FEDERAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH REVIEW COMMISSION

1331 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., N.W., SUITE 520N

WASHINGTON, DC 20004-1710

SECRETARY OF LABOR,

   MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH  

   ADMINISTRATION (MSHA)          

 

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APPLIED MINERALS, INC.

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Docket No. WEST 2016-130-M

A.C. No. 42-02383-389320

 

 

BEFORE:    Althen, Acting Chairman; Jordan, Young, and Cohen, Commissioners

                                                          

ORDER

 

BY THE COMMISSION:  

                                                                                                                                                           

            This matter arises under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, 30 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. (2012) (“Mine Act”).   The Commission has received a motion from the operator seeking to reopen a penalty assessment which had become a final order of the Commission pursuant to section 105(a) of the Mine Act,   30 U.S.C. § 813(a).   The Secretary states that he does not oppose the motion.  

 

Having reviewed movant’s unopposed motion to reopen, we reopen this matter and remand it to the Chief Administrative Law Judge for further proceedings pursuant to the Mine Act and the Commission’s Procedural Rules, 29 C.F.R. Part 2700.   Consistent with Rule 28, the Secretary shall file a petition for assessment of penalty within 45 days of the date of this order.   See 29 C.F.R. § 2700.28.

 

 

 

The granting of this motion is not precedential for the consideration of any other motion before the Commission.

 

 

 

/s/ William I. Althen

William I. Althen, Acting Chairman

 

 

 

                                                                                    /s/ Mary Lu Jordan

                                                                                    Mary Lu Jordan, Commissioner

 

 

 

/s/ Michael G. Young

Michael G. Young, Commissioner

 

 

 

/s/ Robert F. Cohen, Jr.

Robert F. Cohen, Jr., Commissioner

 

 

 

Distribution:

 

William Gleeson

Applied Minerals, Inc.

110 Greene Street

Suite 1101

New York, NY 10012

 

W. Christian Schumann, Esq.

Office of the Solicitor

U.S. Department of Labor

201 12th St. South, Suite 500

Arlington, VA 22202-5450

 

Chief Administrative Law Judge Robert J. Lesnick

Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission

1331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 520N

Washington, DC 20004-1710

 

Melanie Garris

Office of Civil Penalty Compliance

Mine Safety and Health Administration

U.S. Department of Labor

201 12th St. South, Suite 500

Arlington, VA 22202-5450