Lowell Dingus, Petitioner, v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Unitedstates Department of Labor, Respondent, 35 F.3d 555 (Fed. Cir. 1994)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - 35 F.3d 555 (Fed. Cir. 1994) Submitted Aug. 2, 1994. Decided Sept. 7, 1994

Lowell Dingus, petitioner pro se.

Patricia May Nece, Cheryl C. Blair-Kijewski, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C., for respondent.



Before WIDENER, WILKINSON, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.


Appellant 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. Secs. 901-945 (West 1986 & Supp.1994). 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. Dingus v. Director, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, No. 92-2201-BLA (B.R.B. Jan. 31, 1994). 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.