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The Center Office oversees the Approval and Certification Center's mission to approve and certify equipment and materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. This process must be accomplished in accordance with the applicable parts of 30 CFR. It also ensures the integrity of approved products through a quality assurance program. It provides scientific and engineering expertise in the resolution of technical problems involving mining equipment and materials, investigation of accidents and disasters, and litigation. To carry out the mission of the Center the personnel are divided into five Divisions. They are:

  • the Electrical Safety Division,

  • the Applied Engineering Division,

  • the Mechanical and Engineering Division,

  • the Quality Assurance and Material Testing Division

  • and the Center Operations Division.
  • Any questions may be directed to the Approval and Certification Center at 304-547-0400 or
    by e-mail to