The bill also transforms the pattern of violation (POV) language by amending Sec. 104 (e) of the Mine Safety Health Act to create a statutory system that mirrors the current POV process used by MSHA. This is an important change and will warrant close attention by the NMA and its members. In the coming months, the results of additional investigations of the events at UBB by the State of West Virginia and MSHA’s internal review of its actions are expected to provide further insights into what happened at UBB and whether additional mine safety legislation is needed to ensure continued progress in mine safety and health.