(a) If it is determined that a special inspection is not warranted, a
written notice of negative finding shall be issued as soon as possible
following such determination.
(b) If it is determined that an inspection is warranted and upon such
inspection it is determined that neither a citation nor a withdrawal order
should be issued for the alleged violation or imminent danger, a written
notice of negative finding shall be issued by the authorized representative
of the Secretary prior to leaving the mine premises.
(c) Any notice of negative finding issued under this part shall be
issued to the representative of miners or miner seeking the special
inspection and a copy shall be served upon the operator.
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