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Center Coal Company

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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Center Coal Co-Div/General Industries Inc has been the current operator since 10/2/2000

    Year 103(k) 104(a) 104(g)(1) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1996 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1997 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1998 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    1999 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2000 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2001 0 2 0 110.00 110.00 110.00
    2002 0 9 0 516.00 516.00 516.00
    2003 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2004 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    2005 0 2 0 120.00 120.00 120.00
    2006 0 1 0 400.00 400.00 400.00
    2007 0 3 0 416.00 416.00 416.00
    2008 0 5 1 987.00 987.00 987.00
    2009 1 3 0 1,159.00 1,159.00 1,159.00
    2010 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
    Note: Vacated Citations are not included in any reports on the DRS.

    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Injuries, Hours Worked, and Production Totals
    Please Note: Center Coal Co-Div/General Industries Inc has been the current operator since 10/2/2000

    Year Fatal Operator
    Injuries
    NFDL Operator
    Injuries
    Fatal Contractor
    Injuries
    NFDL Contractor
    Injuries
    Operator Hours
    Worked*
    Coal
     Produced 
    (tons)
    Operator Fatal
    Incidence Rate**
    Operator NFDL
    Incidence Rate**
    Mine Type
    National Fatal
    Incidence Rate**
    Mine Type
    National NFDL
    Incidence Rate**
    1995 0 0 0 0 6,710 0 0.00 0.00 0.0202 6.28
    1996 0 0 0 0 5,720 0 0.00 0.00 0.0355 4.91
    1997 0 0 0 0 5,680 0 0.00 0.00 0.0000 4.03
    1998 0 0 0 0 5,100 0 0.00 0.00 0.0172 4.22
    1999 0 0 0 0 5,234 0 0.00 0.00 0.0283 3.89
    2000 0 0 0 0 4,443 0 0.00 0.00 0.0406 3.65
    2001 0 0 0 0 4,016 0 0.00 0.00 0.0297 3.21
    2002 0 0 0 0 3,635 0 0.00 0.00 0.0107 3.64
    2003 0 0 0 0 3,581 0 0.00 0.00 0.0000 3.48
    2004 0 0 0 0 4,107 0 0.00 0.00 0.0356 2.75
    2005 0 1 0 0 6,700 0 0.00 29.85 0.0000 2.36
    2006 0 0 0 0 9,525 0 0.00 0.00 0.0000 2.43
    2007 0 1 0 0 8,562 0 0.00 23.36 0.0113 1.88
    2008 0 0 0 0 4,841 0 0.00 0.00 0.0245 1.54
    2009 0 1 0 0 6,626 0 0.00 30.18 0.0000 1.62
    2010 0 0 0 0 3,315 0 0.00 0.00 0.0000 1.46
    *   Hours worked and accidents & injuries now include office hours or accidents (subunit 99).
    ** Current rates are based on data available as of 2010 Quarter 1. For a further explanation, please see this.
  • MSHA Data
  • Production
  • Central ND coal mine reclamation being abandoned – BusinessWeek

    By DALE WETZEL – BISMARCK, N.D. – September 15, 2010

    A major coal mine land reclamation project in central North Dakota is being abandoned over a dispute about how much a contractor should be paid for doing the earth work, Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer said Wednesday.

    Smith Contracting, of Butte, Mont., bid $1.22 million to reclaim about 150 acres of abandoned mine land in Ward County, about seven miles southwest of Velva, commission filings say. It is part of a larger area, covering about 1,100 acres, that must be reclaimed, commission documents say.

    Read more at http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9I8NEH82.htm

    ND coal-drying plant passes first large-scale test – BusinessWeek

    By JAMES MacPHERSON — BISMARCK, N.D.

    Operators of a coal drying plant in southwestern North Dakota said the new factory has passed its first commercial-scale test using 450 tons of low-grade lignite from New Zealand.

    Robert French, the chief executive officer of GTL Energy USA Ltd., said the plant near South Heart successfully removed 65 percent of the water from the low-quality lignite, allowing it to burn cleaner and produce more than 40 percent additional energy.

    “The technology has been proven at the South Heart plant,” French said of the factory, which was completed in March after about 15 months of construction.

    Read more at http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9GU845O0.htm

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