the Mine Safety and Health Administration prepares for implementation of new
rules to reduce coal miners’ exposure to dust, the agency is reaching out to
the industry. A series of meetings will be held across the country to instruct
industry leaders on how to comply with increased sampling requirements when the
new rules go into effect this winter. The new requirements are aimed at
reducing the incidence of black lung disease. The nearest meeting will be held
next week, at the Perry County Public Library, in Hazard. The meeting will be
held at 1 p.m., Tuesday.