OSHRC Docket No. 12667

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

July 21, 1975


Before MORAN, Chairman; and CLEARY, Commissioner



CLEARY, COMMISSIONER: The decision of Judge William E. Brennan granting the Secretary of Labor's motion to dismiss was directed for review pursuant to section 12(j) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 651 et seq. The issue on review is whether respondent's employees were notified of the motion to withdraw as required by Commission Rules of Procedure.

It appearing that the Secretary has complied with the notice requirements, and there being no objection, it is hereby ORDERED that the Judge's order granting the Secretary's motion to dismiss is affirmed.

[The Judge's decision referred to herein follows]

BRENNAN, JUDGE: This matter comes on for determination pursuant to Sections 10(c) and 12(j) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 651 et seq. (hereinafter the Act) upon Complainant's Motion to Dismiss the Citations herein, filed with the Commission on May 23, 1975, upon the grounds that, ". . . upon further investigation it was determined that respondent's employees were not exposed to the alleged hazard," which are set forth in a Citation for Serious Violation, [*2] and a Citation for Nonserious Violation, issued to respondent on March 10, 1975.

Now, therefore, pursuant to Rule 41(a)(2) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, made applicable to these proceedings by 29 U.S.C. 661(f), it is ORDERED:

That Complainant's Motion is GRANTED.