Department of Labor (DOL)
Proposed Rule Stage
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
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.
________________________________________________________________________ Action Date FR Cite ________________________________________________________________________ NPRM 08/00/05Regulatory 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