Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor.
Notice of fee adjustments.
This notice revises our [MSHA Approval and Certification Center (A&CC)] user fees. Fees compensate us for the costs that we incur for testing, evaluating, and approving certain products for use in underground mines. We based the 2004 fees on our actual expenses for fiscal year 2003. The fees reflect changes both in our approval processing operations and in our costs to process approval actions.
This fee schedule is effective from January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Steven J. Luzik, Chief, Approval and Certification Center (A&CC), 304-547-2029 or 304-547-0400.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On May 8, 1987 (52 FR 17506), we published a final rule, 30 CFR Part 5—Fees for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products. The rule established specific procedures for calculating, administering, and revising user fees. We have revised our fee schedule for 2004 in accordance with the procedures of that rule and include this new fee schedule below. For approval applications postmarked before January 1, 2004, we will continue to calculate fees under the previous (2003) fee schedule, published on December 31, 2002.
In general, we computed the 2004 fees based on fiscal year 2003 data. We calculated a weighted-average, direct Start Printed Page 75282cost for all the services that we provided during fiscal year 2003 in the processing of requests for testing, evaluation, and approval of certain products for use in underground mines. From this cost, we calculated a single hourly rate to apply uniformly across all of the product approval categories during 2004.Start Signature
Dated: December 18, 2003.
John R. Correll,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health.
|Action title||Hourly rate|
|Fees for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of all Mining Products 1||$63|
|Retesting for Approval as a Result of Post-Approval Product Audit 2|
|30 CFR Part 15—Explosives Testing|
|Permissibility Tests for Explosives:|
|Physical Exam: First size||325|
|Air Gap—Minimum Product Firing Temperature||460|
|Air Gap—Room Temperature||352|
|Pendulum Friction Test||163|
|Gallery Test 7||7,436|
|Gallery Test 8||5,533|
|Toxic Gases (Large Chamber)||805|
|Permissibility Tests for Sheathed Explosives:|
|Gallery Test 9||1,944|
|Gallery Test 10||1,944|
|Gallery Test 11||1,944|
|Gallery Test 12||1,944|
|1 Full approval fee consists of evaluation cost plus applicable test costs.|
|2 Fee based upon the approval schedule in effect at the time of retest.|
When the nature of the product requires that we test and evaluate it at a location other than our premises, you must reimburse us for the traveling, subsistence, and incidental expenses of our representative in accordance with standardized government travel regulations. This reimbursement is in addition to the fees charged for evaluation and testing.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. 03-31798 Filed 12-29-03; 8:45 am]
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