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Start Preamble May 28, 2002.

The Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted the following public information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35). A copy of this ICR, with applicable supporting documentation, may be obtained by calling the Department of Labor. To obtain documentation contact Darrin King on 202-693-4129 or E-Mail

Comments should be sent to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for MSHA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503 ((202) 395-7316), within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register.

The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:

  • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
  • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
  • 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.

Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Title: Permissible Equipment Testing.

OMB Number: 1219-0066.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 592.

RequirementAnnual responsesAverage response time (hours)Annual burden hours
Part 15—Requirements for Approval of Explosives and Sheathed Explosives Units
New Acceptance Application15.035
Acceptance Extension Application15.035
Reporting Non-compliant Products40.251
Part 15 Subtotal611
Part 18—Electrical Motor Driven Mine Equipment and Accessories
Approval Applications8414.431,212
Approval Extensions325.16165
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Certification Application114.4314
Certification Extension15.165
Simplified Certifications17.007
Simplified Certifications Extensions12.503
RAMP Applications3541.00354
Part 18 Subtotal4741,760
Part 19—Electric Cap Lamps
Approval Applications114.7315
Approval Extension15.035
RAMP Applications11.481
Part 19 Subtotal321
Part 20—Electric Mine Lamps Other Than Standard Cap Lamps
Approval Applications314.7344
Approval Extension15.035
RAMP Applications11.481
Part 20 Subtotal551
Part 22—Portable Methane Detector
Approval Applications114.7315
Approval Extension15.035
RAMP Applications151.4822
Part 22 Subtotal1742
Part 23—Telephones and Signaling Devices
Approval Applications114.7315
Approval Extension15.035
RAMP Applications31.484
Part 23 Subtotal524
Part 27—Methane Monitoring Systems
Certification Application114.7315
Certification Extension15.035
RAMP Applications71.4810
Part 27 Subtotal930
Part 28—Fuses for Use With Direct Current
Approval Applications114.7315
Approval Extension15.035
Part 28 Subtotal220
Part 33—Dust Collectors for Use in Connection With Rock Drilling in Coal Mines
Approval Applications714.73103
Approval Extension15.035
RAMP Applications31.484
Part 33 Subtotal11113
Part 35—Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluids
Approval Applications124.2524
Approval Extension124.2524
Part 35 Subtotal249
Part 36—Approval Requirements for Permissible Mobile Diesel-Powered Transportation Equipment
Approval Applications5414.73795
Approval Extension15.035
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RAMP Applications31.484
Part 36 Subtotal58805
Grand Total5922,926

Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.

Total Annual Costs (operating/maintaining systems or purchasing services): $446,744.

Description: MSHA is responsible for quality control of mine equipment and components, materials, instruments, and explosives used in the mining industry. The information collection requirements contained in 30 CFR parts 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 33, 35, and 36 contain procedures by which manufacturers may apply for, and have equipment approved as permissible for use in mines.

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Ira Mills,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-13859 Filed 6-3-02; 8:45 am]