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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Open-Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25111.
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Appendix C

Open-Session Meeting Agendas

Committee on the Study of the Control of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines
First Meeting

Open Session: February 8, 2017
National Academies Keck Center, Room 100
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

PUBLIC AGENDA

1:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction of Committee Members
Thure Cerling
Chair, Committee on the Study of the Control of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines
1:10 Perspectives on the Congressional Study Request
Joshua Hoffman, Professional Staff
H.R. Committee on Natural Resources, Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
Richard Miller, Senior Policy Advisor
H.R. Committee on Education and the Workforce
1:50 MSHA Perspective on the Study Objectives and Background
Kevin Stricklin
Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health, and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Mine Safety and Health Administration
2:50 Break
3:05 NIOSH Perspectives on the Study Objectives and Background
RJ Matetic
Director, Pittsburgh Mining Research Division
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
4:05 Coal Mining Industry Perspectives
Bruce Watzman
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs,
National Mining Association

Mark Watson
Vice President of Operations
Alliance Coal, LLC
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Open-Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25111.
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5:00 Opportunity for Public Comment
5:30 United Mine Workers of America Perspectives
Joshua Roberts
Administrator of the Department of Occupational Health and Safety United Mine Workers of America
6:00 End of Open Session

Committee on the Study of the Control of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines
Third Meeting

Open Session: April 13, 2017
Marriott Charleston Town Center
200 Lee Street East; Charleston, WV 25301

OPEN-SESSION AGENDA

1:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction of Committee Members
Thure Cerling
Chair, Committee on the Study of the Control of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines
1:15 Performance of the Continuous Personal Coal Dust Monitor (CPDM)
Jay Colinet
Principal Mining Engineer, Pittsburgh Mining Research Division
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
1:55 Production and Characteristics of Rock Dust Applied in Underground Mines
Steven Phagan
Executive Vice President, Lime and Limestone Divisions
Greer Industries, Inc.
2:30 Break
2:50 United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) Panel Discussion of the Use of CPDMs
Scottie Cline
Pinnacle Mine
Brad Craddock
Black Oak Mine
Adam McCormick
Black Oak Mine
Eric Taylor
Pinnacle Mine
3:35 Opportunity for Public Comment
5:00 End of Open Session
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Open-Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25111.
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Committee on the Study of the Control of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines
Fourth Meeting

Open Session: June 29, 2017
Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
2 Waterfront Place; Morgantown, WV 26501

OPEN-SESSION AGENDA

1:00 Opening Remarks, Introduction of Committee Members, and Descriptions of Recent Coal Mine Visits
Thure Cerling
Chair, Committee on the Study of the Control of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines
1:20 Emerging Trends in Data Reported by Coal Mine Operators
Greg Meikle
Chief of Health for Coal Mine Safety and Health, MSHA
2:20 Research Findings on the Respiratory Health of Coal Mine Workers
A. Scott Laney
Epidemiologist, Respiratory Health Division, NIOSH
3:20 Break
3:40 4:30 Opportunity for Public Comment End of Open Session

Committee on the Study of the Control of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines Sixth Meeting

Open Session: October 5, 2017
National Academies Keck Center, Room 100
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

OPEN-SESSION AGENDA

9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
Thure Cerling
Chair, Committee on the Study of the Control of Respirable Coal Mine Dust Exposure in Underground Mines
9:10 Panel Discussion
Derk Brouwer
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

Bharath Belle
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Open-Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25111.
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Anglo American Coal (Australia and South Africa)
Brisbane, Australia

Ting Ren
University of Wollongong
Wollongong, Australia
9:50 Panelist Discussion with Committee
10:30 Break
10:50 Resume Panelist Discussion with Committee
11:45 Opportunity for Public Comment
12:30 End of Open Session
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Open-Session Meeting Agendas." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25111.
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Coal remains one of the principal sources of energy for the United States, and the nation has been a world leader in coal production for more than 100 years. According to U.S. Energy Information Administration projections to 2050, coal is expected to be an important energy resource for the United States. Additionally, metallurgical coal used in steel production remains an important national commodity. However, coal production, like all other conventional mining activities, creates dust in the workplace. Respirable coal mine dust (RCMD) comprises the size fraction of airborne particles in underground mines that can be inhaled by miners and deposited in the distal airways and gas-exchange region of the lung. Occupational exposure to RCMD has long been associated with lung diseases common to the coal mining industry, including coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, also known as “black lung disease.”

Monitoring and Sampling Approaches to Assess Underground Coal Mine Dust Exposures compares the monitoring technologies and sampling protocols currently used or required by the United States, and in similarly industrialized countries for the control of RCMD exposure in underground coal mines. This report assesses the effects of rock dust mixtures and their application on RCMD measurements, and the efficacy of current monitoring technologies and sampling approaches. It also offers science-based conclusions regarding optimal monitoring and sampling strategies to aid mine operators’ decision making related to reducing RCMD exposure to miners in underground coal mines.

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