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MSHA’s Fall Regulatory Agenda — 2019

USA - December 20 2019 In November of 2019, the Trump administration issued unified agenda of regulatory and deregulatory actions. Within the United States Department of…

FMSHRC Withdraws Simplified Proceedings Program

USA - October 16 2019 On October 10, 2019, the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (“Commission”) published a notice it would withdraw its simplified…

How Operators Can Maximize the Benefits of MSHA’s New and Improved Mine Data Retrieval System

USA - June 17 2019 On June 13, 2019, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced it had completed its upgrade of its Mine Data Retrieval System (MDRS)…

Back to the Drawing Board (Somewhat) - D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Invalidates Workplace Examination Final Rule

USA - June 14 2019 On June 11, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned the 2018 version of MSHA’s workplace examination…

MSHA 2017 Year End Review

USA - March 16 2018 MSHA issued 104,412 enforcement actions to mine operators in 2017, an increase of approximately 11,793 or 11.3 percent from 2016. Of these, 58,083 (or…