Mine Safety and Health Administration 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fee Adjustments for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products
Document Number: 05-24691
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice revises MSHA's Approval and Certification Center (A&CC) user fees for services provided pursuant to part 5 of Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) during 2006. Fees compensate MSHA for the costs that the agency incurs for testing and evaluating equipment and materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. The fees for 2006 are based on the Agency's fiscal year 2005 actual expenses.
Low- and Medium-Voltage Diesel-Powered Electrical Generators
Document Number: 05-24625
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This final rule amends an existing safety standard to allow the use of low- and medium-voltage diesel-powered electrical generators as an alternative means of powering electrical equipment in underground coal mines. The final rule eliminates the need for mine operators to file petitions for modification to use these portable generators to power electrical equipment and does not reduce the protections afforded miners by the existing standards, in fact it increases protections.
Training Standards for Shaft and Slope Construction Workers at Underground Mines and Surface Areas of Underground Mines
Document Number: 05-24624
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
We (MSHA) are revising certain provisions of our regulations addressing the training and retraining of miners. This final rule removes the training exclusion for shaft and slope construction workers. Shaft and slope construction workers will now receive training for new miners, training for experienced miners, task training, annual refresher training, and hazard training. The rule will provide shaft and slope construction workers with the same type of safety and health training afforded other miners.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E5-7900
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E5-7504
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E5-6832
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may allow the modification of the application of a mandatory safety standard to a mine if the Secretary determines either that an alternate method exists at a specific mine that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard, or that the application of the standard at a specific mine will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners. Final decisions on these petitions are based on the petitioner's statements, comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. As designee of the Secretary, we have granted or partially granted the requests for modification listed below. In some instances, the decisions are conditioned upon compliance with stipulations stated in the decision. The term FR Notice appears in the list of affirmative decisions below. The term refers to the Federal Register volume and page where we published a notice of the filing of the petition for modification.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E5-6705
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E5-6674
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Fees for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products
Document Number: 05-22091
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
On August 9, 2005, we issued a direct final rule amending our regulations to reflect changes in policies and procedures for administering fees for testing, evaluation, and approval of equipment and materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. The direct final rule had an effective date of November 7, 2005, provided we did not receive significant adverse comments. Concurrent with the direct final rule's publication in the Federal Register, we published a separate, identical proposed rule to speed notice and comment rulemaking in the event we received significant adverse comments which required the withdrawal of the direct final rule. One interested party submitted a comment to us regarding this rulemaking. The comment raises an issue beyond the scope of the rulemaking, and we do not consider the comment to be a ``significant adverse comment.'' Therefore, this notice confirms the effective date of the direct final rule.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-21847
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Preparation and Maintenance of Accurate and Up-to-date Certified Mine Maps for Surface and Underground Coal Mines; Submittal of Underground Mine Closure Maps; and Notification of MSHA Prior To Opening New Mines or the Reopening of Inactive or Abandoned Mines
Document Number: 05-21358
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-21201
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Proposed Information Collection Request; Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Approval, Exhaust Gas Monitoring, and Safety Requirements for the Use of Diesel-Powered Equipment in Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: 05-21064
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(c)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the extension of the information collection related to the 30 CFR: 7.83 and 7.97Application Requirements; 7.90 and 7.105Approval Markings; 75.363Hazardous Conditions; Posting Correction, and Recording; 75.371(r), (kk), (ll), (mm), (nn), (oo), and (pp)Mine Ventilation Plan, Contents; 75.1901(a)Diesel Fuel Requirements; 75.1904(b)(4)(i)Underground Diesel Fuel Tanks and Safety Cans; 75.1911(i) and (j)Fire Suppression Systems for Diesel-Powered Equipment and Fuel Transportation Units; 75.1912(h) and (i)Fire Suppression Systems for Permanent Underground Diesel Fuel Storage Facilities; 75.1914(f)(1), (2), (g)(5),(h)(1), and (2)Maintenance of Diesel-Powered Equipment; and 75.1915(a),(b)(5), (c)(1) and (2)Training and Qualification of Persons Working on Diesel-Powered Equipment.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Part 46-Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines
Document Number: 05-20512
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to the 30 CFR 46.3, 46.5, 46.6, 46.7, 46.8, 46.9, and 46.11; Training Plans, New Miner Training; Newly-Hired Experienced Miner Training; New Task Training; Annual Refresher Training; Records of Training; and Site-Specific Hazard Awareness Training.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-20448
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-20081
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may allow the modification of the application of a mandatory safety standard to a mine if the Secretary determines either that an alternate method exists at a specific mine that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard, or that the application of the standard at a specific mine will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners. Final decisions on these petitions are based on the petitioner's statements, comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. As designee of the Secretary, we have granted or partially granted the requests for modification listed below. In some instances, the decisions are conditioned upon compliance with stipulations stated in the decision. The term FR Notice appears in the list of affirmative decisions below. The term refers to the Federal Register volume and page where we published a notice of the filing of the petition for modification.
