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[April 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 78)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 22923-22924]

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


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1965. EVALUATION OF INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL
COMMISSION'S STANDARDS FOR EXPLOSION-PROOF ENCLOSURES


Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 957

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 6; 30 CFR 7; 30 CFR 18

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: MSHA reviewed the requirements of the International Electrotechnical Commission's (IEC) standards for Electrical Apparatus for Explosive Gas Atmospheres to determine if they are equivalent to MSHA's applicable product approval requirements or can be modified to provide at least the same degree of protection as our requirements. This final rule promulgates MSHA's equivalency determination for two of the IEC's Standards for Electrical Apparatus. These two standards, with specified modifications, will provide the same degree of protection as MSHA's applicable approval requirements for explosion-proof enclosures in 30 CFR parts 7 and 18.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    04/00/06


Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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 WilsonBoulevard, Room 2349, Arlington, VA 22209-3939
Phone: 202 693-9440
Fax: 202 693-9441
Email: silvey.patricia@dol.gov

RIN: 1219-AB42

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