Petitions for Modification

A petition for modification is a request to modify the requirements of an existing MSHA safety standard to achieve the purpose of the standard by means different than those required by the standard. 

Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations under Part 44 sets forth MSHA's conditions for requesting a petition for modification.  MSHA will grant a petition for modification if the agency determines that the requested alternative provides miners at least the same level of protection as the existing standard.


Final Decisions Rendered

Currently the petitions database is under construction, MSHA web team is working diligently to upload the remaining content as soon as possible.

title petitionType nid
Petition - Docket No. M-2007-057-C Petition Granted 230214
Petition - Docket No. M-2007-062-C Petition Granted 230216
Petition - Docket No. M-2007-064-C Petition Granted 230217
Petition - Docket No. M-2008-006-C Petition Denied 230225
Petition - Docket No. M-2008-009-C Petition Dismissed 230233
Petition - Docket No. M-2008-010-C Petition Granted 230256
Petition - FR Doc. E8-4758 Petition Notice 230302
Petition - FR Doc. E8-5908 Petition Notice 230303
Petition - Docket No. M-2007-008-M Petition Granted 230212
Petition - Docket No. M-2007-043-C Petition Granted 230208