[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 129 (Monday, July 7, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 38247-38248]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15569]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Parts 70, 71, 72, 75, and 90

RIN 1219-AB64


Lowering Miners' Exposure to Coal Mine Dust Including Continuous 
Personal Dust Monitors

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is announcing 
that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the information 
requirements contained in the final rule on Lowering Miners' Exposure 
to Coal Mine Dust, Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors 
published in the Federal Register May 1, 2014, under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501-3520). The OMB Control 
Number is 1219-0152.

DATES: The effective date of the final rule and the related information 
collections is August 1, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila McConnell, Acting Director, 
Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, 1100 Wilson 
Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939, 
mcconnell.sheila.a@dol.gov (email), 202-693-9463 (voice), or 202-693-
9441 (facsimile).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 1, 2014, MSHA published a final rule 
that revised the Agency's existing regulation for Lowering Miners' 
Exposure to Coal Mine Dust Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors 
in the Federal Register (79 FR 24814). A Federal agency generally 
cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public 
is generally not required to respond to an information collection, 
unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently 
valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other 
provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for 
failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of 
information does not display a valid OMB control number. See 5 CFR 
1320.5(a) and 1320.6. Under the PRA, an agency may not conduct an 
information collection unless it has a

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currently valid OMB approval. As required by the PRA, the Federal 
Register notice for the final rule stated that the Department of Labor 
would publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing the result of 
OMB's review. On February 19, 2014, MSHA submitted an information 
collection request for the final rule to OMB for approval in accordance 
with the PRA. In accordance with the PRA, the effective date of the 
information collection requirements contained in 30 CFR part 70, 30 CFR 
71, 30 CFR part 72, 30 CFR part 75, and 30 CFR part 90 were approved 
under 44 U.S.C. 3506(c) on May 14, 2014. The effective date of the 
information collections is August 1, 2014 and it expires on May 31, 
2017.
    Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration.
    Title of Collection: Lowering Miners' Exposure to Coal Mine Dust 
Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors.
    OMB Control Number: 1210-0152.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,547.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 3,929,928.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 176,321.
    Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden: $53,959.

    Dated: June 27, 2014.
Sheila McConnell,
Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-15569 Filed 7-3-14; 8:45 am]
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