Tag: rulemaking

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MSHA unveils proposed rule for crystalline silica

July 5, 2023 By

According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the proposed rule is designed to lower miners’ exposure to silica and improve respiratory protection.

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Ogletree Deakins' Margo Lopez says driver distractions could be at the root of recent powered haulage incidents. Photo: P&Q Staff

Lopez: Distractions a possible root cause of fatal accidents

July 19, 2022 By

Ogletree Deakins’ Margo Lopez spoke at the Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference last month, sharing her thoughts on recent powered haulage accidents within the industry.

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Aggregate producers may see rulemaking on powered haulage safety in 2020, perhaps incorporating requirements for deploying new tech into current safety standards. Photo by Kevin Yanik

The problem with MSHA’s ‘fair notice’

January 26, 2022 By and

While the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) may vacate a citation due to a lack of fair notice provided to an operator, that isn’t always the end of the issue.

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MSHA proposes mobile equipment safety rule

October 1, 2021 By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) published its long-awaited proposed rule addressing surface mobile equipment safety.

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EPA under the Trump administration argued that the Navigable Waters Protection rule ended decades of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. Photo: P&Q Staff

WOTUS on EPA chopping block once again

September 2, 2021 By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is relooking at the definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), with developments likely to surface in the months to come.

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Proposed MSHA rule coming on motor-driven equipment

November 18, 2020 By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) latest proposed rule is about adopting standards for electric motor-driven mine equipment and accessories.

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Are MSHA rules on silica, powered haulage coming soon?

July 29, 2020 By

With the Trump administration releasing an updated regulatory agenda, Ogletree Deakins’ Margo Lopez joins Pit & Quarry to discuss the latest Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) rulemaking.

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New WOTUS rule reportedly on track

December 19, 2019 By

The Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule to replace the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is now under interagency review.

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An inside look at MSHA’s rulemaking

December 11, 2017 By and

A few weeks before the new workplace examination rule was slated to go into effect, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) opened a proposed rulemaking.

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