[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 239 (Thursday, December 13, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 70865]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-24137]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-08-0020]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a 
list of information collection requests under review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call 
the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-5960 or send an e-mail 
to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-
6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this 
notice.

Proposed Project

    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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                                                                                     Number of    Average burden/
                           Respondents                               Number of      responses/     response (in
                                                                    respondents     respondent         hrs.)
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Physicians/interpretations......................................          10,000               1            3/60
Physicians/certification........................................             300               1           10/60
Miners..........................................................            5000               1           20/60
Mine operators..................................................             200               1           30/60
X-ray facilities................................................              25               1           30/60
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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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