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MSHA - Federal Register Documents - Petitions for Modification

Volume 62, Number 69, Page 17647


Mine Safety and Health Administration

Summary of Decision Granting a Petition for Modification

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of affirmative decision issued by the Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health on a petition for modification of the application of a mandatory safety standard.


SUMMARY: Under section 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, the Secretary of Labor may modify the application of a mandatory safety standard to a mine if the Secretary determines either that an alternate method exists at a specific mine that will guarantee no less protection for the miners affected than that provided by the standard, or that the application of the standard at a specific mine will result in a diminution of safety to the affected miners.

Summaries of petitions received by the Secretary appear periodically in the Federal Register. Final decisions on these petitions are based upon the petitioner's statements, comments and information submitted by interested persons, and a field investigation of the conditions at the mine. MSHA has granted the request for modification submitted by the petitioner listed below. In some instances, the decisions are conditioned upon compliance with stipulations stated in the decision.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This petition and a copy of the final decision is available for examination by the public in the Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, Room 627, 4015 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203. Contact Barbara Barron at 703-235-1910.

Dated: April 2, 1997.
Edward C. Hugler,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.

Affirmative Decision on a Petition for Modification

[FR Doc. 97-9242 Filed 4-9-97; 8:45 am]