Use of or Impairment From Alcohol and Other Drugs on Mine Property
Document Number: 05-19846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Because of the inherent dangers present in all mining environments, we are considering regulatory and non-regulatory approaches to address the risks and hazards to miner safety from the use of or impairment from alcohol and other drugs, and are soliciting information from the public to help determine how to proceed.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Independent Contractor Registration and Identification
Document Number: 05-19550
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to the Independent Contractor Registration and Identification.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-18738
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
Document Number: 05-18737
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
We (the Mine Safety and Health Administration) are extending the period for comments on the proposed rule entitled ``Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners (DPM),'' published in the Federal Register on September 7, 2005 (70 FR 53280). We are also rescheduling the public hearings on the proposed rule from September 26, 28, and 30, 2005 to January 5, 9, 11, and 13, 2006. We find these actions necessary to provide sufficient time and an orderly process for affected parties to comment on the proposed rule. By a separate document published in today's Federal Register, we are also temporarily delaying the applicability date for 30 CFR 57.5060(b) published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2001 (66 FR 5706) from January 20, 2006 to May 20, 2006, to provide sufficient time to complete the September 7, 2005 proposal to amend the 2001 DPM rule.
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
Document Number: 05-18736
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
At the initiation of the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (USW) and the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), and with the concurrence of other interested parties, we (the Mine Safety and Health Administration) are delaying the applicability date of 30 CFR 57.5060(b) addressing ``Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners (DPM)'' published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2001 (66 FR 5706) from January 20, 2006 to May 20, 2006, to provide sufficient time to complete the September 7, 2005 proposal to amend the 2001 DPM rule. Section 57.5060(b) is also being revised to reflect this new applicability date. By a separate document published in today's Federal Register we are extending the period for comments on the proposed rule published on September 7, 2005 (70 FR 53280) and rescheduling the public hearings on the proposed rule from September 26, 28, and 30, 2005 to January 5, 9, 11, and 13, 2006. The comment period on that rulemaking will close on January 27, 2006. We find these actions necessary to provide sufficient time and an orderly process for affected parties to comment on that proposed rule.
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mines
Document Number: 05-17802
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
We propose to revise the January 20, 2006 effective date of the existing diesel particulate matter (DPM) final concentration limit of 160 micrograms of total carbon (TC) per cubic meter of air (160TC[mu]g/m3) in the 2001 final rule ``Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners,'' published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2001 (66 FR 5706). We are considering staggered effective dates for implementation of the final DPM limit, phased-in over a multi-year period, primarily based on feasibility issues that have surfaced since promulgation of the 2001 final rule. We also propose to delete the existing provision that restricts newer mines from applying for an extension of time for meeting the final concentration limit. In addition we are seeking specific comments and data on an appropriate conversion factor for the final DPM limit, technological implementation issues, and the costs and benefits of this rule. Finally, in this proposed rule, we are interested in comments on the appropriateness of including in a final rule a provision for medical evaluation of miners required to wear respiratory protection and transfer of miners who have been determined by a medical professional to be unable to wear a respirator. Specific questions regarding these issues are discussed within the appropriate sections in the preamble. These questions are italicized for ease of the reader.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-17478
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-17003
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may allow the modification of the application of a mandatory safety standard to a mine if the Secretary determines either that an alternate method exists at a specific mine that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard, or that the application of the standard at a specific mine will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners. Final decisions on these petitions are based on the petitioner's statements, comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. MSHA, as designee of the Secretary, has granted or partially granted the requests for modification listed below. In some instances, the decisions are conditioned upon compliance with stipulations stated in the decision. The term FR Notice appears in the list of affirmative decisions below. The term refers to the Federal Register volume and page where MSHA published a notice of the filing of the petition for modification.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-16625
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Fees for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products; Correction
Document Number: 05-16560
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This document corrects a direct final rule published in the Federal Register of August 9, 2005, regarding fees for testing, evaluation, and approval of mining products.
Fees for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products; Correction
Document Number: 05-16559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule published in the Federal Register of August 9, 2005, regarding fees for testing, evaluation, and approval of mining products.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Noise Exposure Assessment; Audiometric Testing, Evaluation, and Records and Training in All Mines
Document Number: 05-16077
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on the continuing collection of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
Fees for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products
Document Number: 05-15495
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
We are amending our regulations to reflect established policy and procedures for administering fees for testing, evaluation, and approval of equipment and materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. This direct final rule eliminates the application fee, allows applicants to pre-authorize expenditures for processing applications, allows outside organizations conducting part 15 testing (explosives and sheathed explosive units) on our behalf to set fees for this testing, incorporates changes concerning our programs and organization, and makes non-substantive conforming changes to related regulations.
Fees for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products
Document Number: 05-15494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
We are proposing to amend our regulations to reflect established policy and procedures for administering fees for testing, evaluation, and approval of equipment and materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. This proposed rule would eliminate the application fee, allow applicants to pre-authorize expenditures for processing applications, allow outside organizations conducting part 15 testing (explosives and sheathed explosive units) on our behalf to set fees for this testing, incorporate changes concerning our programs and organization, and make non-substantive conforming changes to related regulations.
