Petition for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards, 14296-14297 [2022-05269]

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Kinglock, Certifying Officer, Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. 2022–05267 Filed 3–11–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petition for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice is a summary of a petition for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the party listed below. DATES: All comments on the petition must be received by MSHA’s Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before April 13, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. MSHA–2022– 0009 by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments for MSHA–2022–0009. 2. Fax: 202–693–9441. 3. Email: petitioncomments@dol.gov. 4. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, Virginia 22202–5452, Attention: SongAe A. Noe, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. Persons delivering documents are required to check in at the receptionist’s jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Mar 11, 2022 Jkt 256001 desk in Suite 4E401. Individuals may inspect copies of the petition and comments during normal business hours at the address listed above. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: S. Aromie Noe, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances at 202–693– 9440 (voice), Petitionsformodification@ dol.gov (email), or 202–693–9441 (fax). [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 (CFR) 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, sections 44.10 and 44.11 of 30 CFR establish the requirements for filing petitions for modification. II. Petition for Modification Docket Number: M–2022–005–M. Petitioner: Sierra Minerals, LLC, 10585 Double R Boulevard, Suite B, Reno, Nevada 89521. Mine: Columbo Mine, MSHA ID No. 04–05951, located in Sierra County, California. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.11052(d), Refuge areas. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Inv start date 2/17/2022 2/17/2022 2/22/2022 2/22/2022 2/23/2022 2/25/2022 2/25/2022 2/28/2022 2/28/2022 Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of 30 CFR 57.11052(d) to permit the use of commercially purchased water in sealed bottles in lieu of providing potable water through waterlines in the existing refuge chamber. The petitioner states that: (a) The mine is an underground historic gold mine being rehabilitated and developed. (b) The mine has one refuge chamber. (c) The maximum number of miners working underground during a shift is four. (d) The mine is located at an elevation of 5,400 feet in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 3.6 miles above the town of Sierra City, California. Installation of a potable water system is not practical at this location. External water lines and water storage facilities are subject to freezing during winter months. Installation of a potable water system at this remote location would be prohibitive. (e) The waterline requirement diminishes safety in the mine as there is no natural or potable water source readily available. (f) Equal or better safety can be provided to miners by maintaining a supply of commercially purchased water in sealed bottles in the refuge chamber. The petitioner proposes the following alternative method: (a) Drinking water will be supplied via commercially purchased water in sealed bottles in the refuge chamber. (b) The water provided will be sufficient for four miners for a 10 day period. Six cases of commercially bottled water will be maintained in the refuge chamber. Each case consists of 32, 16.9 fluid ounce bottles. (c) The bottled water will be visually inspected on a weekly basis. (d) The bottled water will be replaced every two years or sooner in the event of damage, usage, or degradation. The petitioner asserts that the alternative method proposed will at all times guarantee no less than the same E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2022 / Notices measure of protection afforded the miners under the mandatory standard. Song-ae Aromie Noe, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances. [FR Doc. 2022–05269 Filed 3–11–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration Petition for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice is a summary a petition for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the party listed below. DATES: All comments on the petitions must be received by MSHA’s Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before April 13, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. MSHA–2022– 0015 by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments for MSHA–2022–0015. 2. Fax: 202–693–9441. 3. Email: petitioncomments@dol.gov. 4. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, Virginia 22202–5452. Attention: S. Aromie Noe, Acting 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. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: S. Aromie Noe, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances at 202–693– 9440 (voice), Petitionsformodification@ dol.gov (email), or 202–693–9441 (fax). [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 (CFR) part jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Mar 11, 2022 Jkt 256001 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, sections 44.10 and 44.11 of 30 CFR establish the requirements for filing petitions for modification. II. Petition for Modification Docket Number: M–2022–006–M. Petitioner: Nevada Gold Mines, LLC, 1655 Mountain City Highway, Elko, Nevada, 89801. Mine: Turquoise Ridge Mine, MSHA ID No. 26–02286, located in Humboldt County, Nevada. Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.11052(d), Refuge areas. Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of 30 CFR 57.11052(d) to permit the use of sealed purified drinking water in lieu of providing potable water through waterlines in the existing refuge chambers and future refuge chambers and locations. The petitioner states that: (a) The mine is an underground shaft gold mine with 15 refuge chambers located throughout the underground portion of the mine. In the refuge areas, drinkable water is supplied via commercially purchased water in sealed pouches. (b) The refuge chambers are MineARC refuge chambers and are made of steel. Thirteen refuge chambers are equipped for a maximum capacity of 12 miners, and two refuge chambers are equipped for a maximum capacity of four miners. This capacity exceeds the normal work crew of approximately 155 miners underground on any shift. (c) Each refuge chamber is provided with a waterline. The water flowing through these lines is not potable due to the configuration of the waterlines and the water source. Installing waterlines to provide potable drinking water to each refuge chamber is not feasible due to the lack of essential infrastructure. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14297 (d) The waterlines are susceptible to damage during an emergency and under normal working conditions. The water supply could be cut off completely. (e) In an emergency, there can be no guarantee of potable drinking water via the waterline for miners using the refuge area. Application of the standard could adversely impact the safety of the affected miners if they were to rely on waterlines running from the portal to the refuge chambers, as these lines are subject to interruption and are inherently less safe than sanitary sealed water pouches located inside the refuge chambers. Sealed water stored inside each refuge chamber ensures that affected miners will have sanitary drinking water available to them in an emergency. (f) The 15 refuge chambers at the mine are portable. Allowing the use of refuge chambers which do not have to be connected to waterlines provides greater flexibility in the location of the refuge chambers. Refuge chambers can be located in direct relation to where miners are working and relocated quickly to working areas as needed for the protection of miners. The petitioner proposes the following alternative method: (a) Drinking water will be supplied via commercially purchased water in sealed individual portion-sized pouches in each refuge chamber. The water is supplied by the case and packaged into 4.227 fluid ounce/125 milliliter portions with 50 individual portion sizes per case. (b) At a minimum, the refuge chamber will be supplied with 2.25 quarts of water per day per person for 4 days. The total amount of water provided will vary depending on the maximum capacity of the refuge chamber. In a 4-man refuge chamber, a minimum of six cases of water will be provided. In a 12-man refuge chamber, a minimum of 17 cases of water will be provided. (c) The water will have a maximum shelf life of 5 years. The operator will replace the existing water supply with fresh water before the water’s expiration date. The condition and quantity of water will be confirmed by inspection on no less than a monthly basis. (d) Written instructions for conservation of water will be provided with the refuge chamber supplies. (e) All miners affected will receive training in the operation of the refuge chamber and will receive refresher training annually. (f) The refuge chamber will be inspected monthly and documented by the Mine Manager or the Manager’s designee. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 49 (Monday, March 14, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14296-14297]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05269]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration


