Mine Safety and Health Administration October 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2017-23263
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part
Document Number: 2017-22271
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
Section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 govern the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for modification. This Federal Register Notice notifies the public that MSHA has investigated and issued a final decision on certain mine operator petitions to modify a safety standard.
Petitions for Modification of Application of Existing Mandatory Safety Standards
Document Number: 2017-22270
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This notice is a summary of petitions for modification submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) by the parties listed below.
Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
Document Number: 2017-21594
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration is staying the effective date of the Agency's January 23, 2017, final rule that amended standards for examination of working places in metal and nonmetal mines to June 2, 2018. MSHA also is reinstating the provisions of the working place examinations standards that were in effect as of October 1, 2017. This stay and reinstatement offers additional time for MSHA to provide stakeholders training and compliance assistance.
Proposed Extension of Information Collection; Training Plan Regulations and Certificate of Training [OMB Control No. 1219-0009]
Document Number: 2017-21250
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-03
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 collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This program helps to assure 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 on the information collection for Training Plan Regulations and Certificate of Training.