E-Reading Room

The FOIA requires the Commission to make available for public inspection and copying several types of records without the need for a formal FOIA request.  5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(1) & (a)(2).  The Commission fulfills applicable statutory requirements by making materials described below available for inspection and copying in its onsite and E-FOIA Reading Rooms.  Those materials, among others, include:

General Information about the Commission                                                                                                                      Latest FMSHRC News

Decisions and Orders of the Commission                                                                                                                    Other Proactive Disclosures

FOIA Guide


Reading Room Certification

The Commission’s Improvement Plan under Executive Order 13392 (June 2006)

Commission Rules and Regulations

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended by the MINER Act and any subsequent legislation

Informal Commission Documents

The Commission’s onsite FOIA Reading Room is located at the headquarters office at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 520N, Washington, D.C. 20004-1710 and the Commission’s E-FOIA Reading Room may be accessed at www.fmshrc.gov.