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[December 11, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 237)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 73563-73564]

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


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2120. PROXIMITY DETECTION SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUS MINING MACHINES

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 811

CFR Citation: None

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The Mine Safety and Health Administration listed as a Regulatory Agenda item a request for information relative to the use of a proximity detection system to address crushing and pinning hazards associated with the operation of remote control continuous mining machines. Currently, there are no existing 30 CFR regulations that mandate the use of a proximity detection system on these machines. The Agency is withdrawing this Regulatory Agenda item at this time to work on issues raised by the MINER Act but will continue to work on and seek information on issues related to proximity detection systems.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Withdrawn                       07/24/06


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-AB49

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