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Start Preamble AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule, limited reopening of the rulemaking record; notice of public hearings; close of comment period. SUMMARY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) proposes to amend the Agency's final rule on examinations of working places in metal and … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; delay of effective date. SUMMARY: On January 23, 2017, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the Agency's standards for the examination of working places in metal and … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 9369 AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: In response to a request, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is extending the comment period for its proposed rule on Proximity Detection Systems for Mobile Machines … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening the comment period. SUMMARY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reopening the rulemaking record and requesting additional comments on the Agency's proposed rule on Proximity Detection Systems for Mobile Machines in Underground Mines which … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor. ACTION: Request for information; reopening of the comment period. SUMMARY: In response to requests from the public, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is reopening the proposed rulemaking record for public comment on the Agency's request for information on … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the request for information published on June 8, 2016 (81 FR 36826), is extended. Comments must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on November 30, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background I. Request for Comments and Close of Record II. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on June 8, 2016 (81 FR 36818), … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tables Back to Top   DATES: Back to Top The public hearing dates and locations are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Comments for the proposed rule must be received by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Meetings for Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust Request for Information Tables Back to Top   DATES: Back to Top The public meeting dates and locations are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION … [read more]

  Correction In proposed rule document 2016-13219 appearing on pages 36826-36831 in the issue of Wednesday, June 8, 2016, make the following correction: 1. On page 36826, in the third column, in the DATES section, “September 1, 2016” should read “September 6, 2016”. [FR Doc. C1-2016-13219 Filed 6-16-16; 8:45 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Background A. Regulatory History 1. DPM in Underground Coal Mines 2. DPM in Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mines B. Recent Research C. Health Hazard Alerts D. State Actions II. Information … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction A. Public Hearings B. Statutory and Regulatory History II. Background Information III. Section-by-Section Analysis A. Sections 56.18002(a) and 57.18002(a)—Requirements for Conducting Working Place Examinations B. Sections 56.18002(b) and 57.18002(b)—Requirements for Records of Working … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on September 2, 2015 (80 FR 53070), is extended. Comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time on December … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time on January 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Submit comments and informational materials, identified by RIN 1219-AB79 or Docket … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The public hearing dates and locations are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Comments must be received by midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 1, 2015. ADDRESSES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Meeting II. Background III. Questions and Issues for Discussion A. Built-In-Place Refuge Alternatives B. Miners' Ability To Communicate During Escape DATES: Back to Top The public meeting will be held on October … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Introduction A. Regulatory Authority B. Background II. Section-by-Section Analysis A. § 75.1733(a) Machines Covered 1. Exceptions 2. MSHA-Approved Proximity Detection Systems 3. Proposed Phase-In Schedule for Proximity Detection Systems on … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the document published February 26, 2015 (80 FR 10436), has been extended. Comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Daylight Savings time on June … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability of Information I. Background II. Information Request A. Requirements for Developing and Implementing Roof Control and Mine Ventilation Plans B. Atmospheric Monitoring Systems and New Technology for Remote Monitoring Systems C. Rock Dust … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Request for Comments and Close of Record III. Correction PART 100—CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL PENALTIES Tables Back to Top Table XI—Gravity: Likelihood Table XII—Gravity: Severity Table XIII-Gravity: Persons … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Public Hearings DATES: Back to Top MSHA will hold public hearings on February 5, 2015, and February 12, 2015, at the locations listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. … [read more]

  Tables Back to Top Part 100 Table III—Size of Metal/Nonmetal Mine In proposed rule document 2014-17935 appearing on pages 44493-44518 in the issue of July 31, 2014, make the following correction: Beginning on page 44497, Part 100 Table III is corrected to read as set forth below: Part … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Public Hearings DATES: Back to Top MSHA will hold public hearings on December 4, 2014, and December 9, 2014, at the locations listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Availability of Information II. Background III. Section-by-Section Analysis A. § 5.10Purpose and Scope B. § 5.30Fee Calculation C. § 5.40Fee Administration D. § 5.50Fee Revisions IV. Executive Order 12866: Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the RFI published on August 8, 2013 (78 FR 48593), last extended on June 3, 2014 (79 FR 31895), has been further extended. Comments must be … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published July 31, 2014, at 79 FR 44494, is extended. Comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Standard Time on December … [read more]

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