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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BARRICK CORTEZ INC.

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Docket No. WEST 2020-0080-M

A.C. No. 26-00827-498902

 

 

 

BEFORE: Rajkovich, Chairman; Althen and Traynor, 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. (2018) (“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. § 815(a). The Secretary of Labor 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.

 

 

 

/s/ Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr.

                                                                                    Marco M. Rajkovich, Jr., Chairman

 

 

 

/s/ William I. Althen

William I. Althen, Commissioner

 

 

 

/s/ Arthur R. Traynor, III

Arthur R. Traynor, III, Commissioner

 

 

Distribution (e-mail):

William K. Doran

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

1909 K Street, N.W., Suite 1000

Washington, DC 20006

William.Doran@ogletreedeakins.com

 

Emily Scott, Esq.

Office of the Solicitor

Scott.Emily.T@dol.gov

 

Chief Administrative Law Judge Glenn Voisin

Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission

GVoisin@fmshrc.gov

 

Melanie Garris

Office of Civil Penalty Compliance

Mine Safety and Health Administration

Garris.Melanie@DOL.GOV