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Office of the Solicitor
Division of Mine Safety and Health
and Legislative Histories
The Mine Safety and Health Division is responsible for advising the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) on the proper interpretation and application of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act), as amended by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (MINER Act), and Title 30, Parts 1-199 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Division practices under and provides legal guidance to MSHA on a number of statutes and regulations including the:
In addition, the following historical information is available for viewing:
The majority of the Division's litigation work is practiced before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (Commission), an independent body that is not related to the Department of Labor. Decisions, procedures, and rules of practice of the Commission can be found on the page addressing Commission-related topics. Attorneys in the Division may also practice before United States Courts of Appeals in appellate matters. A link has been provided to view decisions issued for publication by Courts of Appeals.