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Department of Labor

Mine Safety and Health Administration

Volume 61, Number 14, Page 1685-1690


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Part III


Department of Labor
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Mine Safety and Health Administration
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30 CFR Part 5

Fee Adjustments for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining 
Products; Final Rule

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Department of Labor

Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Part 5

 
Fee Adjustments for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining 
Products

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice of fee adjustments.

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SUMMARY: This notice revises the Mine Safety and Health 
Administration's (MSHA) user fees for testing, evaluation, and approval 
of certain products manufactured for use in underground mines. These 
fees are based on fiscal year 1995 data and reflect changes in approval 
processing operations, as well as costs incurred to process approval 
actions.

DATES: These fee schedules are effective from January 22, 1996 through 
December 31, 1996. Approval applications postmarked before January 22, 
1996 will be chargeable under the fee schedules as published on 
December 23, 1994.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter M. Turcic, Chief, Approval and 
Certification Center, R.R. 1, Box 251, Triadelphia, WV 26059; phone 
304-547-2029.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In general, MSHA has computed the revised 
fees based on the cost to the government to provide testing, 
evaluation, and approval of products manufactured for use in 
underground mines. On May 8, 1987 (52 FR 17506), MSHA published a final 
rule, 30 CFR Part 5--Fees for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of 
Mining Products, which established the specific procedures for fee 
calculation, administration, and revisions. This revised fee schedule 
is established in accordance with the procedures of that rule.
    The final rule for 30 CFR part 7, subpart J--Electric Motor 
Assemblies was issued February 22, 1993, with a 3-year phase-in period. 
Applications for approval of electric motor assemblies postmarked after 
February 22, 1996, must be submitted under 30 CFR part 7--Third Party 
Testing.

    Dated: January 16, 1996.
J. Davitt McAteer,
Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.

                                     Fee Schedule Effective January 1, 1996                                     
                                             [Based on FY 1995 data]                                            
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                                                                                                     Application
                               Action title                                Hourly rate   Flat rate       fee    
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              30 CFR PART 7--PRODUCT TESTING BY THIRD PARTY                                         
           
                                                                                                                
12  Approval Evaluation--Battery Assemblies..............................          $44  ...........           $0
12  Approval Evaluation--Brattice and Ventilation Tubing.................           51  ...........            0
12  Approval Evaluation--Multiple-Shot Blasting Units....................           44  ...........            0
12  Approval Evaluation--Electric Motor Assemblies \1\...................           44  ...........            0
12  Approval Evaluation--Electric Cables and Splice Kits.................           49  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension--Batteries Assemblies.............................           44  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension--Brattice and Ventilation Tubing..................           47  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension--Multiple-Shot Blasting Units.....................           44  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension--Electric Motor Assemblies \1\....................           44  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension--Electric Cables and Splice Kits..................           48  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........         $284 
...........
                                                                                                                
                        30 CFR PART 15--EXPLOSIVES                                                              
                                                                                                                
12  Approval Evaluation \2\..............................................           47  ...........            0
    Permissibility Tests for Explosives:                                                                        
        Weigh-in.........................................................          420  ...........  ...........
        Physical Exam: First size........................................  ...........          295  ...........
        Chemical Analysis................................................  ...........        1,797  ...........
        Air Gap--Minimum Product Firing Temperature......................  ...........          418  ...........
        Air Gap--Room Temperature........................................  ...........          320  ...........
        Pendulum Friction Test...........................................  ...........          148  ...........
        Detonation Rate..................................................  ...........          320  ...........
        Gallery Test 7...................................................  ...........        6,760  ...........
        Gallery Test 8...................................................  ...........        5,030  ...........
        Toxic Gases (Large Chamber)......................................  ...........          732  ...........
    Permissibility Tests for Sheathed Explosives:                                                               
        Physical Examination.............................................  ...........          128  ...........
        Chemical Analysis................................................  ...........        1,044  ...........
        Gallery Test 9...................................................  ...........        1,944  ...........
        Gallery Test 10..................................................  ...........        1,944  ...........
        Gallery Test 11..................................................        1,944  ...........  ...........
        Gallery Test 12..................................................  ...........        1,944  ...........
        Drop Test........................................................  ...........          648  ...........
        Temperature Effects/Detonation...................................  ...........          672  ...........
        Toxic Gases......................................................  ...........          580  ...........
14  Approval Extension...................................................           47  ...........            0
                                                                                                                
     30 CFR PART 18--ELECTRIC MOTOR DRIVEN EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES       
                                    
                                                                                                                
12  Approval--Machine Evaluation \2\.....................................           50  ...........            0
    Approval--Machine Testing:                                                                                  
        Explosion Test...................................................           42  ...........  ...........
        Surface/Temperature Test.........................................           41  ...........  ...........
        Impact Test......................................................           43  ...........  ...........
        Thermal Shock Test...............................................           43  ...........  ...........

