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For 2012

30 CFR Chapter I

RIN 1219-AB71

Safety and Health Management Programs for Mines

Fedreg. Doc. 2011-26474- Notice of Public Meetings; Notice of Close of Comment Period

Published October 17, 2011
    MSHA will hold the date for comments open until all meetings are held, at which point MSHA will notify the public of the date the comment period will close.
» No Comments have been received.
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For 2011

30 CFR Part 104

RIN 1219-AB73

Pattern of Violations

Fedreg. Doc 2011-2255 Proposed rule; notice of close of comment period.

Published February 2, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-7975 Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

Published April 4, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-10788 Proposed rule; notice of public hearings; notice of re-opening
and close of comment period.

Published May 4, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-15250 Proposed rule; notice of public hearing; notice of extension of comment period.

Published June 20, 2011

Comment period closed August 1, 2011

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30 CFR Part 75

RIN 1219-AB65

Proximity Detection Systems for Continuous Mining Machines in Underground Coal Mines

Fedreg. Doc 2011-22125 Proposed rule; notice of public hearings.

Published August 31, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-26446 Proposed rule; scheduling of public hearing.

Published October 12, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-29128 Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

Published November 10, 2011

Comment period closed November 28, 2011


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30 CFR Part 75

RIN 1219-AB75

Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards

Fedreg. Doc 2010-32410 Proposed rule; notice of close of comment period.

Published December 27, 2010

Fedreg. Doc 2011-4592 Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

Published March 1, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-10788 Proposed rule; notice of public hearings; notice of re-opening and
close of comment period.

Published May 4, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-15250 Proposed rule; notice of public hearing; notice of extension of comment period.

Published June 20, 2011

Comment period closed August 1, 2011


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For 2010

30 CFR Part 75

RIN 1219-AB75

Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines for Violations of Mandatory Health or Safety Standards

Fedreg. Doc 2010-32410 Proposed rule; notice of close of comment period.

Published December 27, 2010

Fedreg. Doc 2011-4592 Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

Published March 1, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-10788 Proposed rule; notice of public hearings; notice of re-opening and
close of comment period.

Published May 4, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-15250 Proposed rule; notice of public hearing; notice of extension of comment period.

Published June 20, 2011

Comment period closed August 1, 2011


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30 CFR Parts 70, 71, 72, 75, and 90

RIN 1219-AB64

Lowering Miners' Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust,
Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors

Fedreg. Doc 2010-25249 Proposed Rule

Published October 19, 2010

Fedreg. Doc 2010-28676 Proposed rule; notice of public hearings; corrections

Published November 15, 2010

Fedreg. Doc 2010-30099 Proposed rule; rescheduling of public hearings; correction.

Published November 30, 2010

Fedreg. Doc 2011-704 Proposed rule; extension of comment period; request for comments.

Published January 14, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-5127 Proposed rule; request for comment.

Published March 8, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-10780 Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

Published May 4, 2011

Fedreg. Doc 2011-13238 Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

Published May 27, 2011

The comment period closed June 20, 2011.

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30 CFR Chapter I

Safety and Health Management Programs for Mines

Fedreg. Doc. 2010-22403- Notice of Public Meetings; Notice of Close of Comment Period

Published September 9, 2010

The comment period closed December 17, 2010

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30 CFR Part 75

Maintenance of Incombustible Content of Rock Dust in Underground Coal Mines

Fedreg. Doc 2010-23789 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

Published September 23, 2010

The comment period closed December 20, 2010

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For 2009

Coal Mine Dust Personal Monitors
request for comments.

Fedreg. Doc. E9-534 - Published January 16, 2009

Based on FedReg. Doc. E9-13585

The comment period closed 08/14/2009.

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For 2008

Alcohol- and Drug-Free Mines: Policy, Prohibitions, Testing,
Training, and Assistance; Proposed Rule
30 CFR Parts 56, 57, and 66

FedReg Doc. E8-20561 - Published September 8, 2008

The comment period closed 11/10/2008.

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Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines; Proposed Rule
30 CFR Parts 7 and 75

FedReg Doc. E8-13565 - Published June 16, 2008

The comment period closed 08/18/2008.

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Safety Standards Regarding the Recommendations of the Technical Study Panel on the Utilization of Belt Air and the Composition and Fire Retardant Properties of Belt Materials in Underground Coal Mining
30 CFR Parts 7 and 75

FedReg Doc. E8-13631 - Published June 19, 2008


The comment period closed 09/08/2008.

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Sealing of Abandoned Areas; Final Rule
30 CFR Part 75

07-2535 - Published May 22, 2007

The comment period for this information request closed January 18, 2008

»Comments
» Transcripts and Hearing Submissions


For 2007

Mine Rescue Teams and
Mine Rescue Team Equipment Rules
30 CFR Parts 49 and 75

07-4317 - Published September 6, 2007
07-4318 - Published September 6, 2007

The comment period for this proposed rule closed November 16, 2007

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For 2006

Proposed Rule
Criteria and Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties
30 CFR Part 100

FedReg Doc. 06-7512 - Published September 8, 2006
The comment period for this information request closed October 23, 2006.

