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Federal No 2

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  • Summary
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    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Citations, Orders, and Safeguards
    Please Note: Eastern Associated Coal LLC has been the current operator since 5/19/1998

    Year 103(k) 104(a) 104(b) 104(d)(1) 104(d)(2) 104(g)(1) 107(a) 314(b) Proposed
    Penalties ($)
    Current Penalties ($) Amount Paid
    To Date ($)
    1995 1 170 0 2 1 0 0 0 39,991.00 34,352.00 34,352.00
    1996 0 164 0 1 0 0 0 0 30,660.00 24,840.00 24,840.00
    1997 0 166 0 1 0 0 1 0 21,476.00 21,031.00 21,031.00
    1998 1 165 0 0 7 0 1 2 43,764.00 39,215.00 39,215.00
    1999 1 133 0 0 1 0 1 2 26,761.00 23,436.00 23,436.00
    2000 3 179 0 4 0 0 0 4 23,964.00 22,913.00 22,913.00
    2001 2 157 0 0 2 0 0 1 30,012.00 29,006.00 29,006.00
    2002 0 163 0 0 0 0 0 1 35,011.00 27,417.00 27,417.00
    2003 1 187 0 3 2 0 0 2 32,819.00 29,379.00 29,379.00
    2004 2 384 2 2 3 1 0 2 82,537.00 62,736.00 62,736.00
    2005 1 171 0 0 0 1 0 1 29,373.00 25,960.00 24,475.00
    2006 1 449 0 8 1 1 2 4 141,988.00 124,622.00 94,572.00
    2007 1 252 3 3 0 0 1 2 379,132.00 301,167.00 110,698.00
    2008 7 368 0 3 5 0 1 0 246,861.00 230,970.00 110,218.00
    2009 4 372 0 0 6 0 0 3 189,379.00 189,379.00 53,064.00
    2010 1 185 0 0 7 0 0 2 37,705.00 37,705.00 3,109.00
    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: Eastern Associated Coal LLC has been the current operator since 5/19/1998

    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 38 0 0 1,062,476 4,253,240 0.00 7.15 0.0464 10.01
    1996 0 34 0 0 1,078,054 4,580,429 0.00 6.31 0.0607 8.54
    1997 0 31 0 2 1,041,002 4,393,315 0.00 5.96 0.0434 8.34
    1998 0 31 0 2 1,047,717 4,752,264 0.00 5.92 0.0449 8.88
    1999 0 30 0 0 993,098 4,648,008 0.00 6.04 0.0369 8.19
    2000 0 19 0 1 990,097 4,255,124 0.00 3.84 0.0454 8.29
    2001 0 30 0 1 1,049,225 4,878,400 0.00 5.72 0.0756 7.13
    2002 0 23 0 2 1,083,199 4,994,916 0.00 4.25 0.0366 7.13
    2003 0 35 0 1 1,054,162 4,397,317 0.00 6.64 0.0340 6.27
    2004 0 31 0 8 1,017,364 4,889,905 0.00 6.09 0.0368 5.60
    2005 0 23 0 1 1,027,049 4,100,023 0.00 4.48 0.0336 5.11
    2006 0 25 0 1 1,071,045 4,621,992 0.00 4.67 0.0721 4.79
    2007 0 15 0 0 1,063,399 4,020,116 0.00 2.82 0.0423 4.75
    2008 0 18 0 0 1,042,230 3,093,227 0.00 3.45 0.0213 4.26
    2009 0 27 0 3 1,069,558 3,810,192 0.00 5.05 0.0117 4.04
    2010 0 2 0 0 244,939 676,843 - - - -
    *   Hours worked and accidents & injuries now include office hours or accidents (subunit 99).
    ** Current rates are based on data available as of 2009 Quarter 4. For a further explanation, please see this.
  • MSHA Data


