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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB40 Publication ID: Fall 2008
Title: Fire Extinguishers in Underground Coal Mines
Abstract: The fire protection requirement in 30 CFR 75.1100-2(a)(2) requires rock dust and water at the underground workings at anthracite coal mines, and 30 CFR 75.1100-2(e)(2) requires a fire extinguisher and rock dust at temporary electrical installations. MSHA has granted 101(c) petitions for modification allowing operators to use only fire extinguishers in lieu of rock dust and other requirements at these two locations. This final rule eliminates the need to file petitions to use this alternative method of compliance without reducing protection for miners.
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 75.1100-2
Legal Authority: 30 USC 811
Legal Deadline: None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM 12/20/2007 72 FR 72301
NPRM Comment Period End 02/04/2008
Final Rule 09/15/2008 73 FR 53124
Final Rule Effective 10/15/2008 73 FR 53124
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