MSHA Issues A Final Rule To Revise The POV System
Created: Friday, 15 February 2013 15:28
Published: Friday, 15 February 2013 15:28
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) kicked off its regulatory agenda by lifting the veil on its final rule to revise the Pattern of Violations (POV) system under 30 C.F.R. Part 104. Unless overturned by a court in an expected industry challenge, the final rule will dramatically change the existing POV system and impose significant, onerous burdens on mine operators, according to the law firm of Patton Boggs LLP.
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Electrical Panel Violations Upheld, Fine Reduced
Created: Friday, 15 February 2013 15:22
Published: Friday, 15 February 2013 15:22
By Ellen Smith
A small crushed stone operation had three penalties for electrical violations significantly reduced by a Review Commission judge from $77,600 to $18,000 after the operator was able to show that MSHA had inspected the mine’s electrical panels since 1999, and not cited the company for the conditions found in the recent inspection.
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