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Federal Register: August 28, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 167)
Pages 45973

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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Parts 56, 57, and 77

RIN 1219-AA93

Safety Standards for Surface Haulage

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

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: MSHA is extending the comment period on its Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) addressing safety standards for surface haulage.

DATES: Submit all comments on or before September 28, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be transmitted by electronic mail, fax or mail. Comments by electronic mail must be clearly identified as such and sent to this e-mail address: zzMSHA-Comments@dol.gov. Comments by fax must be clearly identified as such and sent to: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 703- 235-5551. Send mail comments to: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, Room 631, 4015 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203-1984. Interested persons are encouraged to supplement written comments with computer files or disks; please contact the Agency with any questions about format.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances; 703-235-1910.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 30, 1998, MSHA published a notice in the Federal Register (63 FR 40800) requesting comments on its ANPRM addressing safety standards for surface haulage. The comment period is scheduled to close on August 31, 1998. In response to commenters' requests, MSHA is extending the comment period until September 28, 1998. MSHA believes this extension will provide sufficient time for all interested parties to review and comment on the ANPRM.

Dated: August 24, 1998.
J. Davitt McAteer,
Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health .
[FR Doc. 98-23224 Filed 8-27-98; 8:45 am]
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