The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities, protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.
To reduce mine accidents and disasters, technical assistance is provided to help mine inspectors, State agencies, labor, and the industry in identifying and resolving complex mine safety and health issues. Activities include equipment testing, engineering and scientific evaluation of health and safety hazards, environmental sampling, and emergency response.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Assistance can be used for establishing or improving State mine health and safety programs.
Technical advice and assistance is available to States, organizations, companies, or persons with mine health and safety programs and/or problems.
Any State, organization or person interested in employing healthful and safe mine or mineral industry working conditions can apply.
States, organizations, individuals.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
In the form of a letter to the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Federal Mine Safety and Health Amendments Act of 1977, as amended, Public Law 95-164. Public Law 109-236, Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006 (MINER Act).
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 07 $29,062,000; FY 08 est $29,476,000; and FY 09 est $29,117,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
30 Code of Federal Regulations; Bureau of Mines Information Circulars; Bureau of Mines Reports of Investigations; MSHA Informational Reports.
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a list of the addresses of Mine Safety and Health Administration Field Installations. Information on health and safety programs, inspections, and enforcement should be sought from Coal Mine Safety and Health or Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health District Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog, or the Headquarters Office. Technical information can be sought from the same sources or from the Technical Support Field Centers.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209. Contact: Mark E. Skiles. Telephone: (202) 693-9472 or Linda F. Zeiler. Telephone: (202) 693-9478.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals