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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB93 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Electric Motor-Driven Mine Equipment and Accessories 

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) proposes to revise 30 CFR part 18 that sets out the testing, evaluation, and approval requirements for electric motor-driven equipment and accessories intended for use in gassy mines. MSHA proposes to accept national and international voluntary consensus standards in lieu of applicable product approval requirements in 30 CFR part 18, after determining that the technical specifications of such voluntary consensus standards provide appropriate protection against fire and explosion for miners. This proposed rulemaking is intended to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of MSHA’s product approval process and promote the use of innovative and advanced technologies that lead to improvements in mine safety and health.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 18    30 CFR 74   
Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 811   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Roslyn B. Fontaine
Deputy Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances
Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration
201 12th Street S, Suite 401,
Arlington, VA 22202
Phone:202 693-9440
Fax:202 693-9441