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CHARLESTON - Follow this link for a pre-publication copy of a proposed rule that the Mine Safety and Health Administration published October 2 regarding the installation of proximity detection system on underground mining equipment.  Also available at this link is a fact sheet that the agency has prepared.  Comments on the rule will be accepted through Dec. 2, 2015. Under the proposed rule operators of underground coal mines would be required to install proximity detection systems on mining equipment, coal hauling machines and scoops on working sections using continuous mining machines.  Consistent with the proximity requirements for continuous mining machines the proposal indicates that the final rule will be phased-in over a period of 8-36 months depending upon the date of manufacture and installation of proximity technology in advance of the final rule. 

CHARLESTON --The West Virginia Business & Industry Council will host the"Leading The Change" Pre-Legislative Conference from 9am-4:30pm on Tuesday, December 8. 
The program will include lunch, and a reception will be held from 4:30-6:30pm. The event will be held at the Charleston Marriott.  


Business leaders, policy makers and subject matter experts from across the state and region will discuss the issues and policies that will move West Virginia forward.


An agenda will be announced shortly, but content will revolve around the challenging issues facing our state and strategies to address them. State and national experts and legislative leaders will discuss a variety of topics, to include: 

·        Economic Development
·        Taxation
·        Legal and Workforce Fairness
·        Energy
·        Substance Abuse
·        And more!

Make your reservation by clicking below now, and thanks for your participation!

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CHARLESTON –The Kanawha Valley Mining Institute will host its monthly meeting for December on December 3, at 6 pm at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Charleston.  The program sponsor is Joy Global and Shannon Vest. The program specifics will be announced next week.
This will be the Annual Christmas Celebration and if you can donate door prizes they will be appreciated.  A REMINDER: Scholarship applications are due by the December 3 meeting 
To Register for the KVMI Mailing List – Go To: http://www.kvmi.org/contact.html
or contact Pat Damron, President - KVMI at (304)544-7343 or pdamron@jhfletcher.com

PRINCETON --The next regular meeting of the Pocahontas Coal Association will be held Thursday, December 10th, at 6:00 PM at the Princeton Elks Club. 
As is tradition during the Winter meeting, the PCA will be honoring the Boys High School Football Players of the Week, and also the Player of the Year. A dinner will also accompany the awards presentation. Bill Raney, President of the West Virginia Coal Association,will speak.
Please plan to come and bring a friend! 

FOR MORE INFORMATION :
Contact Jason Fannin at 276-623-2914 or 276-698-5317
The Pocahontas Coal Association,  Inc.

WASHINGTON – The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity announced the election ofJoseph Craft III, president and CEO and director of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P., as its next chairman.Michael Ward, chairman and CEO of CSX, was elected vice chairman.
“As the heads of organizations dedicated to the assurance of reliable access to affordable energy, Mr. Craft and Mr. Ward bring tremendous experience and leadership to ACCCE at a critical time for industry,” said Mike Duncan, president and CEO of ACCCE. “We look forward to working together to overturn EPA’s power plan and to assure affordable coal-based electricity for decades to come.”


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