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

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.