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Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines

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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Notices
Wilson Boulevard Room 2350,
Arlington, VA 22209–3939. For hand
delivery, sign in at the receptionist’s
desk on the 21st floor.
Comments to OMB may be sent by
mail addressed to the Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Office of Management and Budget, New
Executive Office Building, 725 17th
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503,
Attn: Desk Officer for MSHA.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg
Moxness, Chief, Economic Analysis
Division, Office of Standards,
Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at
[email protected] (email); 202–
693–9440 (voice); or 202–693–9441
(facsimile).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Background
Independent contractors (contractors)
perform services or construction at a
mine. They may be engaged in virtually
every type of work performed at a mine,
including activities such as clearing
land, excavating ore, processing
minerals, maintaining, or repairing
equipment, or constructing new
buildings or new facilities, such as
shafts, hoists, conveyors, or kilns.
Independent contractors vary in size,
the type of work performed, and the
time spent working at mine sites. Some
contractors work exclusively at mining
operations, others may work a single
contract at a mine and never return to
MSHA jurisdiction.
The work contractors perform can
pose serious dangers to employees.
From January 1, 2001 through June 30,
2011, 623 miners have been fatally
injured in mining accidents; 143 of
those (or about 23%) worked for
independent contractors. MSHA uses
the contractor information during
inspections to determine the
responsibility for compliance with
safety and health standards and to
facilitate the service of documents.
II. Desired Focus of Comments
The Mine Safety and Health
Administration (MSHA) is soliciting
comments concerning the proposed
extension of the information collection
related to independent contractors.
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 the
Agency’s estimate of the burden of the
collection of information, including the
validity of the methodology and
assumptions used;

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• Suggest methods to enhance the
quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and
• Address the use of appropriate
automated, electronic, mechanical, or
other technological collection
techniques or other forms of information
technology, e.g., permitting electronic
submissions of responses, to minimize
the burden of the collection of
information on those who are to
respond.
The public may examine publicly
available documents, including the
public comment version of the
supporting statement, at MSHA, Office
of Standards, Regulations, and
Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard,
Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939.
OMB clearance requests are available on
MSHA’s Web site at http://www.msha.
gov under ‘‘Rules & Regs’’ on the right
side of the screen by selecting
Information Collections Requests,
Paperwork Reduction Act Supporting
Statements. The public comment
version of the supporting statement will
be available on MSHA’s Web site for 60
days after the publication date of this
notice. Comments submitted in writing
or in electronic form will be made
available for public inspection. Because
comments will not be edited to remove
any identifying or contact information,
MSHA cautions the commenter against
including any information in the
submission that should not be publicly
disclosed. 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
The information obtained from mine
operators is used by MSHA during
inspections to determine compliance
with safety and health standards. MSHA
has updated the data in respect to the
number of respondents and responses,
as well as the total burden hours and
burden costs supporting this
information collection extension
request. MSHA does not intend to
publish the results from this
information collection and is not
seeking approval to either display or not
display the expiration date for the OMB
approval of this information collection.
There are no certification exceptions
identified with this information
collection and the collection of this
information does not employ statistical
methods.
Type of Review: Extension.
Agency: Mine Safety and Health
Administration.
OMB Number: 1219–0040.

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Affected Public: Business or other forprofit.
Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR Part
45/MSHA Form 7000–52.
Total Number of Respondents: 15,609.
Frequency: Various.
Total Number of Responses: 100,651.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 8,188
hours.
Estimated Total Burden Cost: $545.
Comments submitted in response to
this notice will be summarized and
included in the request for Office of
Management and Budget approval of the
information collection request; they will
also become a matter of public record.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).
Patricia W. Silvey,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012–6988 Filed 3–22–12; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Proposed Extension of Existing
Information Collection; Diesel-Powered
Equipment 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 consultation
program to provide the general public
and Federal agencies with an
opportunity to comment on proposed
and/or 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.
The Mine Safety and Health
Administration is soliciting comments
concerning the proposed extension of an
existing information collection, OMB
Control Number 1219–0119, DieselPowered Equipment in Underground
Coal Mines. OMB last approved this
information collection request (ICR) on
March 31, 2009.
DATES: Submit comments on or before
May 22, 2012.
ADDRESSES: Comments must be
identified with ‘‘OMB Control Number
1219–0119’’ and sent to both the Office
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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2012 / Notices

