MSHA adds Prestonsburg site for coal dust hearing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The federal mine safety agency has made a couple of changes to its list of public hearings on a proposed rule affecting exposure to coal mine dust and added a site for a hearing in Kentucky.

The hearings start Tuesday in Beaver, W.Va. After a holiday break, there are three hearings in January, in Evansville, Ind.; Birmingham, Ala.; and Salt Lake City. Three more are scheduled in February, including one Feb. 10 in Prestonsburg, Ky., as well as dates in Washington, Pa.; and Arlington, Va.

The Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration has posted the proposed rule on its website at

People who wish to speak during the hearings are encouraged to notify MSHA in advance for scheduling by calling (202) 693-9440. Written comments or other information may be submitted to MSHA after the hearings but by Feb. 28.

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