Partner Brian Hendrix recently authored “MSHA’s Current Rulemaking Agenda” in Coal Age. The article outlines the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) rulemaking plans that include a powered haulage rule, followed by a Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) rule. No details are available on the RCS rule, but it is safe to assume MSHA will propose a reduction of the silica PEL from 100 µg/m3 to 50 µg/ m3 or less.
MSHA’s current rulemaking plans aren’t limited to just these. There are four rules on the agenda, and it is laying the groundwork for more.
For more information, read the article here.