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Program Policy Letters

For 2009
P09-III-1 Part 41 Legal Identification Numbers for Auger and Highwall Miner Operators and Providing for MSHA Notification with the Relocation of These Portable Mining Operations
P09-V-01 Guidance for Compliance with Post-Accident Two-Way Communications and Electronic Tracking Requirements of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (MINER Act)
P09-V-02 Temporary Employment Agency Contracting and Part 50 Reporting

For 2008
P08-III-1 Replacing Social Security Numbers with a Unique Identifier - MSHA Individual Identification Number (MIIN)
P08-III-2 30 Code of Federal Regulations Part 100.5 Determination of penalty; special assessment, and Part 100.6(d); Referral of Citations/Orders for Assessment
P08-III-3 Criteria for Issuance and Maintenance of Special Investigation Credentials
P08-IV-1 Enforcement of Diesel Particulate Matter Final Limit at Metal and Nonmetal Underground Mines
P08-V-1 Reissue of PPL No. P04-V-4; Repairs or Maintenance of Machinery, 30 CFR 75.1725(c)
P08-V-2 Approval of Communication and Tracking Devices Required by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (MINER Act)
P08-V-3 Approval Plate for Caterpillar Model 3306 PCNA Diesel Engine
P08-V-4 Water Sprinkler Fire Protection of Underground Belt Conveyors and Belt Takeup Storage Units
P08-V-5 Interpretation of 30 CFR 75.1100-1 and 2 Regarding Water Delivery Capability of Coal Mine Waterlines When Fighting a Fire with a Firehose and Nozzle
P08-V-6 Application of 30 CFR Part 75.323(e) to Bleeder Systems
P08-V-7 Longwall Lighting Cables
P08-V-8 Requirements of 30 C.F. R. § 75.313 and Two-Way Communication and Electronic Tracking Systems Operation After an Underground Coal Mine Accident

Previous Years

For 2007
P07-V-1 Methane Tests for Welding, Soldering or Cutting With Arc or Flame Underground
P07-V-2 Reissue - Application of Title 30, Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) § 75.523-2 to Mobile Bridge Carriers Connected to Continuous Miners That Form Component Parts of Self-Propelled Electric Face Equipment
P07-V-3 Electric Equipment; Examination, Testing and Maintenance
P07-V-4 Revision of MSHA Program Policy Manual, Volume II, Section 18.45 - Insulation of Cable Reel and Spooling Devices

For 2006
P06-V-1 Safe Use of Welding Equipment on Longwall Mining Systems- Interpretation of 30 CFR 75.1725 (a)
P06-V-10 Reissue of PPL No. P06-V-9: Reissue of PPL No. P06-V-9: Implementation of Section 2 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006
P06-V-11 Family Liaison and Primary Communicator: Implementation of Section 7 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006

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