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National Coal Workers' X-ray Surveillance Program (CWXSP)—Reinstatement with change—The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Background and Brief Description
The CWXSP is a federally mandated program under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, Public Law-95-164. The Act provides the regulatory authority for the administration of the CWXSP, a surveillance program to protect the health and safety of underground coal miners. This Program requires the gathering of demographic and logistical information from coal mine operators, participating miners, participating x-ray facilities, and participating physicians. The Appalachian Laboratory for Occupational Safety and Health (ALOSH), located in Morgantown, WV, is charged with administration of this Program. Over the past two years, participation in the CWXSP has increased, which is reflected in this submission for renewal. Physicians taking the B Reader Examination are asked to complete a registration form. There are approximately 300 physicians each year taking the certification exam.
Miners participating in the CWXSP must fill out the Miner Identification Document. Mine operators are required to file a Mine X-ray Plan with NIOSH approximately every 3 years. Approximately 200 mine operators have X-ray plans that are due for renewal each year. An X-ray facility that applies to be a NIOSH-approved facility for providing miners X-rays must complete an approval packet. There are approximately 25 X-ray facilities each year seeking approval into the CWXSP Program. There will be no costs to study participants. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 2330.
Estimated Annualized Burden
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Dated: December 6, 2007.
Maryam I. Daneshvar,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E7-24137 Filed 12-12-07; 8:45 am]
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