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[April 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 78)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 22923]

Department of Labor (DOL)
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
Final Rule Stage


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1964. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS IN UNDERGROUND COAL MINES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 811

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 75.1100-2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The fire protection requirement in 30 CFR 75.1100-2(a)(2) requires rock dust and water at the underground workings at anthracite coal mines, and (e)(2) requires a fire extinguisher and rock dust at temporary electrical installations. MSHA has granted 101(c) petitions for modification allowing operators to use only fire extinguishers in lieu of rock dust and other requirements at these two locations. This direct final rule would eliminate the need to file petitions to use this alternative method of compliance.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Direct Final Rule               06/00/06


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-AB40

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