The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of 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; including among other things a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at: http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain or by contacting Darrin King on 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Telephone: 202-395-4816/Fax: 202-395-6974 (these are not toll-free numbers), E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the applicable OMB Control Number (see below).
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.
Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection.
Title: Refuse Piles and Impounding Structures, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements.
OMB Control Number: 1219-0015.
Form Number: None.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 692.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 32,081.
Estimated Total Annual Cost Burden: $6,816,460.
Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profit (Coal Mines).
Description: The Department's regulations at 30 CFR 77.215 and 77.216 require coal mine operators to submit to MSHA annual reports and certification on refuse piles and impoundments and to keep records of the results of weekly examinations and instrumentation monitoring. These requirements help to ensure a safe and healthful working environment for the nation's miners. For additional information, see related notice published at 73 FR 2544 on January 15, 2008.Start Signature
Darrin A. King,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-6338 Filed 3-27-08; 8:45 am]
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