Mining Industry Seeks Court Review of Coal Dust Rule
- Published: Wednesday, 18 June 2014 13:50
By Ross Watzman
According to some in the industry, it seems like the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) overstepped its bounds in its latest attempt to revise the respirable dust regulations. On May 1, the National Mining Association (NMA) filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit seeking judicial review of the MSHA final rule entitled Lowering Miners’ Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust, Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors [RIN 1219-AB64 (79 Fed. Reg. 24,813, May 1, 2014); National Mining Association, et al. v. MSHA, No. 14-11942-E (11th Circuit)].