MSHA's Proposed POV Rule - Aggregrates Manager Magazine

    31 March 2011

    On Feb. 2, 2011, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) published its new proposal to change the current Pattern of Violations regulations (see 76 Fed. Reg. 5719-5729). A few days later, The New York Times, in an editorial titled Regulating Big Coal’s Bad Actors, characterized the proposed rule as a “stopgap step” that would nevertheless empower MSHA “to shut down a mine with a record of chronic safety violations — instead of waiting years for litigation to play out.”

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