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List of Comments on Current Rulemaking (2013)

30 CFR 49.50

RIN MSHA-2013-0037

Criteria to Certify Coal Mine Rescue Teams
Notice of availability; request for comments.

Fedreg. Doc. 2013-22804

Published September 24, 2013

Comment Period Closed November 25, 2013

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30 CFR Part 75

RIN 1219-AB84

Refuge Alternatives for Underground Coal Mines
Limited reopening of the record

Fedreg. Doc. 2013-19028

Published August 8, 2013

Fedreg. Doc. 2013-27397

Published November 15, 2013

Comment Period Closed December 16, 2013


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List of Comments 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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List of Comments for 2011

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 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–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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List of Comments 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 Part 75

RIN 1219–AB76

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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30 CFR Chapter I

RIN 1219–AB71

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 Parts 56 and 57

RIN 1219–AB70

Metal and Nonmetal Dams

Fedreg. Doc. 2010-19960- Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)

Published August 13, 2010

Fedreg. Doc. 2010-25248 - Metal and Nonmetal Dams; Proposed Rule, extension of comment period.

Published October 7, 2010

The comment period closed December 13, 2010
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30 CFR Parts 57 and 75

Proximity Detection Systems for Underground Mines

RIN 1219–AB65

Request for Information

Fedreg. Doc. 2010-1999 - Request for Information

Published February 1, 2010

The comment period closed April 2, 2010.
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List of Comments for 2009

30 CFR Parts 50 and 100

Criteria and Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties/ Reporting and Recordkeeping: Immediate Notification of Accidents; Final Rule and Proposed Rule

Fedreg. Doc. E9-30607 - Proposed rule; request for comments.
Fedreg. Doc. E9-30608 - Direct final rule; request for comments.

Both Published December 29, 2009

The comment period closed March 1, 2010.

Fedreg. Doc. 2010-9675 - Published April 27, 2010
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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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Respirable Coal Mine Dust: Continuous Personal Dust Monitor (CPDM)
Request For Information


Fedreg. Doc. E9-24665 - Published October 14, 2009

The comment period closed 12/14/2009.
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List of Comments for 2008

Wireless Communications and Electronic Tracking Systems Guidance (PPL)


Fedreg. Doc. E8-29943 - Published December 18, 2008

The comment period closed 01/08/2009

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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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Conveyor Belt Combustion Toxicity and Smoke Density
Request for Information (RFI)
30 CFR Part 18

FedReg Doc. E8-13633 - Published June 19, 2008

Based on FedReg. Doc. E8-19391
The comment period closed 09/08/2008.
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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 6,14,18,48 and 75

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

The comment period closed 09/08/2008.
See Hearing Schedule
» Comments
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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.
See Hearing Schedule
» Comments
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Sealing of Abandoned Areas; Final Rule
30 CFR Part 75

FedReg Doc. 07-2535 - Published May 22, 2007

The comment period closed 01/18/2008.
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List of Comments for 2007

Mine Rescue Team Equipment; Proposed Rule
30 CFR Parts 49 and 75

FedReg Doc. 07-4318 - Published September 6, 2007

The comment period for this proposed rule closed November 16, 2007
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Mine Rescue Teams; Proposed Rule
30 CFR Parts 49 and 75

FedReg Doc. 07-4317 - Published September 6, 2007

The comment period for this proposed rule closed November 16, 2007
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List of Comments for 2006

Program Policy Letter P06-V-9
Section 2 of MINER Act
Emergency Response Plan, Post-Accident Breathable Air

FedReg Doc. 06-7260 - Published August 30, 2006
The comment period for this information request closed October 16, 2006.
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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 November 9, 2006.
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Section 2 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006,
30 U.S.C. 801, as amended by
Pub. L. No. 109-236


The comment period for this information request closed July 7, 2006.
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Section 110(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977;
Interpretation

FedReg Doc. 06-4317 - Published May 9, 2006
The comment period for this information request closed June 8, 2006.
» Comments

Equivalency Evaluation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's
Nonroad Diesel Engine Standards


FedReg Doc. E6-4362 - Published March 28, 2006
The comment period for this information request closed May 30, 2006.
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High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machine Standard for
Underground Coal Mines


FedReg Doc. E6-4359 - Published March 28, 2006
The comment period for this information request closed May 30, 2006.
» Comments

Emergency Temporary Standard for
Emergency Mine Evacuation


FedReg Doc. 06-2255 - Published March 9, 2006
The comment period for this information request closed June 29, 2006.
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» Transcripts

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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» Transcripts (to include meeting presentations)

List of Comments for 2005


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; Proposed Rule


FedReg Doc. 05-14510 - Published July 29, 2005
Post-hearing comment period closed on November 21, 2005.
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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
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List of Comments for 2004

Training Standards for Shaft and Slope Construction Workers at Mines

FedReg Doc. 04-15842 - Published July 16, 2004

Comment Period closed September 14, 2004.
» Comments
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High-Voltage Continuous Mining Machines

FedReg Doc. 04-15841 - Published July 16, 2004

Comment Period closed December 10, 2004
» Comments
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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
» Comments
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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

Limited Re-opening of Comment Period

FedReg Doc. 04-3656- Published February 20, 2004
Comment Period Closed April 5, 2004
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List of Comments for 2003

Evaluation of International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) Standards for
Intrinsic Safety and Explosion-Proof Enclosures

Notice of Intent to Review

FedReg Doc. 03-29747 - Published December 1, 2003

Comment Period Closed January 30, 2004.
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Seat Belts for Off-Road Work Machines and Wheeled Agricultural Tractors at
Metal and Nonmetal Mines

FedReg Doc. 03-9657 - Direct final rule; request for comments. - Published April 21, 2003
FedReg Doc. 03-9658 - Proposed rule; request for comments. - Published April 21, 2003  

Comment Period Closed May 21, 2003
» Comments

Standards for Sanitary Toilets in Coal Mines

FedReg Doc. 03-9655 - Direct final rule; request for comments.
- Published April 21, 2003
FedReg Doc. 03-9656 - Proposed rule; request for comments.
- Published April 21, 2003  

Comment Period Closed May 21, 2003
» Comments

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

FedReg Doc. 03-5402 - Published March 6, 2003
Comment period open until further notice.
See [FedReg 03-20499]
» Comments
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30 CFR Parts 70, 75, and 90
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 is open until further notice.
» Comments
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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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» Transcripts

Alternate Locking Devices for Plug and Receptacle-Type Connectors on
Mobile Battery-Powered Machines

FedReg Doc. 03-1305 - Published January 22, 2003
Comment Period Closed February 21, 2003
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List of Comments for 2002

Emergency Temporary Standard/Proposed Rule
Emergency Evacuations


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


Proposed Rule
Improving and Eliminating Regulations, Phase 5,
Miscellaneous Technology Improvements (Methane Testing)


FedReg Doc. 02-24387 - Published September 26, 2002
Comment Period Closed November 25, 2002
» Comments

Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure of Underground Metal and Nonmetal Miners


FedReg Doc. 02-24370 - Published September 25, 2002
Comment Period ended November 25, 2002
» Comments

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
» Transcripts