Federal laws pertaining to mining can be found at the U.S. Department of Labor link. MSHA promulgates and enforces mandatory health and safety standards for the mining industry. Enforcement is achieved through regular inspections 30CFR.
State laws concerning the mining industry and enforced by the Mine Safety Unit can be found at Tenn. Code Ann. § 59-1, et. seq. Requirements for mine owners, operators, and individual miners can be found in Tennessee law.
Mine Safety Unit