All underground and surface coal operators as well as union representatives, miners, manufacturers, and coal industry associations are encouraged to attend the events, all beginning at 8 a.m., and covering all requirements of 30 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 70, 71, 72, 75 and 90.

The first meeting took place May 8 at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, West Virginia. The second is slated for May 20 at Hazard Community College in Hazard, Kentucky, central for MSHA districts 5, 6 and 7; stakeholders in districts 1, 2 and 3 may attend the May 22 event at the Doubletree Meadow Lands in Washington, Pennsylvania.

The Evansville Indiana Airport’s Holiday Inn will host May 29’s seminar, central for those in MSHA districts 8 and 10. On June 3, those in district 11 may attend a penultimate meeting at Bevill State Community College in Sumiton, Alabama; a final seminar, meanwhile, will be held June 5 for district 9 at the Doubletree Grand Junction in Grand Junction, Colorado.

A copy of MSHA’s final rule is available online; outreach/compliance assistance materials are further available at: http://www.msha.gov/endblacklung/.