Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Mine Safety and Health Administration Grant Performance Reports Office of the Secretary

SUMMARY

The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Mine Safety and Health Administration Grant Performance Reports,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.

 
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Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 63 (Monday, April 2, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 63 (Monday, April 2, 2018)

Notices

Pages 14045-14046

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2018-06549

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Mine Safety and Health Administration Grant Performance Reports Office of the Secretary

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Mine Safety and Health Administration sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Mine Safety and Health Administration Grant Performance Reports,'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995. Public comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before May 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201711-1219-001 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at email protected.

Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-MSHA Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: email protected. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by email: email protected.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-

4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at email protected.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks PRA authority for the Performance Reports for Mine Safety and Health Administration Grants information collection. Mine Safety and Health Administration grantees are required by DOL regulations to submit project and final reports.

A grantee submits a technical project report to the MSHA no later than 30 days after quarterly deadlines. A technical project report provides both quantitative and qualitative information and a narrative assessment of performance for the preceding three-month period. This includes the current grant progress against the overall grant goals. Between reporting dates, the grantee informs MSHA of significant developments or problems affecting the organization's ability to accomplish the work.

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A grantee provides (1) a final report that summarizes the technical project reports, (2) an evaluation report, and (3) a closeout financial report at the end of the grant period project. These final reports are due no later than 90 days after the end of the 12-month performance period. Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 section 103(h) authorizes this information collection. See 30 U.S.C. 813(h).

This proposed information collection is subject to the PRA. 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 Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2017 (82 FR 26951).

Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB ICR Reference Number 201711-

1219-001. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:

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: DOL-MSHA.

Title of Collection: Mine Safety and Health Administration Grant Performance Reports.

OMB ICR Reference Number: 201711-1219-001.

Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments.

Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 60.

Total Estimated Number of Responses: 300.

Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 750 hours.

Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $53.

Dated: March 27, 2018.

Michel Smyth,

Departmental Clearance Officer.

FR Doc. 2018-06549 Filed 3-30-18; 8:45 am

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