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[May 16, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 93)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 27192]

Department of Labor (DOL)
Final Rule Stage


Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

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1917. TRAINING STANDARDS FOR SHAFT AND SLOPE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AT UNDERGROUND MINES

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

Legal Authority: 30 USC 811; 30 USC 825

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 48.2; 30 CFR 48.3; 30 CFR 48.8; 30 CFR 48.22; 30 CFR 48.23; 30 CFR 48.28

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This rule would remove the language that exempts shaft and slope construction workers from being required to take part 48 training. Shaft and slope construction workers, for training purposes, would be treated like underground and surface extraction and production miners.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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NPRM                            07/16/04                    69 FR 42842
Public Hearings                 08/24/04
Public Hearing                  08/26/04
Comment Period End              09/14/04
Final Action                    10/00/05
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

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-AB35