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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB91 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Safety Program for Surface Mobile Equipment 

MSHA would require mine operators to establish a written safety program for mobile equipment and powered haulage equipment (except belt conveyors) used at surface mines and surface areas of underground mines. Under this proposal, mine operators would be required to assess hazards and risks and identify actions to reduce accidents related to surface mobile equipment. The operators would have flexibility to develop and implement a safety program that would work best for their mining conditions and operations. This proposed rule would reduce fatal and nonfatal injuries involving surface mobile equipment used at mines and improve miner safety and health.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 56    30 CFR 57    30 CFR 77   
Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 811    30 U.S.C. 813(h)    30 U.S.C. 957   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Request for Information (RFI)  06/26/2018  83 FR 29716   
Notice of Public Stakeholder Meetings  07/25/2018  83 FR 35157   
Stakeholder Meeting--Birmingham, AL  08/07/2018 
Stakeholder Meeting--Dallas, TX  08/09/2018 
Stakeholder Meeting (Webinar)--Arlington, VA  08/16/2018 
Stakeholder Meeting--Reno, NV  08/21/2018 
Stakeholder Meeting--Beckley, WV  09/11/2018 
Stakeholder Meeting--Albany, NY  09/20/2018 
Stakeholder Meeting--Arlington, VA  09/25/2018 
RFI Comment Period End  12/24/2018 
NPRM  09/09/2021  86 FR 50496   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/08/2021 
NPRM Reopening of the Rulemaking Record for Public Comments  12/20/2021  86 FR 71860   
Virtual Public Hearing  01/11/2022 
NPRM Comment Period Extension End  02/11/2022 
Final Rule  09/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
S. Aromie Noe
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