Notification of Commencement of Operations and Closing of Mines
30 CFR 56.1000 and 57.1000
30 CFR §57/56.1000 Notification
of commencement of operations and closing of mines
The owner, operator, or person in
charge of any metal and nonmetal mine shall notify the nearest Mine Safety and
Health Administration Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health District Office
before starting operations, of the approximate or actual date mine operation
will commence. The notification shall
include the mine name, location, the company name, mailing address, person in
charge, and whether operations will be continuous or intermittent. When any mine is closed, the person in
charge shall notify the nearest district office as provided above and indicate
whether the closure is temporary or permanent.
This standard requires the
operator, owner, or person in charge of a metal and nonmetal mine to notify
MSHA when a mine begins operating, construction starts, or mining ceases.
There is no
MSHA Policy for this standard.
Consider in Determining Compliance:
Is MSHA notified before mining starts?
Is MSHA notified when construction of a
future mine commences?
Is MSHA notified when a mine closes?