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This page contains links to the comments submitted by IMA-NA on MSHA’s Request for Information on exposure of underground miners to diesel exhaust.  Use the links below to navigate to the documents.

IMA-NA Comments on the MSHA Diesel RFI
Attachment 1 – Public Meeting Transcript
Attachment 2a – FR Notice – 6-8-16
Attachment 2b – FR Notice – 6-27-16
Attachment 2c – FR Notice – 8-25-16
Attachment 3 – IMA-NA Response to RFI Questions 14-28
Attachment 4a – 30 CFR 57.5060 – 57.5075
Attachment 4b – 30 CFR Part 7 (Subpart E)
Attachment 4c – 30 CFR Part 36
Attachment 5a – DEMS
Attachment 5b – DEMS
Attachment 5c – DEMS
Attachment 5d – DEMS
Attachment 5e – DEMS
Attachment 5f – DEMS
Attachment 5g – DEMS
Attachment 6 – HEI Special Report 19
Attachment 7a – Response to Health Effects Institute-6.5.15
Attachment 7b – Attachment A 6.5.15
Attachment 7c – Attachment B 6.5.15
Attachment 7d – von Ahrens – Greenbaum Correspondence
Attachment 7e – Announcement of HEI Diesel Epi Panel
Attachment 8a – ACES Press Release
Attachment 8b – ACES Executive Summary
Attachment 9a – McClellan Biography 11 16 16
Attachment 9b – McClellan Standard CV 2016
Attachment 10 – Critique of HEI Special Report 19
Attachment 11 – DEMS Reanalysis
Attachment 12a – Statement of Mark Ellis
Attachment 12b – Statement of Richard Pasquier
Attachment 12c – Statement of Roger McClellan
Attachment 12d - PowerPoints of Roger McClellan
Attachment 13a – Mark Ellis Letter to Joseph Main and John Howard
Attachment 13b – John Howard Letter to Mark Ellis
Attachment 13c – Joseph Main Letter to Mark Ellis 

Diesel Exhaust Health Effects Partnership Meeting  

On December 8, 2016, MSHA and NIOSH will host a Diesel Exhaust Health Effects Partnership. This partnership will provide a forum for the exchange of scientific findings to date on the health effects of diesel exhaust and for a review of approaches that may enhance control of diesel particulate matter and diesel exhaust exposures to improve protections for miners in underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines. The Partnership meeting will start at 9:00 am. Following this meeting, MSHA will discuss with underground coal mine operators options related to refuge alternatives, and the need for incorporating voice communications in closed circuit emergency respirators.  

These meetings will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Meadow Lands, 340 Racetrack Road, Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301. The meeting can also be attended via WebEx.  Information on how to attend the meeting via WebEx will be posted on

If you wish to participate via Webinar, please add the meeting to your calendar by activating the link. The link activates a calendar invitation to which you will have to respond.  Access information will be uploaded to your calendar.