If an inspection discloses that an employer has failed to correct an alleged violation for which a
citation has been issued within the period permitted for its correction, the Area Director shall, if appropriate, consult with the Regional Solicitor,
and he shall notify the employer by certified mail or by personal service by the Compliance Safety and Health Officer of such failure and of the
additional penalty proposed under section 17(d) of the Act by reason of such failure. The period for the correction of a violation for which a
citation has been issued shall not begin to run until the entry of a final order of the Review Commission in the case of any review proceedings
initiated by the employer in good faith and not solely for delay or avoidance of penalties.
Any employer receiving a notification of failure to correct a violation and of proposed additional
penalty may, under section 10(b) of the Act, notify the Area Director in writing that he intends to contest such notification or proposed additional
penalty before the Review Commission. Such notice of intention to contest shall be postmarked within 15 working days of the receipt by the employer of
the notification of failure to correct a violation and of proposed additional penalty. The Area Director shall immediately transmit such notice to the
Review Commission in accordance with the rules of procedure prescribed by the Commission.
Each notification of failure to correct a violation and of proposed additional penalty shall state that
it shall be deemed to be the final order of the Review Commission and not subject to review by any court or agency unless, within 15 working days from
the date of receipt of such notification, the employer notifies the Area Director in writing that he intends to contest the notification or the
proposed additional penalty before the Review Commission.