20 CFR 718.202 - Determining the existence of pneumoconiosis

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  • Regulations Implementing the Byrd Amendments to the Black Lung Benefits Act: Determining Coal Miners' and Survivors' Entitlement to Benefits
    • United States
    • Federal Register March 30, 2012
    • March 30, 2012
    ...Thus, proposed Sec. 718.3(a) removes the reference to Sec. 718.306 and partial disability. The rest of the rule remains unchanged. 20 CFR 718.202 Determining the Existence of Section 718.202 addresses how a claimant may establish the existence of pneumoconiosis. Current Sec. 718.202(a)(3) l......
  • Hill v. Presley Trucking Co., BRB 20-0123 BLA
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Black Lung Complaints
    • September 16, 2021
    ...clinical pneumoconiosis and legal pneumoconiosis in the form of respiratory impairments arising out of coal mine employment. 20 C.F.R. §§718.202(a), 718.203(b). She further found Claimant is totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis and awarded benefits. 20 C.F.R. §718.204(b)(2), (c). On appea......
  • D.A. v. Bridger Coal Co.,, BRB 08-0500 BLA
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Black Lung Complaints
    • October 26, 2009
    ...law judge found that, while the chest x-ray evidence failed to establish the existence of simple pneumoconiosis pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §718.202(a)(1), the autopsy and medical opinion evidence established the existence of simple pneumoconiosis pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §718.202(a)(2), (4). The ad......
  • Chappell v. Drummond Company, Inc., BRB 11-0290 BLA
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Black Lung Complaints
    • January 31, 2012
    ...the administrative law judge found that the new autopsy evidence established the existence of simple pneumoconiosis pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §718.202(a)(2). Consequently, the administrative law judge found that the evidence established a change in conditions pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §725.310. On ......
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  • Hill v. Presley Trucking Co., BRB 20-0123 BLA
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Black Lung Complaints
    • September 16, 2021
    ...clinical pneumoconiosis and legal pneumoconiosis in the form of respiratory impairments arising out of coal mine employment. 20 C.F.R. §§718.202(a), 718.203(b). She further found Claimant is totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis and awarded benefits. 20 C.F.R. §718.204(b)(2), (c). On appea......
  • D.A. v. Bridger Coal Co.,, BRB 08-0500 BLA
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Black Lung Complaints
    • October 26, 2009
    ...law judge found that, while the chest x-ray evidence failed to establish the existence of simple pneumoconiosis pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §718.202(a)(1), the autopsy and medical opinion evidence established the existence of simple pneumoconiosis pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §718.202(a)(2), (4). The ad......
  • Chappell v. Drummond Company, Inc., BRB 11-0290 BLA
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Black Lung Complaints
    • January 31, 2012
    ...the administrative law judge found that the new autopsy evidence established the existence of simple pneumoconiosis pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §718.202(a)(2). Consequently, the administrative law judge found that the evidence established a change in conditions pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §725.310. On ......
  • Young v. Island Creek Coal Co., BRB 09-0574 BLA
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Black Lung Complaints
    • September 23, 2010
    ...law judge found that the new x-ray evidence established the existence of simple and complicated pneumoconiosis pursuant to 20 C.F.R. §§718.202(a)(1), (2), (4) and 718.304(a)-(c). Consequently, the administrative law judge found that the new evidence established a change in an applicable con......
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