MSHA invites public to comment on coal dust rule

The Mine Safety and Health Administration recently announced (.pdf file) six public hearings on a proposed rule (.pdf file) that would revise the agency's existing standards on miners' occupational exposure to respirable coal mind dust, including lowering the current exposure limit.

The meeting dates are:

Dec. 7 -- Beaver, WV

Dec. 9 -- Washington, PA

Jan. 11 -- Evansville, IN

Jan. 13 -- Birmingham, AL

Jan. 25 -- Salt Lake City, UT

Jan. 27 -- Arlington, VA

Comments on the proposed rule are due Feb. 28, 2011.

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