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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB56 Publication ID: Fall 2007
Title: Mine Rescue Team Equipment
Abstract: MSHA is proposing to update its mine rescue team equipment standard for underground coal and metal and nonmetal mine rescue teams. The proposal would update the requirement for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) from 2-hour to 4-hour apparatus; increase the required oxygen and chemical reserves to maintain mine rescue teams from 6 hours to 8 hours; increase the required number of full charged oxygen bottles from one extra to two extra; and require mine rescue stations to be equipped with four approved, hand-held multi-gas detectors or four gas detectors for each gas which may be at the mine served. The proposal would increase safety and improve effectiveness of mine rescue teams.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL) Priority: Other Significant
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage
Major: No Unfunded Mandates: No
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 49
Legal Authority: 30 USC 811
Legal Deadline: None

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM 09/06/2007 72 FR 51338
NPRM Comment Period End 11/09/2007
Final Action 02/00/2008

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No Government Levels Affected: None
Federalism: No
Energy Effects: Yes Included in the Regulatory Plan: No
RIN Information URL:
Initial (Administrative Startup and /or Capital) Cost: $0 Yearly (Annual Operating) Cost: $0
Related RINs: Related to 1219-AB53
Agency Contact:
Patricia W. Silvey
Mine Safety and Health Administration
1100 Wilson Blvd.,Room 2350
Arlington,VA 22209
Phone:202 693-9640
Fax:202 693-9441