Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Independent Contractor Registration and Identification, 32069-32070 [2021-12605]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / Notices 2021 with two production shifts per day, operating seven days per week. (e) The Haile Gold Mine proposes to provide the required mine rescue coverage during the expanded underground development with 12 fully trained employees. The underground development team will be comprised of current surface mine rescue, safety, and underground department employees, not all of whom will meet the required one year of underground rescue experience. The petitioner proposes the following alternative method: (a) Prior to initiation of underground development, each underground mine rescue team member will receive the following training from a fully qualified MSHA Underground Mine Rescue instructor: 1. 40 hours of 30 CFR. part 48 Underground Mining Safety Training; 2. Successful completion of physical/ medical fitness exam in compliance with 30 CFR 49.7; 3. 20 hours of initial underground mine rescue training on the use, care, and maintenance of a BG–4 positive pressure closed circuit breathing apparatus; 4. First Aid and CPR certification; and 5. All other training required in 30 CFR part 49. (b) A mine rescue station will be established on site compliant with 30 CFR 49.5. (c) As the underground mine develops, additional surface mine rescue personnel onsite will receive the following training from a fully qualified MSHA Underground Mine Rescue instructor: 1. Successful completion of physical/ medical fitness exam in compliance with 30 CFR 49.7; 2. 40 hours of 30 CFR part 48 Underground Mining Safety Training; 3. 20 hours of initial underground mine rescue training on the use, care, and maintenance on a BG–4 positive pressure closed circuit breathing apparatus; and; 4. All other training required in 30 CFR part 49. (d). All underground rescue team members will attend monthly training following 30 CFR part 49 requirements after completion of their initial 20 hours of training. The petitioner asserts that the alternate method proposed will at all times guarantee no less than the same VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 measure of protection afforded the miners under the mandatory standard. Jessica Senk, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2021–12607 Filed 6–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0040] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Independent Contractor Registration and Identification 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 request for comment 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 request 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 Independent Contractor Registration and Identification. SUMMARY: All comments must be received on or before August 16, 2021. 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–2021–0012. 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32069 Security number or confidential business information. • If your comment includes 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: Jessica Senk, 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 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. Independent contractors perform services or construction at a mine. They may be engaged in every type of work performed at a mine, including activities such as clearing land, excavating ore, processing minerals, maintaining or repairing equipment, or constructing new buildings or new facilities, such as shafts, hoists, conveyors, or kilns. Independent contractors vary in the number of employees, the type of work performed, and the time spent working at mine sites. Some contractors work exclusively at mining operations while others may work a single contract at a mine and never return to MSHA jurisdiction. MSHA uses the contractor information in this information collection request during inspections to determine the responsibility for compliance with safety and health standards. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 32070 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 114 / Wednesday, June 16, 2021 / Notices collection related to Independent Contractor Registration and Identification. 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES III. Current Actions This information collection request concerns provisions for Independent Contractor Registration and Identification. 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: 1219–0040. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 21,602. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 157,314. Annual Burden Hours: 17,081 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $806. MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 7000–52, Contractor Identification (ID) Request. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Jun 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 will be available at https:// www.reginfo.gov. Jessica Senk, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–12605 Filed 6–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). ACTION: Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), as part of a continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the following extension of a currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 16, 2021 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the information collection to Mackie Malaka, National Credit Union Administration, 1775 Duke Street, Suite 6060, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; Fax No. 703–519–8579; or email at PRAComments@NCUA.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Address requests for additional information to Mackie Malaka at the address above or telephone 703–548– 2704. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 3133–0188. Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: This collection of information is necessary to enable the Agency to garner customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with our commitment to improving service delivery. The information collected from our customers and stakeholders will help ensure that users have an effective, efficient, and satisfying experience with the Agency’s programs. Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Private Sector: Businesses or other for-profits and Not-for-profit institutions. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Number of Respondents: 56,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: Once per request. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 42,000. Request for Comments: Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. The public is invited to submit comments concerning: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper execution of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. By Melane Conyers-Ausbrooks, Secretary of the Board, the National Credit Union Administration, on June 11, 2021. Dated: June 4, 2021. Mackie I. Malaka, NCUA PRA Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–12703 Filed 6–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES National Endowment for the Arts Subject 60-Day Notice for the ‘‘2022 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts’’ Proposed Collection; Comment Request National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 16, 2021)]
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[Pages 32069-32070]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0040]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Independent 
Contractor Registration and Identification

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 
request for comment 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 request 
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 Independent 
Contractor Registration and Identification.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before August 16, 2021.

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-
2021-0012. 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 your comment includes 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: Jessica Senk, 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.
    Independent contractors perform services or construction at a mine. 
They may be engaged in every type of work performed at a mine, 
including activities such as clearing land, excavating ore, processing 
minerals, maintaining or repairing equipment, or constructing new 
buildings or new facilities, such as shafts, hoists, conveyors, or 
kilns. Independent contractors vary in the number of employees, the 
type of work performed, and the time spent working at mine sites. Some 
contractors work exclusively at mining operations while others may work 
a single contract at a mine and never return to MSHA jurisdiction. MSHA 
uses the contractor information in this information collection request 
during inspections to determine the responsibility for compliance with 
safety and health standards.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information

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collection related to Independent Contractor Registration and 
Identification. 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.

III. Current Actions

    This information collection request concerns provisions for 
Independent Contractor Registration and Identification. 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: 1219-0040.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 21,602.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 157,314.
    Annual Burden Hours: 17,081 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $806.
    MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 7000-52, Contractor Identification (ID) 
Request.
    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.

Jessica Senk,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-12605 Filed 6-15-21; 8:45 am]
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