How to Deal with MSHA’s New Pattern of Violations Rule
- Published: Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:20
Since the mid-1990s, diesel engine and emission control technology has improved significantly as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has imposed ever-tightening emission control and fuel standards pursuant to its Clean Air Act authority. In its most recent nonroad diesel rulemaking, the EPA estimated that standards imposed for nonroad land-based diesel engines typically used in construction, agricultural, industrial and mining operations will achieve particulate matter (PM) reductions in excess of 95%. As a result of a variety of programs, including access to funding under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, the EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign is effectively addressing older diesel engine emissions without resorting to new job-killing regulation.
How operators can take litigation matters into their own hands when MSHA abuses its authority