Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (Pertains to Surface Coal Mines), 16240-16241 [2022-05996]

Download as PDF 16240 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2022 / Notices will be available at https:// www.reginfo.gov. Song-ae Aromie Noe, Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–05994 Filed 3–21–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–43–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration [OMB Control No. 1219–0083] Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (Pertains to Surface 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 Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (pertains to surface coal mines). DATES: All comments must be received on or before May 23, 2022. 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 MSHA–2022–0001. • 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, lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Mar 21, 2022 Jkt 256001 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. 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 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a), 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 77.1713, Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations requires coal mine operators to conduct examinations of each active working area of surface mines, active surface installations such as preparation plants for hazardous conditions during each shift. A number of potential hazards can exist at surface coal mines and facilities. Highwalls, mining equipment, travelways, and the handling of mining materials each present potentially hazardous conditions. A report of hazardous conditions detected must be entered into a record book along with a description of any corrective actions taken. By conducting an on-shift examination for hazardous conditions, mine operators can better ensure a safe PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 working environment for the miners and a reduction in accidents. II. Desired Focus of Comments MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information collection, Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (pertains to surface 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 CONTACT section of this notice. III. Current Actions This information collection request concerns provisions for this information collection, Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (pertains to surface 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: 1219–0083. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Number of Respondents: 796. Frequency: On occasion. Number of Responses: 248,880. Annual Burden Hours: 373,320 hours. Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $0. E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2022 / Notices 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. BILLING CODE 4510–43–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meetings The Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Board of Directors and its six committees will meet April 4–5, 2022. On Monday, April 4, the first meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), with the next meeting commencing promptly upon adjournment of the immediately preceding meeting. On Tuesday, April 5, the first meeting will again begin at 9:30 a.m., EDT, with the next meeting commencing promptly upon adjournment of the immediately preceding meeting. PLACE: Public Notice of Virtual Meeting. LSC will conduct the April 4–5, 2022 meetings in-person and via Zoom. Public Observation: Unless otherwise noted herein, the Board and all committee meetings will be open to public observation via Zoom. Members of the public who wish to participate remotely in the public proceedings may do so by following the directions provided below. TIME AND DATE: Directions for Open Sessions lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Monday, April 4, 2022 • To join the Zoom meeting by computer, please use this link. • https://lsc-gov.zoom.us/j/ 91517015039?pwd= Zjh0ZStPVWR4Z0RvNz FsSm5ETWRXQT09 Æ Meeting ID: 915 1701 5039 Æ Passcode: 116372 • To join the Zoom meeting with one tap from your mobile phone, please click dial: Æ +16468769923,,91517015039# US (New York) Æ +13017158592,,91517015039# US (Washington, DC) • To join the Zoom meeting by telephone, please dial one of the following numbers: Æ +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) Æ +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) 18:24 Mar 21, 2022 Jkt 256001 +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 915 1701 5039 Passcode: 116372 If calling from outside the U.S., find your local number here: https://lscgov.zoom.us/u/acCVpRj1FD Tuesday, April 5, 2022 [FR Doc. 2022–05996 Filed 3–21–22; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 Æ Æ Æ Æ Æ Æ Æ Æ • To join the Zoom meeting by computer, please use this link. • https://lsc-gov.zoom.us/j/ 96037231141?pwd= SUNnclEyM0k1Q0 swV3MvUTRZUXU3dz09 Æ Meeting ID: 960 3723 1141 Æ Passcode: 096210 • To join the Zoom meeting with one tap from your mobile phone, please click dial: Æ +13017158592,,96037231141# US (Washington DC) Æ +16468769923,,96037231141# US (New York) • To join the Zoom meeting by telephone, please dial one of the following numbers: Æ +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) Æ +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) Æ +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Æ +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Æ +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Æ +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Æ +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) Æ Meeting ID: 960 3723 1141 Æ Passcode: 096210 Æ If calling from outside the U.S., find your local number here: https://lscgov.zoom.us/u/acCVpRj1FD Once connected to Zoom, please immediately mute your computer or telephone. Members of the public are asked to keep their computers or telephones muted to eliminate background noise. To avoid disrupting the meetings, please refrain from placing the call on hold if doing so will trigger recorded music or other sound. From time to time, the Board or Committee Chair may solicit comments from the public. To participate in the meeting during public comment, use the ‘raise your hand’ or ‘chat’ functions in Zoom and wait to be recognized by the Chair before stating your questions and/ or comments. Status: Open, except as noted below. Audit Committee—Open, except that, upon a vote of the Board of Directors, the meeting may be closed to the public to discuss follow-up work by the Office of Compliance and Enforcement relating to open Office of Inspector General investigations and to receive a briefing on cybersecurity. PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16241 Combined Audit and Finance Committee—Open, except that, upon a vote of the Board of Directors, the meeting may be closed to the public to receive a briefing from the Corporation’s outside auditor and discuss the Fiscal Year 2021 Audited Financial Statements. Governance and Performance Review Committee—Open, except that, upon a vote of the Board of Directors, the meeting may be closed to the public to hear a report on the evaluation of LSC’s officers, including Vice President for Grants Management, Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs, Vice President for Legal Affairs & General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, and Chief of Staff & Corporate Secretary. Institutional Advancement Committee—Open, except that, upon a vote of the Board of Directors, the meeting may be closed to the public to receive a briefing on development activities and to discuss prospective new members of the Leaders Council and Emerging Leaders Council. Board of Directors—Open, except that, upon a vote of the Board of Directors, a portion of the meeting may be closed to the public for briefings by management and LSC’s Inspector General, and to consider and act on the General Counsel’s report on potential and pending litigation involving LSC, and prospective Leaders Council and Emerging Leaders Council members. Any portion of the closed session consisting solely of briefings does not fall within the Sunshine Act’s definition of the term ‘‘meeting’’ and, therefore, the requirements of the Sunshine Act do not apply to such portion of the closed session.1 A verbatim written transcript will be made of the closed session of the Audit, Board, Combined Audit and Finance, Governance and Performance Review, and Institutional Advancement Committee meetings. The transcript of any portions of the closed sessions falling within the relevant provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6), (7), (9) and (10), will not be available for public inspection. A copy of the General Counsel’s Certification that, in his opinion, the closing is authorized by law will be available upon request. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1 5 U.S.C. 552b (a) (2) and (b). See also 45 CFR 1622.2 & 1622.3. E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 55 (Tuesday, March 22, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16240-16241]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05996]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

