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    If you have a question about MSHA not listed in the FAQs, you may use this link ( to submit your question by e-mail to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health. Please make certain to put "Ask MSHA" in the subject line of your email.

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    E-mailing Program Areas

    The organizational chart seen below will help you get your e-mail to the right program area personnel. For instance, if you have a question regarding Metal/Nonmetal Safety, then you would want to go Metal/Nonmetal Safety Health and then look for the Safety Division listing. Each program area has it's own directory, accessible through the chart below.

    If you wish, there is a text version of chart available. Just use the link "Text Version" located above the chart. This chart is also your link to phone numbers for each program area.
    Organizational Chart

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    Informing Mine Operators of Right to Comment on Enforcement Actions Under SBREFA

    "In accordance with the provisions of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, the Small Business Administration has established a National Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Ombudsman and 10 Regional Fairness Boards to receive comments from small businesses about federal agency enforcement actions. The Ombudsman annually evaluates enforcement activities and rates each agency's responsiveness to small business. If you wish to comment on the enforcement actions of MSHA, you may call 1-888-REG-Fair (1-888-734-3247), or write the Ombudsman at 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1240, Chicago, Illinois 60661. Please note, however, that your right to file a comment with the Ombudsman is in addition to any other rights you may have, including the right to contest citations and proposed penalties an obtain a hearing before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission."