Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Roof Control Plan for Underground Coal Mines, 35538-35539 [2021-14296]

Download as PDF 35538 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 126 / Tuesday, July 6, 2021 / Notices Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines. 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: 1219–0146. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 3. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 27. Annual Burden Hours: 73 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $17. 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. 2021–14297 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards; Correction Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration published a notice in the Federal Register of June 25, 2021, that concerned summaries of three petitions for modification. The notice contained incorrect docket numbers used to identify the respective petitions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica D. Senk, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at senk.jessica@dol.gov (email), 202–693–9440 (voice), or 202–693–9441 (fax). These are not toll-free numbers. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Correction In FR Doc. 2021–13544, appearing on page 33773 in the Federal Register of June 25, 2021, the following corrections are made under II. Petitions for Modification: 1. On page 33773, in the second column, the ‘‘Docket Number: M–2021– 17:42 Jul 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: June 28, 2021. Jessica Senk, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2021–14284 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0004] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Roof Control Plan for Underground Coal Mines 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 Roof Control Plan for Underground Coal Mines. DATES: All comments must be received on or before September 7, 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–2021–0006. Comments submitted electronically, including attachments, to https:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4510–43–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 016–C.’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Docket Number: M–2021–019–C.’’ 2. On page 33775, in the second column, the ‘‘Docket Number: M–2021– 017–C.’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Docket Number: M–2021–020–C.’’ 3. On page 33777, in the second column, the ‘‘Docket Number: M–2021– 018–C.’’ is corrected to read ‘‘Docket Number: M–2021–021–C.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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. Section 302(a) of the Mine Act requires that a roof control plan and revisions thereof suitable to the roof conditions and mining system of each coal mine be first approved by the Secretary before implementation by the operator. The plan must show the type of support and spacing approved by the Secretary, and the plan must be reviewed at least every 6 months by the Secretary. This information collection addresses the recordkeeping associated with: 75.215 Longwall mining systems; 75.220(a)(1)—Roof control plan; 75.221(1)(2)—Roof control plan information; 75.222(a)—Roof control plan-approval criteria; and E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 126 / Tuesday, July 6, 2021 / Notices 75.223(a), (b), and (d)—Evaluation and revision of roof control plan. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Roof Control Plan for Underground Coal Mines. 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 at 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 Roof Control Plan for Underground Coal Mines. 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: 1219–0004. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 145. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 896. Annual Burden Hours: 2,600 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $2,490. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized in the request for Office of Management and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Jul 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. 2021–14296 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach (ACVETEO): Meeting Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Department of Labor (DOL). ACTION: Notice of virtual open meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the ACVETEO. The ACVETEO will discuss the DOL core programs and services that assist veterans seeking employment and raise employer awareness as to the advantages of hiring veterans. There will be an opportunity for individuals or organizations to address the committee. Any individual or organization that wishes to do so should contact Mr. Gregory Green at ACVETEO@dol.gov. Additional information regarding the Committee, including its charter, current membership list, annual reports, meeting minutes, and meeting updates may be found at https://www.dol.gov/ agencies/vets/about/advisorycommittee. This notice also describes the functions of the ACVETEO. Notice of this meeting is required under Section 10(a) (2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public. DATES: Thursday, July 29, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at approximately 12:00 p.m.(EDT). ADDRESSES: This ACVETEO meeting will be held via TEAMS and teleconference. Meeting information will be posted at the link below under the Meeting Updates tab. https:// www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/about/ advisorycommittee. NOTICE OF INTENT TO ATTEND THE MEETING: All meeting participants should submit a notice of intent to attend by Friday, July 16, 2021, via email to Mr. Gregory Green at ACVETEO@dol.gov, subject line ‘‘July 2021 ACVETEO Meeting.’’ Individuals who will need accommodations for a disability in order PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 to attend the meeting (e.g., interpreting services, assistive listening devices, and/or materials in alternative format) should notify the Advisory Committee no later than Friday, July 16, 2021 by contacting Mr. Gregory Green at ACVETEO@dol.gov. Requests made after this date will be reviewed, but availability of the requested accommodations cannot be guaranteed. Mr. Gregory Green, Designated Federal Official for the ACVETEO, ACVETEO@ dol.gov, (202) 693–4734. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUMMARY: 35539 The ACVETEO is a Congressionally mandated advisory committee authorized under Title 38, U.S. Code, Section 4110 and subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, as amended. The ACVETEO is responsible for: Assessing employment and training needs of veterans; determining the extent to which the programs and activities of the U.S. Department of Labor meet these needs; assisting to conduct outreach to employers seeking to hire veterans; making recommendations to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary for Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, with respect to outreach activities and employment and training needs of veterans; and carrying out such other activities necessary to make required reports and recommendations. The ACVETEO meets at least quarterly. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda 9:00 a.m. Welcome and remarks, James Rodriguez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service 9:10 a.m. Administrative Business, Gregory Green, Designated Federal Official 9:20 a.m. Service Delivery/ Underserved Populations/ Innovative Veteran Training and Employment Subcommittee breakout sessions 11:30 a.m. Public Forum, Gregory Green, Designated Federal Official 12:00 p.m. Adjourn Signed in Washington, DC, this 28th day of June 2021. Ivan Denton, Interim Career Deputy Assistant Secretary, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service. [FR Doc. 2021–14293 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–79–P E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 126 (Tuesday, July 6, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35538-35539]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-14296]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0004]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Roof Control Plan 
for Underground Coal Mines

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 Roof Control Plan 
for Underground Coal Mines.

DATES: All comments must be received on or before September 7, 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-
2021-0006. 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 (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.
    Section 302(a) of the Mine Act requires that a roof control plan 
and revisions thereof suitable to the roof conditions and mining system 
of each coal mine be first approved by the Secretary before 
implementation by the operator. The plan must show the type of support 
and spacing approved by the Secretary, and the plan must be reviewed at 
least every 6 months by the Secretary.
    This information collection addresses the recordkeeping associated 
with:
    75.215 Longwall mining systems;
    75.220(a)(1)--Roof control plan;
    75.221(1)(2)--Roof control plan information;
    75.222(a)--Roof control plan-approval criteria; and

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    75.223(a), (b), and (d)--Evaluation and revision of roof control 
plan.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Roof Control Plan for Underground Coal Mines. 
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 at 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 Roof 
Control Plan for Underground Coal Mines. 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: 1219-0004.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 145.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 896.
    Annual Burden Hours: 2,600 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $2,490.
    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. 2021-14296 Filed 7-2-21; 8:45 am]
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