THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES HIS INTENTION TO NOMINATE MARC L. MARKS AS COMMISSIONER OF THE FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate Marc Lincoln Marks as Commissioner of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission was established to promote safety, health and to prevent recurring disasters in the mining industry. The Commission governs compliance with occupational health and safety standards in the nation's surface and underground mines. The Commission decides cases brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, mine operators, mine workers or their representatives. The Commission also has jurisdiction over discrimination complaints filed by miners and their representatives.
Marc L. Marks is currently a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Epstein, Becker & Green. Mr. Marks served as a three-term member of Congress representing northwest Pennsylvania. As a member of Congress, he served on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Select Aging Subcommittee on Health and Long-term Care. He has an extensive background in litigation and regulation and has been involved with representing industry and unions. Mr. Marks brings with him a strong knowledge of the coal mining and steel industry which he acquired during his tenure in Congress.