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Petition - Docket No. M-97-126-C

In the matter of
Bass Energy Inc.
Bass Energy Mine No. 1
I.D. No. 46-01162
Petition for Modification
Docket No. M97-126-C

On October 24, 1997, Bass Energy Inc., filed a petition pursuant to 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety ad Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. sec, 811(c), 30 CFR. 44 et seq., for the modification of the application of 30 CFR. 75.380(d)(4)(i), to its Bass Eneigy Mine No. 1, located in Upshur County, West Virginia. However, on Jamuuy 26,1 999 MSHA received a letter from the petitioner, which requested a withdrawal of the petition stating that," At this time we would like to withdraw this petition, since Bass Energy Inc. Mine No.I has been abandoned since September 19, 1998, and the mine has been put on abandoned status."

Therefore, pursuant to the authority delegated by the Secretary of Labor to the Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health, Bass Energy Inc.'s Petition for Modification of 30 CFR 75.380(d)(4)(i) to its Bass Energy Mine No. 1 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 Decision and Order will become final and must be posted by the operator on the mine bulletin board at the mine.