30 CFR § 48.32
The operator, miner, and miners' representative shall have the right of
appeal from a decision of the District Manager.
(a) In the event an operator, miner, or miners' representative
decides to appeal a decision by the District Manager, such an appeal shall be
submitted, in writing, to the Administrator for Coal Mine Safety and Health
or Administrator for Metal and Non-metal Safety and Health, as appropriate,
MSHA, 1100 Wilson Boulevard Room 2424 (Coal) or Room 2436 (Metal and Nonmetal), Arlington, Virginia 22209-3939, within 30 days of
notification of the District Manager's decision.
(b) The Administrator may require additional information from the
operator, the miners or their representatives, and the District Manager, if
the Administrator determines such information is necessary.
(c) The Administrator shall render a decision on the appeal within 30
days after receipt of the appeal.
[43 FR 47459, Oct. 13, 1978, as amended at 47 FR 23641, May 28, 1982]