Pattern of Violations

Docket ID: MSHA-2011-0001
Agency: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
Parent Agency: Department of Labor (DOL)
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is proposing to revise the Agency's existing regulation for pattern of violations (POV). MSHA has determined that the existing regulation does not adequately achieve the intent of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) and that the POV provision be used to address operators who have demonstrated a disregard for the safety and health of miners.
RIN: 1219-AB73
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 30 CFR 104
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 30 USC 814(e), 30 USC 957
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/02/201176 FR 5719
NPRM Comment Period End04/04/2011
NPRM Comment Period Extended04/04/201176 FR 18467
NPRM Comment Period End04/18/2011
Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Comment Period05/04/201176 FR 25277
Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Comment Period06/20/201176 FR 35801
NPRM Comment Period End06/30/2011
Comment Period End08/01/2011
Final Rule01/23/201378 FR 5055
Final Rule Effective03/25/201378 FR 5055
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Program: OSRV

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 01, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/03/2011
ID: MSHA-2011-0001-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 01/23/2013
ID: MSHA-2011-0001-0202
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 04/17/2012
ID: MSHA-2011-0001-0186

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/26/2013
ID: MSHA-2011-0001-0214
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/09/2013
ID: MSHA-2011-0001-0211
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/09/2013
ID: MSHA-2011-0001-0210


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
George F. Triebsch
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances
202 693-9440
202 693-9441 (Fax)
1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350, Arlington, VA 22209
Arlington, VA 22209
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