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[Public Law 91–173]

[As Amended Through P.L. 109–280, Enacted August 17, 2006]

This document was prepared by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and reflects changes to the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 [30 U.S.C. 801 et seq.] by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 ("MINER Act") [Pub. L. 109-236].

This is not an official document. Do not use this document as a legal citation to authority.

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NEW: DRAFT Mine Safety & Health Deskbook

The Office of the Solicitors Division of Mine Safety and Health has developed a DRAFT Mine Safety & Health Deskbook. The Deskbook includes the current, operative text of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), as amended by numerous other statutes through October 2015. It also contains the text of other laws related to the protection of miner safety and health that may be useful to the mining community.

We are asking for your comments in improving the Deskbook, as we plan to include this Deskbook, once finalized, on MSHAs website as a legislative reference. We are particularly interested in comments from the public on additional laws and provisions that would be helpful to include, editorial errors, and formatting.

To facilitate the timely posting of the final document, please provide any input no later than January 4, 2016. To submit comments, please email:

 - Access the DRAFT Mine Safety & Health Deskbook here