Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust, 12904-12905 [2018-05978]

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Nguyen, et al. ‘‘U.S. Adult Cigar Smoking Patterns, Purchasing Behaviors, and Reasons for Use According to Cigar Type: Findings From the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, 2013–2014’’, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, September 15, 2017, available at https://academic.oup.com/ ntr/article/4159211/U-S-adult-cigarsmoking-patterns-purchasing. Dated: March 21, 2018. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–06047 Filed 3–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration 30 CFR Parts 57, 70, 72, and 75 [Docket No. MSHA–2014–0031] RIN 1219–AB86 Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Request for information; reopening of the rulemaking record for public comments. ACTION: In response to requests from the public, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reopening the rulemaking record for public comments on the Agency’s request for information on Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust. DATES: The comment period for the request for information, published on June 8, 2016 (81 FR 36826), which closed on January 9, 2018 (82 FR 2284), is reopened. Comments must be received on or before midnight Eastern Standard Time on March 26, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments and informational materials for the rulemaking record, identified by RIN 1219–AB86 or Docket No. MSHA–2014– 0031, by one of the following methods: • Federal E-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: zzMSHA-comments@ dol.gov. • Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, Virginia 22202–5452. • Hand Delivery or Courier: 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, Virginia, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk on the 4th floor East, Suite 4E401. • Fax: 202–693–9441. Instructions: All submissions must include ‘‘RIN 1219–AB86’’ or ‘‘Docket No. MSHA–2014–0031.’’ Do not include personal information that you do not want publicly disclosed; MSHA will post all comments without change to http://www.regulations.gov and http:// arlweb.msha.gov/currentcomments.asp, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or http:// arlweb.msha.gov/currentcomments.asp. To read background documents, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Review the docket in person at MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Arlington, Virginia, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. Sign in at the receptionist’s desk in Suite 4E401. Email Notification: To subscribe to receive an email notification when MSHA publishes rules in the Federal Register, go to http://www.msha.gov/ subscriptions. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MRP1.SGM 26MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2018 / Proposed Rules sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PROPOSALS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila A. McConnell, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at mcconnell.sheila.a@dol.gov (email), 202–693–9440 (voice); or 202– 693–9441 (facsimile). These are not tollfree numbers. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 8, 2016 (81 FR 36826), MSHA published a request for information (RFI) on Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust. The RFI sought input from the public that will help MSHA evaluate the Agency’s existing standards and policy guidance on controlling miners’ exposures to diesel exhaust and to evaluate the effectiveness of the protections now in place to preserve miners’ health. MSHA held four public meetings on the RFI in 2016 (81 FR 41486), and the comment period was scheduled to close on September 6, 2016; however, in response to requests from the public, MSHA extended the comment period until November 30, 2016 (81 FR 58424). Also in response to requests from stakeholders during the comment period, MSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health convened a Diesel Exhaust Health Effects Partnership (Partnership) with the mining industry, diesel engine manufacturers, academia, and representatives of organized labor to gather information regarding the complex questions contained in the RFI. The Partnership provides an opportunity for all relevant stakeholders from the mining community to come together to understand the health effects from underground miners’ exposure to diesel exhaust. The Partnership also provides stakeholders an opportunity to consider best practices and new technologies, including engineering controls that enhance control of diesel exhaust exposures to improve protections for miners. The first meeting of the Partnership was held on December 8, 2016, in Washington, Pennsylvania; and the second meeting was held on September 19, 2017, in Triadelphia, West Virginia. During the comment period and at the first Partnership meeting, MSHA received requests from stakeholders to reopen the rulemaking record for comment on the RFI and allow the comment period to remain open during the Partnership proceedings. In response to those requests, MSHA reopened the record for comment and extended the comment period for one year, until January 9, 2018 (82 FR 2284). However, since the close of the RFI rulemaking record, MSHA received additional stakeholder requests to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Mar 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 reopen the record and further extend the comment period on the RFI during the Partnership proceedings. In response, MSHA is reopening the record and extending the comment period to March 26, 2019. The reopening of the rulemaking record for public comments will allow all interested parties an additional opportunity to re-evaluate all issues related to miners’ exposure to diesel exhaust and to determine if improvements can be made. David G. Zatezalo, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2018–05978 Filed 3–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4520–43–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R01–OAR–2017–0117; FRL–9975–53Region 1] Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Maine; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve elements of State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions from Maine regarding the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) for the 2008 lead (Pb), 2008 ozone, and 2010 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). EPA is also proposing to conditionally approve one element of Maine’s infrastructure SIP. Finally, EPA is proposing to approve several statutes submitted by Maine in support of its demonstrations that the infrastructure requirements of the CAA have been met. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state’s air quality management program are adequate to meet the state’s responsibilities under the CAA. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R01– OAR–2017–0117 at https:// www.regulations.gov, or via email to conroy.dave@epa.gov. For comments submitted at Regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 12905 Regulations.gov. For either manner of submission, the EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. The EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit www.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epadockets. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically in https://www.regulations.gov or at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, Air Programs Branch, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, Massachusetts. This facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The interested persons wanting to examine these documents should make an appointment with the office at least 24 hours in advance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard P. Burkhart, Air Quality Planning Unit, Air Programs Branch (Mail Code OEP05–02), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, Massachusetts, 02109– 3912; (617) 918–1664; burkhart.richard@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. This supplementary information section is arranged as follows: I. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? II. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 58 (Monday, March 26, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 12904-12905]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05978]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Parts 57, 70, 72, and 75

