Record Series Abstract
The content of the mine license form is; the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Mine Safety Unit and the Unit location, name and address of licensee, the location of the mine site and the county, the expiration day, the issue date and the signature of the person issuing the license.
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Expiration and/or renewal of license
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Records will be stored for five years at TN dept. of Labor and Workforce Development Agency, in the Mine Safety Unit. Records may be transferred to State Records Center as administratively needed during the course of retention period. Records will be destroyed at the end of the retention period by State approved methods
Physical address for Mine Safety Unit, 117 Mine Lane, Jacksboro, TN 37757...Mailing address is P.O. Box 124, Caryville, TN 37714
1940 to current
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20 cu ft
Information Shared Outside the State
Yes - Duplicate
Essential Record Stored
Mine Operator receives original. The Mine Safety Unit maintains one copy.
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Retention Legal Citation
2010 Tennessee Code Title 59 - Mines And Mining Chapter 1 - Chief and District Mine Inspectors 59-1-115 - Annual license required for mine operation Posting. 59-1-115. Annual license required for mine operation Posting. (a) The owner or operator of each mine shall procure from the division of mines of the department of labor and workforce development a license to operate a mine, and the license shall not be transferable. Any person who assumes control of a mine, opens a new mine, or reopens an abandoned mine shall procure a license to operate the mine before mining operations are begun. All licenses are valid for one (1) year from the date of issuance and shall be renewed annually. (b) The license shall be in such printed form as the department of labor and workforce development may prescribe and when issued shall be kept posted at a conspicuous place near the main entrance of the mine. [Acts 1955, ch. 238, 3; T.C.A., 58-115; Acts 1985, ch. 288, 2; 1986, ch. 557, 1; 1999, ch. 520, 43.] Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Tennessee may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.
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