028–0067). The applications seek to expand MET’s scope of recognition to include two additional test standards. OSHA staff performed a detailed analysis of the applications and reviewed other pertinent information. OSHA did not perform any on-site reviews in relation to these applications. OSHA published the preliminary notice announcing MET’s expansion applications in the Federal Register on February 21, 2020 (85 FR 10192). The agency requested comments by March 9, 2020, and received no comments in response to the preliminary notice. OSHA now is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of MET’s scope of recognition. To obtain or review copies of all public documents pertaining to MET’s applications, go to www.regulations.gov or contact the Docket Office, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room N–3655, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693–2350. Docket No. OSHA–2006–0028 contains all materials in the record concerning MET’s recognition. II. Final Decision and Order OSHA examined MET’s expansion applications, the capability to meet the requirements of the test standards, and other pertinent information. Based on the review of this evidence, OSHA finds that MET meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.7 for expansion of the scope of recognition, subject to conditions listed below. OSHA, therefore, is proceeding with this final notice to grant expansion of MET’s scope of recognition. OSHA limits the expansion of MET’s scope of recognition to testing and certification of products for demonstration of conformance to the test standards listed in Table 1. TABLE 1—LIST OF APPROPRIATE TEST STANDARDS FOR INCLUSION IN MET’S NRTL SCOPE OF RECOGNITION Test standard Test standard title UL 60335–2–24 ... Household and Similar Electrical Appliances—Safety—Part 2–24: Particular Requirements for Refrigerating Appliances, IceCream Appliances and Ice-Makers. Explosive Atmospheres—Part 18: Equipment Protection by Encapsulation ‘‘m’’. UL 60079–18 ....... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Sep 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 188 (Monday, September 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60837-60839]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0127]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Certification and 
Qualification To Examine, Test, Operate Hoists and Perform Other Duties

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,

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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 Certification and 
Qualification to Examine, Test, Operate Hoists and Perform Other 
Duties.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before November 27, 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-
2020-0030. 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(a), 
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.
    Under section 103(a) of the Mine Act, authorized representatives of 
the Secretary or Secretary of Health and Human Services must make 
frequent inspections and investigations in coal or other mines each 
year for the purpose of gathering information with respect to mandatory 
health or safety standards.
    Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 75.159 and 77.106 
require coal mine operators to maintain a list of persons who are 
certified and qualified to perform duties under 30 CFR parts 75 and 77, 
such as examining for hazardous conditions, testing for methane and 
oxygen deficiency, conducting tests of air flow, performing electrical 
work, repairing energized surface high-voltage lines, and performing 
the duties of hoisting engineer. This information collection is 
necessary to ensure that only persons who are properly trained and 
sufficiently experienced are permitted to perform these duties. 
Although MSHA does not specify a format for the recordkeeping, it 
normally consists of the names of the certified and qualified persons 
listed in two columns on a sheet of paper. One column is for certified 
persons and the other is for qualified persons.
    Sections 75.100 and 77.100 pertain to the certification of certain 
persons to perform specific examinations and tests. Sections 75.155 and 
77.105 outline the requirements necessary to be qualified as a hoisting 
engineer or hoistman. Under sections 75.160, 75.161, 77.107, and 
77.107-1, the mine operator must have an approved training plan 
developed to train and retrain the qualified and certified persons to 
effectively perform their tasks.
    These regulations recognize State certification and qualification 
programs. However, where State programs are not available, MSHA may 
certify and qualify miners to carry out certain functions prescribed in 
the Mine Act.
    Under this program, MSHA will qualify or certify individuals if 
these individuals meet the requirements for qualification or 
certification, fulfill any applicable retraining requirements, and 
remain employed at the same mine or by the same independent contractor.
    Applications for MSHA qualification or certification are submitted 
to the MSHA Qualification and Certification Unit in Denver, Colorado. 
MSHA Form 5000-41, Safety & Health Activity Certification or Hoisting 
Engineer Qualification Request provides the coal mining industry with a 
standardized reporting format that expedites the certification and 
qualification process while ensuring compliance with the regulations. 
MSHA uses the information collected through this form to determine if 
applicants satisfy the requirements to obtain the certification or 
qualification sought. Persons must meet certain minimum experience 
requirements depending on the type of certification or qualification 
sought.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Certification and Qualification to Examine, Test, 
Operate Hoists and Perform Other Duties. 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 CONTACT section of this 
notice from the previous collection of information.

III. Current Actions

    This information collection request concerns provisions for 
Certification and Qualification to Examine, Test, Operate Hoists and 
Perform Other Duties. 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.

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    Type of Review: Extension, without change, of a currently approved 
collection.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    OMB Number: 1219-0127.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 674.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 3,259.
    Annual Burden Hours: 330 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $56.10.
    MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 5000-41, Safety and Health Activity 
Certification or Hoisting Engineers Qualification Request Form.
    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. 2020-21303 Filed 9-25-20; 8:45 am]
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