WASHINGTON, D.C. | June 30, 2010
Dear Mr. Petrole:
Thank you for providing a briefing to my staff regarding the June 23, 2010 Alert Memorandum issued by your office to Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main. The Alert Memorandum raises serious concerns regarding the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (“MSHA”) enforcement of the Pattern of Violation (“POV”) provision of the Mine Act during the past year.
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