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United States Department of Labor


RIN: 1219-AB70

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: Metal and Nonmetal Dams

Abstract: Nearly 2,000 impoundments exist at metal and nonmetal mines. Impoundment failures can endanger lives and damage property. MSHA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking requesting information about proper design, construction, operation and maintenance of impoundments at metal and nonmetal mines, as well as related safety issues for impoundments at metal and nonmetal mines.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Other Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage

Major: No

Unfunded Mandates: No

CFR Citation: 30 CFR 56; 30 CFR 57 (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)

Legal Authority: 30 USC 811; 30 USC 812

Legal Deadline: None




FR Cite



75 FR 49429

Extension of Comment Period (Comment Period Ends-12/13/2010)


75 FR 62024

ANPRM Comment Period End



Extension of Comment Period End



Analyze Comments



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