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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Rules and Regulations (3) Employee C retired on February 1, 1998. During his last year of employment, he earned $23,000. He discovers on April 15, 2002, that he has a compensable occupational disease resulting in a 50% permanent impairment. See § 702.601(b). Because he retired more than one year before this date, his payrate for calculating compensation is the FY 2002 national average weekly wage, or $483.04. See § 702.603(b). He is entitled to weekly compensation of $161.01 ($483.04 × 2 ÷ 3 × 50%). C dies from the disease on June 1, 2015, leaving two survivors. The payrate for calculating death benefits is the FY 2015 national average weekly wage, or $688.51. See § 702.604(b). The survivors’ aggregate calculated compensation rate is $459.01 ($688.51 × 2 ÷ 3). But because compensation cannot exceed 1⁄52 part of C’s last year of earnings, aggregate weekly death benefits payable for FY 2015 are limited to $442.31 ($23,000 ÷ 52). For FY 2016, C’s survivors are entitled to a 2.10% section 10(f) adjustment resulting in weekly death benefits of $452.00 ($442.31 × .021 = $9.29, rounded to the nearest cent; $442.31 + $9.29 = $451.60, rounded to the nearest dollar). C’s survivors would continue to receive section 10(f) adjustments in subsequent fiscal years. Minimum Rates § 702.808 What weekly minimum rates apply to compensation for partial disability? There is no minimum rate for compensation paid for partial disability, whether temporary or permanent. § 702.809 What weekly minimum rates apply to compensation for temporary total disability? (a) The minimum compensation payable for temporary total disability is the lower of: (1) The minimum rate in effect on the date of disability, or rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES (2) The employee’s average weekly wage on the date of disability. (b) Example: Employee A suffers a covered workplace injury on May 6, 2014. He is temporarily totally disabled until November 6, 2015, when he returns to work. His average weekly wages at the time of disability were $500.00. Because his calculated compensation rate (i.e., 66 and 2⁄3% of $500.00, or $333.34) is lower than the $336.67 FY 2014 minimum rate, A’s compensation is raised to $336.67 for the entire period of his disability. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 § 702.810 What weekly minimum rates apply to compensation for permanent total disability? (a) The weekly minimum compensation payable for the fiscal year in which the employee became permanently and totally disabled is the lower of: (1) The minimum rate in effect on the date of disability, or (2) The employee’s average weekly wage on the date of disability. (b) For all periods the employee is permanently and totally disabled in subsequent fiscal years, the weekly minimum compensation payable is the lower of: 17293 Signed at Washington, DC, on April 13, 2018. Julia K. Hearthway, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. [FR Doc. 2018–08133 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Mine Safety and Health Administration 30 CFR Parts 56 and 57 [Docket No. MSHA–2014–0030] RIN 1219–AB87 (1) Each subsequent fiscal year’s minimum rate, or Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines (2) The employee’s average weekly wage on the date of disability. AGENCY: (c) Example: Employee A suffers a covered workplace injury on April 1, 2003, and is permanently totally disabled from that day forward. He was earning $250.00 a week when he was injured. His calculated compensation rate is $166.67 ($250 × 2 ÷ 3). The FY 2003 minimum rate is $249.14. Because A’s calculated compensation rate is below the FY 2003 minimum rate, and his actual weekly wage is above that rate, he is entitled to compensation at the minimum rate of $249.14 from April 1, 2003, to September 30, 2003. The FY 2004 minimum rate is $257.70. Because A’s actual weekly wages on the date of disability are lower than the FY 2004 minimum rate, A’s minimum weekly compensation rate for FY 2004 is $250.00. His weekly compensation rate for FY 2004, however, is higher because of a section 10(f) adjustment. For FY 2004, A’s compensation rate is increased by a 3.44% section 10(f) adjustment, raising his compensation level to $258.00 ($249.14 × .0344 = $8.57; $249.14 + $8.57 = $257.71, rounded to the nearest dollar). § 702.811 What weekly minimum rates apply to death benefits? (a) The average weekly wage used to compute death benefits is the greater of— (1) The deceased employee’s average weekly wages; or (2) The national average weekly wage in effect at the time of the employee’s death. (b) The weekly minimum rate does not apply to death benefits. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. Announcement of public meetings. ACTION: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is announcing the dates and locations of additional public stakeholder meetings on the Agency’s standards for Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines. SUMMARY: The meeting dates and locations are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. DATES: Federal Register Publications: Access rulemaking documents electronically at http:// www.msha.gov/regsinfo.htm or http:// www.regulations.gov [Docket Number: MSHA–2014–0030]. ADDRESSES: 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 (fax). These are not toll-free numbers. