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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB66 Publication ID: Fall 2009
Title: Mine Rescue Teams
Abstract: The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit invalidated a portion of MSHA's Mine Rescue Teams final rule, applicable to underground coal mines. The Court's ruling requires state employees on state-sponsored mine rescue teams to train at small mines semi-annually instead of annually and to participate in two mine rescue contests annually instead of one. In addition, mine-site teams at small mines will have to train semi-annually instead of annually. MSHA published a final rule to conform the existing rule to the Court's decision on June 17, 2009 (74 FR 28606).
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 49 (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 30 USC 957; 30 USC 811; 30 USC 825
Legal Deadline: None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action 06/17/2009 74 FR 28606
Final Action Effective 06/17/2009
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No Government Levels Affected: State
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