[Federal Register: February 2, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 21)]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Petitions for Modification
The following parties have filed petitions to modify the
application of existing safety standards under section 101(c) of the
Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.
1. Falkirk Mining Company (The)
[Docket No. M-2005-002-C]
The Falkirk Mining Company, 2801 1st Street SW, PO Box 1087,
Underwood, North Dakota 58576 has filed a petition to modify the
application of 30 CFR 77.803 (Fail safe ground check circuits on high-
voltage resistance grounded systems) to its Falkirk Mine (MSHA I.D. No.
32-00491) located in Mclean County, North Dakota. The petitioner
requests a modification of the existing standard to allow an
alternative method of compliance when raising or lowering the boom mast
at construction sites during initial Dragline assembly. This method
would only be used during the boom mast raising or lowering, and the
machine will not be performing mining operations when raising or
lowering the boom for construction or maintenance. The procedure would
also be applicable in instances of disassembly or major maintenance
which require the boom to be raised or lowered. The petitioner has
listed specific guidelines in this petition that would be followed to
minimize the potential for electrical power loss during this critical
boom procedure. The petitioner asserts that application of the proposed
alternative method will not result in a diminution of safety to the
Request for Comments
Persons interested in these petitions are encouraged to submit
comments via Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov; E-mail: zzMSHA-Comments@dol.gov; Fax: (202) 693-9441; or Regular Mail/Hand
Delivery/Courier: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of
Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room
2350, Arlington, Virginia 22209. All comments must be postmarked or
received in that office on or before March 4, 2005. Copies of these
petitions are available for inspection at that address.
Dated at Arlington, Virginia this 26th day of January 2005.
Rebecca J. Smith,
Acting Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances.
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