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Stakeholder Meetings On April 9, 2018, MSHA published a document (83 FR 15055) announcing six stakeholder meetings. To expand stakeholder outreach, MSHA has scheduled another meeting in Seattle, Washington and two video teleconference (VTC) meetings to be broadcast to seven local offices from MSHA headquarters in Arlington, VA. For the convenience of the public, the complete list of stakeholder meetings is included in this document. E:\FR\FM\19APR1.SGM 19APR1 17294 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Rules and Regulations EXAMINATIONS OF WORKING PLACES IN METAL AND NONMETAL MINES STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS [Dates, times, and locations] Date/time Location May 1, 2018, 9 a.m. Central time ................... DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Bloomington, 10 Brickyard Drive, Bloomington, Illinois 61701. Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street, Seattle, Washington 98104. VTC ................................................................................................................. May 3, 2018, 9 a.m. Pacific time .................... May 10, 2018, 11 a.m. Eastern time and work through lunch. May 15, 2018, 9 a.m. Central time ................. May 17, 2018, 9 a.m. Eastern time ................ May 22, 2018, 9 a.m. Pacific time .................. May 24, 2018, 9 a.m. Central time ................. May 31, 2018, 9 a.m. Mountain time .............. June 6, 2018, 11 a.m. Eastern time and work through lunch. VTC Meetings—May 10 and June 6, 2018 Interested participants may attend these meetings in-person at MSHA’s Headquarters in Arlington, VA or by participating by VTC at one of our seven local offices around the country (See table below). Contact number Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203. Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Downtown, 250 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222. Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, One South Lake Street, Reno, Nevada 89501. DoubleTree by Hilton, Hotel Dallas—Market Center, 2015 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hilton Garden Inn Denver, Tech Center, 7675 East Union Ave., Denver Colorado 80237. VTC ................................................................................................................. (1) To participate in Arlington, VA: • Send an email to zzMSHAcomments@dol.gov. • Address—201 12th Street South, 4th Floor Conference Space in Room 4C304, in Arlington, VA 22202. • When you enter the building, take the elevators to your right up to the 4th floor East reception area to check in. 309–664–6446. 206–583–0300. See Table Below. 205–324–5000. 412–281–5557. 775–682–3900. 214–741–7481. 303–770–4200. See Table Below. You will then be escorted to room 4C304. • Nearest metro stations: Pentagon, Pentagon City, Crystal City. Parking is available on the street and in the building. (2) To participate by VTC at one of the seven local offices, send an email to zzMSHAcomments@dol.gov. VTC Location Address/contact number Arlington, VA (Host Location) ......... Beckley, WV .................................... MSHA Headquarters, 201 12th Street South, Arlington, VA 22202, Room 4C304, 202–693–9450. National Mine Health and Safety Academy, 1301 Airport Road, Beckley, WV 25813, Auditorium, 304–256– 3100. MSHA District Office 11, 1030 London Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211, Suite 400 (next to Canon Office Building), 205–290–7294. MSHA District Office 9, Denver Federal Center, 6th & Kipling, 2nd Street, Bldg. 25, Denver, CO 80225, Enter through Gate 2-Visitors, 303–231–5465. Mesa Field Office, 63 East Main Street, Suite 402, Mesa, AZ 85201, 480–649–5452. MSHA North Central District Office, Federal Building, U.S. Courthouse, 515 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN 55802, Room 327, 218–720–5448. MSHA Northeastern District Office, 178 Thorn Hill Road, Suite 100, Warrendale, PA 15086, 724–772– 2334. MSHA Western District Office, 991 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, CA 95687, Will be escorted to Conference Room, 707–447–7864. Birmingham, AL .............................. Denver, CO ..................................... Mesa, AZ ......................................... Duluth, MN ...................................... Warrendale, PA ............................... Vacaville, CA ................................... rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with RULES II. Background On January 23, 2017, MSHA published a final rule (January 2017 rule) amending the standards then in effect on examinations of working places in metal and nonmetal mines, 30 CFR 56.18002 and 57.18002 (82 FR 7680). The January 2017 final rule, which was scheduled to become effective on May 23, 2017, was stayed until June 2, 2018 (82 FR 46411). On September 12, 2017, MSHA published a proposed rule that would make limited changes to the January 2017 final rule (82 FR 42765). The final rule, published VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:35 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 April 9, 2018 (83 FR 15055), is effective on June 2, 2018. David G. Zatezalo, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 76 (Thursday, April 19, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 17293-17294]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-08240]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Parts 56 and 57

