The Civil Penalty Contest Procedure: Steps to Avoid Delinquency Fines, Interest, and Collection Activity

September 12, 2012 at 10:00am11:00am

Between 2002 and 2010, our nation’s mining industry witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of MSHA enforcement actions issued — with coal and metal non metal penalties jumping by 256% and 512% respectively. This increase has led to more and more mine operators exercising their rights to challenge MSHA enforcement actions.

While mine operators are wise to exercise these important rights, a troubling theme is emerging - an increase in operator delinquency notices, additional monetary penalties in the form of delinquency fines and interest, as well as collection actions initiated by MSHA and the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Join Dinsmore attorneys Bob Beatty and Jason Nutzman for the first discussion in our complimentary 2012 Fall Mine Safety and Health webinar series, where you’ll learn how to avoid the pitfalls of MSHA civil penalty contest procedure that result in delinquencies, and potential collection actions. This webinar will closely examine the deadlines involved in a civil penalty contest case, and review the Commission procedural rules that govern the procedure.

This webinar is a must see not only for safety directors, but also for management personnel in accounts payable departments and others involved in the processing or payment of MSHA civil penalties.

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