Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities’ Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines)

ICR 202303-1219-002

OMB: 1219-0024

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1219-0024 202303-1219-002
Received in OIRA 202002-1219-004
Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities’ Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines)
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/12/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 10/31/2023
186 525
74 232
930 2,625

Title 30 CFR 71.400 through 71.402 and 75.1712-1 through 75.1712-3 require coal mine operators to provide bathing facilities, clothing change rooms, and sanitary flush toilet facilities in a location that is convenient for use of the miners. If the operator is unable to meet any or all of the requirements, he/she may apply for a waiver. Title 30 CFR 71.403, 71.404, 75.1712-4, and 75.1712-5 provide procedures by which an operator may apply for and be granted a waiver. Applications are filed with the District Manager for the district in which the mine is located and must contain the name and address of the mine operator, name and location of the mine, and a detailed statement of the grounds on which the waiver is requested.

US Code: 30 USC 813(h) Name of Law: Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977
   US Code: 30 USC 811 Name of Law: Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977

Not associated with rulemaking

  88 FR 17025 03/21/2023
88 FR 62601 09/12/2023

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Application for Waiver of Surface Sanitary Facilities Requirements (Pertaining to Coal Mines)

  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 186 525 0 -339 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 74 232 0 -158 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 930 2,625 0 -1,695 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
Respondents: The number of respondents decreased from 525 to 186 due to the declinein the number of coal mines. Responses: The number of responses decreased from 525 to 186 due to the decline in the number of respondents. Burden Hours: The number of burden hours decreased from 232 to 74 due to the decreases in responses. Respondents or Recordkeeping Costs: The estimated annual cost decreased from $2,625 to $930 due to a decrease in the number of respondents.

Joanna Moore 202 693-9825 [email protected]


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.

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