October 22nd, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Section 104(a) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act requires MSHA to fix a reasonable time for abatement of the enforcement action issued. The term abatement is not defined in the Mine Act but isgenerally understood in the mining industry to mean “correction” of the violative condition. But what does this really mean? What can MSHA actually require? This presentation will discuss operator rights and responsibilities when it comes to abating an enforcement action.