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[Federal Register: October 29, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 209)]
[Page 58334-58335]

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Parts 46 and 48

RIN 1219-AB17

Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines; Correction

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects errors in the final rule for training and retraining of miners that appeared in the Federal Register on September 30, 1999.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 2, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol J. Jones, Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, (703) 235-1910.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 30, 1999, in FR Doc. 99-25273 (64 FR 53080), MSHA published a final rule amending existing health and safety training regulations by establishing new training requirements for shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and surface limestone mines. This document corrects errors in the preamble.

1. On page 53080, in the third column, in the second full paragraph the last three sentences from the end should read "Based on Table 2, MSHA estimates that mine operators will incur a total of 253,393 burden hours at a cost of about $8.2 million in the first year, and in every other succeeding year (i.e, 3, 5, 7, 9). MSHA estimates the mine operators will incur 240,575 burden hours at a cost of $7.8 million in years 2, 4, 6, 8, etc. The first year burden hours and costs are composed by summing the figures in Tables 1, 2, 3, and 4.''

2. On page 53081, Table 2 should read:

TABLE 2

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3. On page 53088, in the first column, in the first full paragraph the first sentence should read "Several commenters favored a six-month delay in the effective date, stating it would provide adequate time for compliance if MSHA and state agencies were available to assist operators in such areas as the development of training plans and training materials.''

4. On page 53088, in the first column, the first sentence in the last paragraph should read "We have concluded that a one-year delay in the effective date, without interim compliance deadlines, will ensure that production-operators, independent contractors, and others affected by the final part 46 rule will have sufficient time to become familiar with the rule's requirements and take steps to come into compliance.''

5. On page 53089, in the first column, in the first full paragraph, the last two sentences should read "MSHA's current budget includes $6.013 million for the State Grants program. Our budget request for fiscal year 2000 would increase that sum to $6.139 million.''

Dated: October 20, 1999.
Marvin W. Nichols,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 99-27897 Filed 10-28-99; 8:45 am]
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