[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 15, 2006)]
[Page 13403]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-3721]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a 
list of information collection requests under review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call 
the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-5960 or send an e-mail 
to [email protected]. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395-6974. 
Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    The Continuous Miner Tramming Study Interviews--NEW--National 
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977, section 501, enables 
CDC/NIOSH to carry out research relevant to the health and safety of 
workers in the mining industry. NIOSH is undertaking this project to 
investigate the hazards in underground mines associated with the work 
environment and mobile face equipment. This project will show how to 
reduce the likelihood of these hazards through human factors design 
considerations and/or engineering interventions. The specific aims are 
to (1) determine face equipment risk to the operator, (2) define the 
information cues operators need to perform their job tasks, (3) 
identify the types of changes operators could make to reduce their 
exposure from each of the environmental hazards that affect their 
    The purpose of this study is to determine which mechanisms cause 
injuries to operators of mobile face equipment and find new ways to 
reduce injuries, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and accidents. 
Industry participation will help researchers in their study to improve 
the health and safety of employees in the mining industry, specifically 
those who operate and maintain mobile face mining equipment. The 
information for this study will be collected by conducting one-on-one 
structured interviews with approximately 5 managers and 15 continuous 
miner operators at each of 10 mines located throughout the major coal 
producing regions of the US. This survey will last less than 1 year.
    There are no costs to the respondents other than their time. The 
total estimated annualized burden hours are 250.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Table
                                                                                     Number of      burden per
Type of responses or kinds of respondents          Number of  respondents          responses per   response  (in
                                                                                    respondent        hours)
Mine management (5 individuals from 10     50 managers..........................               1           30/60
Continuous miner operators (15             150 operators........................               2           45/60
 individuals from 10 mines).

    Dated: March 6, 2006.
Joan F. Karr,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
 [FR Doc. E6-3721 Filed 3-14-06; 8:45 am]