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[October 31, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 209)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 64918]

Department of Labor (DOL)
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
[Final Rule Stage]


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2103. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AT TEMPORARY ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 811

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 75.1100-2

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The fire protection requirement in 30 CFR 75.1100-2(a)(2) and (e)(2) requires rock dust and water at the underground workings at anthracite mines, and a fire extinguisher and rock dust at temporary electrical installations. MSHA has granted 101(c) petitions for modification allowing operators to use only fire extinguishers in lieu of rock dust and water. This direct final rule would eliminate the need to file petitions to use this alternative method of compliance.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Direct Final Rule               12/00/05
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-AB40

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