MSHA will hold four public hearings on the proposed rule. The first two will be held at MSHA headquarters on October 24 and the Salt Lake Marriott on October 26. Both will begin at 9 a.m. local time. Comments on the proposed changes to the final rule must be received by midnight EST on November 13.

The second proposed rule would further delay the effective date of the final rule. The proposed extension would offer additional time for MSHA to provide stakeholders training and compliance assistance. Comments on the proposed extension must be received by midnight EDT on September 26. For additional information, please contact