Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, 71661-71663 [2020-24898]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 10, 2020 / Notices 20852, (240) 747–7526, konrad.krzewski@ nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: November 4, 2020. Tyeshia M. Roberson, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–24873 Filed 11–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6237–N–02] Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meetings: Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). 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The total amount of time for oral comments will be 30 minutes, in two 15-minute periods, with each commenter limited to two minutes to ensure pertinent Subcommittee business is completed and all public comments can be expressed. The Subcommittee will not respond to individual written or oral statements; however, it will take all public comments into account in its deliberations. The MHCC strives to accommodate citizen comments to the extent possible within the time constraints of the meeting agenda. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71661 Tentative Agenda for Technical Systems Subcommittee Teleconference Tuesday, December 8, 2020—10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST I. Call to Order—Subcommittee Chair & Designated Federal Officer (DFO) Roll Call—AO II. Opening Remarks—Subcommittee Chair & DFO III. Approval of minutes from the October 30, 2019, Technical Systems Subcommittee Meeting Occurring as Part of the MHCC Annual Meeting IV. Public Comment Period—15 minutes V. Assigned Proposed Change Review Proposed Changes Log: • LOG 211, LOG 212, LOG 216, LOG 219, LOG 222, and LOG 223 (These log items can be viewed through the following web address: https://www.hud.gov/sites/ dfiles/images/ProposedChanges202021Cycle.pdf) VI. Lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. VII. Assigned Proposed Change Review Continued VIII. Public Comment Period—15 minutes IX. Wrap Up—DFO & AO X. Adjourn Dana T. Wade, Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2020–24940 Filed 11–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice is a summary of two petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by MSHA’s Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before December 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ‘‘docket number’’ on the subject line, by any of the following methods: 1. Electronic Mail: zzMSHAcomments@dol.gov. Include the docket number of the petition in the subject line of the message. 2. Facsimile: 202–693–9441. 3. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, Virginia 22202–5452, Attention: Roslyn SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 71662 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 10, 2020 / Notices B. Fontaine, Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. Persons delivering documents are required to check in at the receptionist’s desk in Suite 4E401. Individuals may inspect copies of the petition and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aromie Noe, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances at 202–693– 9557 (voice), Noe.Song-Ae.A@dol.gov (email), or 202–693–9441 (facsimile). [These are not toll-free numbers.] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES I. Background Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard to a coal or other mine if the Secretary of Labor determines that: 1. An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard exists which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or 2. The application of such standard to such mine will result in a diminution of safety to the miners in such mine. In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish the requirements for filing petitions for modification. II. Petitions for Modification Docket Number: M–2020–032–C. Petitioner: Canyon Fuel Company, LLC, HC 35 Box 380, Helper, UT 84526. Mine: Skyline Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42–01566, located in Carbon County, Utah. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric equipment). Modification Request: The petitioner is applying to use various non-MSHA approved Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) equipment in lieu of the current standard, in or inby the last open crosscut. The petitioner states that: (a) The modification to the current standard is requested to allow for an alternative method of respiratory protection for longwall miners. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Nov 09, 2020 Jkt 253001 (b) The current 3M Airstream PAPR, the Mining Headgear-Mounted model, is approved by MSHA but is being discontinued by the manufacturer, 3M. The 3M Airstream model allows for constantly filtered air to flow, reducing exposure to respirable dust. There are no other MSHA-approved PAPRs. (c) The petitioner is applying to allow for non-MSHA approved PAPRs to protect miners from exposure to respirable dust during regular mining operations in or inby the last open crosscut. (d) This petition will allow longwall miners to use PAPRs in MMU 001–0 and MMU 007–0, giving miners the opportunity to reduce dust exposure, decreasing health risks. As an alternative to the existing standard, the petitioner proposes the following: (a) The petitioner proposes using the following intrinsically safe models: (1) CleanSpace EX—full or half mask; (2) CleaSpace2—Full or half mask, this is NIOSH approved and intrinsically safe; (3) 3M Versaflo TR–800—certified under ANSI/UL 60079–11 standard for hazardous locations, it is