C.R.S. Section 34-20-101
Legislative declaration

The general assembly hereby finds and declares that the extraction of mineral resources is a necessary and proper activity and that the achievement of safe and healthful conditions and practices in mines in this state can only be accomplished with the cooperation and coordination of the operators of such mines, the miners who work in the mines, and the state and federal government. The general assembly recognizes that the mining industry is vital to the economy of this state and that the state’s mineral and energy resources are of commercial and strategic value to the entire country. The general assembly also recognizes that the efficient development of such resources provides jobs and generates revenues for state and local economies and that such development should be conducted in a manner which protects the health and safety of the miners and of the general public. The general assembly further finds and declares that all mines as defined under federal law are subject to federal regulation. It is the intent of the general assembly to recognize the existence of the federal mine safety laws and to provide a means whereby the state can assist, upon request, mine operators and miners in their attempts to comply with those laws. The general assembly also recognizes that nonproducing mines and mines that are open to the public are not regulated by the federal government. It is the intent of the general assembly to provide an inspection program for such mines to assist in protecting the health and safety of the general public touring such operations. The general assembly hereby recognizes that the “Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977”, as amended, Pub.L. 95-164, provides for the proper ventilation of mines and the construction of escapement shafts. The general assembly declares that it is the intent of the general assembly that all mines in the state of Colorado that are subject to said federal law shall comply with said requirements for ventilation and escapement shafts.

Source: Section 34-20-101 — Legislative declaration, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-34.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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§ 34-20-101’s source at colorado​.gov