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MSHA is now updating the Design Manual to reflect what has been learned about dam safety and coal-waste disposal. The purpose of the new manual is to provide updated technical information to the industry on the design, construction and maintenance of safe dams at coal mining operations. An advance, draft copy of the updated manual is being posted on MSHA''s web site to provide interested parties with the opportunity to review it and provide MSHA with comments. Comments and suggestions should be sent to John Fredland, Dam Safety Officer, via e-mail at, or via regular mail at the following address: John Fredland Dam Safety Officer Pittsburgh Technical Support Center MSHA P.O. Box 18233 Pittsburgh, PA 15236 See Program Information Bulletin
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