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Mine Safety and Health Administration
1100 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939                    

EFFECTIVE DATE:  May 27, 2008 EXPIRATION DATE:  03/31/2010


                        Administrator for
                       Coal Mine Safety and Health

SUBJECT:      Revision of Uniform Mine File Procedures Handbook

This Procedure Instruction Letter (PIL) is being issued to revise the Uniform Mine File Procedures Handbook. It applies to Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) District Managers and MSHA personnel who may be assigned to maintain or review the handbook.

This is a revision to the Uniform Mine File Procedures Handbook, No. PH94-V-9, to inform MSHA management, enforcement and clerical personnel that the mine inspection and violation history (product ID MSN065) is no longer required in uniform mine files. The data provided by the now obsolete MSN065 report has been superseded by data provided through Inspector's Portable Application for Laptops (IPAL).

Procedure Instructions
The references to MSN065 on pages 2-1 and 3-1 of the handbook are deleted. The MSN065 report is not required to be maintained in the uniform mine file.

The Uniform Mine File Procedures Handbook, No. PH94-V-9 includes instructions requiring that a copy of MSN065 be maintained in each uniform mine file for both surface and underground mines. The report, however, is no longer available as a standard report and has been superseded by more timely data available through IPAL. As a result, the instruction in the handbook is revised.

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended, 30 U.S.C. § 801, et seq.

Filing Instructions
A copy of this PIL should be filed in the front of the Uniform Mine File Procedures Handbook, No. PH94-V-9.

Issuing Office and Contact Person
Coal Mine Safety and Health
Accident Investigations Program Manager
William Crocco, (202) 693-9507

MSHA Coal Personnel

Coal Mine and MNM Safety & Health Enforcement Personnel

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