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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB61 Publication ID: Fall 2009
Title: Coal Mine Dust Personal Monitors
Abstract: Existing 30 CFR part 74, specifies requirements for approval of coal mine dust personal sampler units designed to determine the concentrations of respirable coal dust in coal mine atmospheres; procedures for applying for such approval; tests procedures; and labeling. This rulemaking established new requirements that both the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) would use to approve coal mine dust personal samplers. The requirements would permit the approval of a new type of device, the "continuous personal dust monitor." It would also update design specifications for the coal mine dust personal sampler units to include improvements made to this device in the past 15 years. This rulemaking does not address the requirements in 30 CFR parts 70, 71, and 90 on the use of dust samplers.
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL) Priority: Other Significant
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage
Major: No Unfunded Mandates: No
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 74 (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 30 USC 957; 30 USC 961
Legal Deadline: None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM 01/16/2009 74 FR 2915
NPRM Comment Period End 03/17/2009
Notice of Hearing; Reopening of Comment Period 06/09/2009 74 FR 27263
NPRM Comment Period Extended 08/14/2009
Final Action 04/00/2010
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No Government Levels Affected: None
Small Entities Affected: Businesses Federalism: No
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No
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