intrinsically safe; and (4) Non-battery powered 3M Ultimate FX full facepiece respirator mask. (b) CleanSpace respirators use an air filtering, fan assisted pressure mask, which can be used in high dust environments. They are light and compact, require no servicing, are intrinsically safe, and have few parts. The 3M Versaflo TR–800 allows for increased movement in tight spaces, while protecting against airborne contaminates. It is easy to use, has interchangeable components for specific application, is intrinsically safe, has audible and visual alarms, multi-speed blower, long battery run times, charges quickly and is ANSI/UL 60079–11 certified, allowing it to be used in hazardous locations. The 3M Ultimate FX respirator utilizes a scotchguard protection lens, allowing liquids to bead up and be removed easily, a large lens provides visibility, it is comfortable and easy to use, the 3M cool flow valve allows for easier breathing, and particle filters help filter out various particulates. (c) When not in operation, batteries for the PAPR models will be charged outby the last open crosscut. (d) The following battery charger products will be used: 3M battery charger TR–641N or 3M 4-station battery charger TR–644–N. (e) The 3M Versaflo TR–800 PAPR will exclusively use the 3M TR–830 battery pack. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (f) Miners will be trained on how to safely use and take care of PAPR units, per manufacturer instructions. (g) The above instruments will be assessed for physical damage as well as the integrity of the case. (h) If methane levels go above 1.0 percent, 30 CFR 57.22234 procedures will be followed. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the standard. Docket Number: M–2020–033–C. Petitioner: Canyon Fuel Company, LLC, HC 35 Box 380, Helper, UT 84526. Mine: Skyline Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42–01566, located in Carbon County, Utah. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507– 1 (Electric equipment other than powerconnection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; permissibility requirements). Modification Request: The petitioner is applying to use various non-MSHA approved Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) equipment in lieu of the current standard, in return air and outby the last open crosscut. The petitioner states that: (a) The modification to the current standard is requested to allow for an alternative method of respiratory protection for longwall miners. (b) The current 3M Airstream PAPR, the Mining Headgear-Mounted model, is approved by MSHA but is being discontinued by the manufacturer, 3M. The 3M Airstream model allows for constantly filtered air to flow, reducing exposure to respirable dust. There are no other MSHA-approved PAPRs. (c) The petitioner is applying to allow for non-MSHA approved PAPRs to protect miners from exposure to respirable dust during regular mining operations in return air and outby the last open crosscut. (d) This petition will allow longwall miners to use PAPRs in MMU 001–0 and MMU 007–0, giving miners the opportunity to reduce dust exposure, decreasing health risks. As an alternative to the existing standard, the petitioner proposes the following: (a) The petitioner proposes using the following intrinsically safe models: (1) CleanSpace EX—full or half mask; (2) CleaSpace2—Full or half mask, this is NIOSH approved and intrinsically safe; (3) 3M Versaflo TR–800—certified under ANSI/UL 60079–11 standard for hazardous locations, it is intrinsically safe; and (4) Non-battery powered 3M Ultimate FX full facepiece respirator mask. E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 218 / Tuesday, November 10, 2020 / Notices (b) CleanSpace respirators use an air filtering, fan assisted pressure mask, which can be used in high dust environments. They are light and compact, require no services, are intrinsically safe, and have few parts. The 3M Versaflo TR–800 allows for increased movement in tight spaces, while protecting against airborne contaminates. It is easy to use, has interchangeable components for specific application, is intrinsically safe, has audible and visual alarms, multi-speed blower, long battery run times, charges quickly and is ANSI/UL 60079–11 certified, allowing it to be used in hazardous locations. The 3M Ultimate FX respirator utilizes a scotchguard protection lens, allowing liquids to bead up and be removed easily, a large lens provides visibility, it is comfortable and easy to use, the 3M cool flow valve allows for easier breathing, and particle filters help filter out various particulates. (c) When not in operation, batteries for the PAPR models will be charged outby the last open crosscut. (d) The following battery charger products will be used: 3M battery charger TR–641N or 3M 4-station battery charger TR–644–N. (e) The 3M Versaflo TR–800 PAPR will exclusively use the 3M TR–830 battery pack. (f) Miners will be trained on how to safely use and take care of PAPR units, per manufacturer instructions. (g) The above instruments will be assessed for physical damage as well as the integrity of the case. (h) If methane levels go above 1.0 percent, 30 CFR 57.22234 procedures will be followed. The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection afforded by the standard. Roslyn Fontaine, Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2020–24898 Filed 11–9–20; 8:45 am] NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Proposal Review Panel for Physics; Notice of Meeting In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory 
Safety Standards

