National Mining Association v. Office of Hearings and Appeals

ELR Citation: 41 ELR 20154
No(s). 1:04-cv-00128 (D.D.C. Apr 15, 2011)

A district court dismissed a mining industry association's action challenging DOI Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) regulations allocating the burden of proof in five types of administrative proceedings under SMCRA. The association argued that the regulations impermissibly shift the ultimate...