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

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.