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DOL/MSHA RIN: 1219-AB93 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Electric Motor-Driven Mine Equipment and Accessories 

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. Under this proposal, MSHA would accept voluntary consensus standards that are suitable for all gassy mining environments and that provide protection against fire or explosion dangers to replace applicable requirements in 30 CFR part 18.  This proposed rulemaking is intended to promote the use of innovative and advanced technologies that lead to improvements in mine safety and health and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of MSHA’s product approval process.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 18    30 CFR 74   
Legal Authority: 30 U.S.C. 811   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/19/2020  85 FR 73656   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/21/2020 
Final Rule  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
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