[Federal Register: May 29, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 103)]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Mine Safety and Health Administration
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
30 CFR Part 72
Determination of Concentration of Respirable Coal Mine Dust
AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Extension of comment periods.
SUMMARY: We are extending the periods for public and post-hearing
comment on the notices reopening the comment period and announcing
public hearings on the Determination of Concentration of Respirable
Coal Mine Dust (Single Sample), published in the Federal Register on
March 6, 2003 and on March 17, 2003, respectively.
DATES: We must receive your comments by July 3, 2003.
ADDRESSES: You may use mail, facsimile (fax), or electronic mail to
send us your comments. Clearly identify them as comments and send them
(1) by mail to MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances,
1100 Wilson Blvd., Room 2313, Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939; (2) by
fax to (202) 693-9441; or (3) by electronic mail to: zzMSHA-Comments@dol.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marvin W. Nichols, Jr., Director,
Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, MSHA; phone: (202) 693-
9440; facsimile: (202) 693-9441; e-mail: Nichols-Marvin@dol.gov.
On March 6, 2003, (68 FR 10940), the Secretaries of Labor and
Health and Human Services published a notice, ``Determination of
Concentration of Respirable Coal Mine Dust (Single Sample),'' reopening
the rulemaking record on a July 7, 2000 joint proposed rule that would
determine that the average concentration of respirable dust to which
each miner in the active workings of a coal mine is exposed can be
accurately measured over a single shift. In that proposed rule the
Secretaries proposed to rescind a previous 1972 finding by the
Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Health, Education and
Welfare, on the accuracy of single shift sampling (63 FR 42068).
II. Extension of Comment Periods
The comment periods for the reopening of the Single Sample rule
were scheduled to close on June 4, 2003 (68 FR 10940, 68 FR 12641).
However, in response to requests from the public for additional time to
prepare their comments, the comment periods have been extended 30 days
until July 3, 2003. All comments must be submitted to MSHA by this
Dated: May 15, 2003.
Elaine L. Chao,
Secretary of Labor.
Dated: May 23, 2003.
Tommy G. Thompson,
Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services.
[FR Doc. 03-13441 Filed 5-28-03; 8:45 am]
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