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Form number:

MSHA Form 2000-7

Form name:

Legal Identification (ID) Report


Within 30 days of applying for an Mine ID or when there are any changes to the legal ownership structure for a mine, a mine operator must file a Legal Identification Report with MSHA. MSHA uses this information to properly identify persons charged with violating mandatory safety and health standards and in the assessment of civil penalties on those violations. The Office of the Solicitor uses the information to expedite service of documents upon the mine operator.

OMB Control Number and Expiration Date:

1219-0042; 06/30/2014

Filing Options:

Form 2000-7, Legal ID Report can be either filed online or printed, filled in and sent to MSHA according to the instructions provided below.

File online
Print, fill in and mail or fax

Filing Instructions:

Detailed instructions for filing Form 2000-7, Legal ID Report are available in HTML, PDF or Microsoft® Word. If you are a first-time filer, please read all instructions before beginning.

If filing by mail or fax, completed printed forms should be sent to your local MSHA District office.
District office contact information (coal mines)
District office contact information (metal/nonmetal mines)

All information previously submitted remains in effect except where changes have been submitted. If the changes provided on this form affect other mines, a separate form must be filed for each Mine ID number.

Please Note:

This form is not used to apply for a Mine ID; rather, it is for submitting an initial Legal ID Report or updating an existing Legal ID Report. If you need a Mine ID, please see MSHA Form 7000-51, Mine ID Request or contact your local MSHA District office. (Links to District office contact information are provided above under filing instructions.)

Contact Information:

Questions regarding this form should be directed to MSHA at (877) 778-6055 or

Privacy Notice:

Privacy Notice

Legal Authority:

30 CFR Part 41

Burden Statement:

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 30 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the Office of Information Management, Department of Labor, Room N-1301, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210; and to the Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (1219-0008), Washington, D.C. 20503. Persons are not required to respond to this collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

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