20 CFR 726.312 - Burdens of proof.

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§ 726.312 Burdens of proof.
(a) The Director shall bear the burden of proving the existence of a violation, and the time period for which the violation occurred. To prove a violation, the Director must establish:
(1) That the person against whom the penalty is assessed is an operator, or is the president, secretary, or treasurer of an operator, if such operator is a corporation.
(2) That the operator violated section 423 of the Act and § 726.4. The filing of a complaint shall be considered prima facie evidence that the Director has searched the records maintained by OWCP and has determined that the operator was not authorized to self-insure its liability under the Act for the time period in question, and that no insurance carrier reported coverage of the operator for the time period in question.
(b) The Director need not produce further evidence in support of his burden of proof with respect to the issues set forth in paragraph (a) if no party contested them pursuant to § 726.307(b)(3).
(c) The Director shall bear the burden of proving the size of the operator as required by § 726.302, except that if the Director has requested the operator to supply information with respect to its size under § 726.303 and the operator has not fully complied with that request, it shall be presumed that the operator has more than 100 employees engaged in coal mine employment. The person or persons liable for the assessment shall thereafter bear the burden of proving the actual number of employees engaged in coal mine employment.
(d) The Director shall bear the burden of proving the operator's receipt of the notification required by § 726.303, the operator's prior notice of the applicability of the Black Lung Benefits Act to its operations, and the existence of any previous assessment against the operator, the operator's principals, or the operator's officers.
(e) The person or persons liable for an assessment shall bear the burden of proving the applicability of the mitigating factors listed in § 726.302(d).

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      20 CFR Parts 701, 702, 703, 725, and 726

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U.S. Code: Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
U.S. Code: Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS

§ 901 - Short title

§ 902 - Definitions

§ 903 - Coverage

§ 904 - Liability for compensation

§ 905 - Exclusiveness of liability

§ 906 - Compensation

§ 907 - Medical services and supplies

§ 908 - Compensation for disability

§ 909 - Compensation for death

§ 910 - Determination of pay

§ 911 - Guardian for minor or incompetent

§ 912 - Notice of injury or death

§ 913 - Filing of claims

§ 914 - Payment of compensation

§ 915 - Invalid agreements

§ 916 - Assignment and exemption from claims of creditors

§ 917 - Lien against compensation

§ 918 - Collection of defaulted payments; special fund

§ 919 - Procedure in respect of claims

§ 920 - Presumptions

§ 921 - Review of compensation orders

§ 921a - Appearance of attorneys for Secretary, deputy commissioner, or Board

§ 922 - Modification of awards

§ 923 - Procedure before deputy commissioner or Board

§ 924 - Witnesses

§ 925 - Witness fees

§ 926 - Costs in proceedings brought without reasonable grounds

§ 927 - Powers of deputy commissioners or Board

§ 928 - Fees for services

§ 929 - Record of injury or death

§ 930 - Reports to Secretary

§ 931 - Penalty for misrepresentation

§ 932 - Security for compensation

§ 933 - Compensation for injuries where third persons are liable

§ 934 - Compensation notice

§ 935 - Substitution of carrier for employer

§ 936 - Insurance policies

§ 937 - Certificate of compliance with chapter

§ 938 - Penalties

§ 939 - Administration by Secretary

§ 940 - Deputy commissioners

§ 941 - Safety rules and regulations

§ 942 - Annual report

§ 943 - Repealed.

§ 944 - Special fund

§ 945 to 947 - Repealed.

§ 948 - Laws inapplicable

§ 948a - Discrimination against employees who bring proceedings; penalties; deposit of payments in special fund; civil actions; entitlement...employer for penalties and payments; insurance policy exemption from liability

§ 949 - Effect of unconstitutionality

§ 950 - Separability

Presidential Documents

Reorganization ... 1950 Plan No. 6

Title 20 published on 2012-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 20 CFR 726 after this date.

  • 2012-06-21; vol. 77 # 120 - Thursday, June 21, 2012
    1. 77 FR 37284 - Technical Amendments
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
      Final rule.
      Effective June 21, 2012.
      20 CFR Parts 701, 702, 703, 725, and 726