Mine Safety and Health Administration May 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E8-12035
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-30
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.
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners
Document Number: E8-11329
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice informs the public of MSHA's decision to implement the diesel particulate matter (DPM) final permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 160 micrograms of total carbon (TC) per cubic meter of air (160TC g/m3). MSHA has developed a practical sampling strategy to account for interferences from non-diesel exhaust sources when TC is used as a surrogate for measuring a miner's exposure to DPM. The Agency will begin enforcement of the 160 TC limit under existing 30 CFR 57.5060(b)(3) on May 20, 2008. MSHA will post details of its sampling strategy on the Agency's DPM Single Source Page prior to enforcement. The sampling strategy is based on the best available scientific evidence and will be specific to each mine.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E8-10943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-16
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.
Sealing of Abandoned Areas
Document Number: E8-10662
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
MSHA published a final rule in the Federal Register on April 18, 2008 (73 FR 21182) on Sealing of Abandoned Areas in underground coal mines. The final rule incorrectly listed cross-references in Sec. 75.336(b)(1) and Sec. 75.336(c). This document corrects the final rule by revising these sections.