Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Safety Defects; Examination, Correction, and Records

CourtLabor Department
Citation88 FR 63131
Published date14 September 2023
Record Number2023-19858
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 177 (Thursday, September 14, 2023)]
                [Page 63131]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2023-19858]
                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
                Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
                Review; Comment Request; Safety Defects; Examination, Correction, and
                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 the agency
                receives on or before October 16, 2023.
                ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed
                information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of
                this notice to 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) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality,
                utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) 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: Michael Howell by telephone at 202-
                693-6782, or by email at [email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 103(h) of the Federal Mine Safety
                and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. 813(h), authorizes MSHA to
                collect information necessary to carry out its duty in protecting the
                safety and health of miners.
                 Title 30 CFR 56.13015 and 57.13015 require compressed-air receivers
                and other unfired pressure vessels to be inspected by inspectors
                holding a valid National Board Commission and in accordance with the
                applicable chapters of the National Board Inspection Code, a Manual for
                Boiler and Pressure Vessels Inspectors, 1979. Safety defects found on
                compressed-air receivers and other unfired pressure vessels have caused
                injuries and fatalities in the mining industry.
                 Records of inspections must be kept in accordance with the
                requirements of the National Board Inspection Code and the records must
                be made available to the Secretary or an authorized representative.
                 Title 30 CFR 56.13030 and 57.13030 require that fired pressure
                vessels (boilers) must be equipped with water level gauges, pressure
                gauges, automatic pressure-relief valves, blowdown piping and other
                safety devices approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
                (ASME) to protect against hazards from overpressure, flameouts, fuel
                interruptions and low water level.
                 These sections also require that records of inspection and repairs
                be retained by the mine operator in accordance with the requirements of
                the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, 1977, and the National Board
                Inspection Code (progressive records--no limit on retention time) and
                shall be made available to the Secretary or an authorized
                 Title 30 CFR 56.14100 and 57.14100 require operators to inspect
                equipment, machinery, and tools that are to be used during a shift for
                safety defects before the equipment is placed in operation. For
                additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related
                notice published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2023 (88 FRN
                 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.
                 Agency: DOL-MSHA.
                 Title of Collection: Respirator Program Records.
                 OMB Control Number: 1219-0089.
                 Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits.
                 Number of Respondents: 11,279.
                 Frequency: On occasion.
                 Number of Responses: 5,487,441.
                 Annual Burden Hours: 1,236,293 hours.
                 Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $218,190.
                (Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D))
                Michael Howell,
                Senior Paperwork Reduction Act Analyst.
                [FR Doc. 2023-19858 Filed 9-13-23; 8:45 am]
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