Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
The Mine Safety and Health Administration is extending the period for comment 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).
Underground Mine Rescue Equipment and Technology
The Mine Safety and Health Administration is requesting data, comments, and other information on issues relevant to underground mine rescue equipment and technology. Over the last several years, improvements have been made to communication devices, sensors and other forms of technology in general industry. As such, continuous development and deployment of mine rescue equipment and technology are crucial to enhancing the effectiveness of mine rescue operations and improving miners' survivability in the event of a mine emergency. Responses to this request for information will assist the Agency in determining an appropriate course of action as necessary to improve mine rescue capabilities.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Roof Control Plan
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)]. The 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 Sections: 75.215Longwall mining systems; 75.220Roof control plan; 75.221Roof control plan information; 75.222Roof control plan-approval criteria; and 75.223Evaluation and revision of roof control plan.