Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines

CourtLabor Department
Citation86 FR 67087
Published date24 November 2021
Record Number2021-25640
67087
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices
in the lawsuit entitled United States et
al. v. Bridger Pipeline LLC, Civil Action
No. 1:21–cv–00122–SPW–KLD.
The United States and the State of
Montana filed this lawsuit against
Bridger Pipeline LLC (‘‘Bridger’’)
pursuant to the Oil Pollution Act, 33
U.S.C. 2701–2762, and state law. The
United States and State of Montana’s
complaint seeks to recover damages for
injury to, destruction of, loss of, or loss
of use of natural resources resulting
from the discharge of oil from Bridger’s
Poplar Pipeline into the Yellowstone
River near Glendive, Montana in
January 2015. The proposed consent
decree requires Bridger to pay
$2,000,000 to resolve the United States
and the State of Montana’s claim for
natural resource damages arising from
the discharge. Of this amount,
$1,739,795 will be placed in a natural
resource damages fund managed by the
State of Montana and used for
addressing injuries alleged in the
complaint. Those harms include injuries
to surface water, migratory birds and
their supporting ecosystems, fish,
including the pallid sturgeon, and
associated riverine aquatic habitat, and
human service losses. Restoration action
alternatives will be evaluated and
selected by federal and state natural
resource damages trustees in a future
restoration plan before the funds will be
spent. The restoration plan will be
subject to public comment. The
remaining $260,205 portion of the
settlement funds will be deposited in
the U.S. Department of Interior Natural
Resource Damage Assessment and
Restoration Fund, as reimbursement for
the United States natural resource
damage assessment costs.
The publication of this notice opens
a period for public comment on the
consent decree. Comments should be
addressed to the Assistant Attorney
General, Environment and Natural
Resources Division, and should refer to
United States et al. v. Bridger Pipeline
LLC, D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–1–1–11262/1.
All comments must be submitted no
later than thirty (30) days after the
publication date of this notice.
Comments may be submitted either by
email or by mail in the following
manner:
To submit
comments: Send them to:
By email ....... pubcomment-ees.enrd@
usdoj.gov.
By mail ......... Assistant Attorney General,
U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O.
Box 7611, Washington, DC
20044–7611.
During the public comment period,
the consent decree may be examined
and downloaded at this Justice
Department website: http://
www.usdoj.gov/enrd/Consent_
Decrees.html. We will provide a paper
copy of the consent decree upon written
request and payment of reproduction
costs. Please mail your request and
payment to: Consent Decree Library,
U.S. DOJ—ENRD, P.O. Box 7611,
Washington, DC 20044–7611.
Please enclose a check or money order
for $6.50 (25 cents per page
reproduction cost) payable to the United
States Treasury.
Jeffrey Sands,
Assistant Chief, Environmental Enforcement
Section, Environment and Natural Resources
Division.
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BILLING CODE 4410–15–P
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Diesel-
Powered Equipment in Underground
Coal Mines
ACTION
: Notice of availability; request
for comments.
SUMMARY
: The Department of Labor
(DOL) is submitting this Mine Safety
and Health Administration (MSHA)-
sponsored 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
(PRA). Public comments on the ICR are
invited.
DATES
: The OMB will consider all
written comments that agency receives
on or before December 27, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: Written comments and
recommendations for the proposed
information collection should be sent
within 30 days of publication of this
notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/
PRAMain. Find this particular
information collection by selecting
‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open
for Public Comments’’ or by using the
search function.
Comments are invited on: (1) Whether
the collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of
the functions of the Department,
including whether the information will
have practical utility; (2) if the
information will be processed and used
in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of
the agency’s estimates of the burden and
cost of the collection of information,
including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used; (4)
ways to enhance the quality, utility and
clarity of the information collection; and
(5) ways to minimize the burden of the
collection of information on those who
are to respond, including the use of
automated collection techniques or
other forms of information technology.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Nora Hernandez by telephone at 202–
693–8633 or by email at DOL_PRA_
PUBLIC@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: MSHA
requires mine operators to provide
important safety and health protections
to underground coal miners who work
on and around diesel-powered
equipment. The engines powering diesel
equipment are potential contributors to
fires and explosion hazards in the
confined environment of an
underground coal mine where
combustible coal dust and explosive
methane gas are present. Diesel
equipment operating in underground
coal mines also can pose serious health
risks to miners from exposure to diesel
exhaust emissions, including diesel
particulates, oxides of nitrogen, and
carbon monoxide. Diesel exhaust is a
lung carcinogen in animals.
This information collection includes
maintenance and use of diesel
equipment; tests and maintenance of
fire suppression systems on both the
equipment and at fueling stations; and
exhaust gas sampling.
Records are required to document that
essential testing and maintenance of
diesel-powered equipment are
conducted regularly by qualified
persons; that corrective actions are
taken; and the persons performing the
maintenance, repairs, examinations, and
tests are trained and qualified to
perform such tasks.
