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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez

DOL/MSHA

RIN: 1219-AB72

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: Criteria and Procedures for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties

Abstract: MSHA will develop a proposed rule to revise the process for proposing civil penalties. The assessment of civil penalties is a key component in MSHA's strategy to enforce safety and health standards. The Congress intended that the imposition of civil penalties would induce mine operators to be proactive in their approach to mine safety and health, and take necessary action to prevent safety and health hazards before they occur. MSHA believes that the procedures for assessing civil penalties can be revised to improve the efficiency of the Agency's efforts and to facilitate the resolution of enforcement issues.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Other Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage

Major: No

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 100 (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)

Legal Authority: 30 USC 811 ; 30 USC 957

Legal Deadline: None

Timetable:

Action

Date

FR Cite

NPRM

03/00/2011

 

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Federalism: No

Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

RIN Data Printed in the FR: No

Agency Contact:
Patricia W. Silvey
Director, Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances
Department of Labor
Mine Safety and Health Administration
1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2350,
Arlington, VA 22209-3939
Phone:202 693-9440
Fax:202 693-9441
Email: silvey.patricia@dol.gov