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[December 11, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 237)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 73563]

Department of Labor (DOL)
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
Completed Actions


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2118. EVALUATION OF INTERNATIONAL ELECTROTECHNICAL COMMISSION'S STANDARDS FOR EXPLOSION-PROOF ENCLOSURES

Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 957

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 6 to 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 MSHA's requirements. This final rule promulgates MSHA's equivalency determination for two of the IEC's Standards for Electrical Apparatus. These two standards, with modifications, 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                    05/17/06                    71 FR 28581
Final Action Effective          05/17/06


Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

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-AB42

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