Petition - Docket No. M-1997-018-C

In the matter of
Meadow River Coal Company, Inc.
Meadow River No. 1 Mine l.D. No. 46-03467
Docket No. M-1997-018-C
30 CFR 75.362(d)(2)


On February 11, 1997, Meadow River Coal Company, Inc., filed a petition pursuant to !Ol(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. sec. 811(c), and 30 CFR 44 et seq., for the modification of the application of 30 CFR 75.362(d)(2), a mandatory safety standard.

On February 26, 2003, MSHA inspection personnel reported that the mine is being abandoned and will not resume production. Therefore, pursuant to the authority delegated by the Secretary of Labor to the Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health, Meadow River Coal Company, lnc.'s Petition for Modification of 30 CFR 75. (d)(2) to its Meadow River No. 1 Mine is dismissed.

Any party to this action desiring a hearing on this matter must file in accordance with 30 CFR 44 within 30 days. The request for hearing must be filed with the Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939.

If a hearing is requested, the request shall contain a concise summary of position on the issues of fact or law desired to be raised by the party requesting the hearing, including specific objections to the proposed decision. A party other than Petitioner who has requested a hearing shall also comment upon all issues of fact or law presented in the petition, and any party to this action requesting a hearing may indicate a desired hearing site. If no request for a hearing is filed within 30 days after service thereof, the Order of Dismissal will become final.


Hubert E. Sherer
Acting Chief, Division of Safety Coal Mine Safety and Health