• January 11, 2011: Marriott Evansville Airport Evansville, Ind. 
  • January 13, 2011: Sheraton Birmingham Birmingham, Ala. 
  • January 25, 2011: Marriott Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, Utah 
  • February 8, 2011: The George Washington Hotel Washing-ton, Pa.  
  • February 10, 2011: Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Prestons-burg, Ky. 
  • February 15, 2011: MSHA Headquarters Arlington, Va.  

Each hearing will begin with an opening statement from MSHA, followed by an opportunity for members of the public to make oral presentations. A written request is not required to speak; however, individuals and representatives of organizations wishing to speak are encouraged to notify MSHA in advance for scheduling purposes by calling 202-693-9440. MSHA will accept post-hearing written comments and other appropriate information for the record from any interested party, including those not presenting oral statements. Comments must be received by midnight EST on February 28, 2011.