Safety requirements for diesel
equipment include many of the proven
features required in existing standards
for electric-powered mobile equipment,
such as cabs or canopies, methane
monitors, brakes and lights. Sampling of
diesel exhaust emissions is required to
protect miners from overexposure to
carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide
contained in diesel exhaust. Information
collection requirements are found in:
Section 75.1901(a), Diesel fuel
requirements; section 75.1904(b)(4)(i),
Underground diesel fuel tanks and
safety cans; Section 75.1906(d),
Transport of diesel fuel; section
75.1911(j), Fire suppression systems for
diesel-powered equipment and fuel
transportation units; section 75.1912(i),
Fire suppression systems for permanent
underground diesel fuel storage
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facilities; sections 75.1914(f)(2), (g),
(h)(1), and (h)(2), Maintenance of diesel-
powered equipment; sections
75.1915(b)(5), (c)(1), and (c)(2), Training
and qualification of persons working on
diesel-powered equipment. For
additional substantive information
about this ICR, see the related notice
published in the Federal Register on
June 16, 2021 (86 FR 32067).
This 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 the OMB
approves it 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 that does not
display a valid OMB Control Number.
See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
DOL seeks PRA authorization for this
information collection for three (3)
years. OMB authorization for an ICR
cannot be for more than three (3) years
without renewal. The DOL notes that
information collection requirements
submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs
receive a month-to-month extension
while they undergo review.
Agency: DOL–MSHA.
Title of Collection: Diesel-Powered
Equipment in Underground Coal Mines.
OMB Control Number: 1219–0119.
Affected Public: Private Sector:
Businesses or other for-profit
institutions.
Total Estimated Number of
Respondents: 126.
Total Estimated Number of
Responses: 172,599.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden:
14,002 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs
Burden: $312,294.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
Dated: November 17, 2021.
Nora Hernandez,
Department Clearance Officer.
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BILLING CODE 4510–43–P
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request;
Underground Retorts
ACTION
: Notice of availability; request
for comments.
SUMMARY
: The Department of Labor
(DOL) is submitting this Mine Safety
and Health Administration (MSHA)-
sponsored 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
(PRA). Public comments on the ICR are
invited.
DATES
: The OMB will consider all
written comments that agency receives
on or before December 27, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: Written comments and
recommendations for the proposed
information collection should be sent
within 30 days of publication of this
notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/
PRAMain. Find this particular
information collection by selecting
‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open
for Public Comments’’ or by using the
search function.
Comments are invited on: (1) Whether
the collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of
the functions of the Department,
including whether the information will
have practical utility; (2) if the
information will be processed and used
in a timely manner; (3) the accuracy of
the agency’s estimates of the burden and
cost of the collection of information,
including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used; (4)
ways to enhance the quality, utility and
clarity of the information collection; and
(5) ways to minimize the burden of the
collection of information on those who
are to respond, including the use of
automated collection techniques or
other forms of information technology.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Nora Hernandez by telephone at 202–
693–8633 or by email at DOL_PRA_
PUBLIC@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Section
103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety and
Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C.
813, authorizes MSHA to collect
information necessary to carry out its
duty in protecting the safety and health
of miners. Title 30 CFR 57.22401 sets
forth the safety requirements for using a
retort to extract oil from shale in
underground metal and nonmetal I–A
and I–B mines (those that operate in a
combustible ore and either liberate
methane or have the potential to liberate
methane based on the history of the
mine or the geological area in which the
mine is located). At present, this applies
only to underground oil shale mines.
The standard requires that prior to
ignition of underground retorts; mine
operators must submit a written ignition
operation plan to the appropriate Mine
Safety and Health Administration
(MSHA) District Manager which
contains site-specific safeguards and
safety procedures for the underground
areas of the mine which are affected by
the retorts. For additional substantive
information about this ICR, see the
related notice published in the Federal
Register on August 27, 2021 (86 FR
48250).
This 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 the OMB
approves it 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 that does not
display a valid OMB Control Number.
See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
DOL seeks PRA authorization for this
information collection for three (3)
years. OMB authorization for an ICR
cannot be for more than three (3) years
without renewal. The DOL notes that
information collection requirements
submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs
receive a month-to-month extension
while they undergo review.
Agency: DOL–MSHA.
Title of Collection: Underground
Retorts.
OMB Control Number: 1219–0096.
Affected Public: Private Sector:
Businesses or other for-profit
institutions.
Total Estimated Number of
Respondents: 1.
Total Estimated Number of
Responses: 1.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden:
160 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs
Burden: $0.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
Dated: November 17, 2021.
Nora Hernandez,
Department Clearance Officer.
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BILLING CODE 4510–43–P
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; Refuge
Alternatives for Underground Coal
Mines
ACTION
: Notice of availability; request
for comments.
SUMMARY
: The Department of Labor
(DOL) is submitting this Mine Safety
and Health Administration (MSHA)-
sponsored information collection
request (ICR) to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
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