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MSHA published final rules in the Federal Register on January 19, 2001. These rules deal with diesel particulate matter exposure for underground miners in both coal and metal/nonmetal mines. This page is your single source page to the rules and the Regulatory Economic Analysis for these rules.

Over time we have compiled quite a bit of information. Due to this we have created a page for metal/nonmetal mining information and one for coal. Please use the links below to access the single source page you want.

Single Source Pages

  • Metal/Nonmetal Mining Related

  • Coal Mining Related
  • Other Resources

  • Hazard Alert - Diesel Exhaust/Diesel Particulate Matter

  • Practical Ways To Reduce Exposure To Diesel Exhaust In Mining -- A Toolbox

  • Diesel Equipment Health and Safety -- Information Consolidation Page

  • NIOSH - Diesel Exhuast Resource Page

  • "It is of particular importance that the fuel entering at the mouth should be thoroughly consumed and without the formation of soot."
         --Rudolf Diesel
           From US Patent Number 00608845 dated August 9, 1898