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

Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Safety Standards for Roof Bolts in Metal and Nonmetal Mines and Underground Coal Mines
Document Number: E6-2982
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
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 extension of the information collection related to the 30 CFR 56.3203(a), 57.3203(a), and 75.204(a); Safety Standards for Roof Bolts in Metal and Nonmetal Mines and Underground Coal Mines.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Notification of Methane Detected in Mine Atmosphere
Document Number: E6-2981
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
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 extension of the information collection related to the 30 CFR 57.22004(c), 57.22229, 5722230, 5722231, and 57.22239; Methane Detected in Mine Atmosphere.
Summary of Decisions Granting in Whole or in Part Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E6-2848
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-01
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.
Underground Mine Rescue Equipment and Technology
Document Number: 06-1748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
MSHA will hold a public meeting to receive comments on specific topics raised in its Request for Information (RFI) published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2006 (71 FR 4224). The RFI sought comments, data, and other information on topics relevant to underground mine rescue equipment and technology. The purpose of the meeting is to receive technical information with respect to technology used for underground communications and tracking of underground miners in order to improve mine rescue capabilities in both coal and in metal and nonmetal mines.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E6-2396
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
Document Number: 06-803
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
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
Document Number: 06-722
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
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.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E6-828
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Training Standards for Shaft and Slope Construction Workers at Underground Mines and Surface Areas of Underground Mines
Document Number: C5-24624
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Roof Control Plan
Document Number: E6-97
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-10
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)]. 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.