Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards codified in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Proposed Extension of Existing Information Collection; Emergency Mine Evacuation
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to assure 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 is soliciting comments concerning the extension of the information collection for 30 CFR 48.3, Training plans; time of submission; where filed; information required; time for approval; method for disapproval; commencement of training; approval of instructors, 30 CFR 75.1502, Mine emergency evacuation and firefighting program of instruction, 30 CFR 75.1504, Mine emergency evacuation training and drills, 30 CFR 75.1505, Escapeway maps, 30 CFR 75.1714-3, Self-rescue devices; inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, and recordkeeping, 30 CFR 75.1714-4, Storage of self-contained self-rescuers (SCSRs) in hardened rooms, 30 CFR 75.1714-5, Map locations of SCSRs, and 30 CFR 75.1714-8, Reporting SCSR inventory and malfunctions; retention of SCSRs.