What is a Memorandum of Understanding?
One of the Secretary of Labor's goals is to secure a safe and healthy workplace, especially at mines. The Secretary will implement this goal by forming agreements with States, local governments, entities that represent these governments, and other Federal agencies to consult, coordinate, and exchange information concerning the health and safety of miners. These agreements may include various areas such as training, enforcement, communication, and coordination.
Memoranda of Understanding
Interagency Agreement Between the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration - U.S. Department of Labor (03/1979)The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), U.S. Department of Labor, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor, have entered into this agreement to delineate certain areas of authority, set forth factors regarding determinations relating to convenience of administration, provide a procedure for determining general jurisdictional questions, and provide for coordination between MSHA and OSHA in all areas of mutual interest.
Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC) (06/2014)In this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU or Agreement), the U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) agrees with the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC) to facilitate coordinated and timely communications that promote and protect the mining industry's most precious resource, miners.
Statement of Gregory E. Conrad, Executive Director Interstate Mining Compact Commission
IMCC Web Site
Photos of Signing
Presentations from the MSHA - IMCC Meeting on Mine Emergency Response held May 11, 2011 at MSHA's Approval and Certification Center, Triadelphia, WV
Memorandum Of Understanding Between The U.S. Department Of Labor, Mine Safety And Health Administration (MSHA) and the U.S. Department Of The Interior, Bureau Of Land Management (BLM) (12/2011)The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is to specify bases for coordination between the BLM and MSHA and to foster the communication of information on geological conditions or mining practices that impactthe health and safety of miners at underground coal mines on Federal and Indian lands.
Memorandum Of Understanding Between the United States Department of Labor, Mine Safety And Health Administration and the Office Of Mines And Minerals, Illinois Department Of Natural Resources (04/29/2013)The following program for qualifying persons as coal mine electricians is administered by the Illinois State Mining Board in the Illinois Department ofNatural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals (OMM), under authority granted in 220 Ill. Comp. Stat, 705/2.01 and Ill. Admin. Code tit. 62, § 220.50(e) and MSHA's authority under 30 U.S.C. § 801 et seq. and 30 C.P.R. §§ 75.153(a) and 77.1 03(a). This electrical qualification program as described below is approved by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), United States Department of Labor. This agreement will become effective when signed by all parties and run indefinitely, unless terminated with the mutual consent of the parties or by one party upon thirty days' written notice to the other party.
Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, and the U.S. Department of Energy (10/7/2014)MSHA and the DOE entered into this Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose of delineating certain areas of authority and responsibility, to clarify guidelines, and to enhance communication and coordination between MSHA and DOE for the purpose of improving safety and health. Both agencies entered into this agreement to facilitate the effective implementation of the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act by formalizing a working relationship between the two agencies. Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Railroad Administration, and The Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor (1/5/2015)The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), U.S. Department of Labor, have entered into this Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to establish cooperative procedures for resolving jurisdictional questions, and to provide for interagency coordination between FRA and MSHA in areas of mutual interest.