30 CFR § 50.30-1 General instructions for completing MSHA Form 7000-2.
(a)MSHA I.D. Number is the 7-digit number assigned to the
mine operation by MSHA. Any questions regarding the appropriate I.D. number
to use should be directed to your local MSHA District Office.
(b)Calendar Quarter: First quarter is January, February, and
March. Second quarter is April, May, and June. Third quarter is July,
August, and September. Fourth quarter is October, November, and
(c)County is the name of the county, borough, or independent
city in which the operation is located.
(d)Operation Name is the specific name of the mine or plant
to which the MSHA I.D. number was assigned and for which the quarterly
employment report is being submitted.
(e)Company Name is the name of the operating company that
this report pertains to.
(f)Mailing Address is the address of the mine office where
the quarterly employment report is to be retained. This should be as near the
operation as possible.
(g)Employment, Employee Hours, and Coal Production--(1)
Operation Sub-Unit: (i) Underground Mine: Report data for your
underground workers on the first line. If you have personnel working at the
surface of your underground mine, report data for those persons on the second
(g)(1)(ii) Surface Mine (Including Shops and Yards): Report on
the appropriate line, employment and coal production for the mining
operation. For surface mining sub-units 03, 04, 05 and 06, include all work
associated with shops and yards;
(g)(1)(iii) Mill Operations, Preparation Plants, Breakers:
Report data on all persons employed at your milling (crushing, sizing,
grinding, concentrating, etc.) operation, preparation plant, or breaker,
including those working in associated shops and yards. (Do not include
personnel reported in shops and yards associated with other sub-units.);
(g)(1)(iv) Office: Include in this category employees who work
principally at the mine or preparation facility office.
(2)Average number of persons working during
quarter: Show the average number of employees on the payroll during all
active periods in the quarter. Include all classes of employees (supervisory,
professional, technical proprietors, owners, operators, partners, and service
personnel) on your payroll, full or part-time, Report Each Employee Under One
Activity Only. For example: If one or more persons work both in the mine and
the mill, report these employees under the activity where they spend most of
their time. If necessary, estimate for the major activity. The average number
may be computed by adding together the number of employees working during
each pay period and then dividing by the number of pay periods. Do not
include pay periods where no one worked. For example, during the quarter you
had 5 pay periods where employees worked. The number of employees in each pay
period was 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15 respectively. To compute the average, add
the number of employees working each pay period (10 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 =
64). Then divide by the number of pay periods (64 divided by 5 = 12.8).
Rounding this to the nearest whole number, we get 13 as the average number
of persons working.
(3)Total employee-hours worked during the
quarter: Show the total hours worked by all employees during the quarter
covered. Include all time where the employee was actually on duty, but
exclude vacation, holiday, sick leave, and all other off-duty time, even
though paid for. Make certain that each overtime hour is reported as one
hour, and not as the overtime pay multiple for an hour of work. The hours
reported should be obtained from payroll or other time records. If actual
hours are not available, they may be estimated on the basis of scheduled
hours. Make certain not to include hours paid but not worked.
(4)Production of clean coal (short tons): This
section is to be compiled only by operators of underground or surface mines,
but not by operators of central or independent coal preparation plants or
operators of metal or nonmetal mines. Enter the total production of clean
coal from the mine. This must include coal shipped from the mine and coal
used for fuel at the mine, but exclude refuse and coal produced at another
mine and purchased for use at the mine.
(h)Other Reportable Data. Indicate the number of reportable
injuries or illnesses occurring at your operation during the quarter covered
by this report. Show the name, title, and telephone number of the person to
be contacted regarding this report, and show the date that this report was
Subpart E--Maintenance of Records; Verification of Information