The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is the federal agency charged with administration of the Mine Act. In 1977, the United States Congress enacted the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act, known as the Mine Act. The Act was signed into law by former President Nixon.
In addition to making rules, MSHA also announces policies. While regulations have the force and effect of law, the effect of policy is somewhat more complicated and often a source of frustration for mine operators.
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