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[April 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 78)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 22920]

Department of Labor (DOL)
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
Proposed Rule Stage



Priority: Other Significant

Legal Authority: 30 USC 957

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 7, 17, 18, 22, 23, and 27

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Part 18 of 30 CFR, entitled ``Electric Motor-Driven Mine Equipment and Accessories,'' sets out the requirements to obtain MSHA approval of electrically operated machines and accessories intended for use in underground gassy mines, as well as other related matters, such as approval procedures, certification of components, and acceptance of flame-resistant hoses and conveyor belts. Aside from minor modifications, part 18 has been largely unchanged since it was promulgated in 1968. This update of part 18 is intended to improve the efficiency of the approval process, recognize new technology, add quality assurance provisions, and address existing policies through the rulemaking process. The proposed rule would also reorganize portions of the approval regulations.


Action                            Date                      FR Cite


NPRM                            11/00/06

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Patricia W. Silvey, Acting Director, Office of
Standards, Regulations, and Variances, Department of Labor, Mine Safety
and Health Administration, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2349, Arlington,
VA 22209-3939
Phone: 202 693-9440
Fax: 202 693-9441

RIN: 1219-AB37