MINE SAFETY REVIEW COMMISSION MEETING NOTICE
Please be aware – due to the COVID-19 pandemic all Kentucky Boards and Commissions are required to take proper health precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including the use of video teleconference software for meetings. Members of the public will only be able to view video-teleconferenced meetings remotely.
The Kentucky Mine Safety Review Commission (MSRC) October meeting will take place via video teleconference, Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:00 AM (EST). Interested parties/members of the public are encouraged to view this meeting remotely.
All meetings shall be conducted in accord with the Kentucky Open Meetings Act, including, but not limited to, KRS 61.826, except that the requirement in KRS 61.826(2)(b) that the agency provide a "primary location . . . where the public may attend" is suspended to the extent that provision requires an in-person meeting location. Therefore, the entire meeting shall be conducted by video teleconference, with a publicly accessible video link being made available for the public to see and hear the meeting.
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone. +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 125-429-349
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Beth Spivey-Minch, Division of Mine Safety and Mine Safety Review Commission, Energy and Environment Cabinet, Department for Natural Resources at 502-782-6711.
Mine Safety Review Commission
Recognizing that the highest priority and concern of the Commonwealth must be the health and safety of the coal industry's most valuable resource - the miner - resulted in the creation of the Mine Safety Review Commission (MSRC) KRS 351.1041.
The three-member commission, each of whom is required to meet the criteria of a Court of Appeals Judge is appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Kentucky General Assembly.
The commission conducts hearings concerning licensed premises and both certified and noncertified personnel involved in coal mining, who are charged with willful and repeated violations of Kentucky's mine safety laws and placing miners in imminent danger of serious injury or death.
Therefore, the Mine Safety Review Commission is charged with conducting hearings and issuing orders regarding licensees, coal operations and other persons involved in the mining of coal in accordance with KRS 351.194. Administrative complaints are filed with the MSRC by the Kentucky Division of Mine Safety. Hearings are held in accordance with KRS Chapter 13B.