[OMB Control No. 1219-0083]


Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Daily Inspection of 
Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (Pertains to 
Surface 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 Daily Inspection 
of Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (pertains 
to surface coal mines).

DATES: All comments must be received on or before May 23, 2022.

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 MSHA-2022-0001.
     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. 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 101(a) of the Mine Act, 30 U.S.C. 811(a), 
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 77.1713, Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
requires coal mine operators to conduct examinations of each active 
working area of surface mines, active surface installations such as 
preparation plants for hazardous conditions during each shift. A number 
of potential hazards can exist at surface coal mines and facilities. 
Highwalls, mining equipment, travelways, and the handling of mining 
materials each present potentially hazardous conditions. A report of 
hazardous conditions detected must be entered into a record book along 
with a description of any corrective actions taken. By conducting an 
on-shift examination for hazardous conditions, mine operators can 
better ensure a safe working environment for the miners and a reduction 
in accidents.

II. Desired Focus of Comments

    MSHA is soliciting comments concerning the proposed information 
collection, Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mine; Certified Person; 
Reports of Inspection (pertains to surface 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 CONTACT section of this 
notice.

III. Current Actions

    This information collection request concerns provisions for this 
information collection, Daily Inspection of Surface Coal Mine; 
Certified Person; Reports of Inspection (pertains to surface 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: 1219-0083.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 796.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Number of Responses: 248,880.
    Annual Burden Hours: 373,320 hours.
    Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper Cost: $0.

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    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. 2022-05996 Filed 3-21-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-43-P