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other forms of information technology,
e.g., permitting electronic submission of
responses.
The information collection request
will be available on http://
www.regulations.gov. MSHA cautions
the commenter against providing any
information in the submission that
should not be publicly disclosed. Full
comments, including personal
information provided, will be made
available on www.regulations.gov and
www.reginfo.gov.
The public may also examine publicly
available documents at USDOL-Mine
Safety and Health Administration, 201
12th South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA
22202–5452. Sign in at the receptionist’s
desk on the 4th floor via the East
elevator.
Questions about the information
collection requirements may be directed
to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER
INFORMATION section of this notice.

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III. Current Actions
This request for collection of
information contains provisions for
Mine Rescue Teams; Arrangements for
Emergency Medical Assistance; and
Arrangements for Transportation of
Injured Persons. MSHA has updated the
data with respect to the number of
respondents, responses, burden hours,
and burden costs supporting this
information collection request.
Type of Review: Extension, without
change, of a currently approved
collection.
Agency: Mine Safety and Health
Administration.
OMB Number: 1219–0078.
Affected Public: Business or other forprofit.
Number of Respondents: 215.
Frequency: On occasion.
Number of Responses: 20,041.
Annual Burden Hours: 10,109 hours.
Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper
Cost: $309,067.
MSHA Forms: MSHA Form 5000–3,
Certificate of Physical Qualification for
Mine Rescue Work.
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.
Sheila McConnell,
Certifying Officer.
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Mine Safety and Health Administration
[OMB Control No. 1219–0150]

Proposed Extension of Information
Collection; Pattern of Violations
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
collections of information in accordance
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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
(MSHA) is soliciting comments on the
information collection for Pattern of
Violations.

SUMMARY:

All comments must be received
on or before November 23, 2015.
ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the
information collection requirements of
this notice 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 for docket number MSHA–
2015–0028.
• Regular Mail: Send comments to
USDOL–MSHA, Office of Standards,
Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th
Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington,
VA 22202–5452.
• Hand Delivery: USDOL—Mine
Safety and Health Administration, 201
12th Street South, Suite 4E401,
Arlington, VA 22202–5452. Sign in at
the receptionist’s desk in Suite 4E401
on the 4th floor via the East elevator.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sheila McConnell, Acting Director,
Office of Standards, Regulations, and
Variances, MSHA, at
[email protected]
(email); 202–693–9440 (voice); or 202–
693–9441 (facsimile).
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
DATES:

I. Background

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published Pattern of Violations (POV)
final rule (78 FR 5056). Under the Mine
Act, MSHA is required to issue a pattern
of violations notice to any mine operator
that demonstrates a disregard for the
health and safety of miners through a
pattern of significant and substantial
violations. A significant and substantial
violation is one that contributes to a
safety or health hazard that is
reasonably likely to result in a
reasonably serious injury or illness. The
pattern of violations provision helps to
ensure that mine operators manage
health and safety conditions at mines
and find and fix the root causes of
significant and substantial violations
before they become a hazard to miners.
The final rule simplified the pattern of
violations criteria, to improve
consistency in applying the criteria, and
increase the efficiency and effectiveness
in issuance of a pattern of violations
notice, which will result in a closure
order for areas of a mine where a
significant and substantial violation
occurs. This collection encourages
chronic violators to comply with the
Mine Act and MSHA’s safety and health
standards. Paragraph 30 CFR 104.2(a)(8)
provides that MSHA will consider
mitigating circumstances in determining
whether to issue a pattern of violations
notice. Among the items MSHA could
consider is an approved corrective
action program to reduce significant and
substantial violations accompanied by
positive results.
II. Desired Focus of Comments
MSHA is soliciting comments
concerning the proposed information
collection related to Pattern of
Violations. 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 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
• Minimize the burden of the
collection of information 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.
The information collection request
will be available on http://
www.regulations.gov. MSHA cautions

