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[December 13, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 238)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 73469-73470]

Department of Labor (DOL)
Final Rule Stage


Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

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2019. IMPROVING AND ELIMINATING REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 811; 30 USC 957

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 1 to 199

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rulemaking will revise text in the CFR to reduce burden or duplication, and to streamline requirements. We have reviewed our current regulations and identified provisions that are outdated, redundant, unnecessary, or otherwise require change. We will be making these changes through notice and comment rulemaking where necessary. We will also consider new regulations that reflect ``best practices'' in the mining industry. We view this effort to be evolving and ongoing and will continue to accept recommendations from the public. MSHA will propose a rule addressing issues related to portable diesel generators.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM Comment Period End: Methane 
Testing                         11/25/02                    67 FR 60611
NPRM: Spring-Loaded Locks       01/22/03                     68 FR 2941
Direct Final Rule: Spring-Loaded 
Locks                           01/22/03                     68 FR 2879
Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule: 
Spring-Loaded Locks             03/07/03                    68 FR 10965
NPRM: Sanitary Toilets          04/21/03                    68 FR 19477
NPRM: Seatbelts                 04/21/03                    68 FR 19474
Direct Final Rule: Sanitary 
Toilets                         04/21/03                    68 FR 19347
Direct Final Rule: Seatbelts    04/21/03                    68 FR 19344
Final Rule: Sanitary Toilets    06/23/03                    68 FR 37082
Final Rule: Spring-Loaded Locks 06/23/03                    68 FR 37077
Final Rule Effective 
(Confirmation): Seatbelts       06/30/03                    68 FR 36913
NPRM: Methane Testing           07/07/03                    68 FR 40132
Final Rule: Methane Testing     07/07/03                    68 FR 40132
Final Rule Effective: Sanitary 
Toilets                         07/23/03                    68 FR 37082
Final Rule Effective: Spring-
Loaded Locks                    08/22/03                    68 FR 37077
NPRM: Portable Diesel Generator 06/25/04                    69 FR 35992
Notice of Public Hearing - 
Diesel Generators               08/23/04                    69 FR 51784
NPRM Comment Period End         08/24/04
Final Action                    06/00/05
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marvin W. Nichols Jr., Director, Office of Standards,
Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Room 2352,
1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 202 693-9440
Fax: 202 693-9441
Email: nichols-marvin@dol.gov

RIN: 1219-AA98