Mine Health and Safety Counseling and Technical Assistance

To improve conditions of health and safety in and around coal, metal and nonmetallic mines and mineral processing facilities through technical advice, special studies, investigations, and development of mine health and safety programs.



Agency - Department of Labor

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of the addresses of Mine Safety and Health Administration Field Offices.

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 Centers.
Website Address

http://www.msha.gov




Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: Technical Support will continue initiatives that prevent and further reduce mine accidents and disasters by providing engineering and scientific expertise to mine inspectors, state agencies, and industry stakeholders. Activities include equipment testing and approvals, engineering and scientific evaluation of health and safety hazards, laboratory support, environmental sampling, accident investigations, mine rescue team training, air and dust sampling. Fiscal Year 2017: Technical Support will continue initiatives that prevent and further reduce mine accidents and disasters by providing engineering and scientific expertise to mine inspectors, state agencies, and industry stakeholders. Activities include equipment testing and approvals, engineering and scientific evaluation of health and safety hazards, laboratory support, environmental sampling, accident investigations, mine rescue team training, air and dust sampling. Fiscal Year 2018: Technical Support will continue initiatives that prevent and further reduce mine accidents and disasters by providing engineering and scientific expertise to mine inspectors, state agencies, and industry stakeholders. Activities include equipment testing and approvals, engineering and scientific evaluation of health and safety hazards, laboratory support, environmental sampling, accident investigations, mine rescue team training, air and dust sampling.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Assistance can be provided to establish or improve mine health and safety programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Applicants should be authorized by their individual organization to request assistance, and should work cooperatively with mine management to facilitate communications with MSHA representatives.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Representatives of state and local government agencies, professional and labor organizations, and mine operators.

Credentials/Documentation

No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Requests for assistance or information may be submitted in the form of a letter to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Award Procedures

None.

Deadlines

Not Applicable.

Authorization

Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977, Public Law 095-164.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: None.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

No reports are required.

Audits

No audits are required for this program.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

16-1200-0-1-554.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $17,281,000; FY 17 est $17,176,000; and FY 18 est $17,176,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Title 30, Mineral Resources (Code of Federal Regulations); Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977; 2006 Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act; Bureau of Mines/NIOSH Information Circulars; Bureau of Mines/NIOSH Reports of Investigations; MSHA Informational Reports.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of the addresses of Mine Safety and Health Administration Field Offices. 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 Centers.

Headquarters Office

Office of the Director, Technical Support 201 12th Street South 4W210, Arlington, Virginia 22202 Phone: (202) 693-9470

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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