Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Ground Control for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines, 4047-4048 [2022-01451]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2022 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Lodging of Proposed Consent Decree Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act On January 21, 2022, the Department of Justice lodged a proposed consent decree with the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico in the lawsuit entitled United States of America v. To Go Stores, LLC, Civil Action No. 3:22–cv–1038. The United States filed the complaint in this Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) case concurrently with the lodging of the Proposed Consent Decree. The Complaint alleges that Defendant To Go Stores, LLC is civilly liable for violations of regulations promulgated under RCRA Subchapter IX governing underground storage tanks. The complaint alleges that To Go Stores failed to comply with RCRA regulations, as administered by the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, for underground storage tanks at 15 gas stations owned and/or operated by To Go Stores in Puerto Rico. The alleged violations include failure to: Adequately monitor for releases; provide adequate spill and overfill prevention equipment; provide and maintain corrosion protection equipment; maintain records; secure monitoring wells; report and investigate suspected releases; and obtain financial assurance. Under the Proposed Consent Decree, To Go Stores will inspect certain facilities; install new tanks at certain facilities; and install and operate a centralized monitoring system and new release detection equipment, including automatic tank gauging, at 43 facilities in Puerto Rico. To Go Stores will pay a civil penalty of $125,000. The Proposed Consent Decree will resolve all RCRA claims alleged in this action by the United States against To Go Stores. The publication of this notice opens a period for public comment on the Proposed Consent Decree. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Enforcement Section, and should refer to United States v. To Go Stores, LLC, D.J. Ref. No. 90–7–1– 11717. All comments must be submitted no later than thirty (30) days after the publication date of this notice. Comments may be submitted either by email or by mail: To submit comments: Send them to: By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@ usdoj.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Jan 25, 2022 Jkt 256001 Send them to: By mail ......... Assistant Attorney General, U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may be examined and downloaded at this Justice Department website: https:// www.justice.gov/enrd/consent-decrees. We will provide a paper copy of the Consent Decree upon written request and payment of reproduction costs. Please mail your request and payment to: Consent Decree Library, U.S. DOJ— ENRD, P.O. Box 7611, Washington, DC 20044–7611. Please enclose a check or money order for $8.50 (25 cents per page reproduction cost) payable to the United States Treasury. Henry Friedman, Assistant Section Chief, Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. [FR Doc. 2022–01504 Filed 1–25–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0026] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Ground Control for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of 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 Ground Control for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines. PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 All comments must be received on or before March 28, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments 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 MSHA–2021–0039. Comments, including attachments, submitted electronically 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. Before visiting MSHA in person, call 202–693–9455 to make an appointment, in keeping with the Department of Labor’s COVID–19 policy. Special health precautions may be required. • 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. DATES: To submit comments: SUMMARY: 4047 S. Aromie Noe, Acting 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 103(h) requires that every operator of a coal or other mine establish and maintain records, make reports, and provide required E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4048 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 17 / Wednesday, January 26, 2022 / Notices information to the Secretary of Labor (Secretary). Section 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a), authorizes the 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. Each operator of a surface coal mine is required under 30 CFR 77.1000 to establish and follow a ground control plan for highwalls, pits, and spoil banks that is consistent with prudent engineering design and which will ensure safe working conditions. The mine operator is required by section 77.1000–1 to file the ground control plan with the appropriate District Manager. The mining methods employed by the operator are selected to ensure highwall, pit, and spoil bank stability. In the event of a highwall failure or material dislodgment, there may be very little time to escape possible injury; therefore, preventive measures must be taken. Each plan is based on the type of strata expected to be encountered, the height and angle of highwalls and spoil banks, and the equipment to be used at the mine. The plan is used to show how the mine operator will maintain safe working conditions around the highwalls, pits, and spoil banks. Each plan is reviewed by MSHA to ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are maintained in a safe condition through implementation of sound engineering design. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection related to Ground Control for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of 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 related to the information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used in the estimate; • Suggest methods to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the information collection 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Jan 25, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 ground control for surface coal mines and surface work areas of 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: 1219–0026. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 287. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 287. Annual Burden Hours: 1,962 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $545. 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. Song-ae Aromie Noe, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–01451 Filed 1–25–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0030] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Main Fan Operation and Inspection (I–A, II–A, III, and V–A 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 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments for MSHA–2021–0040. 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 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR SUMMARY: 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 Main fan operation and inspection (I–A, II–A, III, and V–A mines). DATES: All comments must be received on or before March 28, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comment as follows. Please note that late, untimely filed comments will not be considered. 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. Before visiting MSHA in person, call 202–693–9455 to make an appointment, in keeping with the Department of Labor’s COVID–19 policy. Special health precautions may be required. • 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. E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 26, 2022)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-01451]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0026]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Ground Control for 
Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of 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 Ground Control 
for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal 
Mines.

DATES:  All comments must be received on or before March 28, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments 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 MSHA-2021-0039. 
Comments, including attachments, submitted electronically 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. Before visiting MSHA in person, call 
202-693-9455 to make an appointment, in keeping with the Department of 
Labor's COVID-19 policy. Special health precautions may be required.
     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: S. Aromie Noe, Acting 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 103(h) requires that every operator of a coal 
or other mine establish and maintain records, make reports, and provide 
required

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information to the Secretary of Labor (Secretary). Section 101(a) of 
the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a), authorizes the 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.
    Each operator of a surface coal mine is required under 30 CFR 
77.1000 to establish and follow a ground control plan for highwalls, 
pits, and spoil banks that is consistent with prudent engineering 
design and which will ensure safe working conditions. The mine operator 
is required by section 77.1000-1 to file the ground control plan with 
the appropriate District Manager. The mining methods employed by the 
operator are selected to ensure highwall, pit, and spoil bank 
stability. In the event of a highwall failure or material dislodgment, 
there may be very little time to escape possible injury; therefore, 
preventive measures must be taken. Each plan is based on the type of 
strata expected to be encountered, the height and angle of highwalls 
and spoil banks, and the equipment to be used at the mine. The plan is 
used to show how the mine operator will maintain safe working 
conditions around the highwalls, pits, and spoil banks. Each plan is 
reviewed by MSHA to ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are 
maintained in a safe condition through implementation of sound 
engineering design.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection related to Ground Control for Surface Coal Mines and Surface 
Work Areas of 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 
related to the information collection, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used in the estimate;
     Suggest methods to enhance the quality, utility, and 
clarity of the information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the information collection 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 ground 
control for surface coal mines and surface work areas of 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: 1219-0026.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 287.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 287.
    Annual Burden Hours: 1,962 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $545.
    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.

Song-ae Aromie Noe,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2022-01451 Filed 1-25-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-43-P