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MSHA News Release: [06/15/2007]
Contact: Dirk Fillpot          Amy Louviere
Phone:    (202) 693-9406   (202) 693-9423
Release Number 07-860-NAT


MSHA's aggressive actions to implement the MINER Act have improved safety for America's miners

ARLINGTON, Va. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has been aggressively implementing the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act since the president signed the bill into law one year ago today.

"The MINER Act was the most significant federal mine safety law in nearly 30 years, and we at MSHA are fully committed to putting its protections in place for America's miners," said Richard E. Stickler, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health. "MSHA has made great strides in implementing the MINER Act in the past year, and we are continuing to meet or beat the deadlines set by the act."

Since the MINER Act was signed into law on June 15, 2006, MSHA has taken aggressive action to implement its provisions. The agency has: MSHA has taken the following additional steps to strengthen mine safety:


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