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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB48 Publication ID: Spring 2010
Title: Coal Mine Respirable Dust: Continuous Personal Dust Monitor (CPDM)
Abstract: On June 24, 2003, MSHA announced that all work on its Plan Verification and Single Sample Respirable Coal Mine Dust final rules would cease and the rulemaking record would remain open in order to obtain information concerning Continuous Personal Dust Monitors (CPDMs) being tested by NIOSH. A Federal Register notice was published on July 3, 2003, extending the comment periods indefinitely. NIOSH issued a report on the CPDM in September 2006, and another report concerning test results published in January 2008. MSHA is combining this rulemaking with the rulemaking "Lowering Miners' Exposure to Coal Mine Dust Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors."
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL) Priority: Other Significant
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions
Major: No Unfunded Mandates: No
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 70; 30 CFR 71; 30 CFR 90 (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 30 USC 811
Legal Deadline: None
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information 10/14/2009 74 FR 52708
Request for Information Comment Period End 12/14/2009
Merged With 1219-AB64 02/18/2010
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No Government Levels Affected: None
Small Entities Affected: Businesses Federalism: No
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No
RIN Information URL: Public Comment URL:
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No
Agency Contact:
Patricia W. Silvey
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances
Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Room 631, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350,
Arlington, VA 22209-3939
Phone:202 693-9440
Fax:202 693-9441
Email: Email: