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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB82 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Fees for Testing, Evaluation and Approval of Mining Products 
Abstract: MSHA's Approval and Certification Center was established for the purpose of testing and evaluating mine equipment and mine products to assure compliance with the applicable parts of 30 CFR. However, with advances in technology and computerization, the approval process has become significantly more complex, resulting in more agency resources associated with approvals. MSHA will propose changes to these regulations to reflect changes in the cost of testing and evaluating mine equipment. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 5 
Legal Authority: 30 USC 957 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2013   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
George F. Triebsch
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances
Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration
1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350,
Arlington, VA 22209
Phone:202 693-9440
Fax:202 693-9441
Email: triebsch.george@dol.gov