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        Product Flame Test...............................................           48  ...........  ...........
12  Approval--Instrument (testing included)..............................           50  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension--Machine Evaluation \2\...........................           49  ...........            0
    Approval Extension--Machine Testing:                                                                        
        Explosion Test...................................................           42  ...........  ...........
        Surface/Temperature Test.........................................           41  ...........  ...........
         Impact Test.....................................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Thermal Shock Test..............................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Product Flame Test..............................................           48  ...........  ...........
14  Approval Extension--Instruments (testing included)...................           48  ...........            0
15  Acceptance Evaluation \2\............................................           46  ...........            0
    Acceptance Testing:                                                                                         
         Explosion Test..................................................           42  ...........  ...........
         Wall Thickness Test.............................................           51  ...........  ...........
         Surface/Temperature Test........................................           41  ...........  ...........
         Impact Test.....................................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Thermal Shock Test..............................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Product Flame Test..............................................           48  ...........  ...........
         Compressibility Test (asbestos substitutes).....................           52  ...........  ...........
16  Certification Evaluation \2\.........................................           44  ...........            0
    Certification Testing:                                                                                      
         Explosion Test..................................................           42  ...........  ...........
         Surface/Temperature Test........................................           41  ...........  ...........
         Impact Test.....................................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Thermal Shock Test..............................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Product Flame Test..............................................           48                          
17  Acceptance Extension \2\.............................................           46  ...........            0
     Product Flame Test..................................................           48  ...........  ...........
18  Certification Extension \2\..........................................           44  ...........            0
    Certification Extension Testing:                                                                            
         Explosion Test..................................................           42  ...........  ...........
         Surface/Temperature Test........................................           41  ...........  ...........
         Impact Test.....................................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Thermal Shock Test..............................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Product Flame Test..............................................           48  ...........  ...........
21  Field Modification \2\...............................................           51  ...........            0
    Field Modification Testing:                                                                                 
         Explosion Test..................................................           42  ...........  ...........
         Impact Test.....................................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Thermal Shock Test..............................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Product Flame Test..............................................           48  ...........  ...........
         Arc Ignition Test...............................................           51                          
23  Field Approval.......................................................  ...........          260  ...........
26  Permit--Machines \2\.................................................           52  ...........            0
    Permit Testing:                                                                                             
         Explosion Test..................................................           42  ...........  ...........
         Surface/Temperature Test........................................           41  ...........  ...........
         Impact Test.....................................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Thermal Shock Test..............................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Product Flame Test..............................................           48                          
26  Permit--Instruments (testing included)...............................           51  ...........            0
30  Intrinsic Safety Determination (testing included)....................           51  ...........            0
31  Intrinsic Safety Determination Extension (testing included)..........           50  ...........            0
32  Simplified Certification \2\.........................................           46  ...........            0
    Simplified Certification Testing:                                                                           
         Explosion Test..................................................           42  ...........  ...........
         Surface/Temperature Test........................................           41  ...........  ...........
         Impact Test.....................................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Thermal Shock Test..............................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Product Flame Test..............................................           48                          
34  Simplified Certification Extension \2\...............................           40  ...........            0
    Simplified Certification Extension Testing:                                                                 
         Explosion Test..................................................           42  ...........  ...........
         Surface/Temperature Test........................................           41  ...........  ...........
         Impact Test.....................................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Thermal Shock Test..............................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Product Flame Test..............................................           48                          
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
41  Longwall Approval \2\................................................           51  ...........            0

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    Longwall Approval Testing:                                                                                  
        Explosion Test...................................................           42  ...........  ...........
        Thermal Shock Test...............................................           43  ...........  ...........
        Impact Test......................................................           43  ...........  ...........
        Product Flame Test...............................................           48  ...........  ...........
        Arc Ignition Test................................................           51  ...........  ...........
42  Longwall Approval Extension \2\......................................           50            0             
    Longwall Approval Extension Testing:                                                                        
        Explosion Test...................................................           42  ...........  ...........
        Thermal Shock Test...............................................           43  ...........  ...........
        Impact Test......................................................           43  ...........  ...........
        Product Flame Test...............................................           48  ...........  ...........
        Arc Ignition Test................................................           51  ...........  ...........
45  Shearer Evaluation \2\...............................................           51  ...........            0
    Shearer Evaluation Testing:                                                                                 
         Explosion Test..................................................           42  ...........  ...........
         Thermal Shock Test..............................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Impact Test.....................................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Product Flame Test..............................................           48  ...........  ...........
         Arc Ignition Test...............................................           51  ...........  ...........
46  Shearer Evaluation Extension \2\.....................................           50            0             
    Shearer Evaluation Extension Testing:                                                                       
         Explosion Test..................................................           42  ...........  ...........
         Thermal Shock Test..............................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Impact Test.....................................................           43  ...........  ...........
         Product Flame Test..............................................           48  ...........  ...........
         Arc Ignition Test...............................................           51  ...........  ...........
47  Permit--Extension of Time............................................  ...........           95  ...........
48  Permit Modification--Machine.........................................           47  ...........            0
48  Permit Modification--Instrument (testing included)...................           47  ...........            0
                                                                                                                
