H. R. 6547
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 21, 2012
Mr. Shimkus (for himself and Mr. Bucshon) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
To amend the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 to require greater experience of mine safety inspectors under that Act.
Qualifications of Federal mine safety inspectors
Section 505 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (30 U.S.C. 954) is amended—
to the maximum extent
five years practical mine experience and inserting
years practical mine experience; and
due consideration shall be given to the extent possible to their
and at least 2 years.