Within 30 days of the opening of a new mine or when there are any changes to the legal ownership structure for a mine, a mine operator must file a Legal Identification Report with MSHA. MSHA uses this information to properly identify persons charged with violating mandatory safety and health standards and in the assessment of civil penalties on those violations. The Office of the Solicitor uses the information to expedite service of documents upon the mine operator.
This form is not used to apply for a Mine ID; rather, it is for submitting an initial Legal ID Report or updating an existing Legal ID Report. If you need a Mine ID, please see MSHA Form 7000-51, Mine ID Request or contact your local MSHA District office. (Links to District office contact information are provided above under filing instructions.)
Detailed instructions for filing the online Form 2000-7, Legal ID Report are available in PDF. Please read all instructions before beginning.
If filing by mail or fax, completed printed forms should be sent to your MSHA District office.
Mine Safety and Health Enforcement
All information previously submitted remains in effect except where changes have been submitted. If the changes provided on this form affect other mines, a separate form must be filed for each Mine ID number.
Questions regarding this form should be directed to MSHA at (877) 778-6055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes per written response and 20 minutes per electronic response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data need, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S Department of Labor, Office of Standards, Regulations and Variances, 201 12th Street South, Suite 401, Arlington, Virginia 22202-5452. Persons are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number.