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Petition - Docket No. M-97-14-M

In the matter of
Getchell Gold Corporation
Getchel Mine
I.D. No. 26-02233
Docket No. M-97-14-M


On November 10, 1997, Getchell Gold Corporation (Getchell), filed a petition pursuant to 101(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1997 (Mine Act), 30 U.S.C. Sec. 811(c), and 30 CFR 44 et seq., for modificationof the application of mandatory safety standard 30 CFR § 57.14130, at its Getchell Mine, Getchell requested that roll-over protective structures (ROPS) not be applicable for theJohn Deere Model 570B Grader S.N. DW570BX5544565 and the Caterpillar D3C S.N. 6SL0153.

On August 27, 1999, a request was filed with the Director of Standards, Regulations, and Variances by the petitioner for a withdrawal of the petition.

Therefore, pursuant to the authority delegated by the Secretary of Labor to the Administrator for Metal and Nonmetal Safety and Health, Petition No. M-97-14-M, for Modification of 30 CFR § 57.14130, at the Getchel Mine is DISMISSED without prejudice.


Earnest C. Teaster, Jr.
Administrator for Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health