[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 144 (Thursday, July 26, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 43721]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18205]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Part 75

RIN 1219-AB75


Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines for 
Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of OMB approval of information collection requirements.

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SUMMARY: The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) requires this notice to set 
forth the effectiveness of information collection requirements 
contained in the final rule on Examinations of Work Areas in 
Underground Coal Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety 
Standards.

DATES: On July 17, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
approved under the PRA the Department of Labor's information collection 
request for additional requirements in 30 CFR 75.360, 75.363, and 
75.364 for the final rule published in the Federal Register on April 6, 
2012 (77 FR 20700). The current expiration date for OMB authorization 
for this information collection is July 31, 2015. The effective date of 
the final rule is August 6, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George F. Triebsch, Director, Office 
of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, 
Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939, triebsch.george@dol.gov 
(email), 202-693-9440 (voice), or 202-693-9441 (facsimile).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
has approved under the PRA information collection requirements in 
MSHA's final rule on Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal 
Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards published 
in the Federal Register on April 6, 2012 (77 FR 20700). The final rule 
revised existing requirements for preshift, supplemental, on-shift, and 
weekly examinations of underground coal mines to require operators to 
identify violations of health or safety standards related to 
ventilation, methane, roof control, combustible materials, rock dust, 
other safeguards, and guarding, as listed in the final rule. The 
effective date of the final rule is August 6, 2012.
    Under the PRA, an agency may not conduct an information collection 
unless it has a currently valid OMB approval. However, OMB had not 
provided a PRA-required approval for the revised information collection 
requirements contained in 30 CFR 75.360, 75.363, and 75.364 at the time 
the final rule was published (44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(2)). Therefore, in 
accordance with the PRA, the effective date of the additional 
information collection requirements in the revised standards was 
delayed until the OMB approved them (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(1)(B)(iii)(V)).
    On July 17, 2012, the OMB approved the Department's information 
collection request in the final rule under Control Number 1219-0088 
under the PRA. The current expiration date for OMB authorization for 
this information collection is July 31, 2015.

    Dated: July 20, 2012.
George F. Triebsch,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-18205 Filed 7-25-12; 8:45 am]
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