Coal Dust Criteria Document

May 2011
NIOSH Docket Number 242

This criteria document reviews available information about the adverse health effects associated with exposure to respirable coal mine dust.

Material Under Consideration

Request for comments and secondary data on occupational exposure to coal dust; 55 FR 47393; 11/13/90pdf icon [PDF – 133 KB]

Draft criteria for a recommended standard…occupational exposure to respirable coal mine dust. External review copy, June 14, 1993.pdf icon [PDF – 9,088 KB]

Notice of meeting; 58 FR 36691; 7/8/93pdf icon [PDF – 72 KB]

Criteria for a recommended standard.occupational exposure to respirable coal mine dust.pdf icon [PDF – 36,248 KB]

Submissions to the Docket

Comments on the draft NIOSH document from Knebel (American Mining Congress) – 12/19/90pdf icon [PDF – 1,972 KB]

Submission to the docket from Vitale (Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc) – 1/9/91pdf icon [PDF – 647 KB]

Submission to the docket from Frantz (Penn State University) – 1/16/91 Attachments:pdf icon [PDF – 31 KB]

Review of draft document by external reviewer – undatedpdf icon [PDF – 177 KB]

Additional review comments of draft document by external reviewer – undatedpdf icon [PDF – 73 KB]

Review of draft document by external reviewer – 7/5/93.pdf icon [PDF – 390 KB]

Letter to Niemeier (NIOSH) from Hurd (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute) – 7/8/93pdf icon [PDF – 23 KB]

Letter to Niemeier (NIOSH) from Watzman (National Coal Association); request for extension of comment period – 7/8/93pdf icon [PDF – 39 KB]

Letter to Niemeier (NIOSH) from Vines (Bituminous Coal Operators’ Association, Inc.); request for extension of comment period – 7/9/93pdf icon [PDF – 44 KB]

Review of draft document by external reviewer – 7/26/93pdf icon [PDF – 275 KB]

Review of draft document by external reviewer – 7/27/93pdf icon [PDF – 391 KB]

Review of draft document by external reviewer – 7/29/93pdf icon [PDF – 486 KB]

Review of draft document by Morrow (University of Rochester) – 8/2/93pdf icon [PDF – 71 KB]

Additional review of draft document by external reviewer – 8/2/93pdf icon [PDF – 478 KB]

Review of draft document by Mutmansky (The Pennsylvania State University) – 8/11/93pdf icon [PDF – 96 KB]

Review of draft document by Whittenberger (University of California, Irvine) – 8/16/93pdf icon [PDF – 259 KB]

Review of draft document by Emmett (Worksafe Australia) – 8/18/93pdf icon [PDF – 126 KB]

Review of draft document by Seixas (University of Washington) – 8/19/93pdf icon [PDF – 439 KB]

Letter to Niemeier (NIOSH) from Baxter (The University of Birmingham) – 9/8/93pdf icon [PDF – 19 KB]

Review of draft document by Townsend (private person) – 9/9/93pdf icon [PDF – 136 KB]

Review of draft document by Kane (Brown University) – 9/10/93pdf icon [PDF – 66 KB]

Review of draft document by Haag American Association of Occupational Health Nurses) – 9/10/93pdf icon [PDF – 182 KB]

Review of draft document by external reviewer – 9/10/93pdf icon [PDF – 1,802 KB]

Review of draft document by Knebel (American Mining Congress) – 9/10/93pdf icon [PDF – 1,972 KB]

Review of draft document by Samet (The University of New Mexico) – 9/13/93pdf icon [PDF – 119 KB]

Review of draft document by Strickland (Chemical Manufacturers Association) – 9/13/93pdf icon [PDF – 356 KB]

Letter to Niemeier (NIOSH) from Hernandez (American Iron and Steel Institute) – 9/13/93pdf icon [PDF – 39 KB]

Review of draft document by Zumwalt (ANR Coal Company) – 9/13/93pdf icon [PDF – 53 KB]

Review of draft document by Schwerha (U.S. Steel) – 9/13/93pdf icon [PDF – 160 KB]

Review of draft document by Burdick (Kerr-McGee Coal Corporation) – 9/13/93pdf icon [PDF – 116 KB]

Review of draft document by Watzman (National Coal Association) – 9/13/93pdf icon [PDF – 1,762 KB]

Letter to Niemeier (NIOSH) from O’Connor (American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine); request for extension of comment period – 9/13/93pdf icon [PDF – 26 KB]

Additional review of draft document by external reviewer – 9/14/93pdf icon [PDF – 625 KB]

Review of draft document by Hugler (Mine Safety and Health Administration) – 9/17/93pdf icon [PDF – 469 KB]

Review of draft document by Australian Environmental Health Services Pty. Ltd – 9/20/93pdf icon [PDF – 83 KB]

Additional review of draft document by external reviewer – 9/22/93pdf icon [PDF – 344 KB]

Review of draft document by Johnson (Michigan Technological University) – 10/6/93pdf icon [PDF – 253 KB]

Review of draft document by Acting Director, Bureau of Mines – 10/13/93pdf icon [PDF – 656 KB]

Page last reviewed: May 19, 2011