Health Standards for Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure (Underground Coal Mines)

ICR 202303-1219-005

OMB: 1219-0124

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1219-0124 202303-1219-005
Received in OIRA 201912-1219-001
Health Standards for Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure (Underground Coal Mines)
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/14/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 10/31/2023
55,980 55,980
710 710
24 24

Under Section 101(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), the Secretary of Labor shall develop, promulgate, and revise as may be appropriate, improved mandatory health or safety standards for the protection of life and prevention of injuries in coal or other mines. In addition, Section 103(h) of the Mine Act mandates that mine operators keep any records and make any reports that are reasonably necessary for the Mine Safety and Health Administration to perform its duties under the Mine Act. MSHA established standards and regulations for diesel-powered equipment in underground coal mines that provide additional important protection for coal miners who work on and around diesel-powered equipment. The standards were designed to reduce the risks to underground coal miners of serious health hazards that are associated with exposure to high concentrations of diesel particulate matter. The standards contain information collection requirements for underground coal mine operators in §§ 72.510(a) & (b), 72.520(a) & (b). Section 72.510(a) requires underground coal mine operators to provide annual training to all miners who may be exposed to diesel emissions. The training must include health risks associated with exposure to diesel particulate matter; methods used in the mine to control diesel particulate concentrations; identification of the personnel responsible for maintaining those controls; and actions miners must take to ensure controls operate as intended. Section 72.510(b) requires underground coal mine operators to keep a record of the training for one year. Section 72.520(a) and (b) requires underground coal mine operators to maintain an inventory of diesel powered equipment units together with a list of information about any unit's emission control or filtration system. The list must be updated within 7 calendar days of any change.

US Code: 30 USC 811 Name of Law: Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977
   US Code: 30 USC 813(h) Name of Law: Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977

Not associated with rulemaking

  88 FR 54 03/21/2023
88 FR 63131 09/14/2023

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 55,980 55,980 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 710 710 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 24 24 0 0 0 0

Joanna Moore 202 693-9825 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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