Mine Safety and Health Administration December 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fee Adjustment for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products
Document Number: E6-22317
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice describes MSHA's revised fee schedule for testing, evaluating, and approving mining products as permitted by 30 CFR 5.50. MSHA charges applicants a fee to cover its costs associated with testing and evaluating equipment and materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. MSHA will apply the new fee schedule beginning on January 1, 2007. The new fee schedule is based on MSHA's direct and indirect costs for providing services during fiscal year (FY) 2006.
Technical Study Panel on the Utilization of Belt Air and the Composition and Fire Retardant Properties of Belt Materials in Underground Coal Mining
Document Number: E6-22031
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice informs interested persons of the first meeting of the Technical Study Panel (Panel) on the Utilization of Belt Air and the Composition and Fire Retardant Properties of Belt Materials in Underground Coal Mining. The public is invited to attend.
Emergency Mine Evacuation
Document Number: 06-9608
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is issuing this final rule to revise the Agency's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which addresses standards in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), title 30, parts 48, 50, and 75. The final rule includes requirements for increased availability and storage of self-contained self-rescue devices (SCSRs); improved emergency evacuation drills and self-contained self-rescue device training; and the installation and maintenance of lifelines in underground coal mines. In addition, the final rule requires immediate accident notification applicable to all mines. The requirements provide an improved, integrated approach to emergency evacuation training and emergency preparedness. This final rule does not reduce protections afforded miners under existing standards.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E6-20571
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR Part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification filed by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards published in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E6-20569
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR part 44 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This notice is a summary of petitions for modification filed by the parties listed below to modify the application of existing mandatory safety standards published in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.