[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 44 (Tuesday, March 7, 1995)]
[Notices]
[Page 12574]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-5568]



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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Mine Safety and Health Administration


Advisory Committee; Establishment

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: In response to comments from the mining community, the Mine 
Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is expanding the membership of 
its proposed advisory committee to eliminate pneumoconiosis among coal 
miners. To allow time for the mining community to respond to this 
change, MSHA is extending the comment period on the establishment of 
the advisory committee.

DATES: Comments must be filed on or before March 17, 1995.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Office of Standards, 
Regulations and Variances, MSHA, Room 631, 4015 Wilson Boulevard, 
Arlington, Virginia 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia W. Silvey, Director, Office 
of Standards, Regulations and Variances, MSHA, (703) 235-1910.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 31, 1995, the Secretary of Labor 
published a notice in the Federal Register (60 FR 5947) announcing the 
establishment of an advisory committee on the elimination of 
pneumoconiosis among coal miners. Comments regarding the establishment 
of the committee were due on March 1, 1995, as indicated in a notice 
extending the comment period published on February 17, 1995 (60 FR 
9411).
    In the January 1995 notice, MSHA announced that there would be 
seven committee members: one representing labor, one representing 
industry, and five persons who have no economic interest in the 
industry. In the comments received to date, several members of the 
mining community requested that the committee be expanded to include 
two labor representatives and two industry representatives. In response 
to these comments, MSHA has amended the proposed charter. With this 
notice, MSHA is announcing a nine-person advisory committee: two 
representing labor, two representing industry, and five persons who 
have no economic interest in the industry. To allow persons sufficient 
time to comment on this change, MSHA is extending the comment period 
until March 17, 1995.

    Dated: March 2, 1995.
Andrea M. Hricko,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 95-5568 Filed 3-2-95; 3:40 pm]
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