The Department of Labor is undertaking a detailed and comprehensive review of guidance documents issued by Department agencies to determine whether such guidance aligns with the law and Administration policy and otherwise serves an appropriate and useful purpose. Guidance which is outdated, superseded, invalid, unhelpful, confusing, redundant, outside the Department's appropriate role, or contrary to law or policy is being rescinded or modified. This process is ongoing and this website and agency websites reflect decisions to retain guidance to date. The Department welcomes input from the public regarding guidance that should be retained, rescinded, or modified.
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Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, was issued by the President on October 9, 2019. To increase public access to and awareness of guidance documents, the Executive Order requires all federal agencies to establish and maintain a single, searchable, indexed database that contains links to all guidance documents.
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Clarifies that Caterpillar Model 3306 PCNA diesel engines installed in permissible equipment bearing approval plates (7E-B003) are approved for use in permissible equipment even though the approval plates indicate the engines are approved only as Category B (nonpermissible) engines.
Clarifies the interpretation and application of 30 C.F.R. Sections 75.511 and 77.501 to certain electric equipment. This PPL supersedes the previous reissue. This PPL also defines the term "distribution circuits or equipment" in an effort to promote consistency in enforcing these standards.
Clarifies compliance with suspended loads, as required under 30 C.F.R. Sections 56/57.16009, and enhance consistency and protection of miners.
Clarifies compliance with safety belts and lines requirements
30 C.F.R. Sections 56/57.15005 to enhance consistency and protection of miners.
Provides information to the mining community on examination of electrical underground coal mine equipment, under 30 C.F.R. Sections 75. 512, 75.800-3, 75.821, and 75.900-3, regarding equipment that is put into service for the first time, out-of-service equipment, and idled equipment. In addition, this PIB provides information for consistent enforcement of 30 C.F.R. Sections 75.512, 75.800-3, 75.821, and 75.900-3.
Updates information on the technological feasibility of biodiesel fuels as an effective control method for reducing miners' exposures to diesel particulate matter (DPM) pursuant to Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations (30 C.F.R.) Sections 57.5060(b)(3) and 57.5060(d) of the DPM standard.
Alerts the mining industry to hazards associated with inadequately designed or constructed mechanical means for securing a dragline mast in a raised position and suggests methods to provide secure blocking .
Emphasizes the requirements for conveyor start-up warnings involving both manually-operated and automatically operated conveyor belt systems at surface and underground metal and nonmetal mining locations.
Remind operators of the requirement in 30 C.F.R. Sections 56/57.1000 concerning the notification of commencement of operations and closing of mines.