                    30 CFR PART 19--ELECTRIC CAP LAMPS                                                          
                                                                                                                
12  Approval (testing included)..........................................           46  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension (testing included)................................           46  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
                   30 CFR PART 20--ELECTRIC MINE LAMPS                                                          
                                                                                                                
12  Approval (testing included)..........................................           45  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension (testing included)................................           45  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
                    30 CFR PART 21--FLAME SAFETY LAMPS                                                          
                                                                                                                
12  Approval (testing included)..........................................           47  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension (testing included)................................           47  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
                30 CFR PART 22--PORTABLE METHANE DETECTORS                                         
            
                                                                                                                
12  Approval (testing included)..........................................           49  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension (testing included)................................           49  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
             30 CFR PART 23--TELEPHONES AND SIGNALING DEVICES                                  
                
                                                                                                                
12  Approval (testing included)..........................................           50  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension (testing included)................................           50  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                
                30 CFR PART 24--SINGLE-SHOT BLASTING UNITS                                               
      
                                                                                                                
12  Approval (testing included)..........................................           51  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension (testing included)................................           51  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
           30 CFR PART 26--LIGHTING EQUIPMENT FOR ILLUMINATION                              
                   
                                                                                                                
12  Approval (testing included)..........................................           50  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension (testing included)................................           50  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
                30 CFR PART 27--METHANE MONITORING SYSTEMS                                         
            
                                                                                                                
16  Certification (testing included).....................................           51  ...........            0

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18  Certification Extension (testing included)...........................           48  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
                    30 CFR PART 28--D.C. CURRENT FUSES                                                          
                                                                                                                
12  Approval (testing included)..........................................           52  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension (testing included)................................           52  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
       30 CFR PART 29--PORTABLE DUST ANALYZERS AND METHANE MONITORS         
                                   
                                                                                                                
12  Approval (testing included)..........................................           47  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension (testing included)................................           47  ...........            0
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
                 30 CFR PART 31--DIESEL MINE LOCOMOTIVES                                                   
    
                                                                                                                
12  Approval.............................................................           48  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension...................................................           48  ...........            0
                                                                                                                
    30 CFR PART 32--MOBILE DIESEL-POWERED EQUIPMENT FOR NONCOAL MINES   
                                       
                                                                                                                
12  Approval.............................................................           48  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension...................................................           48  ...........            0
16  Certification Evaluation \2\.........................................           50  ...........            0
    Certification Testing:                                                                                      
        Emissions Test...................................................           52  ...........  ...........
        Pre/Post Test Preparation........................................           48  ...........  ...........
18  Certification Extension Evaluation \2\...............................           47  ...........            0
    Certification Extension Testing:                                                                            
        Emissions Test...................................................           52  ...........  ...........
        Pre/Post Test Preparation........................................           48  ...........  ...........
                                                                                                                
                     30 CFR PART 33--DUST COLLECTORS                                                            
                                                                                                                
12  Approval Evaluation without Cert. of Performance \2\.................           51  ...........            0
    Approval Testing: Dust Collector Test................................           52  ...........  ...........
14  Approval Extension Evaluation \2\....................................           51  ...........            0
    Approval Extension Testing: Dust Collector Test......................           52  ...........  ...........
16  Certification Evaluation \2\.........................................           51  ...........            0
    Certification Testing: Dust Collector Test...........................           52  ...........  ...........
18  Certification Extension \2\..........................................           51  ...........            0
    Certification Extension Testing: Dust Collector Test.................           52  ...........  ...........
21  Field Modification...................................................           50  ...........            0
29  Dust Collector Approval with Cert. of Performance....................  ...........          178  ...........
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
             30 CFR PART 35--FIRE-RESISTANT HYDRAULIC FLUIDS                                       
            
                                                                                                                
12  Approval (testing included)..........................................           46  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension (testing included)................................           46  ...........            0
                                                                                                                