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Request for Information
Emergency Mine Evacuation

FedReg Doc. 06-2255 - Published March 9, 2006
The comment period for this information request closed May 30, 2006.

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Request for Information
Underground Mine Rescue Equipment and Technology


FedReg Doc. 06-722 - Published January 25, 2006
The comment period for this information request closed March 27, 2006.

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For 2005

Proposed Rule
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Mines


FedReg Doc. 05-17802 - Published September 7, 2005
FR 06-803 - extension of comment period to February 17, 2006
Comment Period Closed February 17, 2006

» Comments
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Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Use of or Impairment From Alcohol and Other Drugs on Mine Property


FedReg Doc. 05-19846 - Published October 4, 2005
The comment period for the ANPRM closed on November 27, 2005.

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» References to the Department of Transportation concerning procedures for transportation workplace drug and alcohol testing programs corresponding to transcript of the public meeting held November 8, 2005


Proposed Rule
Asbestos Exposure Limit


FedReg Doc. 05-14510 - Published July 29, 2005
Comment Period Closed November 21, 2005.


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For 2004

Proposed Rule
High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines


FedReg Doc. 04-15841 - Published July 16, 2004
Comment Period Closed December 10, 2004

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Proposed Rule
30 CFR Part 75
Low- and Medium-Voltage Diesel-Powered Electrical Generators


FedReg Doc. 04-14400 - Published June 25, 2004
Comment Period Closed December 10, 2004


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Proposed Rule
30 CFR Part 48
NPRM-Training for Shaft and Slope Construction Workers


FedReg Doc. 04-15482 - Published July 16, 2004

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For 2003

Proposed Rule
30 CFR Part 57
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners


FedReg Doc. 03-20190 - Published August 14, 2003
Comment Period Closed October 14, 2003

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30 CFR Part 75
Verification of Underground Coal Mine Operators' Dust Control
Plans and Compliance Sampling for Respirable Dust

FedReg Doc. 03-3941 - Published March 6, 2003
Comment Period Closed October 14, 2003


30 CFR Part 72
Determination of Concentration of Respirable Coal Mine Dust

FedReg Doc. 03-5402 - Published March 6, 2003

» Transcripts for 03-3941
» Transcripts for 03-5402


30 CFR Parts 75
Underground Coal Mine Ventilation
Safety Standards for the Use of a Belt Entry as an Intake Air Course
To Ventilate Working Sections and Areas Where Mechanized Mining Equipment
Is Being Installed or Removed

FedReg Doc. 03-1307 - Published January 27, 2003
Comment Period Closed March 28, 2003

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For 2002

Emergency Temporary Standard/Proposed Rule
Emergency Evacuations


FedReg Doc. 02-31358 - Published December 12, 2002
Comment Period Closed January 13, 2003

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Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Measuring and Controlling Asbestos Exposure


FedReg Doc. 02-7467 - Published March 29, 2002
Comment Period Closed June 27, 2002

» Comments
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The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) held public meetings to obtain information that will help MSHA evaluate the following five issues: number one, whether to lower our asbestos permissible exposure limit; two, whether we should replace our existing fiber analysis method, referred to as phase-contrast microscopy, with a more sensitive method, which is transmission electron microscopy; number three, whether we should implement safeguards to limit take-home exposure; number four, whether our field sampling methods are adequate and how are sampling results are being used; and number five, what is the likely benefit and cost impact of any rulemaking action we would take on these five issues. These are the transcripts of those meetings.



Proposed Rule
Testing and Evaluation by Independent Laboratories
and Non-MSHA Product Safety Standards


FedReg Doc. 02-25879 - Published October 17, 2002
Comment Period Closed December 31, 2002


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» Mine Rescue Teams

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) held a public meeting to gather ideas and suggestions from the mining community on the current state of availability, quality and preparedness of mine rescue teams. The ideas and suggestions will be considered by MSHA in determining what actions can be taken to improve mine rescue capabilities.



For 2000

» Hazard Communications
30 CFR 42, 47, 56, 57 and 77
Hazard Communication (HazCom) - Interim Final Rule


» Coal Dust Rules
Determination of Concentration of Respirable Coal Mine Dust; - Proposed Rule
Verification of Underground Coal Mine Operators' Dust Control Plans and Compliance Sampling for Respirable Dust; - Proposed Rule


Prior to 2000

» 30 CFR Parts 56, 57, 62, 70 and 71
Health Standards for Occupational Noise Exposure in Coal, Metal, and Nonmetal Mines;
Proposed Rule


» 30 CFR Parts 72 and 75
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Coal Miners;
Proposed Rule


» 30 CFR Part 46
Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines;
Proposed Rule