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the commenter against providing any
information in the submission that
should not be publicly disclosed. Full
comments, including personal
information provided, will be made
available on http://www.regulations.gov
and http://www.reginfo.gov.
The public may also examine publicly
available documents at USDOL-Mine
Safety and Health Administration, 201
12th South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA
22202–5452. Sign in at the receptionist’s
desk in Suite 4E401 on the 4th floor via
the East elevator.
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 request for collection of
information contains provisions for
Pattern of Violations. MSHA has
updated the data with respect to the
number of respondents, responses,
burden hours, and burden costs
supporting this information collection
request.
Type of Review: Extension, without
change, of a currently approved
collection.
Agency: Mine Safety and Health
Administration.
OMB Number: 1219–0150.
Affected Public: Business or other forprofit.
Number of Respondents: 100.
Frequency: On occasion.
Number of Responses: 100.
Annual Burden Hours: 13,600 hours.
Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper
Cost: $10,000.
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.
Sheila McConnell,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015–24073 Filed 9–22–15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510–43–P

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Mine Safety and Health Administration

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[OMB Control No. 1219–0039]

Proposed Extension of Information
Collection; Gamma Radiation Surveys
Mine Safety and Health
Administration, Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comments.
AGENCY:

The Department of Labor, as
part of its continuing effort to reduce

SUMMARY:

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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
collections of information in accordance
with the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). 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
(MSHA) is soliciting comments on the
information collection for Gamma
Radiation Surveys.
DATES: All comments must be received
on or before November 23, 2015.
ADDRESSES: Comments concerning the
information collection requirements of
this notice may be sent by any of the
methods listed below.
• Federal E-RulemakingPortal: http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line
instructions for submitting comments
for docket number MSHA–2015–0033.
• Regular Mail: Send comments to
USDOL–MSHA, Office of Standards,
Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th
Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA
22202–5452.
• Hand Delivery: USDOL-Mine Safety
and Health Administration, 201 12th
Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, VA
22202–5452. Sign in at the receptionist’s
desk on the 4th floor via the East
elevator.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sheila McConnell, 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
Gamma radiation occurs where
radioactive materials are present. It has
been associated with lung cancer and
other debilitating occupational diseases.
Natural sources include rocks, soils, and
ground water. Gamma radiation hazards
may be found near radiation sources at
surface operations using X-ray
machines, weightometers, nuclear and
diffraction units. Nuclear gauges
mounted outside tanks, pipes, bins,
hoppers or other types of vessels;
gamma rays are used to sense the level
and density of liquids, slurries or solids.
Gamma rays penetrate the body and can
kill or damage cells in their path that
can affect many of the body’s organs.

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The adverse health effects from
exposure to gamma radiation can vary
depending upon the type of cell affected
and the extent of damage.
Under Section 103(c) of the Federal
Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977
(Mine Act), the Mine Safety and Health
Administration (MSHA) is required to
‘‘* * * issue regulations requiring
operators to maintain accurate records
of employee exposures to potentially
toxic materials or harmful physical
agents which are required to be
monitored or measured under any
applicable mandatory health or safety
standard promulgated under this Act.’’
In addition, 30 CFR 57.5047(a) requires
that gamma radiation surveys be
conducted annually in all underground
mines where radioactive ores are mined.
30 CFR 57.5047(c) requires that gamma
radiation dosimeters be provided for all
persons exposed to average gamma
radiation measurements in excess of 2.0
milliroentgens per hour in the working
place. This paragraph also requires the
operator keep records of cumulative
individual gamma radiation exposures.
II. Desired Focus of Comments
MSHA is soliciting comments
concerning the proposed information
collection related to Gamma Radiation
Surveys. 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 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
• Minimize the burden of the
collection of information 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.
The information collection request
will be available on http://
www.regulations.gov. MSHA cautions
the commenter against providing any
information in the submission that
should not be publicly disclosed. Full
comments, including personal
information provided, will be made
available on www.regulations.gov and
www.reginfo.gov.
The public may also examine publicly
available documents at USDOL-Mine
Safety and Health Administration, 201

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