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[April 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 78)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 22919]

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


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1955. UNDERGROUND MINE RESCUE EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 811

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Mine Safety and Health Administration is requesting data, comments, and other information on issues relevant to underground mine rescue equipment and technology. Over the last several years, improvements have been made to communication devices, sensors, and other forms of technology in general industry. As such, continuous development and deployment of mine rescue equipment and technology are crucial to enhancing the effectiveness of mine rescue operations and improving miners' survivability in the event of a mine emergency. Responses to this request for information will assist the Agency in determining an appropriate course of action as necessary to improve mine rescue capabilities.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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RFI                             01/25/06                     71 FR 4224
RFI Comment Period End          03/27/06
Public Meeting on 3/13/06       02/23/06                     71 FR 9299
Review Comments                 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-AB44

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