MSHA Annoucement on Civil Penalties


Please find attached a copy of a news release posted on MSHA’s website today concerning its new civil penalty process. The news release can also be found at As of September 17, 2007, MSHA's Proposed Assessment forms will now be sent out via Federal Express and therefore will require a physical street address. P.O. Boxes and drawers can no longer be used. Please take a moment to be sure your address of record with MSHA is correct and is an actual physical address.

To view your current address on record with MSHA go to and enter your Mine I.D. or Contractor I.D. No.

To update/edit your legal identity information please go to

MSHA’s news release also announces a new address for mailing civil penalty payments. Beginning October 1, 2007, all payments for civil penalties must be mailed to: U.S. Department of Labor/MSHA, P.O. Box 790390, St. Louis, MO 63179-0390.