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Form name: Report Commencement/Closure of Operation � M/NM Mines (30 CFR § 56.1000/57.1000)
Description: The owner, operator, or person in charge of any metal and nonmetal mine shall notify MSHA 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 MSHA and indicate whether the closure is temporary or permanent.

OMB Control Number and
Expiration Date:
1219-0042; 06/30/2014
Filing Options: Commencement of operations or mine closures may be reported online, by contacting your local district or field office, or by calling 1-800-746-1553.
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Filing Instructions: In accordance with 30 CFR § § 56.1000/57.1000 requirements, mine operators may choose to make their notification to MSHA using the online filing web interface. The following pages provide step-by-step instructions for completing the information using this online filing option.
Filing Instructions
Contact Information: Questions regarding this form should be directed to MSHA at
(877) 778-6055 or
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Legal Authority: 30 CFR § 56.1000/57.1000
Burden Statement: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 20 minutes per 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 Office of Information Management, Department of Labor, Room N-1301, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Persons are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB Control Number.
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