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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB87 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Examination of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines 

The purpose of workplace examinations is to identify and correct conditions that may adversely affect miners’ safety or health before miners are hurt. Recent fatalities and other accidents at metal and nonmetal mines suggest that miners would benefit from workplace examinations conducted by experienced and trained examiners. MSHA's rulemaking will is specify recordkeeping requirements that will facilitate correction of hazardous conditions and to alert others at the mine of conditions that may recur or in other ways affect them.   

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 56    30 CFR 57.18002   
Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 811   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/08/2016  81 FR 36818   
Notice of Public Hearings  06/08/2016  81 FR 36818   
Notice of Change of Start Time for Public Hearings  06/27/2016  81 FR 41485   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/01/2016 
Public Hearing--Salt Lake City, UT  07/19/2016 
Public Hearing--Pittsburgh, PA  07/21/2016 
Public Hearing--Arlington, VA  07/26/2016 
Public Hearing--Birmingham, AL  08/04/2016 
Final Rule  12/00/2016 
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