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[April 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 78)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 22926]

Department of Labor (DOL)
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
Completed Actions


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1971. TRAINING STANDARDS FOR SHAFT AND SLOPE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AT UNDERGROUND MINES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 811; 30 USC 825

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 48.2; 30 CFR 48.3; 30 CFR 48.8; 30 CFR 48.22; 30 CFR 48.23; 30 CFR 48.28

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The final rule removes the training exclusion for shaft and slope construction workers. Shaft and slope construction workers will now receive training for new miners, training for experienced miners, task training, and annual refresher training, and hazard training. The rule will provide shaft and slope construction workers with the same type of safety and health training afforded other miners.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            07/16/04                    69 FR 42842
Public Hearing                  08/24/04
Public Hearing                  08/26/04
Comment Period End              09/14/04
Final Action                    12/30/05                    70 FR 77716
Final Action Effective          06/28/06


Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patricia W. Silvey, Acting Director, Office of
Standards, Regulations, and Variances, Department of Labor, Mine Safety
and Health Administration, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2349, Arlington,
VA 22209-3939
Phone: 202 693-9440
Fax: 202 693-9441
Email: silvey.patricia@dol.gov

RIN: 1219-AB35

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