Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Refuse Piles and Impoundment Structures, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements, 63144-63145 [2020-22013]

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All committee members will have extensive research or practical experience using BLS data. The Committee will function solely as an advisory body, in compliance with PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Charter will be filed under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Fieldhouse, Office of the Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics, telephone: 202–691–5025, email: Fieldhouse.Lisa@ bls.gov. Signed at Washington, DC, this 30th day of September 2020. Mark Staniorski, Chief, Division of Management Systems. [FR Doc. 2020–22043 Filed 10–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0015] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Refuse Piles and Impoundment Structures, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements 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 Refuse Piles and Impoundment Structures, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements. DATES: All comments must be received on or before December 7, 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–2020–0027. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 194 / Tuesday, October 6, 2020 / Notices 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: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 or other mines. Title 30 CFR part 77, subpart C, sets forth standards for surface installations to prevent accidents and injuries to miners. More specifically, section 77.215 addresses refuse piles and section 77.216 addresses impoundments. Refuse piles are deposits of coal mine waste (other than overburden or spoil) that are removed during mining operations or separated from mined coal and deposited on the surface. Impoundments are structures that can impound water, sediment, or slurry or any combination of materials. The failure of these structures can have VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Oct 05, 2020 Jkt 253001 a devastating effect on mine employees, communities, and nearby areas. To avoid or minimize such failures, MSHA has promulgated standards for the design, construction, and maintenance of these structures; for annual certifications; for certification for hazardous refuse piles; for the frequency of inspections; and the methods of abandonment for impoundments and impounding structures. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Refuse Piles and Impoundment Structures, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements. 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 Refuse Piles and Impoundment Structures, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63145 OMB Number: 1219–0015. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 548. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 28,047. Annual Burden Hours: 68,692 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $1,449,204. 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. 2020–22013 Filed 10–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Sunshine Act Meeting; National Science Board The National Science Board’s Committee on National Science and Engineering Policy (SEP), pursuant to NSF regulations (45 CFR part 614), the National Science Foundation Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1862n-5), and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a CHANGE in a teleconference for the transaction of National Science Board business, as follows: FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION OF PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: 85 FR 60273, which appeared on September 24, 2020. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 6, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0015]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Refuse Piles and 
Impoundment Structures, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

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 Refuse Piles and 
Impoundment Structures, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before December 7, 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-
2020-0027.

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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 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.
    Title 30 CFR part 77, subpart C, sets forth standards for surface 
installations to prevent accidents and injuries to miners. More 
specifically, section 77.215 addresses refuse piles and section 77.216 
addresses impoundments. Refuse piles are deposits of coal mine waste 
(other than overburden or spoil) that are removed during mining 
operations or separated from mined coal and deposited on the surface. 
Impoundments are structures that can impound water, sediment, or slurry 
or any combination of materials. The failure of these structures can 
have a devastating effect on mine employees, communities, and nearby 
areas. To avoid or minimize such failures, MSHA has promulgated 
standards for the design, construction, and maintenance of these 
structures; for annual certifications; for certification for hazardous 
refuse piles; for the frequency of inspections; and the methods of 
abandonment for impoundments and impounding structures.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Refuse Piles and Impoundment Structures, 
Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements. 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 Refuse 
Piles and Impoundment Structures, Recordkeeping and Reporting 
Requirements. 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: 1219-0015.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 548.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 28,047.
    Annual Burden Hours: 68,692 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $1,449,204.
    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. 2020-22013 Filed 10-5-20; 8:45 am]
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