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[December 13, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 238)]
[Unified Agenda]
[Page 73469]

Department of Labor (DOL)
Proposed Rule Stage

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)



Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

Legal Authority: 30 USC 957

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 18; 30 CFR 22; 30 CFR 23; 30 CFR 27

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: Part 18 of 30 CFR, entitled ``Electric Motor-Driven Mine Equipment and Accessories,'' sets out the requirements to obtain MSHA approval of electrically operated machines and accessories intended for use in underground gassy mines, as well as other related matters, such as approval procedures, certification of components, and acceptance of flame-resistant hoses and conveyor belts. Aside from minor modifications, part 18 has been largely unchanged since it was promulgated in 1968. This update of part 18 is intended to improve the efficiency of the approval process, recognize new technology, add quality assurance provisions, and address existing policies through the rulemaking process.


Action                            Date                      FR Cite


NPRM                            05/00/05
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Marvin W. Nichols Jr., Director, Office of Standards,
Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Room 2352,
1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209
Phone: 202 693-9440
Fax: 202 693-9441

RIN: 1219-AB37