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

Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Operations Under Water
Document Number: E7-6604
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
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.
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.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E7-3121
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
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: E7-3120
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-23
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.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Applications for a permit to Fire More Than 20 Boreholes, for the Use of Nonpermissible Blasting Units, Explosives, and Shot-Firing Units.
Document Number: E7-2092
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
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. Currently, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed extension of the information collection related to the application for a permit to fire more than 20 boreholes, for the use of nonpermissible blasting units, and for the use of nonpermissible explosives and nonpermissible shot- firing units, and posting of warning notices with regard to mis-fired explosives.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Qualification and Certification Program
Document Number: E7-603
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
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 Title 30, CFR Sec. 75.153(a)(2) and Sec. 77.103(a)(2) require that a program be provided for the qualification of certain experienced personnel as mine electricians. A qualified person is one who has had at least one year of experience in performing electrical work underground in a coal mine, in the surface work area of an underground coal mine, in a surface coal mine, in a noncoal mine, in the mine equipment manufacturing industry, or in any other industry using or manufacturing similar equipment, and has satisfactorily completed a coal mine electrical training program.