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[May 16, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 93)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 27190]

Department of Labor (DOL)
Proposed Rule Stage


Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

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1913. REVISING ELECTRICAL PRODUCT APPROVAL REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

Legal Authority: 30 USC 957

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 7, 17, 18, 22, 23, and 27

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Part 18 of 30 CFR, entitled ``Electric Motor-Driven Mine Equipment and Accessories,'' sets out the requirements to obtain MSHA approval of electrically operated machines and accessories intended for use in underground gassy mines, as well as other related matters, such as approval procedures, certification of components, and acceptance of flame-resistant hoses and conveyor belts. Aside from minor modifications, part 18 has been largely unchanged since it was promulgated in 1968. This update of part 18 is intended to improve the efficiency of the approval process, recognize new technology, add quality assurance provisions, and address existing policies through the rulemaking process.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            08/00/05
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Rebecca J. Smith, Acting Director, Office of Standards,
Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, 1100 Wilson
Boulevard, Rm 2350, Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 202 693-9440
Fax: 202 693-9441
Email: smith.rebecca@dol.gov

RIN: 1219-AB37