1219-0150 60 Day FRN 2022

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Pattern of Violations

1219-0150 60 Day FRN 2022

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Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 55 / Tuesday, March 22, 2022 / Notices
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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 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 Pattern of
Violations.

SUMMARY:

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–2022–0014. 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,

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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
[email protected]
(email); (202) 693–9440 (voice); or (202)
693–9441 (facsimile).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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
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.
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 issuance of a pattern of violations
notice provides additional incentive for
chronic violators to comply with the
Mine Act and MSHA’s safety and health
standards. In determining whether to
issue a pattern of violations notice,
MSHA reviews any mitigating
circumstances, in accordance with
paragraph 30 CFR 104.2(a)(8). Among
the mitigating circumstances that MSHA
could consider is an approved
corrective action program that has
succeeded in reducing significant and
substantial violations.

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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 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 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 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: 1219–0150.
Affected Public: Business or other forprofit.
Number of Respondents: 6.
Frequency: On occasion.
Number of Responses: 12.
Annual Burden Hours: 304 hours.
Annual Respondent or Recordkeeper
Cost: $800.
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

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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]
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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)
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,

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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
[email protected]
(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,
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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.

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