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

Notice of Affirmative Decisions on Petitions for Modification Granted in Whole or in Part
Document Number: E8-9428
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) enforces mine operator compliance with mandatory safety and health standards that protect miners and improve safety and health conditions in U.S. Mines. This Federal Register Notice (FR Notice) notifies the public that it has investigated and issued a final decision on certain mine operator petitions to modify a safety standard.
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Testing, Evaluation and Approval of Mining Products
Document Number: E8-8541
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-21
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.
Sealing of Abandoned Areas
Document Number: 08-1152
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
This final rule revises MSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) and addresses sealing abandoned areas in underground coal mines. The final rule includes requirements for seal strength, design, construction, maintenance and repair of seals and monitoring and control of atmospheres behind seals in order to reduce the risk of seal failure and the risk of explosions in abandoned areas of underground coal mines. It also addresses the level of overpressure for new seals.
Petitions for Modification
Document Number: E8-7804
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-14
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; Hazard Communication
Document Number: E8-7259
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-08
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 containing 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.