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Petition - Docket No. M-2000-001-C

Petition for Modification
In the matter of
Transalta Centralia Mining LLC
Centralia Coal Mine
l.D. No. 45-00416
Docket No. M-2000-001-C
30 CFR 77.1605(k)


On December 31, 1999, Centralia Mining Company filed a petition pursuant to IOI(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 77.1605(k), a mandatory safety standard.

On May 26, 2000, Petitioner notified MSHA in writing it was withdrawing its request for a modification to the standard.

Therefore, pursuant to the authority delegated by the Secretary of Labor to the Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health, Centralia Mining Company's Petition for Modification of 30 CFR 77.1605(k) to its Centralia Coal 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, 4015 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22203.

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 co=ent 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.


John M. Pyles
Acting Chief, Division of Safety for Coal Mine Safety and Health