             30 CFR PART 36--MOBILE DIESEL-POWERED EQUIPMENT                                   
                
                                                                                                                
12  Approval.............................................................           52  ...........            0
14  Approval Extension...................................................           50  ...........            0
16  Certification--Engine Evaluation \2\.................................           47  ...........            0
    Certification--Engine Testing:                                                                              
         Emissions Test..................................................           48  ...........  ...........
         Explosion Test..................................................           53  ...........  ...........
         Surface Temperature/Safety Controls Test........................           49  ...........  ...........
         Pre/Post Test Preparation.......................................           51  ...........  ...........
18  Certification Extension--Engine Evaluation \2\.......................           47  ...........            0
    Certification Extension--Engine Testing:                                                                    
         Emissions Test..................................................           48  ...........  ...........
         Explosion Test..................................................           53  ...........  ...........
         Surface Temperature/Safety Controls Test........................           49  ...........  ...........
         Pre/Post Test Preparation.......................................           51  ...........  ...........
21  Field Modification...................................................           53  ...........            0
27  Certification--Diesel Components Evaluation \2\......................           50  ...........            0
    Certification--Diesel Components Testing:                                                                   
         Emission Test...................................................           48  ...........  ...........
         Explosion Test..................................................           53  ...........  ...........
         Water Consumption/Cooling Efficiency Test.......................           52  ...........  ...........
         Surface Temperature.............................................           49  ...........  ...........
         Safety Control Test.............................................           50  ...........  ...........

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         Pre/Post Test Preparation.......................................           51  ...........  ...........
28  Certification Extension--Diesel Components Evaluation \2\............           50  ...........            0
    Certification Extension--Diesel Components Testing:                                                         
         Emission Test...................................................           48  ...........  ...........
         Explosion Test..................................................           53  ...........  ...........
         Water Consumption/Cooling Efficiency Test.......................           52  ...........  ...........
         Surface Temperature.............................................           49  ...........  ...........
         Safety Control Test.............................................           50  ...........  ...........
         Pre/Post Test Preparation.......................................           51  ...........  ...........
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP).......................  ...........          284  ...........
                                                                                                                
          30 CFR PART 74--COAL MINE DUST PERSONAL SAMPLER UNITS                          
                      
                                                                                                                
12  Approval.............................................................           47  ...........            0
                                                                                                                
                          00 OTHER A&CC SERVICES                                                                
                                                                                                                
15  Acceptance--Overcurrent Relays (testing included)....................           48  ...........            0
15  Statement of Test and Evaluation (ST&E)..............................  ...........           44  ...........
15  Material Acceptance (testing included)...............................           48  ...........            0
15  Monitor and Power System (MAPS) (testing included)...................           51  ...........           
0
15  Acceptance--Ground Check Monitor/Ground Wire Devices (testing                                         
     
 included)...............................................................           48  ...........            0
17  Acceptance Extension--Overcurrent Relays.............................           48  ...........            0
17  Acceptance Extension--Interim Criteria...............................           46  ...........            0
17  Statement of Test and Evaluation (ST&E) Extension....................  ...........           28 
...........
17  Material Acceptance Extension (testing included).....................           48  ...........            0
17  Acceptance Extension--Ground Check Monitor/Ground Wire Devices.......           49  ...........   
        0
20  Stamped Revision Acceptance (SRA) \3\................................  ...........          278  ...........
24  Acceptance--Panic Bar................................................           48  ...........            0
33  Generic Statement of Test and Evaluation (ST&E)......................           48  ...........          
 0
35  Administration Records Update........................................           15  ...........            0
37  Acceptance--Interim Criteria \2\.....................................           47  ...........            0
    Interim Criteria Testing: Product Flame Test.........................           49  ...........  ...........
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP)--Ground Check Monitor/                          
            
 Ground Wire Device/Overcurrent Relay....................................  ...........          284  ...........
40  Stamped Notification Acceptance Program (SNAP) ST&E..................  ...........           28 
...........
41  Approval--Longwall Area Lighting.....................................           50  ...........            0
42  Approval Extension--Longwall Area Lighting...........................           48  ...........            0
50  Mine Wide Monitoring System (MWMS) Evaluation........................           49  ...........           
0
52  Mine Wide Monitoring System (MWMS) Barrier Classification............  ...........           75 
...........
54  Mine Wide Monitoring System (MWMS) Sensor Classification.............  ...........          241 
...........
00  Retesting for Approval as a Result of Post-Approval Product Audit \4\  ...........  ........... 
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\1\ Applications for electric motor assemblies postmarked after February 22, 1996, must be
submitted under 30 CFR Part 7 Third Party Testing. Applicable fees are listed under 30 CFR Part
7 Fees Schedule.   
\2\ Full approval fee consists of evaluation cost plus applicable test costs.                                   
\3\ Fee covers SRA application accompanied by up to five documents.                                           
\4\ Fee based upon the approval schedule in effect at the time of retest.                                       
                                                                                                                
 NOTE: When testing and evaluation are required at locations other than MSHA's premises, the
applicant shall reimburse MSHA for traveling, subsistence, and incidental expenses of MSHA's
representation in accordance with standardized government travel regulations. This
reimbursement is in addition to the fees charged for evaluation and testing.  
[Filed 1-19-96; 8:45 am]
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