The industry of mines and explorations creates mining regulations in this industry. These laws state and clearly outline the responsibilities of the agencies like the environmental protection agencies in regulating excavation operations. They also outline guidelines from acts such as the safe drinking water law and the clean air act
The national environmental policy act. This act defines the processes for evaluating and communicating the consequences of the environment of federal decisions and actions. They are responsible for permitting of new mine development on federal lands. This guidance was put in place to ensure that the safety of the land was put in mind when making federal decisions.
The clean air regulation addresses the issue of air pollution that may be hazardous to natural resources and human health. It was an effort put in place to combat air pollution from places like excavation sites.
The laws are useful in controlling the effects of mining on humans and natural resources.