The Supplemental MINER Act - Aggregates Manager

    1 November 2007

    You have probably read about the recent proposals to amend the Miner Act, just a year after the passage of the Miner Act and just a month or so after the first penalties under the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) new penalty regulations have been issued. The proposed amendments (now called the “S-MINER Act”) would raise minimum penalties higher than the Miner Act, impose significant (and perhaps unconstitutional) impediments on the ability to contest those penalties, allow for the imposition of new standards without any opportunity for notice and comment, and generally impose a number of additional requirements where they will appear to have little, if any, relevance.

     

     

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    Reprinted with permission from Aggregates Manager