As I write, Congress contemplates H.R. 2768, the Supplementary Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act (S-MINER Act), an effort to build on the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (MINER Act), which became law on July 15, 2006. While the fate of the proposed SMINER Act remains to be seen, the MINER Act is alive and well, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is testing its limits on a daily basis. Perhaps the most relevant MINER Act provision to Aggregates Manager’s readership is its 15-minute “accident” notification requirements, as it implemented and expanded by MSHA in its amended regulations.
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