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice is a summary of two petitions for modification 
submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the 
parties listed below.

DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by MSHA's Office 
of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before December 10, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit your comments, identified by ``docket 
number'' on the subject line, by any of the following methods:
    1. Electronic Mail: [email protected]. Include the docket 
number of the petition in the subject line of the message.
    2. Facsimile: 202-693-9441.
    3. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, 
Arlington, Virginia 22202-5452, Attention: Roslyn

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B. Fontaine, Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and 
Variances. Persons delivering documents are required to check in at the 
receptionist's desk in Suite 4E401. Individuals may inspect copies of 
the petition and comments during normal business hours at the address 
listed above.
    MSHA will consider only comments postmarked by the U.S. Postal 
Service or proof of delivery from another delivery service such as UPS 
or Federal Express on or before the deadline for comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aromie Noe, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances at 202-693-9557 (voice), [email protected] (email), or 202-693-9441 (facsimile). [These are not toll-
free numbers.]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety 
and Health Act of 1977 and Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of 
petitions for modification.

I. Background

    Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 
(Mine Act) allows the mine operator or representative of miners to file 
a petition to modify the application of any mandatory safety standard 
to a coal or other mine if the Secretary of Labor determines that:
    1. An alternative method of achieving the result of such standard 
exists which will at all times guarantee no less than the same measure 
of protection afforded the miners of such mine by such standard; or
    2. The application of such standard to such mine will result in a 
diminution of safety to the miners in such mine.
    In addition, the regulations at 30 CFR 44.10 and 44.11 establish 
the requirements for filing petitions for modification.

