WASHINGTON — President Bush has announced he intends to nominate Utahn Dave D. Lauriski to become assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health.
Lauriski is the president of Lauriski and Associates, a consulting firm in Price.
He served as general manager of Energy West Mining Co. from 1995 to 1999 and as director of health, safety, environmental and government affairs for Interwest Mining Co. from 1993 to 1995.
He is a graduate of Utah State University and the College of Eastern Utah.
It is routine for a president to announce he intends to make a nomination for top posts before actually sending the name to the Senate for confirmation. It allows others to raise possible objections while background checks are made before the formal nomination is submitted.