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Kline Letter to Department of Labor Acting Inspector General
Topic: Alert Memorandum re: Pattern of Violation provisions of Mine Act


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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