  • 2009 Sales to Power Plants

    NameControllerOperatorLocationTons Purchased
    PPL MontourPPL CorpPPL Generation LLCMontour County, PA661043
    Avon LakeReliant Energy IncReliant Energy IncLorain County, OH345009
    Eddystone Generating StationExelon CorpExelon EnergyDelaware County, PA239126
    Clifty CreekOhio Valley Electric CorpIndiana-Kentucky Electric CorpJefferson County, IN206611
    Hatfields Ferry Power StationAllegheny Energy IncAllegheny Energy Supply Co LLCGreene County, PA199438
    Kodak Park SiteEastman Kodak CoEastman Kodak CoMonroe County, NY156986
    AES Somerset LLCAES CorpAES NUGsNiagara County, NY148812
    TitusReliant Energy IncReliant Energy IncBerks County, PA133834
    PPL Brunner IslandPPL CorpPPL Generation LLCYork County, PA112004
    AES CayugaAES CorpAES NUGsTompkins County, NY96248
    MerrimackNortheast UtilitiesPublic Service Co of NHMerrimack County, NH68071
    B L EnglandRockland Capital Energy Investments LLCRockland Capital Energy Investments LLCCape May County, NJ28296
    Morgantown Generating PlantMirant CorpMirant CorpCharles County, MD25061
    Fort Martin Power StationAllegheny Energy IncMonongahela Power CoMonongalia County, WV12397
    AES ThamesAES CorpAES NUGsNew London County, CT12280
    AshevilleProgress Energy IncProgress Energy CarolinasBuncombe County, NC11403
    Mitchell Power StationAllegheny Energy IncAllegheny Energy Supply Co LLCWashington County, PA624
  • Production
  • MSHA Press Release: 550 violations cited in latest ‘impact inspections’

    The Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that as a result of their “special impact” inspections, initiated in the wake of the Upper Big Branch Mine explosion, resulted in a total of 341 violations in their inspection of 15 coal mines. The rest of the violations occurred in 15 metal/non-metal mines.

    Mines were targeted based on their history of prior violations. Included were the Advantage Number 1 mine in Kentucky, which was issued 51 violations. Another was the Straight Creek #1 Mine (also in Kentucky), which was issued 39 violations. A later, regularly-scheduled inspection on October 14 found that many of the conditions had not changed, and the mine was closed until the problems were corrected.

    The full list of coal mines cited is

    Read more at http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/MSHA/MSHA20101464.htm

    Part of Federal No. 2 shut down by imminent danger order

    Patriot Coal Provides Update on Third Quarter
    ST. LOUIS, Sept 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —

    Regarding Federal, on September 8, the mine received an imminent danger order issued by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration relating to a methane level of just over five percent near a gob area of the longwall tailgate entry, causing the longwall to be idled. The Company expects the longwall to return to production early the week of September 13. Continuous miner sections at the Federal mine were not affected by the order and remain in operation.

    Read more at http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=216060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1469856&highlight=

    Patriot Coal Announces Management Changes

    ST. LOUIS, Aug 24, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/

    Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) announced today that Paul H. Vining is stepping down as President & Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In order to ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities, Mr. Vining has agreed to continue in a senior advisory role at Patriot for a period which could extend through the end of this year.

    The Company also announced that Charles A. Ebetino, Jr. will assume the position of Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for all of Patriot’s mining operations. Mr. Ebetino has served as Patriot’s Senior Vice President – Corporate Development since its 2007 spin-off. Ebetino has more than 30 years of operating and commercial experience in the coal and utility industries, including prior senior management roles at Peabody Energy and American Electric Power, where he served as President & Chief Operating Officer of AEP’s coal mining and coal-related subsidiaries from 1993 until 2002. “Chuck’s prior management experience, combined with his operating background and specific knowledge of Patriot’s operations, make him an excellent fit for this position,” stated Patriot Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Whiting. “His deep understanding of all aspects of coal mining and marketing will serve the Company well as he assumes this critical role,” continued Whiting.

    Read more at http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=216060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1462997

    Criminal probe continues at Federal No. 2

    by Ken Ward Jr. – July 26, 2010

    While most of the media attention is rightly focused on the disaster at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine, a low-profile criminal investigation is continuing at Patriot Coal’s Federal No. 2 Mine in Monongalia County.

    It’s not clear if we’re any closer to finding out more about what was going on at Federal No. 2 … but a key hearing in federal court seems headed to be delayed until perhaps early in 2011.

    Read more at http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2010/07/26/criminal-probe-continues-at-federal-no-2/

    Methane test issue started more than a year ago, mine foreman says

    By Ken Ward Jr. – March 1, 2010

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Patriot Coal foreman told state and federal investigators he was ordered more than a year ago not to keep records of explosive methane levels he discovered inside sealed portions of the company’s Federal No. 2 Mine in Monongalia County.

    John Renner of Morgantown said he was also told never to evacuate the huge underground mining operation, regardless of whether mandated methane tests showed dangerous concentrations of the explosive gas.

    Read more at http://wvgazette.com/News/BeyondSago/201003010521

  • News
  • Master Inspection List, Targeted Enforcement, Sept 2010

    A list of the mines inspected and citations issued in the September 2010 push by MSHA to reinspect mines with a pattern of violations.
    http://coaldiver.org/documents/master-inspection-list-targeted-enforcement-sept-2010

  • Documents