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MSHA is responsible for enforcing the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) as amended by the MINER Act of 2006.  The Mine Act gives the Secretary of Labor authority to develop, promulgate, and revise health or safety standards for the protection of life and prevention of injuries in the nation’s mines. 

Implementation of the Mine Act includes:

  • Regulations and Standards in 30 CFR Parts 1 – 199
  • Rulemaking documents, including Proposed and Final Rules
  • Technical Amendments to existing Regulations and Standards, and
  • Notice documents that include Petitions for Modification of existing Standards, Information Collections, and Public Meetings.


Access a range of federal register documents, learn about the rulemaking process, access current and past regulatory agendas, view and post comments on proposed rules, and access a variety of supporting and related materials.

Standards & Regulations

View Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR).  Volume 1 contains the principle set of rules and regulations issued by MSHA. Access a range of other relevant CFR as well.


Access the current legislation guiding MSHA’s mine safety and health programs, and learn about the historical legislation leading up to the current Act.