By Philip L. Comella and Craig B. Simonsen

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has, in response to stakeholder requests, extended the due date for comments on its proposed rule to require electronic reporting for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) paper-based reports. 78 Fed. Reg. 64435 (Oct. 29, 2013). Comments are now due on the proposed rule on or before
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By Brent I. Clark, Meagan Newman, and Craig B. Simonsen

Mine operators and employee interveners lost their joint appeal to U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals — where the Court agreed with the Commission that MSHA acted within its statutory and constitutional authority to issue document demands for employee medical and personnel records. Big Ridge, Inc., et al., v.
Continue Reading 7th Circuit Upholds MSHA’s Authority to Request Medical Records to Verify Reported Injury Statistics