of Management and Budget (OMB) and
MSHA. Comments to MSHA may be
sent by any of the methods listed below.
• Federal E–Rulemaking Portal:
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
on-line instructions for submitting
comments.
• Facsimile: 202–693–9441, include
‘‘OMB 1219–0119’’ in the subject line of
the message.
• Regular Mail or Hand Delivery:
MSHA, Office of Standards,
Regulations, and Variances, 1100
Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350,
Arlington, VA 22209–3939. For hand
delivery, sign in at the receptionist’s
desk on the 21st floor.
Comments to OMB may be sent by
mail addressed to the Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Office of Management and Budget, New
Executive Office Building, 725 17th
Street NW., Washington, DC 20503,
Attn: Desk Officer for MSHA.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg
Moxness, Chief, Economic Analysis
Division, Office of Standards,
Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at
[email protected] (email); 202–
693–9440 (voice); or 202–693–9441
(facsimile).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Background
The Mine Safety and Health
Administration (MSHA) requires mine
operators to provide important safety
protections to underground coal miners
who work in mines that use dieselpowered equipment. Diesel equipment
can pose a fire and explosion hazard in
the confined environment of an
underground coal mine where
combustible coal dust and explosive
methane gas are present.
This information collection request
(ICR) was last approved on March 31,
2009 when it was titled ‘‘Approval,
Exhaust Gas Monitoring, and Safety
Requirements for the Use of Diesel
Powered Equipment in Underground
Coal Mines’’. The ICR title has been
shortened to ‘‘Diesel-Powered
Equipment in Underground Coal
Mines’’ to focus on the central subject
of the ICR and to make reference to the
ICR simpler.
The following provisions are
addressed by the ICR:
§ 75.1901(a)—Diesel fuel requirements;
§ 75.1904(b)(4)(i)—Underground diesel
fuel tanks and safety cans;
§ 75.1906(d)—Transport of diesel fuel;
§ 75.1911(i) and (j)—Fire suppression
systems for diesel-powered
equipment and fuel transportation
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§ 75.1912(h) and (i)—Fire suppression
systems for permanent underground
diesel fuel storage facilities;
§ 75.1914(f)(1) and (2);(g)(5); (h)(1) and
(2)—Maintenance of diesel powered
equipment;
§ 75.1915(a); (b)(5); (c)(1) and ((2)—
Training and qualification of persons
working on diesel-powered
equipment.
MSHA requires mine operators to
provide important safety protections to
underground coal miners who work in
mines that use diesel-powered
equipment. Diesel equipment can pose
a fire and explosion hazard in the
confined environment of an
underground coal mine where
combustible coal dust and explosive
methane gas are present.
This information collection addresses
the recordkeeping associated with
maintenance of diesel-powered
equipment; testing and maintenance of
fire suppression systems on the
equipment and at fueling stations;
exhaust gas sampling provisions to
protect miners’ safety. Records
document conditions encountered
during: Testing and maintenance of
diesel equipment; corrective actions
taken; and that the persons performing
the maintenance, repairs, examinations,
and tests are trained and qualified to do
so.
II. Desired Focus of Comments
MSHA is soliciting comments
concerning the proposed extension of
the information collection related to
Diesel-Powered Equipment in
Underground Coal Mines. MSHA is
particularly interested in comments
that:
• Evaluate whether the collection of
information is necessary for the proper
performance of MSHA’s functions,
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
• Address the use of appropriate
automated, electronic, mechanical, or
other technological collection
techniques or other forms of information
technology, e.g., permitting electronic
submissions of responses, to minimize
the burden of the collection of
information on those who are to
respond.
The public may examine publicly
available documents, including the
public comment version of the

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supporting statement, at MSHA, Office
of Standards, Regulations, and
Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard,
Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209–3939.
OMB clearance requests are available on
MSHA’s Web site at http://
www.msha.gov under ‘‘Rules & Regs’’ on
the right side of the screen by selecting
Information Collections Requests,
Paperwork Reduction Act Supporting
Statements. The document will be
available on MSHA’s Web site for 60
days after the publication date of this
notice. Comments submitted in writing
or in electronic form will be made
available for public inspection. Because
comments will not be edited to remove
any identifying or contact information,
MSHA cautions the commenter against
including any information in the
submission that should not be publicly
disclosed. 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
The information obtained from mine
operators is used by MSHA during
inspections to determine compliance
with this safety standard. MSHA has
updated the data in respect to the
number of respondents and responses,
as well as the total burden hours and
burden costs supporting this
information collection extension
request.
Type of Review: Extension.
Agency: Mine Safety and Health
Administration.
Title: Diesel-Powered Equipment for
Underground Coal Mines.
OMB Number: 1219–0119.
Affected Public: Business or other forprofit.
Cite/Reference/Form/etc: 30 CFR Part
75.
Total Respondents: 223.
Frequency: Various.
Total Responses: 169,003.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 14,364
hours.
Estimated Total Burden Cost:
$457,808.
Comments submitted in response to
this notice will be summarized and
included in the request for Office of
Management and Budget approval of the
information collection request; they will
also become a matter of public record.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).
Patricia W. Silvey,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012–6989 Filed 3–22–12; 8:45 am]
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