Ground Control Plans for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines

ICR 202203-1219-003

OMB: 1219-0026

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Supplementary Document
2022-03-29
Supporting Statement A
2022-03-30
Supplementary Document
2012-08-21
Supplementary Document
2012-08-21
Supplementary Document
2012-08-21
IC Document Collections
IC ID
Document
Title
Status
43813 Modified
ICR Details
1219-0026 202203-1219-003
Received in OIRA 201901-1219-002
DOL/MSHA
Ground Control Plans for Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 06/15/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 07/31/2022
287 270
1,962 1,848
545 513

Each operator of a surface coal mine is required under 30 CFR 77.1000 to establish and follow a ground control plan that is consistent with prudent engineering design and which will ensure safe working conditions. The mine operator is required by § 77.1000-1 to file the ground control plan under § 77.1000 for highwalls, pits and spoil banks with the appropriate District Manager. The mining methods employed by the operator are selected to ensure highwall, pit, and spoil bank stability. In the event of a highwall failure or material dislodgment, there may be very little time to escape possible injury; therefore, preventive measures must be taken. Each plan is based on the type of strata expected to be encountered, the height and angle of highwalls and spoil banks, and the equipment to be used at the mine. The plan is used to show how the mine operator will maintain safe conditions around the highwalls, pits, and spoil banks. Each plan is reviewed by MSHA to ensure that highwalls, pits, and spoil banks are maintained in a safe condition through the use of sound engineering design.

US Code: 30 USC 813(a) Name of Law: Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977
   US Code: 30 USC 811(a) Name of Law: Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 4047 01/26/2022
87 FR 36149 06/15/2022
No

1
IC Title Form No. Form Name
Ground Control Plan

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 287 270 0 0 17 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,962 1,848 0 0 114 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 545 513 0 0 32 0
No
No
Respondents: There has been an increase of 17 respondents (from 270 to 287) due to an increase in the number of active surface coal mines. Responses: There has been an increase of 17 responses (from 270 to 287) due to an increase in the number of respondents in the form of surface coal mines. Burden Hours: There has been an increase of 114 hours (from 1,848 to 1,962). The increase in burden hours is due to the increase in the number of surface coal mines and responses. Annual Cost Burden: There has been an increase of $32 in cost (from $513 to $545). The increase in cost burden is due to the increase in responses.

$8,867
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
Nicole Bouchet 202 646-2814 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
06/15/2022


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