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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB87 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: ●Examination of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines 

MSHA intends to issue a request for information on the examination of working places in metal and nonmetal mines to determine the adequacy of the Agency's existing standards.  Recent fatalities in metal and nonmetal mines raised concerns that persons who examine workplaces do not always identify conditions that may adversely affect safety or health or that operators do not correct such identified conditions in a timely manner.  MSHA is seeking information, data, and comment on whether the existing standards should be revised.  The Agency would seek information relative to: (1) persons conducting the examination, (2) the quality of the examination, and (3) the recordkeeping provision, among other provisions.  MSHA also is considering whether issuing guidance or disseminating best practices regarding the existing standards would effectively accomplish the Agency's goal of providing miners a safe working place.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 56/57.18002     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 30 USC 811   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Request For Information  06/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sheila McConnell
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances
Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration
201 12th Street South, Room 4E401,
Arlington, VA 22202-5452
Phone:202 693-9440
Fax:202 693-9441