[Docket No. MSHA-2014-0030]
RIN 1219-AB87


Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Announcement of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is announcing 
the dates and locations of additional public stakeholder meetings on 
the Agency's standards for Examinations of Working Places in Metal and 
Nonmetal Mines.

DATES: The meeting dates and locations are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.

ADDRESSES: Federal Register Publications: Access rulemaking documents 
electronically at http://www.msha.gov/regsinfo.htm or http://www.regulations.gov [Docket Number: MSHA-2014-0030].

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 (fax). These are not toll-free numbers.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Stakeholder Meetings

    On April 9, 2018, MSHA published a document (83 FR 15055) 
announcing six stakeholder meetings. To expand stakeholder outreach, 
MSHA has scheduled another meeting in Seattle, Washington and two video 
teleconference (VTC) meetings to be broadcast to seven local offices 
from MSHA headquarters in Arlington, VA. For the convenience of the 
public, the complete list of stakeholder meetings is included in this 
document.

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                 Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines Stakeholder Meetings
                                          [Dates, times, and locations]
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                Date/time                              Location                         Contact number
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May 1, 2018, 9 a.m. Central time.........  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel,       309-664-6446.
                                            Bloomington, 10 Brickyard
                                            Drive, Bloomington, Illinois
                                            61701.
May 3, 2018, 9 a.m. Pacific time.........  Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515    206-583-0300.
                                            Madison Street, Seattle,
                                            Washington 98104.
May 10, 2018, 11 a.m. Eastern time and     VTC.............................  See Table Below.
 work through lunch.
May 15, 2018, 9 a.m. Central time........  Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101   205-324-5000.
                                            Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. N,
                                            Birmingham, Alabama 35203.
May 17, 2018, 9 a.m. Eastern time........  Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh      412-281-5557.
                                            Downtown, 250 Forbes Avenue,
                                            Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222.
May 22, 2018, 9 a.m. Pacific time........  Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel,  775-682-3900.
                                            One South Lake Street, Reno,
                                            Nevada 89501.
May 24, 2018, 9 a.m. Central time........  DoubleTree by Hilton, Hotel       214-741-7481.
                                            Dallas--Market Center, 2015
                                            Market Center Blvd, Dallas,
                                            Texas 75207.
May 31, 2018, 9 a.m. Mountain time.......  Hilton Garden Inn Denver, Tech    303-770-4200.
                                            Center, 7675 East Union Ave.,
                                            Denver Colorado 80237.
June 6, 2018, 11 a.m. Eastern time and     VTC.............................  See Table Below.
 work through lunch.
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VTC Meetings--May 10 and June 6, 2018

    Interested participants may attend these meetings in-person at 
MSHA's Headquarters in Arlington, VA or by participating by VTC at one 
of our seven local offices around the country (See table below).
    (1) To participate in Arlington, VA:
     Send an email to [email protected].
     Address--201 12th Street South, 4th Floor Conference Space 
in Room 4C304, in Arlington, VA 22202.
     When you enter the building, take the elevators to your 
right up to the 4th floor East reception area to check in. You will 
then be escorted to room 4C304.
     Nearest metro stations: Pentagon, Pentagon City, Crystal 
City. Parking is available on the street and in the building.
    (2) To participate by VTC at one of the seven local offices, send 
an email to [email protected].

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           VTC Location                    Address/contact number
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Arlington, VA (Host Location).....  MSHA Headquarters, 201 12th Street
                                     South, Arlington, VA 22202, Room
                                     4C304, 202-693-9450.
Beckley, WV.......................  National Mine Health and Safety
                                     Academy, 1301 Airport Road,
                                     Beckley, WV 25813, Auditorium, 304-
                                     256-3100.
Birmingham, AL....................  MSHA District Office 11, 1030 London
                                     Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211, Suite
                                     400 (next to Canon Office
                                     Building), 205-290-7294.
Denver, CO........................  MSHA District Office 9, Denver
                                     Federal Center, 6th & Kipling, 2nd
                                     Street, Bldg. 25, Denver, CO 80225,
                                     Enter through Gate 2-Visitors, 303-
                                     231-5465.
Mesa, AZ..........................  Mesa Field Office, 63 East Main
                                     Street, Suite 402, Mesa, AZ 85201,
                                     480-649-5452.
Duluth, MN........................  MSHA North Central District Office,
                                     Federal Building, U.S. Courthouse,
                                     515 W. 1st Street, Duluth, MN
                                     55802, Room 327, 218-720-5448.
Warrendale, PA....................  MSHA Northeastern District Office,
                                     178 Thorn Hill Road, Suite 100,
                                     Warrendale, PA 15086, 724-772-2334.
Vacaville, CA.....................  MSHA Western District Office, 991
                                     Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, CA 95687,
                                     Will be escorted to Conference
                                     Room, 707-447-7864.
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II. Background

    On January 23, 2017, MSHA published a final rule (January 2017 
rule) amending the standards then in effect on examinations of working 
places in metal and nonmetal mines, 30 CFR 56.18002 and 57.18002 (82 FR 
7680). The January 2017 final rule, which was scheduled to become 
effective on May 23, 2017, was stayed until June 2, 2018 (82 FR 46411). 
On September 12, 2017, MSHA published a proposed rule that would make 
limited changes to the January 2017 final rule (82 FR 42765). The final 
rule, published April 9, 2018 (83 FR 15055), is effective on June 2, 
2018.

David G. Zatezalo,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2018-08240 Filed 4-18-18; 8:45 am]
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