Mine Safety and Health Administration March 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Emergency Mine Evacuation
Document Number: E7-5920
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice informs the mining community of the availability of realistic self-contained self-rescue (SCSR) training units to conduct annual SCSR expectations training.
Criteria and Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties
Document Number: 07-1402
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This final rule revises MSHA's existing civil penalty assessment regulations and implements the civil penalty provisions of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006. This final rule will increase mine operator compliance with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), as amended by the MINER Act, and the agency's safety and health standards and regulations, thereby improving safety and health for miners.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Safety Standards for Underground Coal Mine Ventilation-Belt Entry Used as an Intake Air Course To Ventilate Working Sections and Areas Where Mechanized Mining Equipment Is Being Installed or Removed
Document Number: E7-4723
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-15
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 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 30 CFR Sections 75.350, 75.351, 75.352 and 75.371.
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: 07-1177
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice informs interested persons of the second 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.