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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB41 Publication ID: Fall 2009
Title: Use of or Impairment From Alcohol and Other Drugs on Mine Property
Abstract: MSHA published a proposed rule to address the risks and hazards to miner safety from the use of or impairment from alcohol and drugs on mine property. At this time MSHA is withdrawing action on this rulemaking. Reason for Withdrawal: Due to comments, and limited data on the effects of alcohol and drug use related to mine accidents, MSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule. Many commenters raised concerns that the proposed rule would negatively impact existing alcohol and drug programs at mining operations, thereby possibly resulting in a diminution of safety. Although MSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule, the Agency will continue to enforce the existing metal and nonmetal standard. In addition, MSHA will collect data to determine the extent to which the use of alcohol or drugs contributes to mine accidents, and will continue to consider options available to the Agency to address alcohol and drugs at all mines.
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: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
Legal Deadline: None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM 10/04/2005 70 FR 57808
ANPRM Comment Period End 11/27/2005
NPRM 09/08/2008 73 FR 52135
NPRM Comment Period End 10/08/2008
Notice of Public Hearing To Be Held--October 14, 2008 09/26/2008 73 FR 55800
Notice of Public Hearing To Be Held--October 28, 2008 10/23/2008 73 FR 63110
Extension of Comment Period End--November 10, 2008 10/23/2008 73 FR 63110
Withdrawn 11/09/2009
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No Government Levels Affected: Local
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions 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
1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350,
Arlington, VA 22209-3939
Phone:202 693-9440
Fax:202 693-9441