Elmer E. Phillips, Petitioner, v. Dabco Fuel, Incorporated; Director, Office of Workers'compensation Programs, United States Department Oflabor, Respondents, 998 F.2d 1010 (4th Cir. 1993)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 998 F.2d 1010 (4th Cir. 1993)

Submitted: July 8, 1993. Decided: July 28, 1993


On Petition for Review of an Order of the Benefits Review Board. (89-3121-BLA)

Elmer E. Phillips, Petitioner Pro Se.

Mark Elliott Solomons, Laura Metcoff Klaus, Arter & Hadden, Washington, D.C.; Jill M. Otte, Barbara J. Johnson, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., for Respondents.

Ben.Rev.Bd.

AFFIRMED.

Before PHILLIPS, MURNAGHAN, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

PER CURIAM:


OPINION

Elmer E. Phillips seeks review of the Benefits Review Board's decision and order affirming the administrative law judge's denial of black lung benefits pursuant to 30 U.S.C.A. # 8E8E # 901-945 (West 1986 & Supp. 1992). Our review of the record discloses that the Board's decision is based upon substantial evidence and that this appeal is without merit. Accordingly, we affirm on the reasoning of the Board. Phillips v. Dabco Fuel, Inc., No. 89-3121-BLA (B.R.B. Aug. 25, 1992). We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before the Court and argument would not aid the decisional process.

AFFIRMED