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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB85 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Regulatory Actions in Responseto Recommendations Resulting From Investigation of the Upper Big Branch Explosion 
Abstract: In response to recommendations resulting from MSHA's investigation of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion and MSHA's internal review of its actions at UBB, MSHA is initiating a new regulatory action that would address issues related to the explosion. The request for information will request data, comments, and information on issues related to rock dusting, ventilation, mine examinations, certified persons, and MSHA-approved instructors. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 75  
Legal Authority: 30 USC 811 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information  10/00/2013   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
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">triebsch.george@dol.gov