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17.601 Mine Health and Safety Counseling and Technical Assistance

FEDERAL AGENCY:

MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

AUTHORIZATION:

Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-164.
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To improve conditions of health and safety in and around coal, metal and nonmetallic mines and mineral facilities through technical advice, special studies, investigations, development of State mine health and safety programs.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Advisory Services and Counseling.
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Dissemination of Technical Information.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Assistance can be used for establishing or improving State mine health and safety programs. Technical advice and assistance is available to States, organizations, companies, or persons with mine health and safety programs and/or problems.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:   Any State, organization or person interested in employing healthful and safe mine or mineral industry working conditions can apply.

Beneficiary Eligibility:   States, organizations, individuals.

Credentials/Documentation:   Not applicable.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:   This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:   In the form of a letter to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Award Procedure:   Not applicable.

Deadlines:   None.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:   Not applicable.

Appeals:   Not applicable.

Renewals:   Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:   Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:   Not applicable.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:   Not applicable.

Audits:   Not applicable.

Records:   Not applicable.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   16-1200-0-1-554.

Obligations:   (Salaries and Expenses) FY 01 $27,053,000; FY 02 est $28,085,000; and FY 03 est $28,675,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
Not applicable.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
To reduce mine accidents and disasters, technical assistance is provided to help mine inspectors, State agencies, labor, and the industry in identifying and resolving complex mine safety and health issues. Activities include equipment testing, engineering and scientific evaluation of health and safety hazards, environmental sampling, and emergency response.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

30 Code of Federal Regulations; Bureau of Mines Information Circulars; Bureau of Mines Reports of Investigations; MSHA Informational Reports.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of the addresses of Mine Safety and Health Administration Field Installations. Information on health and safety programs, inspections, and enforcement should be sought from Coal Mine Safety and Health or Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health District Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog, or the Headquarters Office. Technical information can be sought from the same sources or from the Technical Support Field Centers.

Headquarters Office:  
Office of the Director, Technical Support 201 12th Street South 4W210, Arlington, Virginia 22202 Phone: (202) 693-9472

Web Site Address:  
http://www.msha.gov

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

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