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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB85 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Request for Information to Improve the Health and Safety of Miners and to Prevent Accidents in Underground Coal Mines 
Abstract:

In response to recommendations resulting from Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) investigation of the Upper Big Branch (UBB) mine explosion and MSHA's internal review of its actions at UBB, MSHA is initiating a new regulatory action that would address issues related to the explosion. The Request for Information (RFI) requested data, comments, and information on issues related to rock dusting, ventilation, mine examinations, certified persons, and MSHA-approved instructors.

 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 75   
Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 811   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  02/26/2015  80 FR 10436   
RFI Comment Period End  04/27/2015 
RFI Comment Period Extended  04/22/2015  80 FR 22465   
RFI Comment Period Extended End  06/26/2015 
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Federalism: No 
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
Email: mcconnell.sheila.a@dol.gov