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Bureau of Mine Safety


The Department of Environmental Protection’s Mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. We will work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources.

The Bureau of Mine Safety’s mission is to reduce the possibility of accidents in the underground mines and commercial operations and to protect the property connected therewith, to provide for the health and safety of the miners and contribute to the public safety in relation to deep mining activities.

Richard A. Wagner, P.E., Director

To Report Mine Emergencies and Serious Accidents:
Toll Free 1-800-541-2050

DEP New Stanton Office
131 Broadview Road
New Stanton, PA 15672
Phone: 724-925-5500
Fax: 724-925-5557

Organization chart (PDF)

In order to accomplish this objective, the bureau engages in the following primary services:

  • Mine Inspection
  • Accident Investigation
  • Engineering and Plan Approval
  • Training of Miners
  • Emergency Response
  • Equipment Approvals
  • Certifications