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National Mining Association, et al. v. Sec’y of Labor, et al., No. 14-11942 (Jan. 25, 2016)

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11th Circuit Upholds Mining Agency’s Coal Dust Rule, Phase-In Continues

Jackson Lewis P.C. • February 16, 2016
The Mine Safety and Health Administration may continue phasing-in its new coal dust rules, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has decided, relying on what it called a “holistic interpretation” of the Mine Act to uphold MSHA’s new rules. National Mining Association, et al. v. Sec’y of Labor, et al., No. 14-11942 (Jan. 25, 2016). The rule expands sampling requirements, changes sampling methods and tools, lowers permissible exposure limits, and requires immediate corrective actions by mine operators.