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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 64 (Monday, April 4, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 18467]



Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Part 104

RIN 1219-AB73

Pattern of Violations

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is extending the comment period on the proposed rule addressing Pattern of Violations (POV). This extension gives commenters additional time to review and comment on the proposed rule.

DATES: All comments must be received or postmarked by midnight Eastern Daylight Savings Time on April 18, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods. Comments must be identified with ``RIN 1219-AB73'' in the subject line of the message.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roslyn B. Fontaine, Chief, Regulatory Development Division, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at (e-mail); 202-693-9440 (voice); or 202-693-9441 (facsimile).


Availability of Information

    View Public Comments: MSHA will post all comments on the Internet without change, including any personal information provided. Access comments electronically at or at Review comments in person at MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, at the address in the ADDRESSES section above.
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Extension of Comment Period and Request for Comments

    On February 2, 2011 (76 FR 5719), MSHA published a proposed rule on Pattern of Violations (POV). In response to requests from interested parties, MSHA is extending the comment period from April 4, 2011, to April 18, 2011. MSHA solicits comments from the mining community on all aspects of the proposed rule. The proposed rule is available on MSHA's Web site at

    Dated: March 30, 2011.
Joseph A. Main,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2011-7975 Filed 4-1-11; 8:45 am]