Mine Operates Can File Identity Reports Over Internet

Operators of any U.S. mining site may now file legal identity reports with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) over the Internet.

Mine operators and independent contractors can now submit MSHA form 2000-7, the legal identity report, on-line.

"We'd like to make compliance with MSHA requirements as simple and easy as possible," said Davitt McAteer, MSHA Administrator. "This new service will greatly reduce the paperwork burden for mine operators submitting this important information."

Federal regulations require that every mine operator submit information that includes the name, and address of the mine, the name and address of the person who controls or operates the mine, as well as any changes to this information, to MSHA.

Effective immediately, computer users may file the legal identity report with MSHA on-line using the agency's Web site at www.msha.gov.

Once on the homepage, users should click on "forms and on-line filing" and then, "form 2000-7, legal identity report."

Mine operators who choose not to use the on-line service may continue to submit any required information by completing and mailing identity reports to the appropriate MSHA office.

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