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[April 30, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 82)]
[Unified Agenda]

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


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1808. 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 30 CFR 75.1100-2(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, also issued as a proposed rule, would eliminate the need to file petitions to use this alternative method of compliance without reducing protection for miners.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            09/00/07
Direct Final Rule               09/00/07

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

URL For More Information:
www.msha.gov/regsinfo.htm www.regulations.gov

URL For Public Comments:
www.regulations.gov

Agency Contact: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office of Standards,
Regulations, and Variances, Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health
Administration, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209-3939
Phone: 202 693-9440
Fax: 202 693-9441
Email: silvey.patricia@dol.gov

RIN: 1219-AB40

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