The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the cancellation of a proposed Program Policy Letter on escapeways and refuges in underground metal and non-metal mines.
The proposed Program Policy Letter was published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2019, (84 FR 36623) for public comment. In October 2019, MSHA held a public stakeholder meeting to give the public additional opportunity to provide feedback. After reviewing the comments, MSHA has determined that the proposed clarification is not needed.
The Notice of Cancellation can be viewed on May 26, 2020, at the Office of the Federal Register’s Public Inspection Desk.