Petition 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 a petition for modification 
submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the 
party listed below.

DATES: All comments on the petition must be received by MSHA's Office 
of Standards, Regulations, and Variances on or before April 13, 2022.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. MSHA-2022-
0009 by any of the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments for MSHA-2022-0009.
    2. Fax: 202-693-9441.
    3. Email: [email protected].gov.
    4. Regular Mail or Hand Delivery: MSHA, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, 
Arlington, Virginia 22202-5452, Attention: Song-Ae A. Noe, Acting 
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. 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: S. Aromie Noe, Office of Standards, 
Regulations, and Variances at 202-693-9440 (voice), 
[email protected] (email), or 202-693-9441 (fax). [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 
(CFR) 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, sections 44.10 and 44.11 of 30 CFR establish the 
requirements for filing petitions for modification.

II. Petition for Modification

    Docket Number: M-2022-005-M.
    Petitioner: Sierra Minerals, LLC, 10585 Double R Boulevard, Suite 
B, Reno, Nevada 89521.
    Mine: Columbo Mine, MSHA ID No. 04-05951, located in Sierra County, 
California.
    Regulation Affected: 30 CFR 57.11052(d), Refuge areas.
    Modification Request: The petitioner requests a modification of 30 
CFR 57.11052(d) to permit the use of commercially purchased water in 
sealed bottles in lieu of providing potable water through waterlines in 
the existing refuge chamber.
    The petitioner states that:
    (a) The mine is an underground historic gold mine being 
rehabilitated and developed.
    (b) The mine has one refuge chamber.
    (c) The maximum number of miners working underground during a shift 
is four.
    (d) The mine is located at an elevation of 5,400 feet in the Sierra 
Nevada Mountains, 3.6 miles above the town of Sierra City, California. 
Installation of a potable water system is not practical at this 
location. External water lines and water storage facilities are subject 
to freezing during winter months. Installation of a potable water 
system at this remote location would be prohibitive.
    (e) The waterline requirement diminishes safety in the mine as 
there is no natural or potable water source readily available.
    (f) Equal or better safety can be provided to miners by maintaining 
a supply of commercially purchased water in sealed bottles in the 
refuge chamber.
    The petitioner proposes the following alternative method:
    (a) Drinking water will be supplied via commercially purchased 
water in sealed bottles in the refuge chamber.
    (b) The water provided will be sufficient for four miners for a 10 
day period. Six cases of commercially bottled water will be maintained 
in the refuge chamber. Each case consists of 32, 16.9 fluid ounce 
bottles.
    (c) The bottled water will be visually inspected on a weekly basis.
    (d) The bottled water will be replaced every two years or sooner in 
the event of damage, usage, or degradation.
    The petitioner asserts that the alternative method proposed will at 
all times guarantee no less than the same

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measure of protection afforded the miners under the mandatory standard.

Song-ae Aromie Noe,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
[FR Doc. 2022-05269 Filed 3-11-22; 8:45 am]
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