II. Petitions for Modification

    Docket Number: M-2020-032-C.
    Petitioner: Canyon Fuel Company, LLC, HC 35 Box 380, Helper, UT 
84526.
    Mine: Skyline Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42-01566, located in Carbon 
County, Utah.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.500(d) (Permissible electric 
equipment).
    Modification Request: The petitioner is applying to use various 
non-MSHA approved Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) equipment 
in lieu of the current standard, in or inby the last open crosscut.
    The petitioner states that:
    (a) The modification to the current standard is requested to allow 
for an alternative method of respiratory protection for longwall 
miners.
    (b) The current 3M Airstream PAPR, the Mining Headgear-Mounted 
model, is approved by MSHA but is being discontinued by the 
manufacturer, 3M. The 3M Airstream model allows for constantly filtered 
air to flow, reducing exposure to respirable dust. There are no other 
MSHA-approved PAPRs.
    (c) The petitioner is applying to allow for non-MSHA approved PAPRs 
to protect miners from exposure to respirable dust during regular 
mining operations in or inby the last open crosscut.
    (d) This petition will allow longwall miners to use PAPRs in MMU 
001-0 and MMU 007-0, giving miners the opportunity to reduce dust 
exposure, decreasing health risks.
    As an alternative to the existing standard, the petitioner proposes 
the following:
    (a) The petitioner proposes using the following intrinsically safe 
models:
    (1) CleanSpace EX--full or half mask;
    (2) CleaSpace2--Full or half mask, this is NIOSH approved and 
intrinsically safe;
    (3) 3M Versaflo TR-800--certified under ANSI/UL 60079-11 standard 
for hazardous locations, it is intrinsically safe; and
    (4) Non-battery powered 3M Ultimate FX full facepiece respirator 
mask.
    (b) CleanSpace respirators use an air filtering, fan assisted 
pressure mask, which can be used in high dust environments. They are 
light and compact, require no servicing, are intrinsically safe, and 
have few parts. The 3M Versaflo TR-800 allows for increased movement in 
tight spaces, while protecting against airborne contaminates. It is 
easy to use, has interchangeable components for specific application, 
is intrinsically safe, has audible and visual alarms, multi-speed 
blower, long battery run times, charges quickly and is ANSI/UL 60079-11 
certified, allowing it to be used in hazardous locations. The 3M 
Ultimate FX respirator utilizes a scotchguard protection lens, allowing 
liquids to bead up and be removed easily, a large lens provides 
visibility, it is comfortable and easy to use, the 3M cool flow valve 
allows for easier breathing, and particle filters help filter out 
various particulates.
    (c) When not in operation, batteries for the PAPR models will be 
charged outby the last open crosscut.
    (d) The following battery charger products will be used: 3M battery 
charger TR-641N or 3M 4-station battery charger TR-644-N.
    (e) The 3M Versaflo TR-800 PAPR will exclusively use the 3M TR-830 
battery pack.
    (f) Miners will be trained on how to safely use and take care of 
PAPR units, per manufacturer instructions.
    (g) The above instruments will be assessed for physical damage as 
well as the integrity of the case.
    (h) If methane levels go above 1.0 percent, 30 CFR 57.22234 
procedures will be followed.
    The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at 
all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection 
afforded by the standard.
    Docket Number: M-2020-033-C.
    Petitioner: Canyon Fuel Company, LLC, HC 35 Box 380, Helper, UT 
84526.
    Mine: Skyline Mine, MSHA I.D. No. 42-01566, located in Carbon 
County, Utah.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 75.507-1 (Electric equipment other than 
power-connection points; outby the last open crosscut; return air; 
permissibility requirements).
    Modification Request: The petitioner is applying to use various 
non-MSHA approved Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPRs) equipment 
in lieu of the current standard, in return air and outby the last open 
crosscut.
    The petitioner states that:
    (a) The modification to the current standard is requested to allow 
for an alternative method of respiratory protection for longwall 
miners.
    (b) The current 3M Airstream PAPR, the Mining Headgear-Mounted 
model, is approved by MSHA but is being discontinued by the 
manufacturer, 3M. The 3M Airstream model allows for constantly filtered 
air to flow, reducing exposure to respirable dust. There are no other 
MSHA-approved PAPRs.
    (c) The petitioner is applying to allow for non-MSHA approved PAPRs 
to protect miners from exposure to respirable dust during regular 
mining operations in return air and outby the last open crosscut.
    (d) This petition will allow longwall miners to use PAPRs in MMU 
001-0 and MMU 007-0, giving miners the opportunity to reduce dust 
exposure, decreasing health risks.
    As an alternative to the existing standard, the petitioner proposes 
the following:
    (a) The petitioner proposes using the following intrinsically safe 
models:
    (1) CleanSpace EX--full or half mask;
    (2) CleaSpace2--Full or half mask, this is NIOSH approved and 
intrinsically safe;
    (3) 3M Versaflo TR-800--certified under ANSI/UL 60079-11 standard 
for hazardous locations, it is intrinsically safe; and
    (4) Non-battery powered 3M Ultimate FX full facepiece respirator 
mask.

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    (b) CleanSpace respirators use an air filtering, fan assisted 
pressure mask, which can be used in high dust environments. They are 
light and compact, require no services, are intrinsically safe, and 
have few parts. The 3M Versaflo TR-800 allows for increased movement in 
tight spaces, while protecting against airborne contaminates. It is 
easy to use, has interchangeable components for specific application, 
is intrinsically safe, has audible and visual alarms, multi-speed 
blower, long battery run times, charges quickly and is ANSI/UL 60079-11 
certified, allowing it to be used in hazardous locations. The 3M 
Ultimate FX respirator utilizes a scotchguard protection lens, allowing 
liquids to bead up and be removed easily, a large lens provides 
visibility, it is comfortable and easy to use, the 3M cool flow valve 
allows for easier breathing, and particle filters help filter out 
various particulates.
    (c) When not in operation, batteries for the PAPR models will be 
charged outby the last open crosscut.
    (d) The following battery charger products will be used: 3M battery 
charger TR-641N or 3M 4-station battery charger TR-644-N.
    (e) The 3M Versaflo TR-800 PAPR will exclusively use the 3M TR-830 
battery pack.
    (f) Miners will be trained on how to safely use and take care of 
PAPR units, per manufacturer instructions.
    (g) The above instruments will be assessed for physical damage as 
well as the integrity of the case.
    (h) If methane levels go above 1.0 percent, 30 CFR 57.22234 
procedures will be followed.
    The petitioner asserts that the proposed alternative method will at 
all times guarantee no less than the same measure of protection 
afforded by the standard.

Roslyn Fontaine,
Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
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