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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB78 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Proximity Detection Systems for Mobile Machines in Underground Mines 

This final rule addresses hazards miners face when working near mobile equipment in underground mines. MSHA concluded, from investigations of accidents involving mobile equipment and other reports, that action is needed to protect miner safety. Mobile equipment can pin, crush, or strike a miner working near the equipment. Proximity detection technology can prevent these types of accidents. The proposed rule would strengthen the protection for underground miners by reducing the potential of pinning, crushing, or striking hazards associated with working close to mobile equipment. MSHA continues to review comments to determine an appropriate next step that would address hazards miners face when working near mobile equipment.

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: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 75   
Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 811   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  02/01/2010  75 FR 5009   
RFI Comment Period End  04/02/2010 
NPRM  09/02/2015  80 FR 53070   
Scheduling of Public Hearing  09/28/2015  80 FR 58229   
Public Hearing--Denver, Colorado 10/06/2015  10/06/2015 
Public Hearing--Birmingham, Alabama 10/08/2015  10/08/2015 
Public Hearing--Beaver, West Virginia 10/19/2015  10/19/2015 
Public Hearing--Indianapolis, Indiana 10/29/2015  10/29/2015 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  11/30/2015  80 FR 74740   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  12/15/2015 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  01/09/2017  82 FR 2285   
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End  02/08/2017 
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1219-AB65 
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