Asbestos Exposure Limit
Document Number: 05-14510
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
We (MSHA) are proposing to revise our existing health standards for asbestos exposure at metal and nonmetal mines, surface coal mines, and surface areas of underground coal mines. The proposed rule would reduce the full-shift permissible exposure limit and the excursion limit for airborne asbestos fibers, and make several nonsubstantive changes to add clarity to the standard. Exposure to asbestos has been associated with lung and other cancers, mesotheliomas, and asbestosis. This proposed rule would help assure that fewer miners who work in an environment where asbestos is present would suffer material impairment of health or functional capacity over their working lifetime.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-14410
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-13524
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-13523
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Under section 101 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may allow the modification of the application of a mandatory safety standard to a mine if the Secretary determines either that an alternate method exists at a specific mine that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard, or that the application of the standard at a specific mine will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners. Final decisions on these petitions are based on the petitioner's statements, comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. MSHA, as designee of the Secretary, has granted or partially granted the requests for modification listed below. In some instances, the decisions are conditioned upon compliance with stipulations stated in the decision. The term FR Notice appears in the list of affirmative decisions below. The term refers to the Federal Register volume and page where MSHA published a notice of the filing of the petition for modification.
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
Document Number: C5-10681
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
Document Number: 05-12817
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This document contains corrections to the preamble and rule text of the final rule that was published in the Federal Register on Monday, June 6, 2005 (70 FR 32868). The rule relates to diesel particulate matter exposure of underground metal and nonmetal miners.
OMB Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 05-12816
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This technical amendment updates the listing of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers for MSHA's standards and regulations. We are prohibited from conducting a collection of information unless we display a currently valid OMB control number. This consolidated listing assists the public in searching for current MSHA standards and regulations that include information collection, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements approved by OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Underground Coal Mine Ventilation-Safety Standards for the Use of a Belt Entry as an Intake Air Course To Ventilate Working Sections and Areas Where Mechanized Mining Equipment Is Being Installed or Removed
Document Number: 05-12813
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
On April 2, 2004, the Mine Safety and Health Administration published a final rule revising underground coal mine ventilation standards to allow the use of air traveling in the belt entry to ventilate working sections or areas where mechanized mining equipment is being installed or removed. The International Union, United Mine Workers of America and Jim Walter Resources, Inc. challenged the rule. On May 24, 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an opinion denying the Union's petition for review and granting the petition of Jim Walter Resources, Inc. Jim Walter Resources, Inc.'s petition challenged the Secretary of Labor's promulgation of 30 Code of Federal Regulations section 75.350(a)(2), which, under certain circumstances, set a velocity cap of 500 feet per minute in the belt entry of underground coal mines. This document provides notice of, and effectuates, the Court's opinion to vacate paragraph (a)(2) of section 75.350 and remand the matter to the Secretary of Labor.
Emergency Evacuations
Document Number: 05-12371
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This document makes correcting amendments to four existing standards that are affected by an MSHA rulemaking concerning emergency evacuations in underground coal mines. The rule revised and renumbered an existing standard, but did not update cross-references to that standard. This document updates these cross-references, and makes a non-substantial correction to the wording in a separate reference.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-12184
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
Document Number: 05-10681
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This final rule revises MSHA's existing standards addressing diesel particulate matter (DPM) exposure in underground metal and nonmetal (M/NM) mines. In this final rule, MSHA changes the interim concentration limit measured by total carbon (TC) to a comparable permissible exposure limit (PEL) measured by elemental carbon (EC), which renders a more accurate DPM exposure measurement. Also, this final rule increases flexibility of compliance for mine operators by requiring MSHA's longstanding hierarchy of controls for its other exposure-based health standards at M/NM mines, but retains the prohibition on rotation of miners for compliance. Furthermore, this final rule: Requires MSHA to consider economic as well as technological feasibility in determining if operators qualify for an extension of time in which to meet the final DPM limit; deletes the requirement for a control plan; and makes conforming changes to existing provisions concerning compliance determinations, environmental monitoring and recordkeeping.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-10939
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-9798
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-9058
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Under section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) may allow the modification of the application of a mandatory safety standard to a mine if the Secretary determines either that an alternative method exists at a specific mine that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard, or that the application of the standard at a specific mine will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners. Final decisions on these petitions are based on the petitioner's statements, comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. MSHA, as designee of the Secretary, has granted or partially granted the requests for modification listed below. In some instances, the decisions are conditioned upon compliance with stipulations stated in the decision. The term FR Notice appears in the list of affirmative decisions below. The term refers to the Federal Register volume and page where MSHA published a notice of the filing of the petition for modification.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Hazard Communication
Document Number: 05-8843
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or containing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Testing, Evaluation and Approval of Mining Products
Document Number: 05-8842
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-8573
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-7388
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-6065
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: 05-5185
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration