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[December 11, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 237)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 73559]

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


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2103. 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(e)(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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NPRM                            12/00/06
Direct Final Rule               12/00/06


Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

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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