Safety and Health
July 26, 2017
On July 10, 2017, the Trump administration released the 2017 Update to the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (the “Agenda”). The Trump administration’s desire to reduce the regulatory load on both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) regulated businesses is clear, with the Agenda stating “[b]y…
January 10, 2017
Happy New Year! The Federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”) has been busy clearing out any lingering rulemaking or policy decisions before the end of the current Administration.
For the new MSHA Administration, here is our wish list of priorities:
- Fill the vacancy on the Commission with a view towards establishing a check on the power and authority of MSHA.
- Stop regulating through…
December 1, 2015
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Executive Office of the President released the 2015 Fall Unified Regulatory Agenda (“Agenda”) for the Department of Labor (“DOL”). The Agenda announced the DOL’s proposed rulemaking activity for the 2016. The Agenda references rulemaking for many agency subparts, including the Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”). MSHA has several…
August 10, 2015
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Volume 11, Number 24
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On July 31, 2015, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals (the “Court”) evaluated and denied the petition for review of The American Coal Co., (Docket No. LAKE 2010-408-R), upholding the Commission’s finding that the existence of a mine “fire” does not require the presence of flame. In bringing…
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