[Docket No. MSHA-2014-0031]
RIN 1219-AB86


Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Request for information; reopening of the rulemaking record for 
public comments.

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SUMMARY: In response to requests from the public, the Mine Safety and 
Health Administration (MSHA) is reopening the rulemaking record for 
public comments on the Agency's request for information on Exposure of 
Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust.

DATES: The comment period for the request for information, published on 
June 8, 2016 (81 FR 36826), which closed on January 9, 2018 (82 FR 
2284), is reopened. Comments must be received on or before midnight 
Eastern Standard Time on March 26, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments and informational materials for the 
rulemaking record, identified by RIN 1219-AB86 or Docket No. MSHA-2014-
0031, by one of the following methods:
     Federal E-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected].
     Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and 
Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, Virginia 
22202-5452.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: 201 12th Street South, Suite 
4E401, Arlington, Virginia, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays. Sign in at the receptionist's 
desk on the 4th floor East, Suite 4E401.
     Fax: 202-693-9441.
    Instructions: All submissions must include ``RIN 1219-AB86'' or 
``Docket No. MSHA-2014-0031.'' Do not include personal information that 
you do not want publicly disclosed; MSHA will post all comments without 
change to http://www.regulations.gov and http://arlweb.msha.gov/currentcomments.asp, including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read comments received, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov or http://arlweb.msha.gov/currentcomments.asp. To read background documents, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Review the docket in person at MSHA, Office of 
Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, 
Arlington, Virginia, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through 
Friday, except Federal Holidays. Sign in at the receptionist's desk in 
Suite 4E401.
    Email Notification: To subscribe to receive an email notification 
when MSHA publishes rules in the Federal Register, go to http://www.msha.gov/subscriptions.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila A. McConnell, Director, Office 
of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at 
[email protected] (email), 202-693-9440 (voice); or 202-693-
9441 (facsimile). These are not toll-free numbers.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 8, 2016 (81 FR 36826), MSHA 
published a request for information (RFI) on Exposure of Underground 
Miners to Diesel Exhaust. The RFI sought input from the public that 
will help MSHA evaluate the Agency's existing standards and policy 
guidance on controlling miners' exposures to diesel exhaust and to 
evaluate the effectiveness of the protections now in place to preserve 
miners' health.
    MSHA held four public meetings on the RFI in 2016 (81 FR 41486), 
and the comment period was scheduled to close on September 6, 2016; 
however, in response to requests from the public, MSHA extended the 
comment period until November 30, 2016 (81 FR 58424).
    Also in response to requests from stakeholders during the comment 
period, MSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and 
Health convened a Diesel Exhaust Health Effects Partnership 
(Partnership) with the mining industry, diesel engine manufacturers, 
academia, and representatives of organized labor to gather information 
regarding the complex questions contained in the RFI. The Partnership 
provides an opportunity for all relevant stakeholders from the mining 
community to come together to understand the health effects from 
underground miners' exposure to diesel exhaust. The Partnership also 
provides stakeholders an opportunity to consider best practices and new 
technologies, including engineering controls that enhance control of 
diesel exhaust exposures to improve protections for miners.
    The first meeting of the Partnership was held on December 8, 2016, 
in Washington, Pennsylvania; and the second meeting was held on 
September 19, 2017, in Triadelphia, West Virginia. During the comment 
period and at the first Partnership meeting, MSHA received requests 
from stakeholders to reopen the rulemaking record for comment on the 
RFI and allow the comment period to remain open during the Partnership 
proceedings. In response to those requests, MSHA reopened the record 
for comment and extended the comment period for one year, until January 
9, 2018 (82 FR 2284).
    However, since the close of the RFI rulemaking record, MSHA 
received additional stakeholder requests to reopen the record and 
further extend the comment period on the RFI during the Partnership 
proceedings. In response, MSHA is reopening the record and extending 
the comment period to March 26, 2019. The reopening of the rulemaking 
record for public comments will allow all interested parties an 
additional opportunity to re-evaluate all issues related to miners' 
exposure to diesel exhaust and to determine if improvements can be 
made.

David G. Zatezalo,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2018-05978 Filed 3-23-18; 8:45 am]
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