Mine Safety and Health Administration July 9, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Retrospective Study of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Rule
Document Number: 2018-14536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration
On May 1, 2014, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published a final rule, ``Lowering Miners' Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust, Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors'' (Dust rule). In the preamble to the Dust rule, MSHA stated its intent to take the lead in conducting a retrospective study beginning February 1, 2017. In this Request for Information (RFI), MSHA is soliciting stakeholder comments, data, and information to assist the Agency in developing the framework for this study to assess the impact of the Dust rule on lowering coal miners' exposures to respirable coal mine dust to improve miners' health. In addition, as part of the Agency's ongoing effort to provide compliance and technical assistance to mine operators and miners, MSHA is soliciting information and data on engineering controls and best practices that lower miners' exposure to respirable coal mine dust.
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