[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 123 (Monday, June 27, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 41486-41487]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-15190]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Mine Safety and Health Administration

30 CFR Parts 57, 70, 72, and 75

[Docket No. MSHA-2014-0031]
RIN 1219-AB86


Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust

AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Request for information; notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is announcing 
the dates and locations of public meetings on the Agency's request for 
information on Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust, 
published on June 8, 2016. In the interest of efficiency, the public 
meetings will be held consecutively, on the same days in the same 
venues, as the public hearings announced in the MSHA's proposed rule 
addressing Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines, 
published on June 8, 2016.

DATES: The public meeting dates and locations are listed in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Comments for the 
request for information must be received by midnight Eastern Daylight 
Savings Time on September 6, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Comments, requests to speak, and informational materials for 
the rulemaking record may be sent to MSHA by one of the following 
methods listed below:
     Federal E-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
     EMail: [email protected].
     Mail: MSHA, Office of Standards, Regulations, and 
Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 4E401, Arlington, Virginia 
22202-5452.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: 201 12th Street South, Suite 
4E401, Arlington, Virginia, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00

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p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Sign in at the 
receptionist's desk on the 4th floor East, Suite 4E401.
     Fax: 202-693-9441.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila A. McConnell, Director, Office 
of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, MSHA, at 
[email protected] (email), 202-693-9440 (voice); or 202-693-
9441 (facsimile). These are not toll-free numbers.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Instructions: All submissions for the request for information must 
include RIN 1219-AB86 or Docket No. MSHA-2014-0031. MSHA posts all 
comments without change, including any personal information provided. 
Access comments electronically on http://www.regulations.gov and on 
MSHA's Web site at https://www.msha.gov/regulations/rulemaking.
    Docket: The request for information on Exposure of Underground 
Miners to Diesel Exhaust (81 FR 36826) was published on June 8, 2016. 
The document is available on https://www.regulations.gov and on MSHA's 
Web site at https://www.msha.gov/regulations/rulemaking/exposure-underground-miners-diesel-exhaust. Review comments in person at the 
Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances, 201 12th Street South, 
Suite 4E401, Arlington, Virginia 22202-5452. Sign in at the 
receptionist's desk on the 4th floor East, Suite 4E401.
    Email Notification: To subscribe to receive email notification when 
MSHA publishes rulemaking documents in the Federal Register, go to 
https://www.msha.gov.
    Public Meetings: The public meetings will be held in Salt Lake 
City, UT; Pittsburgh, PA; Arlington, VA; and Birmingham, AL. Please see 
the table below for locations, and dates. The public meetings will 
begin immediately following the conclusion of all testimony on the 
Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines proposed 
rule.

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                     Date                                       Location                       Contact No.
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July 19, 2016.................................  Homewood Suites by Hilton, Salt Lake              (801) 363-6700
                                                 City--Downtown, 423 West 300 South,
                                                 Salt Lake City, UT 84101.
July 21, 2016.................................  Hyatt Place Pittsburgh--North Shore,              (412) 321-3000
                                                 260 North Shore Drive, Pittsburgh, PA
                                                 15212.
July 26, 2016.................................  Mine Safety and Health Administration             (202) 693-9440
                                                 Headquarters, 201 12th Street, South,
                                                 Rooms 7W204 & 7W206, Arlington, VA
                                                 22202.
August 4, 2016................................  Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101 Richard           (205) 324-5000
                                                 Arrington Jr. Boulevard North,
                                                 Birmingham, AL 35203.
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Public Meetings for Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust 
Request for Information

    MSHA invites industry, labor and other interested parties to 
provide information and data on the effectiveness of the existing 
standards in controlling miners' exposures to diesel exhaust, including 
Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM). MSHA especially invites stakeholders 
to provide information and data on approaches that may enhance control 
of DPM and diesel exhaust exposures to improve protections for miners 
in underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines.
    The public meetings will begin immediately following the conclusion 
of all testimony on the Examinations of Working Places in Metal and 
Nonmetal Mines proposed rule and conclude at 5 p.m., or until the last 
speaker speaks.
    The meetings will be conducted in an informal manner. Speakers and 
other attendees may present information to MSHA for inclusion in the 
rulemaking record. The verbatim transcript may be viewed at https://www.regulations.gov/ and on MSHA's Web site at: https://www.msha.gov/regulations/rulemaking.
    Comments must be received by midnight Eastern Daylight Savings Time 
on September 6, 2016.

Joseph A. Main,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2016-15190 Filed 6-24-16; 8:45 am]
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