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MSHA’s authorizing Statute governs our mine safety and health programs. 

Current Legislation

Mine Safety and Health Deskbook | En español

Key Historical Statutes and their Legislative History

Learn about the legislation leading up to the most recent law.

Learn more about the legislative history of the MINER Act of 2006, the Mine Act of 1977, and the Coal Act of 1969 here.